The Lighting Controls Association is pleased to welcome MaxLite as a new member!
My blog post from April 1, 2020, entitled “Lessons Learned from Living Lab” describes a research project about retrofitting existing spaces with networked lighting control systems (NLCs). It contains recommendations for how to avoid typical of problems that may be encountered on an NLC install. This post will elaborate on some of those “lessons” and recommendations.
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR recently ran a roundtable piece in which industry experts identified points of change in the lighting industry. As the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Mark Lien and Lighting Controls Association Chair Charles Knuffke point out, lighting controls are at the forefront of industry change as a leading trend.
With 17 stories and nearly a half million square feet of commercial real estate space, this project demonstrates the flexibility and scalability of Bluetooth mesh networking and showcases the power of the collaboration such an open standard fosters. McWong International, its technology partner Silvair, and lighting contractor EMC (Energy Management Collaborative) teamed for design and deployment of an LLLC (luminaire level lighting control) solution that will serve the owners and tenants alike for years to come.
The Lighting Controls Association is proud to announce the latest offerings in lighting controls from industry-leading manufacturers. Check them out!
The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) recently released an updated Daylight Harvesting for Commercial Buildings guide. This publication provides guidance towards meeting and exceeding California’s 2019 energy code for daylight harvesting.
This month, we explore a dynamic lighting controls installation at an automated distribution center in Ontario. Lighting control design by Hammerschlag and Joffe Inc. Photography by Terri Nowik, Light Monkeys.
The U.S. Department of Energy has released a report on the initial performance and reliability of chromaticity sensors used for tunable LED lighting systems.
The Zhaga Steering Committee has approved the 3rd edition of the popular Book 18 specification for outdoor luminaires. The new edition allows for architectures combining an ANSI C136.41 dimming receptacle with a Zhaga receptacle next to the architectures already specified in Ed. 2.0. Additionally, Zhaga-D4i certification of hybrid luminaires as well as control devices with an ANSI interface have become available.
Lutron Electronics recently announced the addition of the Caséta Outdoor Smart Plug.