Says White: “The controls people out there – they are worth their weight in gold, times ten!”
Everywhere, we see signs the LED revolution has won. An argument can be made, however, that this mature lighting technology is simply entering its next phase of market opportunity. Call it LED Revolution 2.0.
Who’s responsible for the lighting controls on a project? Who’s qualified? Who’s certified? In this extraordinary conversation at The Lighting Controls Podcast sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association and NAILD, hosts Webster and Ron talk to Darren Lapsley about communications between teams, education, the future of lighting controls, and much more.
The 2016 Paris Agreement called for its nearly 200 signatories to join in limiting global warming to an increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. This would require carbon emissions to be reduced by about half by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050. To reach this goal, the rate of retrofits in the Global North will need to triple from barely 1 percent to at least 3 percent of stock each year, according to Retrofitting Buildings to be Future-Fit, a November 2022 report by commercial real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).
Check out these excellent publications covering lighting controls by the Illuminating Engineering Society.
BetterBricks recently sat down for an interview with industry veteran James R. Benya, PE, FIES, FIALD, Principal Illuminating Engineer and Lighting Designer. In this insightful conversation, Benya shares tips and experiences specifying luminaire-level lighting controls, including pros and cons.
By Steve Mesh This article on emergency lighting and controls was very much a collaborative effort. Many experts in the field—including Rick Miller, Craig DiLouie, and several manufacturers—provided extremely valuable input in reviewing and fact-checking the content. Egress and emergency lighting are critical elements of building design. During periods of occupancy, a clear, unobstructed path […]
In this episode of The Lighting Controls Podcast co-produced by the Lighting Controls Association and NAILD, lighting controls and integration designer Ben Sullivan of CM Kling + Associates describes taking ownership of the design and implementation of controls, including: identifying the right devices, coordinating mounting locations, designing integration points, following up with occupants, and avoiding the finger-pointing game.
Southern California Edison has announced a series of free webinars to help you take control of your lighting system or project.
“Maybe you are on a rushed project with barely enough time to finalize the drawings. Perhaps you’re being onboarded years after the project began. Maybe you just have a client who won’t respond to your requests for more information. No matter the reason, a project without an Owner Project Requirements (OPR) can present one of the most common and difficult challenges modern designers face today.”