This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2017 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to the SiteWise area lighting management system by Philips Lighting.
Guest post by Steve Mesh, LC Networked lighting control systems are all the rage these days. Rightfully so, given their enormous capability to control luminaires, energy use – and potentially much more. But what are the major elements that define a networked lighting control system? Understanding that will help the specifier to decide which system […]
Intermatic Incorporated recently announced a comprehensive new testing approach the company implemented to help inform electrical contractors of the performance of its lighting control portfolio when LED lighting is used. “Through our dialog with contractors and electrical distributors, we hear continual pleas for help in guiding them on what controls in the market are a […]
The 2017 DOE Connected Lighting Systems Workshop was held June 7–8, 2017, in Santa Clara, CA. Now you can download the presentations from the DOE SSL website and discover what the speakers had to say about key issues in connected lighting and what actions are needed to move it forward. Click here to get the […]
A good lighting design includes a good controls design. Lighting controls play a critical role in lighting systems, enabling users manually or automatically to: • turn the lights ON and OFF using a switch; and/or • adjust light output up and down using a dimmer. This basic functionality can be used to generate these benefits […]
This short video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2016 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to the software behind the Synapse Wireless SNAP lighting control solution.
Lutron Electronics recently announced that its smart dimmers, occupancy sensors and battery-powered shades will become standard offerings in the world’s first Wi-Fi CERTIFIED homes from Lennar, one of the nation’s largest builders. These homes will include Lutron Caséta Wireless dimmers and Maestro occupancy sensors as standard, with the option to add more devices after move-in. […]
Acuity Brands, Inc. recently unveiled its new Atrius(TM) brand, encompassing the company`s portfolio of Internet of Things (IoT) business solutions and Atrius software platform. Through Atrius, Acuity Brands will continue to provide and expand its comprehensive set of IoT business solutions, leveraging intelligent luminaires, lighting and building management controls, software platform services and solution development […]
Leviton recently announced its acquisition of Birchwood Lighting, a southern California-based designer and manufacturer of specification-grade luminaires with expertise in linear lighting. Birchwood Lighting will be the latest addition to Leviton’s newly consolidated Leviton Lighting Business Unit, adding to JCC, ConTech Lighting and Intense Lighting. With this acquisition, Leviton continues its expansion and strategic growth […]
Current, powered by GE recently announced it has reached two significant milestones. Over the past year, the company has expanded its development partner ecosystem to more than 100 companies, and its Daintree wireless control networks are now installed across locations spanning 200 million square feet of space in commercial buildings, retail stores and industrial facilities. […]