Lutron’s most significant commercial system release since April 2018, when the company acquired Ketra, Athena combines good lighting control, LED lighting technology, and simple app-based setup in a solution that is equally optimal for new construction, retrofits, and evolving commercial spaces.
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Lutron Electronics, the industry leader in smart, scalable lighting control solutions, and Cree Lighting, a global market leader in innovative LED lighting solutions, are teaming up to introduce a variety of new connected lighting products to the market: Cree Lighting indoor and outdoor fixtures offered with Lutron wired and wireless digital fixture control technologies.
Lutron Electronics is helping contractors, distributors, and estimators to streamline their projects from early-stage estimates to final installation with its comprehensive offering of QuEst-D™ Quick Estimating and Design software, Vive Lighting Control solution, and Vive Vue app. This product suite simplifies design and installation, delivers increased system flexibility, and puts greater control in the hands of both contractors and end users.
We’re still finding ways to take full advantage of daylight’s benefits. It’s a challenging issue, leaving daylight in an uneasy battle with electric light for brightening our spaces – ignored or underrated in lighting designs, and poorly controlled to boot. Fortunately, this is starting to change. Along with the growing awareness of the WELL, LEED, and BREEAM building standards — which incorporate a variety of recommendations for daylight exposure and control — and acceptance of building codes that support more use of daylight harvesting, there’s a greater incentive to embrace daylight as part of the overall lighting design of a space.
LSI Industries Inc., a manufacturer of outdoor and indoor lighting and graphics for commercial, industrial and multi-site retail applications, recently announced that it has partnered with Lutron to implement the next generation of LED luminaire control.
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2019 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to HXL humancentric lighting by Lutron Electronics.
Tunable white lighting can play a role in making spaces more comfortable and flexible with light that dynamically changes its color temperature over time. The adoption of tunable white has not yet been widespread, in part due to complexity. Now, with Lutron’s new T-Series downlight driver, specifying tunable white is easier than ever, according to the company.
Lutron recently celebrated the opening of its new Commercial Experience Center in Manhattan. The new center offers architects, designers, contractors, developers, and building owners an immersive vision of Lutron lighting and control capabilities.
In August 2019, the University of Oregon published a whitepaper, “The Impact of Lighting and Views in the Workplace of the Future.” The paper concludes that daylighted spaces with controlled lighting and views can improve occupant well-being, workplace productivity, and satisfaction by positively influencing various physiological and psychological processes. Lighting and views also impact property value and employee recruitment and retention, the researchers said.