Lutron Electronics recently published free, online Commercial Application Guides that simplify the process for electrical contractors and engineers to stay up to date with rapidly changing U.S. energy codes. Designed to provide customers with examples of how Lutron controls can be used to meet or exceed ASHRAE 90.1-2010, IECC 2012 and Title 24-2013 code requirements, […]
NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) remained above 50 again in July, signaling that conditions continue to be conducive for expansion in this sector. However, the current conditions index retreated back toward the threshold point from 59.4 in June to 53.6 this month. A majority of July’s respondents, 64 percent, reported conditions unchanged from a […]
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Connected Lighting Systems Workshop was held June 8–9, 2016, in Santa Clara, CA. More than 170 attendees joined DOE and top lighting and IoT experts to examine key barriers and issues impacting development of connected lighting systems. The workshop expanded on key discussions held at the inaugural Connected Lighting Systems […]
Five reasons why connecting the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) through lighting makes sense, courtesy of Eaton Corporation.
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 […]
June marks the third consecutive month in which NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) improved. The current conditions index increased from May’s reading of 53.3 to reach 59.4 in June. More respondents saw change in business conditions, for better or worse, than did so in May. Thirty-eight percent of respondents reported better conditions in June, […]
The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) has released a Networked Lighting Controls category in its Qualified Products List (QPL). The first qualifying products will be published in June 2016. The likely result is inclusion of networked lighting controls in rebate programs that annually allocate billions of dollars in funding to promote energy-efficient lighting. Comprised of 83 members […]
Craig DiLouie, LC interviewed Chuck Piccirillo, Director of Marketing, ENCELIUM at OSRAM SYLVANIA for an article published in ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR. The topic? Lighting and the Industrial Internet of Things. DiLouie: How do you see lighting fitting into the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)? Piccirillo: Lighting is an existing infrastructure that can be leveraged to deliver […]
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR recently published an article, written by Craig DiLouie, LC, on the topic of intelligent lighting control. The article evaluates current features and benefits, technology and application. Check it out here.