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.
LIGHTFAIR International (LFI), the world’s largest lighting-related conference, is set to take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia April 21 through April 25, 2013. The Pre-Conference program takes place from Sunday, April 21 – Monday, April 22, 2013 and the LFI Trade Show and Conference will run Tuesday, April 23 – Thursday, April […]
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published NEMA LSD 64 Lighting Controls Terminology. NEMA LSD 64 defines terminology related to controls for lighting systems for non-residential and residential applications. The goal of LSD 64 is for NEMA definitions to ultimately be used as the definitive reference for codes, standards, and legislation. This will eliminate […]
The Lighting Controls Association is pleased to announce that EE110: Commissioning Lighting Controls, 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, energy […]