This guest article by Steve Mesh compares the pros and cons of room- versus building-based control systems.
Leviton’s award-winning Decora Smart™ product line has received more awards and recognitions than any other Leviton automation product. With the latest honor from the Architectural Products Product Innovation Awards, Decora Smart lighting controls have now been ranked at the top of fourteen product lists in 2017 by various publications, societies and editorial rankings.
While installing controls in new construction or full-scale remodeling is reasonably straightforward, retrofitting controls into an existing building or space can be somewhat problematic, especially when cutting into walls and ceilings is undesirable. To this end, the first step in assessing an appropriate approach is to establish what the goals of a retrofit are. Pure energy savings gains can be realized with simple ON-OFF controls additions, while inclusion of dimming functionality requires greater investment. Embracing more complex targets, such as inclusion of human factors driven lighting strategies are even more involved.
McWong International was shortlisted as a finalist for the 2018 Sapphire Awards competition. The company’s Smart Sensor Control Platform earned this recognition in the Smart and Connected SSL Enabling Technologies category.
As the lighting market shifts to SSL technology, Current, powered by GE is one of many companies that are helping to reinforce U.S. manufacturing and R&D leadership. This will not only help bring significant energy savings through more-efficient lighting products, but will benefit our economy by adding jobs at multiple levels of the supply chain.
The Lighting Controls Association’s Education Director Craig DiLouie recently interviewed Terry Arbouw, Director of Business Development & Product Innovation at Hubbell Control Solutions, and Félix Omar Pérez, Product Manager – Energy Efficiency at Hubbell Wiring Systems. The topic: automatic plug load control.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) agreed to enter a formal liaison to advance the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). A liaison relationship between IIC and NEMA fosters common understanding of new technologies for the digital economy.
Controlling plug loads is a natural fit for the lighting controls industry, as the same devices and strategies are used for automatic shutoff of plug loads such as task lighting as for general lighting. This feature article by LCA Education Director Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP looks at energy code requirements, compliance options, and control types.
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2017 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Universal Lighting Technologies’ lighting retrofit solutions.
Acuity Brands, Inc. recently announced that LocusLabs, Inc. has joined its Atrius Internet of Things partner ecosystem.