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LED Linear Applications Online Course Now Available at Universal University

Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., operated by Panasonic Lighting Americas, is now offering an LED Linear Applications course through its Universal University online education program.

This course aims to provide electrical distributors an overview of the growing LED linear market, a summary of Universal’s LED linear options and a review of common commercial applications.

The new Universal University course introduces students to EVERLINE LED linear product solutions and presents real world applications alongside the numerous advantages of LED linear technology including energy efficiency, longer lifetime, color consistency and greater dimming functionality.

Universal University currently offers eight educational courses, free to lighting professionals, covering a variety of topics related to lighting solutions and LED replacement options. The courses
are shared via BlueVolt, an easy-to-use online education interface.

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Controls Passport by Philips University

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.

Check it out here.

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Lutron’s Quantum Vue 3.2 Software

lutronLutron 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 and CIMCON Lighting Collaborate to Bring Connected, Smart City Solutions to the Market

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.com Moves to New Legrand Site

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 and NuLEDs Collaborate to Make Smart, Connected Lighting a Reality

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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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.

Click here to access it: www.lutron.com/appguides.

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.

Click here to register.

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 http://www.officespaces.tv.

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.