NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America declined for a third straight month in June. The index fell to 47.2 from 50 a month ago and from 54.8 in April as a higher proportion of panelists reported business conditions deteriorated in June than reported they improved. In contrast, the EBCI […]
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NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America was largely steady for a third straight month in March as the index inched up to 58.3 from 57.9 in February and 57.5 in January. The survey’s measure of the mean degree of change in current North American conditions firmed in March, climbing […]
The Illuminating Engineering Society’s 2015 Illumination Awards program is now open for submissions. This program recognizes individuals for professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design based on the individual merit of each entry. Judging is based on how well the lighting design meets the specified criteria for the category the project is entered in. Anyone […]
The Energy Commission has approved the California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP) and the National Lighting Contractors Association of America (NLCAA) as Lighting Acceptance Test Technician Certification Providers. This action gives CALCTP and NLCAA authorization to train and certify qualified individuals and employers beyond the interim period established by the 2013 Energy Standards. Individuals […]
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently honored three Kite & Key award winners during its annual meeting, Illuminations Weekend, on November 8, in San Diego, California. This year’s winners are Pekka Hakkarainen, PhD, vice president of Lutron Electronics Company; Kevin Coderre, technical director at RSCC Wire & Cable; and Mike Leibowitz, program manager at […]
We asked, you answered. The Lighting Controls Association recently conducted a survey of regular site users (subscribers to the LCA newsletter, lightingCONTROL) to determine how well we’re doing our job and what kinds of features you might like to see developed in the 2015. Results are based on 110 respondents, which were filtered to 86 […]
The Lighting Controls Association is currently seeking candidates for web developer for a special project. If you have advanced expertise in developing websites and would like to view the RFP, please contact Craig DiLouie here.
The Lighting Controls Association (LCA) has published a new course to enhance its popular Education Express program: EE101B: Introduction to Lighting Control Equipment. Residing at the Association’s website, Education Express provides in-depth education about lighting controls and controllable ballast technology, application, system design and commissioning. EE101A: Introduction to Lighting Control introduces students to the purpose, […]
As reported earlier this week on this blog, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) revised its October 2013 report, Dimming LEDs with Phase-Cut Dimmers: The Specifier’s Process for Maximizing Success. The new report features recommendation of a National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) lighting standard, NEMA SSL 7A-2013 Phase Cut Dimming for Solid State Lighting: Basic […]