With the release of ETC’s Unison Paradigm® system’s latest software, Paradigm 4.0, the system incorporates: energy monitoring options, including Demand Response; improved support for tunable white and color changing fixtures; extended support for Paradigm Inspire stations, including faders; and many software optimizations to make programming and customizing the system simpler.
OSRAM recently announced the launch of its OPTOTRONIC® intelligent programmable compact LED drivers designed to further enable penetration into the growing connected lighting market.
The second annual Next Generation Lighting Systems (NGLS) indoor competition recently kicked off at The New School, Parsons School of Design in New York City, where a new set of connected lighting systems are being installed in classrooms.
A new exploratory study conducted in the Department of Energy’s Connected Lighting Test Bed investigates energy losses in Ethernet cables used between PoE switches and luminaires in PoE connected lighting systems.
Lutron’s Pekka Hakkarainen contributed an article to the February 2018 issue of ELECTROINDUSTRY, the NEMA magazine, in which he argues that specifiers should look beyond the lowest common denominator when it comes to lighting controls (energy code compliance) and instead look to realize their full value potential.
The National Lighting Bureau convened a panel of industry experts to talk about outdoor lighting being used to implement Internet of Things/Smart Cities solutions, part of the organization’s 2017 Annual Lighting Forum. Click to watch this informative discussion.
The U.S economy grew by 2.5% in 2017, outpacing 2016, and is expected to produce similar growth in 2018. A major contributor to the economy is construction, and the outlook for construction spending in 2018 overall is positive, particularly nonresidential. The AIA’s semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast, a survey of the nation’s leading construction forecasters, is projecting 4% growth in nonresidential construction spending in 2018 and 3.9% in 2019.
The designers were asked to design the illumination for a 200-ft. pedestrian bridge; gateway to a 2-mile-square suburban village. But without any funds, the designers recognized that an extraordinary concept was needed to inspire funding. Through research, they discovered the original bridge once carried a historic high-speed train. They formed an idea to combine art, history and technology and create the allusion, or ghost, of this passing train.
OSRAM DEXAL™ (Data Exchange for Advanced Lighting) is a non-proprietary, intra-luminaire interface that enables power and bi-directional communication between the driver and the fixture-integrated component providing exact luminaire-specific data including diagnostics to light management systems.
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2017 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to smart lighting controllers by Synapse Wireless.