Networked lighting control is an important emerging trend in lighting control. However, these systems may be more complex than traditional solutions. In response, the Lighting Controls Association has created a generic troubleshooting guide for networked lighting control systems, currently available free as a V1.0 beta version.
Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP, recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jamie Britnell, Senior Product Manager, Synapse Wireless, Inc. about lighting control software for articles for ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR and tED. Click to read the interview.
OSRAM recently published two blog posts as an introduction on smart lighting and the Internet of Things.
The Lighting Controls Association (LCA), a council of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), has re-released EE110: Commissioning and Lighting Controls, a course in its popular Education Express program.
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., a a member of the Panasonic Group, recently introduced its PA Series of LED drivers. Designed for the smart fixture, PA drivers eliminate the need for a separate power supply for sensors by providing 12 Volts DC (12Vdc) or 24Vdc auxiliary output power.
If you’re installing a lighting control system in 2018, you have to be concerned about cyber security. Why? Very simply – because many current lighting control systems are networked.
The Lighting Controls Association (LCA) now offers EE301: Wireless Lighting Controls, as a new course in its popular Education Express program.
For input devices and luminaire controllers to interact in many applications, a signal pathway is needed. This may be wiring or, more recently, wireless, with control signals sent through the air. This approach eliminates the need for control wiring, resulting in significant benefits, particularly in existing buildings. Using wireless communication, control devices can communicate as discrete devices or as part of networked systems. Click to read this article by Steve Mesh, LC and Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP.
The second annual Next Generation Lighting Systems (NGLS) indoor competition recently kicked off at The New School, Parsons School of Design in New York City, where a new set of connected lighting systems are being installed in classrooms.
A new exploratory study conducted in the Department of Energy’s Connected Lighting Test Bed investigates energy losses in Ethernet cables used between PoE switches and luminaires in PoE connected lighting systems.