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 senior care centers, tunable LED lighting system retrofits can save energy, reduce operating costs, and improve quality of life for occupants when compared to outdated fluorescent systems that are still used in many facilities nationwide. A recent study suggests that LED tunable lighting system retrofits can offer energy savings and reduced costs, along with the possibility of improved quality of life for residents.
What will it take to truly change the lighting paradigm and arrive at a place where energy-efficient lighting systems are simpler to install, easier to operate, enable dynamic control, and provide clear productivity and health benefits, with less environmental impact? Explore questions like these with top lighting scientists and industry experts at DOE’s 19th annual Solid-State Lighting Workshop, cosponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society.
In a recent article published by EC&M Magazine, Evergreen Consulting Group’s Tony Adams talks about the evolution of lighting control toward dimming, color tuning, discrete zoning, and application of multiple control strategies in the same space, focusing on luminaire-level lighting controls.
Because of the new features provided by many lighting control systems, such as the ability to change colors, some drivers now available in the market are also “programmable.” What does this mean? And why would you want to use programmable drivers?
Let’s talk about dimming and dimming curves, and a variety of attributes that you should consider, inquire about, then specify what you actually want.
In this article, C. Webster Marsh, designer with Horton Lees Brogden, discusses the topic of interfaces between incompatible devices designed to different protocols, and how to get the best results.
Networked lighting controls can reduce energy consumption by an average 47 percent, according to a recent industry study. That makes control a powerful tool in managing energy costs, but it only captures a small fraction of its potential value in enhancing quality lighting with LED technology.
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.
Combining LEDs with integrated controls and sensors, luminaire level lighting controls (LLLC) offer customers a single solution that will improve their building, deliver maximum energy savings and enable long-term flexibility. Check out this infographic courtesy of the Northwest Lighting Network …