Watt Stopper/Legrand has launched a versatile 0-10 volt wall box controller that can be used to dim or switch lighting loads or raise and lower shades. The DRLV1 controller is the first such device to include an input allowing automatic control by an occupancy sensor when used for lighting control. The device is RF-enabled and is also the first 0-10 volt wall box controller that can be incorporated into a wireless scene control system.
Panasonic Electric Works of America and PLC-Multipoint, Inc. have announced a contractual relationship whereby PLC-Multipoint will act as a United States distributor of Panasonic brand of lighting control equipment based on the unique Full – 2Way communication protocol. PLC-Multipoint will also use Panasonic brand components for their own product lines.
All energy codes require that general lighting be automatically turned OFF when it’s not used. Further, IECC says that if an occupancy sensor is used in an enclosed space such as a private office, light level reduction controls are not needed, suggesting an either/or choice. What if bilevel switching was combined with occupancy sensor functionality? Would this produce higher energy savings in a private office than bilevel switching or occupancy sensing alone. And: What combination of manual initiative and automation would produce the highest energy savings while also satisfying workers? The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) organized a study in eight private offices at the University of California – Davis in 2008 to attempt to generate useful data related to these questions.
ASHRAE/IES 90.1 Energy-Efficient Design of New Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings was first published in 1975 and updated in 1980, 1989, 1999, 2001, 2004 and 2007. After 2001, the intention is to update the Standard every three years. Applicability: Today, most states have adopted either 90.1 or the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as their […]
The path to energy-efficient lighting takes another step forward with the introduction of the Wireless Occupancy Sensor from Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Lightronics’ new SR Series features inexpensive wall stations at every entryway. The SR-516 features: In-Line DMX Scene Processor, Remote Wall Station Control and 16 Scenes w/ Fade Times to 99 Minutes.
A brand new flag is flying high over the Universal Lighting Technologies manufacturing plant in Matamoros, Mexico. The facility is officially green and clean. The federal government of Mexico certified the plant as a “Clean Industry” under the prestigious Industria Limpia program.
Watt Stopper/Legrand has developed a new occupancy sensor with a special coverage pattern tailored to meet the needs of retail applications with refrigerated cases. The FS-705 Wide-angle PIR Occupancy Sensor detects motion in aisleways in order to turn display lighting on when a customer approaches and off when it is not needed. The sensor may also be used to control general lighting and vending machines.
Sensor Switch has announced the introduction of its Refrigerator Aisle Occupancy Sensor Kit (model # RA-KIT), which utilizes a specialized occupancy sensor to increase energy efficiency in refrigerator/freezer units used in retail environments. The Refrigerator Aisle Kit contains everything required for both detecting occupants within an aisle of commercial-style refrigerator/freezer cases and controlling the cases’ internal LED lighting.
Sensor Switch has added a WallPod Scene Controller to its revolutionary nLight Control System. The Scene Controller is a single gang, low voltage device that provides a convenient method of selecting one of four custom lighting control scenes for a room. Unlike most scene controllers that adjust only on/off and dim settings, the scenes run by the nLight WallPod Scene Controller can contain any of a multitude of settings available for the nLight devices within its zone.