A survey of two groups of professionals describing themselves as electrical contractors and energy consultants, conducted by the Lighting Controls Association from its lightingCONTROL newsletter database, suggests automatic lighting controls are becoming more popular in lighting retrofits. Respondents reported lighting controls were considered in over 50 percent and installed in over 30 percent of their […]
The Illuminating Engineering Society’s TM-23-11 publication serves as a technical resource for lighting specifiers integrating control into their projects, providing detailed information about lighting control protocols. Get it here.
Navigant Research recently published a blog post about how the advent of LED lighting and lower-cost control technology is changing the lighting controls industry, causing three types of companies to compete for dominance. The article begins: “With the rise of LED lighting and inexpensive controls technologies, the market for networked lighting controls is expected to […]
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR recently published a feature article about wireless radio-frequency (RF) lighting control written by Craig DiLouie, LC. “This approach promises a number of benefits compared with hardwired solutions. First is flexibility; devices can be placed where needed, installed faster and moved more easily. Electrical planning may be shortened, and irregular applications can be better […]
Republication of Postings from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting Program by Jim Brodrick, U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently released a GATEWAY report on a parking-garage demonstration conducted at U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) headquarters in Washington, DC, which serves as a classic illustration of the savings […]
A survey conducted by manufacturer Precision-Paragon found respondents reporting they include some type of automatic lighting control in 48% of their lighting retrofit projects. Greentech has the story here.
BD+C University offers 1.0 AIA LU/HSW for registering and reading an article about advanced lighting and control solutions. From BD+C: After reading this article, you should be able to: * Describe the challenges for delivering sustainable, efficient lighting design in commercial projects, enhancing occupant well-being and saving resources. * Discuss illumination technologies available to project […]
In a recent study, the Energy Center of Wisconsin monitored several daylighting systems in Minnesota and Wisconsin and analyzed the results of commissioning those systems. The researchers concluded: “Energy modeling, with its assumption of ideal control, appears to have the potential of being an accurate predictive tool for highly effective (>75%) control systems. However, the […]
In September 2012, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory published, Responsive Lighting Solutions for the General Services Administration (GSA). The report provides insight into the viability of highly responsive lighting control systems. It reports the results of installing advanced lighting controls in five Federal buildings. The existing lighting in these buildings was upgraded. A number of […]
Intelligent, controllable LED lamps offer a new paradigm for home lighting control. Julie Jacobson, editor of ELECTRONIC HOUSE, analyzes the pros and cons of 13 products implementing WiFi/Internet of Things, 6LoWPAN, ZigBee, Z-Wave and Bluetooth. Read it here.