The DALI Alliance recently extended DALI-2, which standardizes interoperability and control of LED drivers and sensors, with a version that more finely addresses the needs of the Internet of Things, which calls for individual device addressability, connectivity, and two-way data exchange.
Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP recently had the opportunity to interview Martin Mercier, Marketing Manager, IOT/Connected Systems, Cooper Lighting Solutions. The topic: how electrical distributors can position and sell networked lighting controls.
Here’s the scenario: you are a lighting controls designer working on a project with a BAS that uses BACnet…
Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP recently enjoyed the opportunity to interview Jamie Britnell, Director of Product Marketing, Synapse Wireless for an article about how electrical distributors can sell networked lighting controls to LED upgrade customers, increasing revenues and service value.
The Lighting Controls Association is proud to announce it is now a contributor to LEDs Magazine, a preeminent publication serving the lighting industry. In our first contribution, Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP authored an article about three hypothetical facility owners/managers using networked lighting controls to achieve a wide range of benefits over the course of a year.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has opened the Prototype Phase of its L-Prize competition, which seeks to boost innovation in advanced LED luminaires and control systems for use in commercial and institutional buildings. The DALI Alliance, the Zhaga Consortium and PNNL will present a webinar on September 15, 2022, to discuss the technical requirements of the Prototype Phase and explain the opportunities for entrants when using standards-based connectivity technologies including Zhaga Book 20 and D4i data and control.
Many designers, manufacturers, and contractors are resisting change, Marsh notes in his column, and it appears as though we are headed towards a third paradigm shift that will sustain those who adapt and eliminate those who don’t.
In this episode of Get a Grip on Lighting’s Conversation series about lighting controls hosted by C. Webster Marsh and Ron Kuszmar, they talk to lighting designer Javid Butler, LC, CEM, CMVP about his background in theatrical lighting before transitioning into architecture lighting, and the technological evolution of lighting controls into the digital age.
The Lighting Controls Association now offers EE302, Part 4: Luminaire-Level Lighting Controls (LLLC) as a new course in its popular Education Express program.
Luminaire-level lighting controls (LLLC), also called embedded controls, are lighting control systems in which sensors and controllers are installed within luminaires to enable autonomous, individual luminaire control. By making each luminaire a control point, control is highly flexible, responsive, and therefore generally more energy-saving. Serving as a preview for an upcoming Education Express course, this article describes LLLC technology, system types, advantages and disadvantages, studies characterizing energy savings and cost, and what’s familiar and distinctive in regards to design and installation.