There is a lot of buzz today about the Internet of Things and the convergence of intelligent controllable light sources, communication networks, sensors, and data exchange in future lighting systems. On November 16, 2015, in Portland, OR, DOE’s inaugural Connected Lighting Systems Workshop will gather top experts from the lighting, semiconductor, and IT industries to […]
The 2015 Next Generation Luminaires Indoor and Outdoor Competitions have both officially launched. Written Intents to Submit are due on December 31, 2014, and both judging events will take place in March 2015. NEW FOR 2015: Concurrent competitions, with both Indoor and Outdoor winners announced at LIGHTFAIR 2015. In order to maximize NGL’s value to […]
LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) will introduce the LFI Controls & Connectivity Forum as a part of the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, which will take place in New York May 3-7, 2015 (Trade Show: May 5-7; Pre-Conference LIGHTFAIR Institute®: May 3-4; Conference: May 5-7). For 2015, the LIGHTFAIR Conference continues […]
Acuity Brands, Inc. has introduced the new Fresco(TM) touchscreen from Acuity Controls, enabling intuitive control of traditional, color changing and tunable white light sources, as well as moving fixtures, to create visual impact in high performance spaces. Users easily manage key aspects of lighting including intensity, color, color temperature, energy and position. The Fresco touchscreen […]
The California Lighting Technology Center has published a case study analyzing the performance of four adaptive control systems designed for corridor lighting. All four systems cut energy use and electricity costs by over 70%. Large-scale upgrades generally yield the best results, and they qualify for the biggest incentives. Click here to read this case study.
Cooper Controls’ Patient Control System gives the patients control of lights and shades, provides hospital staff with centralized control, and ensures more energy efficiency–all in one box. Click here to learn more.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium has released Version 1.0 of its Model Specification for Adaptive Control and Remote Monitoring of LED Roadway Luminaires. The tool is designed to help cities, utilities, and other local agencies accelerate their adoption of systems that can further reduce energy and maintenance costs associated with […]
OSRAM SYLVANIA has announced the availability of the OSRAM DMX Wi-Fi Controller app. Available for free for Android and iOS mobile devices, the DMX Wi-Fi Controller app allows lighting technicians to control up to 512 DMX channels from their mobile device, giving them the power of a DMX controller with the freedom of mobile technology. […]
Cooper Lighting recently announced that the sixth edition of ts Product Selection Guide (PSG) is now available. The 1680-page printed catalog is the company’s most complete, up-to-date product reference resource and includes 23 sections of lighting and controls products, including individual product descriptions and features, photos, dimensions and complete ordering information. The guide is also […]
From the guide: “Many lighting control applications require support for emergency lighting of some type. These emergency lighting circuits typically provide minimum illumination levels for egress and safety as required by NFPA 101 Life Safety Code or other local building codes and standards. Designers may meet these requirements with dedicated emergency lighting fixtures. These fixtures […]