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Demystify Energy Codes with Lutron’s Commercial Application Guides

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.

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Leviton to Host Webinar on August 18

levitonLeviton 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.
*11:50 – 12:20 WHAT THE HECK IS IP69K? In industries where hygiene and cleanliness is paramount, equipment must be able to withstand high pressure and high temperature washdown procedures. Learn how Leviton products with an IP69K rating undergo rigorous testing to ensure watertight connections.
*12:25 – 1:10 LUMINA RF FOR ENTERPRISE. Lumina Gateway and the Lumina RF eco-system are being significantly updated to add new features, reduce installation burdens, and increase sales opportunities. It is a small commercial energy management automation system, providing simplified web-based scheduling and remote access. Leviton will provide an overview of the forthcoming updated apps and Cloud dashboard, plus walk through the new setup utility, and provide key applications and control scenarios.
*1:15 – 2:00: SIMPLIFY ADVANCED LIGHTING CONTROLS WITH PROVOLT. Discover how to deliver energy savings, increase space functionality, boost productivity and improve the comfort for occupants with the revolutionary Provolt™ Room Controller (PRC) and App. Configured, controlled and managed via a smart phone or tablet. Learn how this easy-to-retrofit and streamlined solution makes advanced lighting controls & code compliance simple and less cost-prohibitive.
*2:05 – 2:45 CONNECTED HOME STRUCTURED CABLING INSTALLATION BEST PRACTICES. Attend this Webinar segment and gain a few tips and tricks for installing a residential structured cabling system, both in new construction and in retrofit projects. Also the importance of integrating both hard-wired solutions and wireless to optimize applications and user experience.

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Leviton Provides Lifetime TV Show “Office Spaces” with Automated, Intelligent and Sustainable Office

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

Acuity Brands Acquires DGLogik

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.

LSI Industries Joins the Lighting Controls Association

LSI_Industries-COLOR-lgThe 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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Lutron OEM Program Promotes Sales of Luminaires with Embedded Lutron Technology

Lutron Electronics recently announced the 2016 OEM Advantage Program, a comprehensive program designed to help manufacturers increase the specifications and sales of luminaires embedded with Lutron technology.

The Lutron 2016 OEM Advantage Program provides participating manufacturers with:

1. The exclusive opportunity to co-offer an industry-leading 10-year limited warranty on LED drivers at no additional cost.
2. Marketing funds to reduce OEM operational costs and jointly promote solutions.
3. Option to participate in a tiered growth bonus or up-front job closing program.
4. Access to new, faster LED driver configuration tools to allow OEMs to use Lutron in their speed to market programs.
5. The opportunity to feature OEM products on Lutron Electronics’ High-Performance Fixture List and to showcase Lutron products in catalogs and at tradeshows.

Luminaire manufacturers interested in the program should contact Lutron at for more information.

Synapse Wireless Receives a 2015 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award

Synapse Wireless recently announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has awarded Synapses’ wireless lighting controllers with a 2015 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award.

This award recognized Synapse’s DIM10 family of controllers, which acts as an intelligent wireless lighting solution providing remote control and monitoring of connected, smart node devices via a wireless mesh network. These devices collect and report data about energy use, which can be used by the customer to make informed decisions and proactively address critical issues. In addition, the solution provides dimming and true on/off functionality while supporting a wide range of input voltages. Synapse provides smart lighting solutions on a single management platform for both indoor and outdoor environments, making it possible for businesses to rely on Synapse for a variety of lighting needs.

SimplySNAP 2.0 is an on-site lighting solution that monitors and controls LEDs and other lights from a mobile device without requiring an Internet connection. The flexible solution is ideal for smaller installations and enables storage and display of power data, alarms and critical events for maintenance and troubleshooting. In addition, SimplySNAP allows the user to easily integrate sensors into their lighting control system with pre-defined behaviors, and will partner with a wide selection of third party switches, photocells and occupancy sensors using their existing line of DIM10 lighting controllers. By incorporating the DIM10 family of controls and SimplySNAP into a facility’s LED lighting infrastructure, customers can achieve additional energy savings beyond the savings achieved by the switch to LEDs.

Lutron’s Online Tool Simplifies the Search for Compatible Fixtures, Drivers and Lighting Controls

lutronLutron Electronics recently announced the availability of an online tool to help lighting designers, consulting engineers, electrical distributors and contractors quickly find luminaires equipped with Lutron high-performance LED drivers.

The database is searchable by manufacturer, luminaire category, type, mounting options, dimensions, lumen output and color temperature. These search filters help customers generate specifications that can be added to any project luminaire schedule.

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Synapse Wireless Joins Exosite IoT Alliance

Exosite, whose enterprise-grade cloud platform accelerates the time-to-market for IoT solutions, recently announced the Exosite IoT Alliance, a collaboration of edge devices, communication, business systems and software, and solution providers. The Exosite IoT Alliance is an ecosystem of like-minded companies and technology providers focused on advancing innovation in the digital enterprise and accelerating the overall adoption of IoT.

Founding members of the Exosite IoT Alliance include Artila, Atmel®, Bitwise IO, Digi, exceet Secure Solutions, GainSpan, Microchip Technology, MultiTech, NimbeLink, Powelectrics, Robustel, SMT Engineering, Synapse Wireless, Texas Instruments, The Nerdery, WPI Group and WT Microelectronics.

The Exosite IoT Alliance ecosystem includes a broad spectrum of IoT technology providers, resources, and experts to reduce the complexity of developing IoT solutions. Members can team together to help their customers figure out complex solutions, reach their goals, and efficiently go to market.

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Cree Announces SmartCast PoE with Cisco to Enable IoT

Cree, Inc. has introduced SmartCast® Power over Ethernet (PoE), an intuitively simple, scalable and open platform that enables the Internet of Things (IoT) for buildings through better light via the Cisco® Digital Ceiling framework. Cree’s SmartCast PoE embeds intelligence to make buildings more efficient and people more productive.

Cree applied its intelligent SmartCast Technology to a PoE infrastructure to solve the inherent commissioning complexities of deploying network-powered smart lighting within buildings. Cree’s SmartCast PoE works out of the box. Cree’s series of SmartCast® lights, light switches and dimmers operates with Cisco’s standards-based PoE-powered network architecture. This platform provides power and networking for the lights with a standard Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for separate data and high-voltage power connections.

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