Leviton Manufacturing Company’s Wireless Occupancy Sensor System has been named by Buildings magazine among its top 100 products of the year.
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. continues to grow its roster of wireless products with the addition of GRAFIK Eye QS Wireless. The system provides seamless integration of Lutron light and shade products for complete light control in a space.
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. has launched a new website devoted to LED lighting that highlights important product compatibility testing. The website is a public resource intended to help designers, specifiers, contractors and homeowners avoid compatibility problems and retain significant energy savings by dimming LED lighting.
Paul H. Trively passed away April 9, 2009, in Salisbury Township, Lehigh Valley, PA.
Watt Stopper/Legrand’s Digital Lighting Management (DLM) is an all-digital suite of plug-together lighting controls that automatically configures to the most energy efficient sequence of operation based on components in the system. The result is that DLM meets and exceeds energy code requirements, saves more energy than conventional controls, and provides an unprecedented return on investment for both new construction and retrofit projects.
Watt Stopper/Legrand introduces its new HB350W high bay occupancy sensor, an innovative product engineered specifically for wet locations. The sensor is IP65 rated as well as UL rated raintight (UL244A and UL508). The line voltage sensor offers two different and interchangeable lens options and is part of the company’s offering of fixture-integrated lighting controls.
OSRAM SYLVANIA has announced the industry’s first High Efficiency Low Ballast Factor T8 Bi-level QUICKSTEP® PROStart® universal voltage electronic dimming ballast. The new ballast is a member of the SYLVANIA High Efficiency (QHE) series, that are able to save an additional six percent energy-saving over standard electronic ballasts.
The Lighting Controls Association is pleased to announce that EE205: Personal Lighting Control has been added to the Association’s popular online Education Express distance education courses.
In commemoration of its milestone 60th Anniversary in 2005 and subsequent contribution of $60,000 to the highly-regarded International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Education Trust, Philips Lighting Electronics (makers of Philips Advance branded products) proudly awarded its fifth annual pair of $5,000 student scholarships to deserving students at the annual IALD Awards Presentation and IALD Education Trust Benefit Dinner in New York City on May 6.
Building automation systems (BAS) provide automatic control of electrical loads, such as HVAC, lighting and electric motors, and functions not related to energy management, such as security and fire safety systems. Energy management systems (EMS) provide automatic control of electrical loads to manage energy consumption either as a stand-alone system or as part of a BAS. While EMS may be capable of provide automatic switching of large blocks of lighting loads, only a fraction of installed EMS actually control lighting, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (2003). EMS that control HVAC are installed in about 5.6% of commercial buildings representing 24% of commercial floorspace—most commonly >100,000 sq.ft. office and education buildings—while EMS that control lighting are installed in 1.3% of buildings covering 7.4% of floorspace.