The IES Illumination Awards program recognizes individuals for professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design. The Lighting Controls Association is proud to sponsor the Lighting Control Innovation Award, which recognizes excellence in design projects featuring innovative and effective use of lighting controls. Submissions open January 2, 2018.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and its counterpart industry associations in Canada and Mexico issued joint recommendations to their respective governments on the modernization and improvement of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
The Lighting Controls Association has announced that OSRAM’s Gary Meshberg, LEED AP, LC, IES has been re-elected Chair for the 2018-2019 term. Legrand’s Charles Knuffke has been elected Co-Chair. Maria Northup of NEMA serves as executive director, secretary and treasurer, and Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP, IES, principal of ZING Communications, Inc., serves as education director.
Craig DiLouie recently had the opportunity to interview Michael Deschamps, Product Marketing Manager, Philips Hue, Philips Lighting US. The topic: voice control for lighting.
The general concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) is expansive and virtually without limit. The basis of the technology is that devices, appliances, building systems, computer networks, vehicles and personal smart devices become connected together in such a way as to exchange and process information or facilitate integrative control functionality. The impact this will have on industries and individuals is potentially profound.
In this LCA column, Kevin Willmorth looks at the Internet of Things and the role lighting is likely to play in it.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) lighting is part of a brave new world. The ascendance of LED fixtures has given rise to some new methods of providing and controlling light in our environments. Since LEDs are low-voltage devices that use direct current, they are a good match with a system that provides low-voltage DC power over Ethernet cables. Guess what? That’s a computer network! For several years, lighting (and computer) companies have been developing the idea of powering LED fixtures from what is essentially a computer network switch. As you might imagine, this gives rise to a host of questions about a variety of issues.
In this LCA column, Steve Mesh takes an in-depth look at power over Ethernet (PoE) systems.
The DesignLights Consortium’s (DLC) new report, Energy Savings from Networked Lighting Control (NLC) Systems, estimates average lighting energy savings of 47% resulting from installation of networked lighting control systems. The report indicates high potential energy savings for networked controls, supports layered control strategies as a means to maximize savings, and may be used to justify new and larger utility rebates. Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP breaks it down in this month’s featured article.
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2017 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Universal Lighting Technologies’ ID Series of intelligent LED drivers. Click to watch it now.
In this LCA column, Kevin Willmorth breaks down opportunities and challenges when controlling TLED lamps.
The University of California, Davis and PLC Multipoint have signed a licensing agreement to commercialize the California Lighting Technology Center’s electric lighting control technologies for daylight harvesting. The company plans to utilize the technology to support the development of a new generation of lighting control sensors.