This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2017 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Eaton’s WaveLinx Wireless Connected Lighting System. Click here to learn more.
Guest Post by Kevin Willmorth Flicker presents itself in several forms, each with its own cause. For lighting decision makers, avoiding flicker requires understanding what causes it and what can be done to avoid it. For a good understanding of what flicker is and how we see it, NEMA’s position paper TLAs-2015 Temporal Light Artifacts […]
Guest post by Steve Mesh, LC A relatively recent trend in the industry is to embed “luminaire-integrated” (embedded) controls into each fixture. This can be done in different ways, with different types of components, and with different types of control systems. The most basic version of “luminaire-integrated” controls consists of on-board sensors that tell the […]
Republication of Postings from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting Program by Jim Brodrick, SSL Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy It’s no secret that the explosion of connectivity triggered by the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) is also impacting the lighting industry — to such an extent as to constitute […]
Lutron Electronics recently launched a series of products and tools that simplify compliance with energy code regulations in new and renovated buildings. The lineup includes new wireless controllable receptacles for the Vive wireless lighting control system plus design and application guides that simplify energy code requirements by recommending code-compliant Vive system designs across a variety […]
Leviton recently announced the recognition of William W. Marshall, the company’s senior vice president of marketing and sales, with the Edison Report’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which is presented annually to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the lighting industry over their career. The honor was announced at LIGHTFAIR 2017 and cited Marshall’s innovation in […]
The most recent Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) collected new information about lighting control technologies and strategies in the United States in 2012. Compared with other investments in energy efficiency—such as upgrading heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems or replacing insulation—lighting controls are often “relatively easy, accessible, and affordable changes,” according to the Department of […]
Occupancy and vacancy sensors are devices that detect when a space is unoccupied and accordingly automatically turn OFF (or dim) the lights, thereby saving energy. The device may also turn the lights ON automatically upon detecting the presence of people, providing convenience and a potential security aid. According to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, occupancy-based […]
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 […]