Convincing a public school system to retrofit the lighting in a high school gymnasium that was constructed only two years ago is not an easy task. But the energy-saving advantages offered by DCL® Control Systems earned a “yes” from the Silver Lake Regional School District in Kingston, Mass.
Bank of America Plaza is one of the most prestigious office properties in Los Angeles. Completed in 1974, it was the first high-rise structure to tower over the downtown cityscape. Today, it is a model of energy efficiency, featuring cutting-edge technologies that minimize power consumption and utility bills. Brookfield Properties has significantly invested in Bank of America Plaza modernization over the past three years. Brookfield had plans to upgrade the lighting equipment in the skyscraper’s parking garage and was exploring options when California Retrofit, Inc. (CRI), introduced them to the latest breakthrough in ballast technology. Unveiled in 2008 by Universal Lighting Technologies, DEMANDflex™ ballasts feature an adjustable ballast factor so that installers can “tune” ballasts to the exact power level required for the customer environment. Using a temporary tuning tool, the installer sets a maximum power level for each circuit of ballasts, which can be as low as 50 percent of full power. This eliminates the common problem of over lighting an area and wasting energy.
Universal Lighting Technologies is expanding its DEMANDflex™ family of high-efficiency T5 and T8 ballasts. The latest addition is the B228PUNVDRH-D, which is designed to operate two F14, F21, F28, or F35 T5 lamps with an input voltage range of 120 to 277 volts.
The DHMI is a 7-inch diagonal, high resolution, wide-screen format, color LCD used for interfacing with the Delta Controls building Automation System. The Delta DHMI uses BACnet over Ethernet to communicate with controllers on a local area network. User created graphics allow the DHMI to be completely customized for a given application.
Cooper Controls is the first lighting controls manufacturer to provide integrated power metering as a standard feature in its iLumin line of architectural dimming panels and the Greengate ControlKeeper series of energy management relay panels. Like the iLumin source controllers, the ControlKeeper panels perform true circuit level power metering via voltage, current and frequency measurement circuitry that is integral to their design.
In a solution made for these challenging economic times, Encelium Technologies has announced that building owners and management can expect lower operating costs and a better return on investment through technology that enables the integration of the company’s Energy Control System (ECS) with Tridium’s Niagara AX building automation software platform. The dramatically improved integration of HVAC and other embedded devices with lighting is made possible by the Niagara AX Driver, according to Tony Marano, President and CEO of Encelium.
Encelium’s Energy Reporting Module (ERM) is the dream of every energy conservation-minded building owner or manager. ERM provides comprehensive and in-depth information on savings from the use of Encelium’s Energy Control System (ECS), the company’s energy management and lighting control system.
DCL® Control Systems have reached a whole new level of versatility with the introduction of the RSMDCL Controller from Universal Lighting Technologies. The RSMDCL Relay Sensing Module Controller allows DCL Control Systems to interface with external controls such as building automation systems, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), or any control system that can provide commands with low-voltage contact closures.
Leviton’s new EZ-MAX™ Plus Relay Control Panels offer the power and performance of Leviton’s larger Z-MAX Plus relay lighting control panels in a compact enclosure, ideal for smaller applications that don’t require field-configuration or advanced networking capabilities. Available in two circuit models, the panels come with the Visual Programmer 4.0 off-line editor for easy set up. A large LCD screen on the face of the enclosure features oversized buttons to speed programming.
Good news: Lighting professionals have three new opportunities for continuing education, thanks to Universal Lighting Technologies and its award-winning e-Learning Center. Online classes are now available on DEMANDflex™ lighting ballasts, DCL® Controls, and DCL Component Selection and Installation.