The Department of Energy’s Integrated Lighting Campaign (ILC), sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association and other organizations, is introducing new participant and supporter categories for 2022. The categories reflect new priorities and a focus on equity and deployment, while continuing to recognize participants for exemplary projects in connected lighting systems under the original categories.
Acuity Brands, Inc. recently announced the private preview of Atrius® Building Manager, an end-to-end cloud solution that helps building owners and operators reduce operational costs, optimize energy usage, and improve occupant experiences, starting today with their lights. Atrius Building Manager integrates multiple capabilities to provide greater visibility, insight, fine-tuned control, and automation, at scale, for any commercial building type.
What will it take to truly change the lighting paradigm and arrive at a place where energy-efficient lighting systems are simpler to install, easier to operate, enable dynamic control, and provide clear productivity and health benefits, with less environmental impact? Explore questions like these with top lighting scientists and industry experts at DOE’s 19th annual Solid-State Lighting Workshop, cosponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society.
Today, the Integrated Home Competition announced awards for 17 high quality and innovative designs that exemplify the four tenets of the CEE Integrated Home: energy savings, demand flexibility, consumer amenity, and security.
The Integrated Home Competition Sponsors are inviting the public to attend the 2021 Awards Announcement on December 8 at 3PM ET/12PM PT.
Leviton recently announced the appointment of Daryoush Larizadeh to Chief Executive Officer, effective as of December 1, 2021. Larizadeh will continue his responsibilities as President and COO, in addition to assuming the CEO role.
Lutron Electronics recently announced the release of RadioRA 3. Featuring the first-ever line of wall controls with both light bar design and Internet of Things connectivity, a new all-in-one processor powered by PoE, and new simpler PC programming software and app-based editing features, RadioRA 3 is designed to transform how installers – and their customers – experience home lighting control.
In recent years, the Next Generation Lighting Systems (NGLS) program has studied the ease of installation and use of connected lighting systems and their everyday effectiveness in two Living Labs—an indoor lab at Parsons School of Design in New York City and an outdoor lab at the Corporate Research Center adjacent to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) in Blacksburg, Virginia.
The International Trade Administration (ITA) announced the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) as one of its grantees to expand U.S. participation in technical standards related to advanced manufacturing systems. Under its Market Development Cooperator Program, partnerships are established between ITA and non-profit industry groups for targeted projects that promote U.S. exports in international markets and remove, reduce, or prevent trade barriers.
While networked lighting controls can deliver significant value in both energy and non-energy benefits, a challenge remains in translating these capabilities to one’s applications. What could be done with greater lighting control in my building? How is the system operated to save energy while deriving other benefits specific to my applications? How could the data be used to benefit my stakeholders? To answer this question, let’s look at three theoretical applications.