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 […]
GDP ended 2015 strongly with an annual estimated growth rate of 2.4%. The overall U.S. economy continues to improve. Positive economic conditions continue to support growth in demand for nonresidential construction. The nonresidential construction sector enjoyed double-digit growth in 2015, and strong momentum is expected to continue in 2016. The AIA’s semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast, […]
Craig DiLouie, LC recently had the opportunity to interview David Ciccarelli, VP Dynamic Lighting, Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. The topic: tunable-white lighting. DiLouie: Looking at LED sources and controls, what are the different technological methods used to produce tunable-white light in commercial luminaires? Ciccarelli: The goal of Tunable White lighting is to reproduce multiple color […]
The Lighting Controls Association’s Craig DiLouie, LC, contributed an article about lighting control strategies and how they apply to existing buildings for FACILITIES MAINTENANCE DECISIONS, which republished it on their website. You can read it here.
The Lighting Controls Association (LCA) has updated its popular Education Express course EE300: Lighting Control of LEDs, with all new content describing LED sources are controlled. Education Express provides in-depth education about lighting controls and controllable ballast technology, application, system design and commissioning. LED technology delivers exceptional opportunities for lighting control application. However, due to […]
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR recently published an article about advanced lighting controls, which you can read here.
As adoption of dimmable lighting grows, task tuning, a lighting control strategy, is becoming increasingly viable as a way to save energy while increasing occupant comfort. Also called “institutional tuning” and “high-end trim,” task tuning involves reducing lighting in a space based on IES-recommended maintained task light level requirements or user preference for individual spaces […]
The Lighting Controls Association (LCA) has published a new course to enhance its popular Education Express program: EE107: Lighting Controls for Existing Buildings. Residing at the Association’s website at LightingControlsAssociation.org, Education Express provides in-depth education about lighting controls and controllable ballast technology, application, system design and commissioning. Upgrading lighting systems to next-generation lighting technologies can […]
Craig DiLouie, LC recently had the opportunity to interview Audwin Cash, VP Acuity Controls Solutions, Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. The topic: controlling LED lighting. DiLouie: How are LED sources different from traditional sources in terms of controllability and behavior while controlled? Cash: LED sources are the first economically viable solid state light source. LEDs, paired […]
Lighting controls are now required by energy codes in the large majority of new commercial buildings. As demand for controls continues to increase, so does demand for commissioning as a quality assurance process. This process helps ensure that installed controls satisfy both the design intent and owner requirements by minimizing error across the construction process. […]