This short video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2015 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Philips Lighting’s Envision connected lighting system and Envision Manager software. Click here to learn more.
Philips Color Kinetics’ ActiveSite is a cloud-hosted connected lighting system for remotely monitoring, managing, and maintaining architectural LED lighting installations. The system integrates luminaires, digital lighting controls and lighting management software. Luminaires share data about their status and operations with the software, which allows system users to remotely monitor and manage each luminaire anywhere in […]
Royal Philips has announced that the City of Los Angeles (LA) will become the first city in the world to control its street lighting through an advanced Philips management system that uses mobile and cloud-based technologies. The new technology confirms LA’s Bureau of Street Lighting as a trailblazer in next generation LED street lighting with […]
On April 29, 2015, Konstantinos Papamichael of the the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) will present a webinar on advanced lighting controls, sponsored by Philips. Click here to learn more and register.
This article, authored by Craig DiLouie, LC, was published in the January issue of tED Magazine. Reprinted with permission. The LED revolution is spawning another revolution in lighting controls that promises similar potential to transform both the traditional lighting industry and how we illuminate the built environment. Many commercial building energy codes now require automatic […]
Philips Lighting Controls offers free online courses covering operation, benefits, protocols, indoor controls, outdoor controls and architectural lighting controls. Check out the course offering here.
Craig DiLouie, LC recently interviewed Brian Bernstein, Global Head of Indoor Lighting Systems, Philips Lighting, about LED luminaire-integrated lighting controls. DiLouie: How would you characterize demand for LED luminaires with integrated controls? Bernstein: The demand for LED luminaires with integrated controls is increasing, driven by improving LED source performance, regulatory compliance requirements, and sustainability concerns. […]
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 application of lighting controls in nonresidential spaces. This month, we […]
Visible light communication (VLC) is a wireless method that uses light emitted by LEDs to deliver networked, mobile, high-speed communication similar to Wi-Fi, leading to the term Li-Fi. It can be used as standalone solution or in a supplementary role to radio-frequency (RF) or cellular network communication. The basis of the technology, conceived by Professor […]
With efficacy and service life steadily increasing and costs declining by about 18 percent each year (Memoori, 2014), the LED revolution continues to develop at a rapid pace. LED’s inherent compatibility with digital control, aided by other trends, is setting the stage for the next LED revolution: smart lighting control. Many LED products are sold […]