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.
The Audacy® Advanced Wireless Lighting Control system has been selected by the DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) to be included in their Qualified Products List (QPL) for Networked Lighting Control (NLC) systems.
Leviton recently updated its website with a strong new user-friendly digital experience. Click to learn about what’s new at Leviton.com.
HUNT Dimming has introduced a low-voltage Momentary-ON Simplicity® PhotoSlide™ lighting controller to its product offering, which combines manual override of low-voltage daylight harvesting devices such as power packs, sensors and lighting panels with a separate 0-10VDC lighting control in a single wall-mounted device.
McWong International recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of its Shanghai facility, McWong Lighting Shanghai.
The California Energy Alliance (CEA) has announced that its code change proposal dedicated to improving the lighting control requirements for lighting alterations was accepted by the California Energy Commission (CEC) in its recently published Draft Express Terms. CEA’s code change proposal includes simplified language with reduced application and/or project-specific requirements; an easy-to-understand energy savings option for small buildings and tenant spaces; and a universal compliance threshold and set of exemptions.
Focal Point, LLC and OSRAM are working together to deliver smarter lighting solutions for commercial spaces. Integrating OSRAM’s Connected Lighting Module (CLM) into a broad range of Focal Point luminaires as part of its Connected Solutions program allows the monitoring and modulating of light, maximizing occupants’ comfort and optimizing energy costs.