UL 924 changes became effective May 6, 2022 that make many industry-standard emergency solutions obsolete by requiring an input signal to indicate the presence of normal power. Acuity Brands’ nLight AIR embedded luminaires and emergency devices with EM options have been updated, offering compliance, significant savings, and versatile response to the loss of power.
RAB Lighting’s Lightcloud Blue is a powerful, flexible, simple lighting control system designed to manage lighting wirelessly.
In senior care centers, tunable LED lighting system retrofits can save energy, reduce operating costs, and improve quality of life for occupants when compared to outdated fluorescent systems that are still used in many facilities nationwide. A recent study suggests that LED tunable lighting system retrofits can offer energy savings and reduced costs, along with the possibility of improved quality of life for residents.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently announced the appointment of Ms. Sonia Vahedian to the position of Chief Operating Officer, where she will ensure the long-term financial and operational viability of NEMA through effective planning, forecasting and treasury oversight.
Leviton recently announced that it has been recognized as the “Brand Used Most” in the lighting controls and switches category by BUILDER magazine’s 2022 Brand Use Study. Leviton has been the recipient of BUILDER’s prestigious “Brand Used Most” category ranking for 25 consecutive years, also placing first in 2022 for the “Highest Brand Familiarity” and “Brand Used in Past 2 Years” categories.
Luminaire-level lighting controls (LLLC), also called embedded controls, are lighting control systems in which sensors and controllers are installed within luminaires to enable autonomous, individual luminaire control. By making each luminaire a control point, control is highly flexible, responsive, and therefore generally more energy-saving. Serving as a preview for an upcoming Education Express course, this article describes LLLC technology, system types, advantages and disadvantages, studies characterizing energy savings and cost, and what’s familiar and distinctive in regards to design and installation.
The Lighting Controls Association is pleased to announce that IR-TEC America, Inc. has joined the association.
Modern lighting control systems require a lot more components than they used to. As a result, a lighting controls designer’s job has come to include the documentation required to fully specify a system, which includes well-defined devices, narratives, and sequences. This column by C. Webster Marsh is the first part of a multi-part series that hopes to identify how lighting controls interact with each other and how best to implement a documentation style that is shared with current industry trends.
The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) and the Lighting Controls Association recently announced an agreement to collaborate in the offering of online courses that advance students’ knowledge of networked lighting control (NLC) technology and applications.
Synapse Wireless, Inc., a member of the McWane family of companies, recently announced joining the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a full member.