Lutron Electronics Co., Inc has expanded its line of popular EcoSystem fluorescent dimming ballasts with the introduction of EcoSystem™ T5 HE (High Efficiency) ballast for use with the EcoSystem fluorescent lighting control solution. The new line of low-profile T5 dimming ballasts provides the same revolutionary digital fluorescent lighting control technology as the current “G” can ballast, in a smaller [18″ (457mm) x 1.18″ (30mm) x 1.0″ (25mm)] profile. EcoSystem solutions now extend to the complete line of high-efficiency T5HE dimming solutions for all one- and two-lamp lengths and voltages, including two-, three- and four-foot lamps in both 120v and 277v.
Watt Stopper/Legrand has unveiled its new industry exclusive HDR Heavy Duty Relay, a rigorously engineered panel relay that exceeds the new UL508 requirements for controlling electronic ballast lighting loads.
NEMA’s Lighting Systems Division has launched a new website for owners, specifiers, installers, and sellers of lighting systems. The new website, lightingtaxdeduction.org, provides comprehensive education and implementation information about lighting upgrades covered by the commercial buildings tax deduction provision of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct).
Leviton’s new OSFHB-ITW High Bay Occupancy Sensor employs passive infrared technology for use in warehouses, manufacturing plants and other facilities with high ceilings and provides local occupancy control and minimizes false triggering. The OSFHB-ITW is specifically designed for high mounted areas and installs directly to an industrial fluorescent luminaire or an electrical junction box. It is a self-contained sensor and relay that turns individual light fixtures ON or OFF based on occupancy in the detection zone. The specially designed lens provides reliable coverage up to 40 feet mounting heights. The OSFHB-ITW provides a trouble-free “install and forget” solution for high bay lighting control.
Leviton’s new OSSMT-MD Multi-Technology Wall Switch Occupancy Sensor combines infrared and ultrasonic technology for highly accurate occupancy detection with minimal false triggering. The sensor features self-adaptive technology that compensates for real-time occupancy patterns to provide trouble free “install and forget” performance for maximum energy savings and convenience. The OSSMT-MD replaces a standard box-mounted single-pole switch and is ideal for a variety of commercial applications including private and executive offices, training and conference rooms, classrooms, storage areas, restrooms and lounges.
The University of Toronto’s new “electronic classroom” combines familiar audiovisual equipment, such as slide projectors and VCRs, with such sophisticated equipment as a multi-sync data/video projection system and multi-scene preset dimming controls. Instructors can now electronically enhance their lectures with an integrated user-friendly presentation system.
Schneider Electric recently announced the launch of its residential lighting control line under the Square D® Clipsal® brand name. The products will include dimmers, relays, movement sensors and input devices such as switches and touch screens crafted in sleek European styling. The announcement was made at the 2006 International Builders Show in Orlando, Fla.
The Weidt Group conducted a study of daylight harvesting projects to find out if daylight harvesting projects are living up to their expectations. The team—consisting of Eijadi, Prasad Vaidya, Tom McDougall, Jason Steinbock and Jim Douglas—reviewed dozens of completed projects, most of which were sidelit using windows, and separated the success stories—some of them operating for 25 years—from projects they considered to be failures.
The Maestro IR remote control dimmer from Lutron Electronics has been selected as an Innovations 2006 Design and Engineering Awards honoree in the Video Accessories category. The awards are sponsored and managed by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
Watt Stopper/Legrand introduces the Wireless Miro LCD Touch Screen, offering fingertip control of a wireless Miro RF lighting control network.