Alumage Advisors has released its latest LED Smart Lighting Report, including a free version for end-users, highlighting 40 product features of interest for 1,000 commercial and industrial (C&I) luminaires worldwide. “Since introducing our first reports in 2013, we added a smart lighting focus, as 77% of the products we track are dimmable, 59% offer motion […]
The California Lighting Technology Center has produced a new report covering the current state of retail lighting and the extraordinary energy savings potential that can be achieved with adaptable lighting control systems. From CLTC: “To address the slow adoption of adaptive lighting solutions in the retail sector, researchers developed and demonstrated an optimized retail lighting […]
A traditional lighting control design deploys manual switches and simple controls such as load scheduling to control large zones of luminaires. Even when occupancy sensors are installed, these devices are typically assigned to large control zones. Increasingly stringent commercial building energy codes have made control zoning more granular. Emerging control strategies such as daylight harvesting […]
According to a new market research report by Markets and Markets, Home Automation and Control Market by Lighting Control (Occupancy Sensors, Relays, Transmitters), Security & Access Control (Video Surveillance, Biometric), HVAC Control (Heating & Cooling Coils, Pumps & Fans, Sensors), and Geography – Global Forecast to 2020, the home automation market is expected to grow […]
In an article recently published by LEDs Magazine, Lutron Electronics’ Roland Ledyard explains that while 0-10V dimming is a standard driver feature, every technology decision has a cost. He makes an argument that digitally addressable drivers are often a more economical decision. Click here to read the article.
LCA: How would you characterize current and future demand for lighting controls in existing commercial buildings? Knuffke: It is fragmented. While I travel around the country for work, I live in the Bay Area, so I’ve got a very California-based viewpoint of the situation. The new provisions in California’s Title 24 requires more controls in […]
Occupancy sensors are a proven strategy to reduce lighting energy consumption. As such, they are mandated by commercial building energy codes. Current codes require a maximum 30-minute time delay. Time delay is a field-adjustable setting that determines the amount of time between last detected occupancy and the lights switching or dimming. Newer codes may reduce […]
BUILDING OPERATING MANAGEMENT Magazine recently published an article about recommissioning lighting control systems. I was happy to be interviewed and contribute to the article. Research suggests retroactive commissioning can generate real energy savings and maximize the performance and value of installed equipment. Check it out here.
Republication of Postings from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting Program by Jim Brodrick, SSL Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy As we mentioned in these Postings a few weeks ago, the biggest takeaway from this year’s LIGHTFAIR® International was the prevalence of connected products, and the fact that sensors and controls seemed […]
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has begun releasing results from the 2012 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS). The CBECS is an estimated profile of the U.S. commercial building stock based on an interviewed sampling. Information includes number of buildings, floorspace, age, building type, region, energy consumption, end-use equipment and more. DOE defines a […]