In 2023, commercial lighting rebates remain a strong driver for adoption of energy-efficient lighting and controls in existing buildings. Notable trends include continuing stability in LED and control rebates, imminent jeopardy for some LED replacement lamp rebates, and growth for networked lighting control and horticultural rebates. A coinciding trend with implications for lighting upgrades is introduction of substantial rebates for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.
Leviton’s Tom Leonard and Jeff Beyert Talk Control Fundamentals
Industry journalist Craig DiLouie recently had the opportunity to interview Thomas Leonard, Vice President, Commercial Controls, and Jeff Beyert, Vice President, Channel Sales & Service, of Leviton for an article about lighting control fundamentals to be published in the July 2023 issue of tED Magazine, the official publication of the NAED. The main question is: What does is the minimum every electrical distributor needs to know to begin to understand the lighting controls category?
Legrand Announces DLM Wireless Slim Switch
Legrand’s DLM Wireless Slim Switches offer flexibility without sacrificing design.
Casambi Announces Long Range BLE-based Mesh
Casambi recently announced its newest feature-rich SoC, CBM-003, which enables new radio modes and longer range up to approximately 650 feet (200 meters) in real-world applications. Casambi is also announcing the production release of three new network component devices based on the new SoC, and the SoC is also already being deployed by dozens of partner companies in hundreds of products in the Casambi ecosystem. Together, these innovations have created a long-range BLE-based mesh network.
MaxLite Announces Indoor Network Vacancy Sensor
In order to meet code compliance, in certain application, vacancy sensing is more suitable than occupancy. MaxLite’s NN-RTVSW network sensor uses the company’s c-Max patented USB-C design to connect with a broad set of MaxLite controls-ready recessed luminaires.
McWong International Unveils Wireless Room Controller
McWong International’s Wireless Room Controller offers a foundation for a room-based, Bluetooth™ mesh networked lighting control solution.
PLC-Multipoint Announces Photodiode Sensor with BLE Output
PLC-Multipoint recently announced the CES/I-B, IRIS Photodiode Sensor with Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) compliant output. This indoor sensor provides wireless transmission of daylight levels to a lighting control system per either Casambi or Silvair Bluetooth 5.0 protocol.
SENSORWORX Announces Low Voltage Dimmer (SWX-804)
The new SWX-804 Series dimming wall station from SENSORWORX provides an attractive and intuitive 0-10V dimming control add-on for a low voltage sensor system.
DLC Study Documents Non-Energy Benefits of Networked Lighting Controls
The DLC recently published a summary of research conducted by Skumatz Economic Research Associates, Inc. (SERA), which identified non-energy benefits (NEBs) of networked lighting controls and developed a methodology for quantifying them.
Report from Acuity Atrius® Highlights Shift Toward Integrating Sustainability with Digital Transformation
Atrius, part of Acuity Brands, Inc., recently released its first State of Corporate Sustainability Report, an analysis of how organizations create, enact, and communicate sustainability goals. This year’s report, a survey of sustainability and energy leaders across a dozen industries, reveals that sustainability and technology have intersected to create a new megatrend – an effort to minimize the impacts of climate change while maximizing the impacts of technology.
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