The Lighting Controls Association has updated EE203: Lighting & Commercial Energy Codes, a course in its popular Education Express program. Education Express provides in-depth education about lighting controls and controllable ballast technology, application, system design and commissioning. Commercial building energy codes regulate the designed energy efficiency of nonresidential buildings. Current codes and standards require a […]
The Lighting Controls Association, administered by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), is pleased to announce the election of a new executive team headed by A. J. Glaser as chair. Glaser is President and CEO of HUNT Dimming. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the lighting industry, including 10 years with a Fortune […]
The IES Illumination Awards provide a unique opportunity for public recognition of professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design based upon the individual merit of each entry judged against specific criteria. Submissions are now open for these prestigious awards, including the Lighting Controls Association-sponsored Lighting Control Innovation Award. This award recognizes the exemplary use of […]
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently published NEMA LSD 67-2013 Low Mercury Controllable Fluorescent Systems. NEMA LSD 67 discusses technical tradeoffs associated with reduced mercury dosing in fluorescent lighting systems and their environmental impacts. NEMA members are committed to providing fluorescent lighting systems that allow lamps to be controlled to save energy, while reducing […]
Control and dimming is an essential feature of many LED-based solid-state lighting (SSL) systems. However, there has been a shortage of standards to ensure compatibility between dimmable LED light engines (LLEs) and phase-cut dimming controls. To help address this lack of standards, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published in April 2013 a new standard, […]
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association recently published NEMA BL 3-2013 Dimming Ballast Energy Performance. This standard provides a methodology for applying existing test methods for program start ballasts to fluorescent dimming ballasts. It also provides a method to calculate ballast luminous efficiency (BLE) for fluorescent dimming ballasts. Information for proper lamp and ballast compatibility for […]
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is conducting an online survey to determine current knowledge of wireless lighting controls (such as occupancy, vacancy, or daylight controls). The survey takes approximately 10 minutes. Identifying information such as IP addresses will not be collected, and participant information will be confidential. The surveys will not […]
The Lighting Controls Association is pleased to announce that EE300: Lighting Control of LEDs, one of the Association’s popular online Education Express distance education courses, has been completely revised. Residing here, Education Express provides in-depth education about lighting control and controllable ballast technology, application, system design and commissioning, as well as meta-issues such as commissioning, […]
The Lighting Controls Association is pleased to offer a new feature at our website–THE BUZZ. This new section provides a single page from which you can access social media feeds (Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) from Lighting Controls Association members going back to 2010. It’s already enormously popular with site visitors. Catch The Buzz here!
The Lighting Controls Association has published NEMA LSD-64-2012, Lighting Controls Terminology, as a supporting document to its Education Express online education system. The glossary is now available as a direct download in Education Express.