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The Lighting Controls Association is pleased to announce that it has updated EE101: Introduction to Lighting Control, a popular offering in the Association’s Education Express series of online distance education courses about lighting controls. Click to learn more.
The Lighting Controls Association is pleased to announce that it has updated EE103: Fluorescent Dimming, a popular offering in the Association’s Education Express series of online distance education courses about lighting controls. The new course, authored by Craig DiLouie, principal of ZING Communications, Inc. and LCA’s Education Director, is divided into two sections: Dimming Control, and Fluorescent Dimming Ballasts. The first section, Dimming Control, provides an in-depth introduction to dimming, including popular dimming strategies, methods, controls, human perception and response, and how different light sources behave while dimmed. The second section, Fluorescent Dimming Ballasts, covers technology and application issues such as dimming methods and lamp-ballast interactions.
The Illuminating Engineering Society’s New York City Section (IESNYC) has announced the date for its second annual program on state-of-the-art lighting control systems: CONTROL THIS!
The Lighting Controls Association is proud to sponsor this important industry event.
Control This! 2011 will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, 2nd Floor Gallery in New York City.
More than 500 lighting design community members are expected to attend this trade show and lecture series dedicated to the challenges facing the industry in lighting controls and energy management technologies. Control This! 2011 will offer guests the choice of six programs within two tracks: Construction and Commissioning. Attendees will see firsthand the latest innovations and product development in the rapidly growing fields of lighting controls and energy management systems by viewing the latest innovations on display by the industry’s leading manufacturers. Check the website for details on speakers and specific sessions.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published NEMA 410-2011 Performance Testing for Lighting Controls and Switching Devices with Electronic Drivers and Discharge Ballasts. NEMA 410 provides guidance for the design and testing of lighting controls and switching devices to be used with electronic drivers, discharge ballasts, and self-ballasted lamps to assist in establishing and verifying compatibility between products. This standard has been expanded to encompass additional types of lighting technology, and numerous figures and test circuit diagrams and designs have been added. NEMA 410 may be downloaded free here. To find other NEMA lighting standards, click here.
The Lighting Controls Association (LCA) recently announced that it entered into a five-year agreement with the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) to sponsor a new Control Innovation Award as part of the IES’s prestigious Illumination Awards. Twenty projects were submitted in the Award’s first year. IES intends to make a formal announcement in August. However, we are pleased to be able to announce that seven projects were recognized with an IES Illumination Award of Merit, and one of these is being recognized with a higher award. Stay tuned, as further announcements will follow later in the summer.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published two new solid state lighting standards: 1) NEMA SSL 1-2010 Electronic Drivers for LED Devices, Arrays, or Systems, and 2) NEMA SSL 6-2010 Solid State Lighting for Incandescent Replacement—Dimming.
With these publications, NEMA establishes harmonized requirements and expectations for solid state lighting (SSL). Both are directed toward designers, manufacturers, and users of SSL products.
This document provides general information and considerations involved in the design and application of dimming circuitry employed with specific ballasts and lamps in the HID family. Click here to download it free from the NEMA website.
Did you know the Lighting Controls Association has a group at Linkedin, where construction professionals share news and opinions about lighting and controls? The group now has more than 400 members–join the group, and the conversation, here.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) commends the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a recent decision that will improve the reliability and efficiency of the electric grid. In its final rule, FERC has allowed locational marginal price (LMP) to be paid to demand response (DR) resources in organized wholesale energy markets. This means that […]