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 […]
Due to the proliferation of energy codes, advanced lighting controls are routinely specified and installed in commercial buildings. However, installation issues continue to be a deterrent to adoption and end-user satisfaction. To ensure proper setup and installation to produce fully functioning control systems, California introduced training and certification in 2010. This training is now available […]
Lighting industry journalist Craig DiLouie recently interviewed Ethan Biery, Design and Development Leader, Lutron Electronics for an article about controlling LEDs for an article in tED Magazine. The interview follows. DiLouie: How are LED sources different from traditional sources in terms of their controllability and their behavior? Biery: As a light source, LEDs are easy […]
About two-thirds (64%) of the United States is covered by prescriptive lighting rebates, according to BriteSwitch, a rebate fulfillment company. These rebates can significantly reduce the installed cost of new lighting in existing buildings and improve payback by 20-25%, which would reduce a two-year payback to about 1.5 years. Rebates became popular in the 1990s […]
Below is an interview LCA’s education director, Craig DiLouie, conducted with Mick Wilcox, Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Acuity Brands on the topic of lighting and and the Internet of Things. DiLouie: How do you see lighting fitting into the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)? Wilcox: Lighting, once relegated to a service, is rising to […]
ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING recently published an article by Clay Risen, “Seeking Compatibility in the LED Era,” that begins: The transition from conventional to solid-state lighting components is still far from plug-and-play—and the lack of universal standards is not helping. Read it here.