With the right combination of dimmer and solid-state driver for LED products, dimming performance can achieve excellent results from 100% all the way to dark, smoothly and predictably, says Kevin Willmorth in his latest exclusive contribution. However, when the combination is wrong, many undesirable effects may occur, he points out. Investigating the reasons for these issues requires a basic understanding of where issues can arise.
Scott Ziegenfus, manager of government and industry relations at Hubbell Lighting, recently contributed an insightful article to LD+A Magazine about how lighting specifiers should approach a dialogue with client IT departments when specifying a networked lighting control system.
Legrand®, North & Central America recently announced the launch of Wattstopper® Technology-Enabled Service Contracts, a new offering that brings added convenience and protection to lighting control system investments.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA IOTP 1-2018 Standby Power of Connected Devices and the Internet of Things. This new white paper explores the conflict between limitations on what is commonly referred to as standby power, and the potential services and benefits of connected devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Stacks+Joules is a non-profit workforce training program designed to prepare high school seniors for jobs in the building automation field. This article by LCA Education Director Craig DiLouie describes the program and the role LCA’s Education Express plays in it.
This guest post by Steve Mesh introduces the new Lighting Controls Association troubleshooting guide for networked lighting control systems.
Eaton’s The Lighting Resource recently published an article about dimming LED lamps and luminaires.
Siemens Building Technologies Division recently announced it has acquired Enlighted Inc., a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of intelligent lighting systems. Both parties have agreed not to disclose financial details. Closing is expected in the third quarter of 2018. Enlighted will be managed as an independent legal entity and wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens Industry, Inc.
Hubbell’s Summer Albergotti and Marissa Keisler contributed an article to Facilities.net, “Human-Centric Lighting for Schools, Hospitals, and Offices.” The article describes how color tuning enables lighting systems to better serve the needs of users and spaces.
Acuity Brands, Inc. recently released Atrius™ Solution Builder, an HTML5, browser-based Integrated Development Environment to help rapidly build visually-rich, interactive web-based graphical user interfaces, applications and dashboards. These user interfaces can be built for range of digital devices such as computers, mobile devices, tablets, touch screen displays, educational kiosks and digital signage.