Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. has introduced the new Stairwell Retrofit Solution that automatically adjusts light output based on stairwell occupancy. The new Stairwell Retrofit Solution utilizes a lighting fixture with a Lutron digital dimming ballast preprogrammed to occupied and unoccupied light levels specific to a project’s code requirements. The fixture receives a signal from Radio Powr Savr™ occupancy sensors via reliable Lutron Clear Connect™ RF technology. The solution’s design features separate fixture and sensor components which allow for the flexibility to determine occupancy sensor quantities, mounting configuration, and placement requirements based on the stairwell design.
WattStopper recently announced that it has received a 2011 Building Operating Management Top Product Award for its unique PW-103N multi-way wall switch occupancy sensor with LED nightlight. The sensor provides economical, code-compliant lighting control in a wide variety of applications. The factory default setting is for manual-on operation, to ensure that optimal energy efficiency is available. Lighting remains on as long as any one of the connected sensors detects occupancy. When the space is no longer occupied, lighting will automatically turn off following a time delay that begins when the last sensor ceases to detect occupancy. Lighting can be turned off manually from any of the sensors at any time. If automatic-on operation is preferred, sensors may be easily adjusted.
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.
Leviton Manufacturing Company’s LevNet RF™ wireless lighting control products were just chosen by Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) magazine as the Best Product of the Year for the second consecutive year. The high-performance line of wireless occupancy sensors, switches and accessories combines Leviton’s legendary styling and superior performance features with reliable wireless technology from EnOcean, the leader in self-powered wireless lighting control solutions.
While automatic shut-off provides increased savings for customers, research suggests implementing advanced strategies available with manual controls like switches can really turbocharge both energy savings and return on investment.
Leviton Manufacturing Company’s LevNet RF wireless self-powered lighting energy management devices and innovative Light Logger were chosen by judges at Design Journal magazine as recipients of its 2010 ADEX Awards.
Leviton Manufacturing Company’s LevNet RF™ line of lighting controls was selected by Buildings Magazine as one of its Top 81 Money-Saving Products. In selecting their top picks in the category, buildings
editors took into account criteria such as: initial cost, life-cycle costs, sustainability, longevity, energy efficiency, occupant productivity and maintenance requirements. LevNet RF, along with 80 other products that help companies operate more profitably, was profiled in the June issue, Product features such as LevNet RF’s suitability for installation in a wide range of commercial retrofit applications, self-powering feature, signal transmission range of up to 150 feet and its ability to operate without batteries or new wires were highlighted in the issue.
California new Title 20 standards, which went into effect January 1, 2010, created new energy efficiency standards for 150-500W metal halide light fixtures used in indoor and outdoor applications. These fixtures may not be manufactured in the State of California unless they meet the new standards.
Kaiser Permanente installed WattStopper lighting controls as part of a warehouse renovation designed to improve lighting and reduced energy consumption. The upgrade resulted in better task lighting throughout the facility and energy savings of over 40%, as detailed in the following case study.