The Illuminating Engineering Society is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Illumination Awards, including the Lighting Control Innovation Award sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association. The deadline for submissions is February 17, 2017. The entry fee is $125 per project. Click here to see past winners. Click here to learn more.
Lighting the skyline of historic Burlington Iowa proves that outdoor lighting controls offer value primarily as a design consideration, along with being a means of saving energy. During summer 2016, Burlington’s “Lightscape” project enhanced the beauty of the town, giving it new visibility. Burlington was built into the sides of a picturesque natural amphitheater along […]
Although some respondents noted weakness in their markets, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) indicates a decidedly positive shift overall as the current conditions index moved from 57.9 in November to 66.7 in December.
Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP recently had the opportunity to interview James Benson, GM Global Marketing – Current, powered by GE, Intelligent Cities for an article about smart cities for Electrical Contractor Magazine. DiLouie: What is the concept of the smart city? What are the basic capabilities and benefits? Benson: A smart city is a place […]
At its 90th Annual Membership Meeting, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) elected Michael Pessina, co-CEO and president of Lutron Electronics, as chairman of the 2017 Board of Governors. Additional officers include Immediate Past Chairwoman Maryrose Sylvester of Current, powered by GE and First Vice Chair and Treasurer David Nord of Hubbell Incorporated. In his […]
The LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2017 conference will offer 77 courses totaling more than 190 education hours at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center May 7-11, 2017. Highlighting the conference are two leading-edge forums that will explore some of the newest advancements in the industry: IoT & Smart Lighting Forum and Light & Health Forum. Each all-day forum […]
Leviton recently announced three new wireless dimming products as an expansion of the Lumina RF eco-system of automation solutions for restaurants, retail stores and office spaces. The 600W and 1000W in-wall dimmers and the 300W plug-in dimmer add to the existing product line, which includes wireless sensors, thermostats, 0-10V in-wall dimmers, light switches, plug-in appliance […]
The ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1 energy standard provides a model energy code to jurisdictions interested in regulating the energy-efficient design of commercial buildings. The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) recognizes 90.1 as an alternative compliance standard. ASHRAE recently published the 2016 version, which supersedes the 2013 version. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognizes the 2013 version […]
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 […]
The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT), recently announced that eight member companies have achieved certification for 20 silicon platforms which form the basis for ZigBee 3.0 products. The large number of certifications gives product developers broad supply chain […]