Commercial buildings in the United States are getting larger and more commonly include energy-saving features like LED lighting and occupancy sensors, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2018 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), published in September 2021.
Direct current (DC) is emerging as a competitive or complementary power distribution option at the grid, community, and building level. Among the advantages for building owners is potential efficiencies in operating DC-based LED lighting and controls as well as plug-and-play sensor and controls installation, including networking that can unlock Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
The Advanced Lighting Systems Team at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), located at the organization’s Portland Research Center in Portland, OR seeks a Lighting Research Scientist to support and conduct research necessary to improve lighting controls technology and application.
The LEDucation 2020 trade show and conference will be held online on August 18-19, 2020. Here are some highlights of the Controls Education Track.
LSI Industries recently announced the launch of its new AirLink Blue wireless outdoor lighting control system.
Douglas Lighting Controls®, a member of the Panasonic family of companies, recently introduced the new Intelligent Fixture Sensor (IFS) and Intelligent Fixture Controller (IFC) to its high-performance lighting products portfolio.
The DesignLights Consortium is seeking to fill the position of Technical Manager. This position will support the DLC’s networked lighting controls (NLC) platform and expansion into smart/intelligent buildings and exterior environments.
Douglas Lighting Controls®, a member of the Panasonic family of companies, recently introduced Tunable White Lighting control solutions to their high-performance Dialog® networked lighting controls. Designed for humancentric lighting applications, the system offers compatibility with dual-channel 0-10V Tunable-White fixtures, allowing users to control the fixtures manually or through a programmed schedule.
Echoflex Solutions, an ETC Company, recently published a design guide that details lighting control scenarios for various space types. The Design Guide walks readers through sample solutions, offers in-depth info on devices, and contains risers for the most common systems for offices, hotels, restaurants, and more.
Echoflex Solutions’ (an ETC Company) Emergency Lighting Circuit Transfer Relay (ELCTR) is a branch circuit emergency lighting transfer switch designed to transfer a single lighting circuit up to 20A from one power source to another during a power failure or other emergency situation, while satisfying NEC fault-current rating and endurance requirements for devices that can be used for emergency transfer circuits.