Guest post by Kevin Willmorth. Superficially, dimming seems to be a simple operation. Turn a knob, slide a bar, or touch a screen to change light levels – done and done. This simplistic form of dimming was once applicable to resistance loads (incandescent lamps) using rheostat controls. The combination creates a naturally feeling dimming profile, […]
The U.S. Department of Energy recently posted the presentations from the 2016 DOE SSL Technology Development Workshop, held November 16–17 in Denver. You can download them here. The controls-related presentations included: Connected Lighting: What Is It, What Makes It Different, and Where Is It Going? Moderator: Michael Poplawski, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Matt Petti, Eaton […]
We’re very proud to unveil the new look for the Lighting Controls Association website. The new site offers the same robust content as the old but with a cleaner format. Here are the major changes: * Clean, attractive design * New software for The Buzz, bringing you all LCA member social media feeds in one […]
U.S. real GDP slowed to 1.6% in 2016, the lowest growth rate since 2011. However, the outlook for construction spending in 2017 continues to be positive for all market sectors. The AIA’s semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast, a survey of the nation’s leading construction forecasters, is projecting nearly 6% growth in nonresidential construction spending in 2017, […]
This short video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2016 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to nLight wireless networked digital lighting controls by Acuity Brands. Click here to learn more.
In “Lighting Controls for Dummies,” a presentation at 2016 LEDucation in NYC, Andrea Hartranft, LC, IALD, of Hartranft Lighting Design, LLC, attempts to demystify lighting control vocabulary and provide a better understanding of solid-state dimming. Lighting Controls for Dummies from LEDucation on Vimeo.
Building on its intelligent app offering for customers across a variety of commercial and industrial industries, Current, powered by GE has added dozens of partners in recent months, more than tripling its digital partner ecosystem since June to reach nearly 60 total. GE’s digital energy startup continues to build momentum in the intelligent environments space, […]
The Lighting Controls Association has published a basic guide to applying lighting controls to open office spaces. Hoteling, hot-desking and other open office design trends are increasing demands for lighting flexibility. Meanwhile, commercial building energy codes are increasing demands for energy efficiency. A well-designed lighting and control system can maximize both of these objectives. Authored […]
In the fall of 2016, the Lighting Controls Association invited subscribers of lightingCONTROL, its monthly newsletter, to participate in a survey. The goal of the survey was to determine satisfaction with LCA services. LCA filtered the responses to separate manufacturers, manufacturer representatives and “other” (press, academic, etc.) respondents, which were regarded separately. The remainder included […]
This short video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2016 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to OSRAM’s LIGHTIFY wireless control solution. Click here to learn more.