Lutron’s Radio Powr Savr™ wireless occupancy/vacancy sensor, EcoSystem™ T4 CFL ballast and Radio Powr Savr wireless daylight sensor have been named winners of the “2011 Top Products Awards” by the readers of the trade publication Building Operating Management magazine.
While activity for institutional projects should hover near 2010 levels, there is likely to be a modest decline in commercial construction in 2011, according to the AIA Consensus Construction Forecast Panel. Overall nonresidential construction spending is expected to decrease by 2% for the year. The Panel believes 2012 will produce stronger gains, however, with overall building construction rising about 5%, with growth twice the rate of the more cyclical commercial sector. This construction outlook reviews the year’s top line construction numbers, shows where leading construction and electrical industry indicators are trending, and provides a summary of the latest AIA Consensus Construction Forecast for 2011.
Lutron Electronics has announced the opening of its New York global specification office. The new 2,300 square-foot specification office is at 1 Penn Plaza, Suite 1714, New York, NY 10119. The contact information for the specification office is: Phone: 212-989-1300, Fax: 212-989-4445 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call or email to schedule an appointment for a private […]
Electrical Contractor Magazine recently published a major story on lighting controls featuring LCA members Leviton, Lutron, OSRAM SYLVANIA and WattStopper, in addition to comments from Craig DiLouie representing the Lighting Controls Association. The article, titled “Take Control,” outlines control strategies that building owners and managers can deploy now to reduce energy costs and increase flexibility in existing building lighting systems.
Emergency lighting can constitute as much as 20 percent of a commercial building’s lighting load, according to research conducted by WattStopper, which points out, in a whitepaper titled, “Emergency Lighting and Control,” that special control approaches can be used to reduce this load and generate significant energy savings while satisfying life/safety demands and code requirements.
Compact fluorescent lightbulbs save energy, but they take a long time to warm up and they’re not easily controlled by a dimmer. Selin Glickman of Leviton demonstrates a new dimmer that ends the annoyance of CFL bulbs.
Leviton announces the appointment of John LaMontagne to the position of Director of Specification Sales for the company’s Lighting Management Systems business. In his new post, LaMontagne will lead the company’s Technical Sales team to drive product sales through architects, lighting designers, design engineers and other members of the specification community.
The Lighting Controls Association is proud to announce that it has entered into a five-year agreement with the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) to sponsor a new Control Innovation Award as part of the IES’s prestigious Illumination Awards. Online submissions for the 2011 Illumination Awards program are being accepted January 18 through February 11, 2011.
I am pleased to announce that the Lighting Controls Association’s website has relaunched at www.lightingcontrolsassociation.org, providing most of the content of the old site, but now having content that is new, easier to find, read, share and discuss. From now on, if you visit our old site, www.aboutlightingcontrols.org, it will automatically direct you to the new site.
The Lighting Controls Association is pleased to welcome GE Lighting as a new member. GE Lighting’s lighting, electronics and control products help building owners and users around the world reduce energy and maintenance costs while enhancing aesthetics, security and sustainability.