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.
“While the majority of installations today are distributed high voltage (between 110V and 347V), the emergence of solid-state lighting technology has brought into question whether this is the most practical and efficient way to feed future lighting systems … In general illumination application, there are currently two core approaches to operating luminaires directly from low voltage DC power. Emerge Alliance 24VDC distributed, and Power over Ethernet (PoE). The two approaches employ distinctly different control approaches.”
Networked control and connected luminaire manufacturers are now promoting their products as “IoT enabled.” This means when the IoT does arrive, the lighting system will stand ready to play a part in it without significant additional cost. The converse may also be regarded as true, which is without connected lighting, any new LED lighting may instantly become obsolete after installation.
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2018 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Hubbell’s approach to distributed intelligence lighting control.
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2018 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Wattstopper’s DLM wireless room-based lighting control system.
This month, we will explore an innovative installation of interior lighting controls at All Saints Church in Pasadena, CA. Design by StudioK1. Photography by Nick Merrick and Pete Eckert. Lighting controls by Acuity.
The ENCELIUM® EXTEND System, together with the (interior) SensiLUM™ Wireless Integrated Sensors and (exterior) Wireless Site Lighting Control Modules (WSLC), creates a sensor-rich smart network that customers can leverage as their technology infrastructure for entry into smart building and IoT applications.
In this guest post, Paul Rudalavage, Synergy Electrical Sales summarizes five key areas to understand and explore when purchasing a lighting control system.
“If you are a regular reader of Lighting Controls Association blog posts, then you know that networked lighting control systems (NLCs) are really computer networks – they just happen to control luminaires, occupancy sensors, photosensors and light switches. The paradigm shift for lighting control systems has occurred at lightning-fast speed in recent years … However, once you decide to piggyback onto an existing IT network, you are in the domain of the IT staff who works for the building’s owner.”
Cree, Inc. recently announced the XLamp® XP-G3 S Line LED, an extension of the XLamp XP-G3 LED that is optimized for connected lighting. With the XP-G3 S Line, Cree delivers high-power LED technology optimized for long-lifetime, high-power general lighting applications where sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT) are becoming common, such as commercial indoor, parking, industrial and roadway.