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.
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.
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.
Legrand’s DALI digital sensors (FDP-300 Series) were the first products developed as part of Legrand’s partnership within Philips Lighting SR (System Ready) Certified Program. These sensors can be programmed locally using the Legrand Sensor Configuration app or remotely using 3rd party controllers with DALI 103 and 303 functionalities. These sensors enable connected intelligent lighting (when paired with a 3rd party controller) for many outdoor applications and ensure substantial savings in energy and maintenance costs.
Philips Lighting recently announced the launch of a new Cloud-based Scene management app that enables businesses to quickly and simply change a building’s architectural lighting using a smartphone or tablet.
The GDS by ETC ArcLamp LED retrofit lamp now has an ArcLamp Fade to Warm option, imitating the performance of incandescent lamps.
NEMA SSL7A-2015, Phase-Cut Dimming for Solid State Lighting, provides compatibility requirements when a phase-cut dimmer is combined with one or more dimmable light-emitting diode light engines. This standard works in conjunction with the NEMA Dimming Compatibility Program to help consumers easily find LED lamps and dimmers that are compatible.
ETC recently introduced a new member of the Unison family: Unison Foundry™, a line of DMX-controlled, distributed power control products that includes Mini Panels, Relay Controllers, 0-10V Controllers, and Phase-adaptive Dimmers.