The Lighting Controls Association now offers EE302, Part 4: Luminaire-Level Lighting Controls (LLLC) as a new course in its popular Education Express program.
nLight®, a brand within the Acuity Brands portfolio, recently announced that it was awarded the LEDs Magazine 2022 BrightStar Award for Product Innovation for their nLight Snapshot Controller.
Current electroindustry business conditions edged lower in June 2022, with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s (NEMA) Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) score staying below the no-change threshold level of 50 for the second consecutive month with a score of 40.6.
McWong International has received the LightFair Technical Innovation Award for its new TruBlu Fixture Controller with Long Range Antenna. The award was announced on the opening day of LightFair 2022 in Las Vegas. In its 33rd year, the LightFair Innovation Awards recognize the most innovative products in architectural and commercial lighting.
UL 924 changes became effective May 6, 2022 that make many industry-standard emergency solutions obsolete by requiring an input signal to indicate the presence of normal power. Acuity Brands’ nLight AIR embedded luminaires and emergency devices with EM options have been updated, offering compliance, significant savings, and versatile response to the loss of power.
RAB Lighting’s Lightcloud Blue is a powerful, flexible, simple lighting control system designed to manage lighting wirelessly.
In senior care centers, tunable LED lighting system retrofits can save energy, reduce operating costs, and improve quality of life for occupants when compared to outdated fluorescent systems that are still used in many facilities nationwide. A recent study suggests that LED tunable lighting system retrofits can offer energy savings and reduced costs, along with the possibility of improved quality of life for residents.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently announced the appointment of Ms. Sonia Vahedian to the position of Chief Operating Officer, where she will ensure the long-term financial and operational viability of NEMA through effective planning, forecasting and treasury oversight.
Leviton recently announced that it has been recognized as the “Brand Used Most” in the lighting controls and switches category by BUILDER magazine’s 2022 Brand Use Study. Leviton has been the recipient of BUILDER’s prestigious “Brand Used Most” category ranking for 25 consecutive years, also placing first in 2022 for the “Highest Brand Familiarity” and “Brand Used in Past 2 Years” categories.
Luminaire-level lighting controls (LLLC), also called embedded controls, are lighting control systems in which sensors and controllers are installed within luminaires to enable autonomous, individual luminaire control. By making each luminaire a control point, control is highly flexible, responsive, and therefore generally more energy-saving. Serving as a preview for an upcoming Education Express course, this article describes LLLC technology, system types, advantages and disadvantages, studies characterizing energy savings and cost, and what’s familiar and distinctive in regards to design and installation.