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PLC Multipoint Introduces LCM5

PLC Multipoint has introduced the LCM5, an enhancement to the company’s C-Series line of contactor-based lighting control products, which are well suited for large spaces and outdoor lighting.

After the company was approached by a large operator of gas stations with a need for a simple controller that would be the same in every location, PLC Multipoint responded. The gas station operator required contactors to control the canopy and site lighting as well as photosensor capability for proper lighting in any weather condition. The customer also wanted the ability to provide their station managers with simple overrides that would not require any training.

A custom C-Series panel was created to meet their needs. PLC Multipoint subsequently standardized these features into the LCM5 so that other customers can take advantage of this simple and economical solution. The LCM5 ships with standard Time-Clock, Photosensor and Override Switch control. Typically, with a little planning, the program can be pre-configured to the customer’s needs, reducing installation and setup time at the job site and helping eliminate common errors during programming of these types of systems.

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Hubbell Building Automation Adds NX Intelligent Daylighting

hubbellHubbell Building Automation NX networked lighting controls now have added daylighting capability. The NXDS daylight sensor auto-configures with the NX Room Controller.

The NXDS daylight sensor is designed for open loop operation, measuring daylight entering a space through a window. It communicates with the recently launched NXRC series Room Controller, which directs switching or dimming of the lighting. The NX system advantage includes controlling multiple lighting zones within a space. The devices connect via standard CAT5 cables.

Ideal for for spaces that require room-level control, such as personal offices and classrooms. Energy code compliance right out of the box. Auto-configuration that simplifies setup.

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Lutron’s Latest Maestro® Dimmer Sensor Takes Top Honors from NAILD

Lutron's Maestro Dimmer Takes Top Honors from NAILD 8 18 15Lutron Electronics was one of only six winners of the coveted 2015 Product Sprint Award from the National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors (NAILD), announced at the organization’s annual conference in Denver. The company took top honors in the Best Control category for its Maestro 0-10V Dimmer Sensor, which uses smart, adaptive settings in a simplified design to provide reliable sensing and optimized dimming performance in commercial applications.

The NAILD Product Sprint award recognizes excellence in new lighting manufacturing products. The awards are voted on by entrant’s peers.

By installing Maestro 0-10V Dimmer Sensor in spaces such as private offices, conference rooms, training rooms and break rooms, users can control the widely available 0-10V LED or fluorescent luminaires while providing reliable sensing for energy savings. The Maestro 0-10V Dimmer Sensor now offers an all-in-one solution to meet the changing needs in commercial spaces, as there continues to be a growing trend of 0-10V fixtures and building code requirements for occupancy sensors.

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WattStopper Brings the Power and Simplicity of Digital Lighting Management to the Luminaire

WattStopper® has launched a suite of Digital Lighting Management (DLM) luminaire-integrated control products providing engineers, contractors and building owners a simple, flexible and scalable way to incorporate individual fixture control into open office environments.

Leveraging WattStopper’s DLM technology platform, the solution can be easily configured to meet the latest code and building requirements and changes, as well as expand into a complete digital control infrastructure.

Ideally designed for offices, healthcare, and education facilities, the DLM fixture-integrated controls include: an individual fixture controller, which provides the ultimate in lighting control granularity; a zone controller for power and connectivity to DLM sensors and switches; and a power booster to support large numbers of fixture controllers.

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Hubbell Building Automation Introduces IFC Stand-alone Lighting Fixture Controller

HBA Introduces IFC Stand-alone Lighting Fixture ControllerHubbell Building Automation has introduced the new IFC In-Fixture Controller. The IFC device offers stand-alone lighting control with unified motion and daylight sensing.

The unified sensor head includes a PIR (passive infrared) occupancy sensor and daylight sensor. The controller also includes a built-in standard time clock. The complete unit provides on/off and 0-10V dimming control–in any combination of motion, light level and time-of-day—for fully-capable and code-compliant energy-saving control.

The In-Fixture Controller is great for lighting applications that require simple fixture-based lighting controls for indoor or outdoor applications rather than more complex and costly networked solutions. Optimal uses include parking lots or garages, warehouses or pedestrian walkways.

Hubbell Building Automation’s new device controls up to 4 amps of electrical load and supports 120-277Vac and 347/480Vac applications. Programming is easy, using any Bluetooth®-equipped Android tablet or mobile device and the free IFC Programming App. Download the App from the Google Play store.

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GE Announces Predix Cloud™ Service for Industrial Data and Analytics

GE has announced plans to enter the cloud services market with Predix Cloud. This platform-as-a-service (PaaS) will capture and analyze the unique volume, velocity and variety of machine data within a highly secure, industrial-strength cloud environment.

The Industrial Internet is generating data twice as quickly as any other sector. With investment in infrastructure expected to top $60 trillion over the next 15 years, the number of devices connected to the Internet will continue to swell, generating an unprecedented collection of data and analytics. Built for Predix, the cloud platform for the Industrial Internet, Predix Cloud is designed to provide a highly secure infrastructure for this next phase of growth, which will generate a new level of insight, asset performance management (APM) capabilities and innovation in the developer community.

Predix Cloud will enable operators to use machine data faster and more efficiently, saving billions of dollars annually. By combining GE’s deep domain expertise in information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT), GE’s Predix Cloud will deliver advanced tools like asset connectivity, machine data support and industrial-grade security and compliance.

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Daintree Networks Introduces WHS100 Wireless Sensor for Industrial and Outdoor Lighting

daintreeDaintree Networks® has introduced its WHS100 Wireless Sensor, which provides integrated wireless connectivity and an embedded motion control sensor in one package and operates with the Daintree ControlScope® wireless building control solution.

Daintree Networks’ WHS100 Wireless Sensor is a versatile solution for a wide range of fixture types, including high-bay, mid-bay and low-bay luminaires for industrial and warehouse facilities. With a wide operating temperature range and wet location rating, the WHS100 is well-suited for manufacturing environments, as well as parking and outdoor area lighting applications. Integration of sensing with wireless connectivity provides a one-box solution that reduces the cost, while the design of the sensor allows for easy installation into the fixture and optimal wireless RF performance.

Using open standards ZigBee PRO wireless communications, the WHS100 operates seamlessly with other standard ZigBee PRO wireless products in the Daintree ControlScope ecosystem to provide advanced lighting control, such as smart scheduling, daylight harvesting, task tuning and more, in addition to occupancy-based control. With built-in metering, the WHS100 can monitor and measure the energy consumption of the lighting load being controlled, and also enable automatic fault detection.

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Universal Announces New Everline Surge Protectors

everlineUniversal Lighting Technologies has added to its family of EVERLINE products with the new EVERLINE Surge Protectors, capable of managing a surge of up to 20kV. Inserted between line voltage and the driver/module or ballast/lamp system, EVERLINE Surge Protectors provide system-wide protection, eliminating the need for internal fixture components that are rated to handle large spikes in input voltage.

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Hubbell Building Automation Introduces the NX Intelligent Room Controller

HBA NX Press Release REVHubbell Building Automation has launched an intelligent lighting control that simplifies installation with auto-configuration. The NXTM Room Controller provides energy-code compliance right out of the box.

The NX Room Controller integrates automatic and manual control of lighting. No network or software is required to set up the unit. Users benefit from intuitive energy-saving control over the lighting in their space.

Input devices such as digital wall switches, vacancy/occupancy sensors and daylight sensors plug into the NX Room Controller and are auto-configured to default operations. All device communication is over standard CAT5 cables that simplifies installation and eliminates wiring errors.

More advanced configuration of dimming and daylight functions can be accomplished using a free smart phone app. Through an optional Bluetooth® module, the NX Room Controller connects directly to both Android™ and iOS® devices.

Used as a stand-alone device, the room controller is ideal for spaces that require room-level lighting control, such as classrooms and personal offices. Up to eight NX Room Controllers can be connected. The self-contained intelligent device becomes the hub of an advanced distributed lighting control platform.

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Eaton’s Application Guides

Eaton Corporation offers a library of application guides, notes and whitepapers related to its lighting control products on its website.

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