The Lighting Controls Association (LCA) has launched a new Education Express course, EE302: Centralized Intelligent Lighting Control. Education Express provides in-depth education about lighting controls and controllable ballast technology, application, system design and commissioning. Intelligent lighting controls represent the ultimate in lighting control. As energy codes and owner requirements become more complex, intelligent control solutions […]
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR recently published an article about advanced lighting controls, which you can read here.
Republication of Postings from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting Program by Jim Brodrick, SSL Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy For years now, people have been talking about the “LED revolution” that’s being fomented by the disruptive technology that is solid-state lighting. But at DOE’s inaugural Connected Lighting Systems Meeting, held last […]
Republication of Postings from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting Program by Jim Brodrick, SSL Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy As we mentioned in these Postings a few weeks ago, the biggest takeaway from this year’s LIGHTFAIR® International was the prevalence of connected products, and the fact that sensors and controls seemed […]
enLIGHTenment Magazine recently published an article about the growth of smart lighting for the home, and what it may mean both for consumers and the controls industry. From the article: With the LED revolution has come another shift: lighting products and controls used to be separate entities, but now they are being combined into one […]
Michael Siminovitch of the CLTC was recently interviewed for the Echelon blog about adaptive lighting. He says: “We asked, could we dynamically address the lighting according to need, and to do it in a way that preserves safety and security and aesthetics? This isn’t just about turning off the lights. It’s the idea of reducing […]
Municipalities can benefit from reduced energy and more efficient management of street lights through GE’s new LightGrid™ Outdoor Wireless Control System. With the technology of GE Lighting’s central management software, the LightGrid Outdoor Wireless Control System can report energy usage and other operational data of street lights to a central database. A Web-based interface linked […]
In September 2012, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory published, Responsive Lighting Solutions for the General Services Administration (GSA). The report provides insight into the viability of highly responsive lighting control systems. It reports the results of installing advanced lighting controls in five Federal buildings. The existing lighting in these buildings was upgraded. A number of […]
Terry Mocherniak, Chief Operating Officer for Encelium Technologies, contributed an article to AutomatedBuildings.com about addressable lighting controls and specifically Encelium’s Energy Control System™. Check it out here.
Control wiring provides a path for command and status communication between control devices in a lighting and control system and, in many cases, power to the devices as well. Wiring is interrelated with overall lighting control system considerations—such as selection of control system and components, layout and installation practices—and is therefore an important consideration when choosing a lighting control solution.