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Philips University offers Controls Passport, a fundamentals course about lighting controls. Other controls courses, covering topics such as protocols, are accessible through the University as well.
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Lutron Electronics recently announced an updated version of its Quantum Vue™ facility management software. Quantum Vue 3.2 gives facility managers the power to deliver an individualized light experience for every occupant in their space. Enabling remote control and monitoring of individual fixtures from a graphical floorplan, Quantum Vue 3.2 introduces advanced analytics capabilities that empower customers to optimize more than just their lights—delivering robust space utilization reports that helps maximize real estate usage and optimize building operations based on when and how often spaces are occupied.
Quantum Vue 3.2 is web based, designed for both mobile devices and desktops, and delivers the same user experience on all platforms. This means a facility manager can leverage the system’s benefits from anywhere using any device.
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Eaton recently announced a collaboration with CIMCON Lighting, Inc., a provider of intelligent, web-based wireless outdoor lighting management systems. The collaboration combines Eaton’s broad range of outdoor LED luminaires with CIMCON’s intelligent, wireless controls, sensors and software to bring powerful connected lighting solutions for smart cities.
The connected lighting solution features a 7-pin ANSI C136.41 compatible “plug-and-play” or luminaire-integrated wireless controller, providing intelligent ON/OFF switching, dimming control, GPS capabilities, utility-grade power metering, analog and digital sensor capabilities and real-time status and health monitoring of lighting ?xtures compatible with multiple networks.
CIMCON’s web-based central management and controls software offers an intuitive, interactive Google Maps view of all lights in a system, eliminating location errors, improving installation time and allowing maintenance teams to quickly zoom to one fixture and access streetlight status in one click. The software facilitates a complete asset management solution, allowing cities to schedule, diagnose and manage streetlights from anywhere at any time.
Wattstopper has migrated its branding to more closely align with its parent company, Legrand, North America. As part of this effort, the Wattstopper website,wattstopper.com, along with all its content, has been incorporated into the newly redesigned Legrand.us website. This move elevates the visibility and presence of Wattstopper products within the Legrand portfolio.
The Wattstopper website transition coincides with a complete redesign of the Legrand, North America website.
Wattstopper’s new homepage, http://www.legrand.us/wattstopper, has all the information and links to products and resources such as cutsheets, brochures, and other important news and documentation. The new website will quickly take visitors to the content most relevant to their needs and interests.
Wattstopper.com automatically redirects traffic to the new Legrand.us site.
Eaton recently announced a collaboration with NuLEDs™, Inc. aimed at making buildings smarter and seamlessly securely connected. The two companies will go to market with a joint product offering including Eaton’s complete portfolio of PoE-enabled light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires and NuLEDs’ drivers, software, sensors and keypads.
The collaboration has already been active in delivering several projects with Eaton’s PoE-enabled Metalux Encounter™ luminaire featuring WaveStream™ LED technology and NuLEDs’ Single Packet Illumination Control Environment solution. The lighting network will include NuLEDs’ NuSPICE™ protocol, allowing for simple communication to its sensors, wall controllers and other devices on the network. Both buildings will include NuLEDs’ PoE modules, the SpiceBox™, which converts PoE power to drive LEDs and sensors.
The NuLEDs SpiceBox also assigns a unique Media Access Control (MAC) address to each device, giving each fixture or sensor the ability to broadcast its location and receive network information and control commands.
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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, the Lutron Commercial Application Guides lay out different spaces and explain the setup of each space and corresponding products in a simple and user-friendly way.
Click here to access it: www.lutron.com/appguides.
Leviton is hosting a webinar series on August 18 from 11AM to 3PM EST.
Topics and times (EST):
*11:00 – 11:45 DEALING WITH END OF LIFE CONDITIONS WITH GFCI DEVICES. Learn why receptacles with GFCI technology provide more complete “End of Life” protection in comparison to circuit breakers with GFCI technology.
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Leviton recently announced that a wide range of its products are featured on “Office Spaces,” a television series airing on Lifetime Television. Hundreds of Leviton products combine to create a comprehensive, sustainable and intelligent atmosphere in and around an 11,000-sq.ft. office environment. Among the solutions provided by Leviton are electric vehicle charging stations, audiovisual automation equipment, security and access control products and USB, GFCI and AFCI receptacles, as well as connectivity devices including infrastructure wiring, and data connections. The entire property is protected with Leviton transient voltage surge suppression power strips, receptacles and panels.
Leviton networking, automation and electrical wiring device products were specifically featured in episode 8, which aired Monday, April 4. The episode focused on building-wide smart technology and highlight customized audiovisual automation within conference, meeting and lobby areas. Additionally, episode 10, which aired Monday, May 30th, featured the Leviton Evr-Green® 320 Electric Vehicle Charging Station for fast-charging of electric vehicles.
Specific product lines featured in the television show include:
The episodes may be viewed at http://www.officespaces.tv.
Acuity Brands, Inc. announced it has acquired 100% of the equity interests of DGLogik, Inc., a San Francisco Bay Area-based provider of innovative software solutions that enable and visualize the Internet of Things (IoT). DGLogik’s solutions provide users with the intelligence to better manage energy usage and improve facility performance. Its customizable applications and dashboards allow users to easily visualize, analyze and optimize facility operations based upon various sets of data from multiple types of devices.
The acquisition of DGLogik supports Acuity Brands’ strategy to expand and enhance its portfolio of holistic IoT solutions for the growing market for intelligent networked systems that collect and exchange data to increase efficiency, as well as provide a host of other economic benefits resulting from data analytics to better enable smart buildings and smart cities.
The Lighting Controls Association is pleased to announce that LSI Industries has been admitted to the Association’s membership, joining the industry’s other leading manufacturers of controls and controllable ballasts.
LSI Industries is a customer-centric company committed to make affordable, high performance, energy-efficient lighting and custom graphic solutions. The company’s core strategy of “Lighting+Graphics+Technology = Complete Image Solutions” differentiates LSI Industries from other lighting providers. The company offers a large array of sophisticated lighting and energy management offerings to help customers manage energy performance, enhance their image, and achieve their sustainability goals. Major markets include commercial, industrial, petroleum, automotive dealerships, quick service restaurants, and national retail accounts.
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