Dan Hollenkamp, COO of Toggled offers several key predictions for the future of smart lighting technology.
In the fall of 2021, the Lighting Controls Association (LCA) invited subscribers of lightingCONTROL, its monthly newsletter, to participate in a survey. The goal of the survey was to determine satisfaction with LCA services.
In this guest post, Jared Morello, VP of Specification Sales, Legrand North America, makes the case that secure lighting networking is achievable with the right compliance and certifications.
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.
Adoption of the most robust connected lighting systems has been slower than expected. Training, education, field validation, greater interoperability, and greater standardization of utility rebate programs are strong opportunities to meet the challenges. These are some of the conclusions of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Connected Lighting Systems Stakeholders Research Study, published in September 2021.
On December 2, 2021, PG&E will host a 3.5-hour webinar, “Lighting Controls Success Stories” from 9AM to 12:30PM. In this course, attendees will see case studies demonstrating successful application of lighting controls.
In his Controls Column contributed to LD+A Magazine in late 2020, Wattstopper’s Charles Knuffke, chair of the Lighting Controls Association, makes the case that energy codes should recognize the non-energy benefits of lighting controls.
Just because 0-10V dimmed luminaires are generally lower cost than digitally dimmed luminaires, it should not be assumed there will be a lower price tag on the overall project, writes C. Webster Marsh.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Integrated Lighting Campaign (ILC) recently interviewed C. Webster Marsh of Penumbra Controls, a lighting controls specialist and frequent contributor to the Lighting Controls Association site.
In a recent LD+A energy column, Willard L. Warren, PE, LC points out that various glare metrics have come and gone, with CIE’s Unified Glare Rating (UGR) on the way. The IES Handbook, however, calls such predictors useful for groups but not for individuals. He poses the question: Is it more practical to simply provide dimmable task/ambient lighting system that’s individually controllable?