“Today, a fresh lighting design is really a lighting and controls design,” writes Acuity’s Steve Roe in this guest post. “Fortunately, leading manufacturers created a tool for lighting specifiers to do it all based on a simple formula: put the controls within the luminaire (light fixture).”
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 […]
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has published a short guide to plug load control and why it should be a common feature of commercial building energy codes.
Here’s the scenario: you are a lighting controls designer working on a project with a BAS that uses BACnet…
Join the Seattle-based Smart Buildings Center for the free 2022 Smart Buildings Exchange (SBX) to be held virtually and in-person August 22-24, 2022.
In an article recently published in SMART BUILDINGS TECHNOLOGY, LightSPEC Director Clifton Stanley Lemon talks to industry experts about intelligent buildings are the future, while taking a look at current issues with integrating smart building controls.
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.
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) will host a Zoom webinar, “Better Together: Integrating Plug Load Management Into Lighting and Building Management Systems” on March 22 at 1PM ET.
In this special controls-related “Conversation” podcast series launched by Get a Grip on Lighting and hosted by C. Webster Marsh, Marsh talks to Ron Kuszmar, who oversees Port’s Architectural and Theatrical Lighting Design & Installation departments, as well as the company’s Lighting Control Systems and Equipment Sales team.