At 12:00 PM ET on March 5, 2020, the Illuminating Engineering Society will host a free webinar on the topic, “Who is responsible for lighting energy data accuracy?”
Between the emergence of cloud-based video-conferencing, the rise of the distributed workforce and the proliferation of connected devices and co-working spaces, the future of work is a hotly debated topic with technological advances cropping up on what feels like a daily basis. One audience that’s closely watching all of these developments and others is facilities managers and space planners, who are working to keep pace with the needs of a modern business. An often overlooked component of this conversation is capacity planning, including how the intersection of light and technology can play a key role in the transformation of managing – and maximizing – the work space by effectively designing and planning for this new age of work.
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. was recently recognized as a Sapphire Awards 2020 finalist for excellence of design and innovation in the LED drivers product category. The 2020 Sapphire Awards winners were announced during a reception aboard the USS Midway on Feb. 12, 2020 – during the week of Strategies in Light in San Diego.
Lutron Electronics is helping contractors, distributors, and estimators to streamline their projects from early-stage estimates to final installation with its comprehensive offering of QuEst-D™ Quick Estimating and Design software, Vive Lighting Control solution, and Vive Vue app. This product suite simplifies design and installation, delivers increased system flexibility, and puts greater control in the hands of both contractors and end users.
Cooper Lighting Solutions recently announced the introduction of the HALO Home Voice Downlight and the HALO Home Smart Bulb, the latest additions to the award-winning HALO Home™ Smart Lighting System for the next generation of connected homes.
When it made the decision to relocate its Washington D.C. office, Michael Best LLC mapped out a laundry list of both critical and aspirational items it wanted to incorporate into the design of its new space. Being a firm that was growing its intellectual property book of business, it had first-hand knowledge of new and emerging technologies that could make the new space one of the most innovative, comfortable and appealing in the entire city. LED lighting controlled by color temperature tuning capabilities was at the top of the list.
PLC Multipoint recently announced the hiring of Diego Gonsalvez as Specification Engineer. He will be responsible for driving growth within the Transportation division of PLC Multipoint.
The U.S. economy grew by 2.2% in 2019 and is expected to slow to 2% in 2020, according to the most recent forecast released by the Federal Open Market Committee Meeting on December 11, 2019. The slowdown in 2019-20 is considered a byproduct of the trade war. A major contributor to the economy is construction, and the outlook for construction spending in 2020-21 is positive but lower than 2019. The AIA’s semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast, a survey of the nation’s leading construction forecasters, is projecting 1.5% growth in nonresidential construction spending in 2020 and 1% in 2021.
“Over the past decade, I have taught many classes on networked lighting control systems (NLCs)… Over the years, I’ve seen some recurring themes in terms of questions asked by attendees, such as…”
Whether it be an office building with a smart Building Management System (BMS), a dynamic color changing bridge, or a lobby with an interactive multimedia experience, architectural lighting controls systems need integration. A lighting controls systems integrator provides a unique service for lighting controls by identifying and overseeing the devices necessary for the unique needs of the project’s design. Some projects don’t use a dedicated lighting controls integrator and some projects experience challenges without the aid of a dedicated integrator. For project success, a lighting controls designer should know when to onboard and specify an integrator.