The Lighting Controls Association (LCA) now offers EE115: Integration and Building Automation as a new course in its popular Education Express program.
The previous post on Tunable-White Building Blocks talked about differences between using low-level analog control technology as opposed to networked lighting control (NLC) systems that employ digital communication between components. Analog technology such as 0-10V dimmers can in fact be used to control certain color-changing luminaires. Let’s be specific about which types. There are actually three main types of color-changing lighting systems – “dim-to-warm”, “tunable-white”, and “RGB.”
“Tunable-white and other forms of color-changing lighting have added an extra dimension of capability, flexibility, and complexity to the lighting industry,” writes Mesh. “It’s almost as though we’ve gone from a 2-dimensional world to a 3-dimensional world based on the added complexity of controlling the luminaire’s coloration (typically measured by Correlated Color Temperature
Produced by Intermatic, this very clever video modeled after the introduction to HBO’s GAME OF THRONES show illustrates how the company’s lighting control and HVAC/R solutions can improve occupant comfort, reduce maintenance costs, and deliver lasting value for a variety of application types.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has announced the establishment of its Healthcare Facilities Council (HFC) to help improve healthcare delivery environments while expanding market opportunities for manufacturers serving the healthcare facilities market. The HFC creates a forum for professionals to share knowledge and best practices in the area of healthcare delivery environments and execute projects that improve outcomes for the healthcare, electrical, and medical imaging industries.
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association, introduces the building industry to Eaton’s Pow-R-Command, a microprocessor-based programmable lighting and plug load control system.
Sensor Switch, an Acuity Brands, Inc. company, recently announced the Just One Touch (JOT) wireless solution, which enables single touch pairing of JOT-enabled controls, luminaires and other lighting controls capabilities without the need for 0-10V dimming wires, mobile apps or additional software. JOT-enabled products are integrated with a Bluetooth® radio to wirelessly control switching, dimming, daylight harvesting and detection.
Leviton recently announced that it is now accepting applications for My Leviton Pro – a new support and rewards program geared toward professional installing contractors. The program is available through the My Leviton app for Decora Smart Wi-Fi devices, which has been updated on iOS and Android platforms. The app now includes a special login for professional electricians and integrators, an exclusive 1-800 support number, and easy-to-earn rewards.
In a recent issue of LD+A, editor Paul Tarricone evaluated three examples of leading-edge control projects, including a Lexus dealership, manufacturing plant, and a corporate office, examining the value today’s advanced controls can deliver to spaces and business operations that go far beyond energy cost savings.
In this article published in LD+A, Chris Davis talks about how collaboration, not technology, is key to implementing smart cities that solve problems and satisfy users.