NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) remained above 50 again in July, signaling that conditions continue to be conducive for expansion in this sector. However, the current conditions index retreated back toward the threshold point from 59.4 in June to 53.6 this month. A majority of July’s respondents, 64 percent, reported conditions unchanged from a […]
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Connected Lighting Systems Workshop was held June 8–9, 2016, in Santa Clara, CA. More than 170 attendees joined DOE and top lighting and IoT experts to examine key barriers and issues impacting development of connected lighting systems. The workshop expanded on key discussions held at the inaugural Connected Lighting Systems […]
Lighting industry journalist Craig DiLouie recently interviewed Michael Smith, VP, Sales, Lutron Electronics for an article about residential lighting trends in Electrical Contractor Magazine. The interview follows. DiLouie: What are the top trends in residential design and construction, and how are they impacting demand for residential lighting controls? Smith: In 2016, new homes and home […]
Five reasons why connecting the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) through lighting makes sense, courtesy of Eaton Corporation.
Vehicles are expected to play a big part in the Internet of Things. By 2020, 250 million connected vehicles will be on the road, creating new services and driving capabilities, according to Gartner, Inc. Infotainment is high in demand, though other capabilities are enabled, including crash warning, traffic violation warning and relaying weather, traffic and […]
The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) has released a Networked Lighting Controls category in its Qualified Products List (QPL). The first qualifying products will be published in June 2016. The likely result is inclusion of networked lighting controls in rebate programs that annually allocate billions of dollars in funding to promote energy-efficient lighting. Comprised of 83 members […]
Craig DiLouie, LC interviewed Chuck Piccirillo, Director of Marketing, ENCELIUM at OSRAM SYLVANIA for an article published in ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR. The topic? Lighting and the Industrial Internet of Things. DiLouie: How do you see lighting fitting into the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)? Piccirillo: Lighting is an existing infrastructure that can be leveraged to deliver […]
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR recently published an article, written by Craig DiLouie, LC, on the topic of intelligent lighting control. The article evaluates current features and benefits, technology and application. Check it out here.
Craig DiLouie, LC recently interviewed Charles Knuffke, WattStopper VP of Systems & Evangelist for an article about controlling LED lighting for an article for tED Magazine. The interview is published in its entirety below. DiLouie: How are LED sources different from traditional sources in terms of controllability and behavior while controlled? Knuffke: “Controllability” may be […]
This article by Craig DiLouie, LC was originally published in tED Magazine. Reprinted with permission. Lighting controls are systems and devices used to modify the output of light sources. The input may be manual or automatic and the output switching, dimming or color tuning. Manual controls are typically used to support visual needs, automatic controls […]