Craig DiLouie, LC wrote this article for the June issue of tED Magazine. Reprinted with permission. In November 2014, ASHRAE published ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. This green building standard—picture something like LEED in mandatory code language—covers energy efficiency, site sustainability, water use, indoor environmental […]
Visible light communication (VLC) is a particularly exciting technology in an industry that is already going through exciting technological change. This technology, popularly used in applications such as fiber-optics, now shows promise for general lighting due to the advent of LED lighting. The potential is to create spaces that actively communicate with users. What is […]
enLIGHTenment Magazine recently published an article about the growth of smart lighting for the home, and what it may mean both for consumers and the controls industry. From the article: With the LED revolution has come another shift: lighting products and controls used to be separate entities, but now they are being combined into one […]
Michael Siminovitch of the CLTC was recently interviewed for the Echelon blog about adaptive lighting. He says: “We asked, could we dynamically address the lighting according to need, and to do it in a way that preserves safety and security and aesthetics? This isn’t just about turning off the lights. It’s the idea of reducing […]
The Lighting Controls Association is proud to offer a sneak peak at a selection of new products that will be displayed by members at LIGHTFAIR International May 5-7 in New York City. While some can be seen here, many more await at member booths, so be sure to visit! CREE, INC. Cree, Inc. recently introduced […]
Today, 30-50% of workers are over 45 years old. Over the age of 45, people begin to experience a deterioration of their near-sight vision. Research shows a 60-year-old person needs between two and five times as much light as a 20-year-old to see the same visual detail, let alone concentrate. As a result, Philips Lighting […]
This article, authored by Craig DiLouie, LC, was published in the January issue of tED Magazine. Reprinted with permission. The LED revolution is spawning another revolution in lighting controls that promises similar potential to transform both the traditional lighting industry and how we illuminate the built environment. Many commercial building energy codes now require automatic […]
At the 12th annual DOE Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop, held January 27–29 in San Francisco, attendees participated in presentations from more than 60 solid-state lighting experts. Several of the presentations focused on how to add value to LED lighting with controls. Click here to download these presentations.
An article in ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR’s February 2015 issue, authored by Craig DiLouie, LC, describes potential compatibility issues between LED products and line-voltage dimmers, and discusses ways to ensure good performance. Click here to read the article.
This article, authored by Craig DiLouie, LC, was published in the October 2014 issue of tED Magazine. Reprinted with permission. Outdoor lighting control is undergoing a mini-revolution that offers electrical distributors new selling opportunities while challenging them to keep abreast of technological change. Traditionally, controlling an outdoor lighting system was a relatively simple affair. Typically, […]