This article produced by Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP for the May 2018 issue of tED Magazine presents a roundtable by lighting experts talking about the impact of connected lighting.
This article by Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP, published in the March 2018 issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR, describes the latest developments in lighting control software.
Cambridge Sound Management, a provider of sound masking technology and Lutron Electronics recently announced a partnership that enables sound masking systems to activate automatically based on room occupancy. The partnership was created to help customers keep conversations in their conference rooms, huddle rooms, lobbies, or medical offices private and secure.
Focal Point, LLC and Legrand North America are collaborating to deliver smarter lighting solutions for commercial spaces. Integrating Legrand’s Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) system into a broad range of Focal Point luminaires as part of its Connected Solutions program allows for easy, code-compliant lighting right out of the box.
Lutron Electronics has signed an agreement to acquire Ketra. Founded in 2009 in Austin, Texas, Ketra offers lighting and control solutions that deliver high-quality, customizable light in residential and commercial environments.
Eaton recently announced the launch of Halo Home®, a Bluetooth® mesh, smart lighting system that allows homeowners to automate and control one light or a host of lighting products throughout the home using a smart mobile device. A home can have more than 100 lighting products, and homeowners are turning to connected lighting products for better functionality, security and safety, as well as lifestyle enrichment and wellness.
Leviton recently announced its latest integration with the Nest Learning Thermostat™, Nest Cam™ and Nest Protect™ through the Works with Nest program. Through this alignment, Leviton Decora Smart™ with Wi-Fi Technology and Nest devices can now be utilized together to automate lights and connected loads throughout the home.
Several Education Express online courses offered by the Lighting Controls Association are now required as prerequisites for National Lighting Contractors Association of America (NLCAA) certification and training of Acceptance Test Technicians in the State of California.
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. has introduced an online resource portal for end-users looking for assistance with a lighting upgrade. The web page offers both a database of local “ESCO Select” energy teams and support tools to help end-users find cost saving solutions for their next project.
California has been a historical leader in terms of state energy codes. California’s Title 24 has led the way by restricting allowable LPDs (Lighting Power Density) as well as mandating specific types of lighting controls. This article by Steve Mesh introduces the Title 24 energy code and its lighting control requirements.