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.
Hubbell Lighting recently introduced SiteSync™ Lighting Control for exterior spaces. SiteSync Lighting Control will replace Beaconnect, recognized by the industry as an innovative technology, having been selected to the 2014 IES Progress Report and securing a PIA award in 2015. The technology is well suited for site / area, auto dealerships, parking, retail, security and […]
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, […]
Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP recently had the opportunity to interview Bruce Bharat, Director of Product Marketing for Acuity Brands for an article about luminaire-integrated controls for tED Magazine. DiLouie: What types of luminaire-integrated controls are available for LED lighting? Bharat: Today, it’s possible to purchase commercial, industrial and outdoor LEDs with a large variety of […]
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 […]
Leviton recently announced its new Decora Digital Controls with Bluetooth technology. These powerful lighting controls provide the ability to dim and time lighting without the need of a hub, gateway or internet connection. Users simply pair the device with the Leviton Decora Digital Dimmer & Timer App and use on-screen menu options to control lights […]
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, […]
The Lighting Control Innovation Award was created in 2011 as part of the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Illumination Awards program, which recognizes professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design. LCA is proud to sponsor the Lighting Control Innovation Award, which recognizes projects that exemplify the effective use of lighting controls in nonresidential applications. This month, we […]