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.
McWong has received Bluetooth qualification on 14 devices in its Smart Sensor Control Platform, which was also recently accepted into the 2018 IES Progress Report. This milestone means the devices comply with the Bluetooth mesh networking specifications published in 2017.
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., a member of the Panasonic Group, has added Zigbee wireless sensors and adapters to their product line.
Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP recently interviewed Scott Ziegenfus, CEM, CLEP, CDSM, GGP, GPCP, LEED AP, Architect, Systems Manager, Government and Industry Relations at Hubbell Lighting, for an article for the January 2019 of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR, the official publication of NECA. The topic: why and how lighting professionals should talk to IT departments.
“As the lighting industry attempts to morph from its conventional role of illumination and become more of a provider of smart networks that collect data through chips and sensors embedded in the lighting infrastructure, it should focus its sales efforts on IT groups rather than on the customary facilities departments,” Mark Halper writes for LEDs Magazine.
Hubbell Control Solutions recently announced it has launched a new Bluetooth® Bridge with Real Time Clock (“NXBTC”) for wireless commissioning of NX Distributed Intelligence™ devices. The NXBTC replaces the former BTR Bluetooth® Bridge.