This month, we explore a dynamic lighting and controls installation at Arup’s offices in Los Angeles.
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) and the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) recently released results of a new study that strengthens the case for expanding use of networked lighting controls (NLC) to significantly drive energy savings in commercial and industrial buildings. The report found that energy savings possible by adding NLCs to LED lighting projects approach 70 percent for some building types, with savings across various categories of buildings averaging 49 percent.
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) recently published a study seeking to compare one-for-one luminaire level lighting control (LLLC) retrofits with a comprehensive networked lighting controls (NLC) redesign. Conducted by the University of Oregon, the study found that a one-for-one LLLC upgrade produced comparable energy savings and lighting quality at a competitive cost.
“In my latest education express course, Integration and Building Automation, I discuss basic uses for a Building Automation System (BAS). One use not mentioned is Contact Tracing, which has been brought to the foreground primarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic (also known as Coronavirus). Contact tracing is potentially an essential part of safely re-opening businesses during Coronavirus and since lighting fixtures and lighting controls are necessary wherever people occupy a building, building management can make use of intelligent lighting control systems to improve their contact tracing methods to ensure their occupants are safe.”
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association, introduces the building industry to McWong International’s TruBlu commissioning tool for SIG-qualified Bluetooth mesh lighting control networks.
Presented by Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP, education director for the Lighting Controls Association, this 30-minute webinar provides a deep overview of tunable-white lighting, a relatively new dimension of LED lighting control that is pioneering new capabilities and applications.
Zhaga is planning a 3rd edition of the popular Book 18 specification for outdoor luminaires that will allow for architectures combining an ANSI C136.41 dimming receptacle with a Zhaga receptacle. Book 18 Ed. 3.0 will enable Zhaga-D4i certification of hybrid luminaires as well as control devices with an ANSI interface in addition to the certifications already offered by Book 18 Ed. 2.0.
Intermatic recently released a video describing its safety measures during the pandemic, resulting in the company back to operating at 100% capacity.
Eaton recently announced the latest series of intelligent power innovations for home builders, residential contractors and homeowners to simplify installation and adoption of home automation solutions. Eaton’s new portfolio of Wi-Fi smart devices, including dimmers, switches and receptacles, can seamlessly connect to Amazon Alexa upon setup without the need for a third-party hub.
Endeavor Business Media and the Lighting Controls Association (LCA) are pleased to announce their collaboration agreement on Strategies in Light and its Sapphire Awards program. The Sapphire Awards will be held on June 23, 2021 at the Club Auto Sport in San Jose, CA.