Leviton’s SECTOR™ Intelligent Ballast and Lighting Control System combines several energy-saving technologies–occupancy sensing, daylight harvesting and dimming–into one conveniently integrated system. This topology free system uses the same wiring type for all SECTOR™ components and accessories making it one of the easiest lighting control systems to install. To further simplify installation, all components are on a single bus, with accessories connected to the network, not the ballast. The SECTOR™ family of products provides a scalable solution that offers maximum flexibility and maximum coverage in any application–from a single room to a campus of buildings.
Lightronics has announced the new Unity AB line of Architectural Ballast Drivers and true Non-Dim Relays. Projects of any size can benefit from Phase Dimming, 0 -10VDC and True non-dim ballast controllers. All three units include individually DMX addressable 20A relays, individual on/off threshold levels and 99 on-board user configurable scene memories that work with the company’s Unity Architectural Remote Stations. All relays are latching, and will remain in their current state until a new command is sent. Lightronics AB Relays are sold in configurations of 3, 6 and 12 circuits.
Leviton Manufacturing Company’s GreenMAX™ Relay Control System and Sector™ Intelligent Ballast Controls have both been named by Building Operating Management Magazine among its top 100 products of the year. There were over 500 products submitted and the winners were chosen by the building and facility management executives that subscribe to the magazine, 100% reader selected. Both the GreenMAX and Sector products will be featured in the January 2011 issue of Building Operating Management (BOM) as a Top Products Award Winner.
NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL, installed a light control system from Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. The Propellants North Administrative and Maintenance Facility is using innovative light control strategies to dramatically reduce energy consumption and maximize the use of available daylight.
Universal Lighting Technologies’ Demand Control Lighting is a controllable lighting solution designed to save time and money on installation, significantly lower energy consumption, and reduce payback periods.
As a manufacturers rep agency covering Tennessee, Arkansas, and Northern Mississippi, John Moore & Associates (JMA) had been singing the praises of DEMANDflex™ ballasts and DCL® control systems since they were first introduced to the market in 2008. And yet, the company was still using 400-watt metal halide ballasts at its 100,000 sq. ft. warehouse just outside of Nashville. Finally, in August 2010, they decided it was time to stop wasting money and start practicing what they were preaching.
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. announces the expansion of its Hi-lume 3D fluorescent dimming ballast family with products that control T5-HO Linear and T5 twin-tube lamps.
The new ballasts are compatible with Lutron 3-wire fluorescent controls and EcoSystem® digital components, including the GRAFIK Eye® QS and Quantum® control options.
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. has announced the expansion of the EcoSystem solution with new EcoSystem H-Series ballasts. The new EcoSystem H-Series ballast is a cost-effective option that offers increased flexibility, superior performance and easy installation.
Researchers at the National Research Council Canada – Institute for Research in Construction (NRC-IRC) conducted a study to determine how far, how fast and over what period lighting can be dimmed before occupants notice and are adversely affected. The results suggest a role for dimmable lighting in demand response programs.