In September, California passed SB-327, a cybersecurity law that will affect manufacturers of Internet of Things (IoT) and operational technology (OT) devices.
The DesignLights Consortium recently updated its technical requirements for networked lighting control systems to qualify for listing in the organization’s Qualified Products List for Networked Lighting Control Systems, which is used by a growing number of utilities to quality products for rebates promoting this technology.
This article at Eaton’s THE SOURCE website provides an insightful look at how connected lighting can facilitate space optimization.
Leviton recently launched its newest smart home solution, the Decora Smart Mini Plug-In Outlet with Wi-Fi Technology (part number DW15P). With the ability to create schedules, control activity from anywhere, and activate commands with voice control, the Mini Plug-In can make any small appliance, lamp or electronic plugged into it a smart device – simply plug the Decora Smart Mini Plug-in into an existing wall outlet.
With the introduction of Daintree EZ Connect, Current by GE customers can commission a room-based wireless control system through a mobile application.
In August 2018, the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) released Energy Savings Potential of DLC Commercial Lighting and Networked Lighting Controls, which projects energy savings for LED commercial lighting and networked lighting controls. The report makes a case that to continue getting big energy savings from lighting for another decade, utility rebate program administrators should transition to supporting LED luminaires and networked controls.
This 18,000 sq.ft Glasshouse in the heart of an urban arts district offers a thrilling year-round escape to the fantastic spiny desert of Madagascar, and the butterfly-filled rain forest of Costa Rica. The Glasshouse was originally constructed in 2003, and this recent lighting renovation included replacement of existing 1000 watt metal halide luminaires to a fully LED lighting system.
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2018 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Lutron Electronics’ Enterprise Vue lighting control system.
In this guest post, LCA contributor Steve Mesh describes the “non-energy benefits” of connected lighting, which can add extraordinary value far beyond energy savings.
LD+A Magazine recently covered an innovative project–Deloitte’s Amsterdam office, where connected lighting is used to continuously measure building use, which allows building systems to automatically adjust for energy efficiency and user comfort, and the building operators to analyze trends.