In “Lighting Controls for Dummies,” a presentation at 2016 LEDucation in NYC, Andrea Hartranft, LC, IALD, of Hartranft Lighting Design, LLC, attempts to demystify lighting control vocabulary and provide a better understanding of solid-state dimming. Lighting Controls for Dummies from LEDucation on Vimeo.
In 2016, ENERGY STAR hosted a series of webinars on important lighting and control topics including flicker, evaluating color quality, connected lighting and dimmable LED lamps. You can also sign up for the last 2016 webinar, which will be held December 29, 2016 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET. This webinar will cover the […]
Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP recently had the opportunity to interview Yan Rodriguez, VP, Product & Technology, Acuity Brands Lighting for an article about LED flicker for Electrical Contractor Magazine. DiLouie: In your opinion, how big a problem is LED product flicker in the lighting industry as of 2016? What types of products (lamps versus luminaires, […]
Traditionally, outdoor lighting was automatically turned ON and OFF at the circuit level by an astronomical time switch or photosensor. Energy codes are now promoting power reduction during dusk-to-dawn lighting operation. Coupled with advances in wireless communication and intelligent control, the result is dramatic changes in how outdoor lighting is controlled. New construction Twenty-four states […]
Vehicles are expected to play a big part in the Internet of Things. By 2020, 250 million connected vehicles will be on the road, creating new services and driving capabilities, according to Gartner, Inc. Infotainment is high in demand, though other capabilities are enabled, including crash warning, traffic violation warning and relaying weather, traffic and […]
Craig DiLouie, LC recently interviewed Charles Knuffke, WattStopper VP of Systems & Evangelist for an article about controlling LED lighting for an article for tED Magazine. The interview is published in its entirety below. DiLouie: How are LED sources different from traditional sources in terms of controllability and behavior while controlled? Knuffke: “Controllability” may be […]
This article by Craig DiLouie, LC was originally published in tED Magazine. Reprinted with permission. Lighting controls are systems and devices used to modify the output of light sources. The input may be manual or automatic and the output switching, dimming or color tuning. Manual controls are typically used to support visual needs, automatic controls […]
Lighting industry journalist Craig DiLouie recently interviewed Ethan Biery, Design and Development Leader, Lutron Electronics for an article about controlling LEDs for an article in tED Magazine. The interview follows. DiLouie: How are LED sources different from traditional sources in terms of their controllability and their behavior? Biery: As a light source, LEDs are easy […]
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA SSL 7A-2015 Phase-Cut Dimming for Solid State Lighting—Basic Compatibility. This standard provides compatibility requirements when a forward phase-cut dimmer is combined with one or more dimmable light-emitting diode (LED) light engines (LLEs). An LLE, for the purposes of this document, comprises one or more LED modules, LED […]
ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING recently published an article by Clay Risen, “Seeking Compatibility in the LED Era,” that begins: The transition from conventional to solid-state lighting components is still far from plug-and-play—and the lack of universal standards is not helping. Read it here.