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.
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2019 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Lutron Electronics’ Quick Estimating and Design Tool, or QuEst-D.
Lutron Electronics has created a holistic approach to humancentric lighting: Lutron HXL. The Lutron HXL approach combines four elements of lighting design to allow people to be, work, and feel their best: Quality Light, Natural Light, Connection to the Outdoors, and Adaptive and Personalized control.
Lutron Electronics is helping contractors save time and secure more jobs with quick lighting control estimates for today’s smart buildings. QuEst-D Quick Estimating and Design software is an intuitive, web-based tool that walks you through basic project information to instantly provide a code-compliant, Lutron wireless lighting control solution, project estimate, and bill of materials.
Lutron Electronics recently introduced the Ripplefold style for its Alena Pull-to-Start Drapery solution – an enhancement that brings a graceful, tailored look to hotel guestroom curtains.