Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP recently had the opportunity to interview Todd Smith, Head of Engineering and Solution Development, SYLVANIA Lighting Solutions, OSRAM SYLVANIA. The topic: smart cities. DiLouie: What is the concept of the smart city? What are the basic capabilities and benefits? Any documented outcomes based on demonstration projects? Smith: A smart city networks […]
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., operated by Panasonic Lighting Americas, is now offering an LED Linear Applications course through its Universal University online education program. This course aims to provide electrical distributors an overview of the growing LED linear market, a summary of Universal’s LED linear options and a review of common commercial applications. The new […]
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently published a white paper that discusses new requirements that help reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings. NEMA WD ARCP 1-2016 Automatic Receptacle Control to Meet ASHRAE 90.1-2010 and California (CA) Title 24 explains the controlled receptacle requirement now appearing within non-residential energy codes, as well as a summary […]
Commercial building energy codes contain detailed mandatory lighting control requirements related to buildings such as K-12 schools. The high-performance school design movement extends these requirements by demanding additional flexibility to support the contemporary learning experience in today’s classroom. This application guide by the Lighting Controls Association describes various control strategies that can be applied to […]
According to new research by Lutron Electronics, lighting for video conferencing (VTC) applications must accommodate the visual requirements of the people and the camera, and provide visibility of any display materials, especially to remote participants. Achieving the proper lighting balance requires the right combination of fixtures and the right combination of control strategies. While linear […]
This short video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2016 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Wattstopper’s Segment Manager software.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published NEMA WD 7-2011 (R2016) Occupancy Motion Sensors Standard, which promotes uniformity in the use and application of occupancy motion sensors used in lighting control systems, HVAC, and other devices. This standard explains field of view and coverage characteristics relevant to vacancy and occupancy sensors using passive infrared, […]
Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP recently had the opportunity to interview Yan Rodriguez, VP, Product & Technology, Acuity Brands Lighting for an article about LED flicker for Electrical Contractor Magazine. DiLouie: In your opinion, how big a problem is LED product flicker in the lighting industry as of 2016? What types of products (lamps versus luminaires, […]
Philips University offers Controls Passport, a fundamentals course about lighting controls. Other controls courses, covering topics such as protocols, are accessible through the University as well. Check it out here.
The interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies (NALMCO) has launched the Certified Lighting Controls Professional (CLCP) designation. With no prerequisites, the CLCP is open to all applicants. Intended to demonstrate a high degree of general knowledge in lighting controls, the CLCP is based on the Lighting Controls Association’s Education Express online education system. This high-quality […]