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.
On May 19, 2021, BetterBricks, a commercial building resource from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), is bringing together experts from the University of Oregon and University of Washington to host a free webinar on the potential of lighting controls to improve human health and building efficiency.
In this video, the Lighting Practice’s Emad Hasan, IALD, LEED AP BD+C discusses the impact of energy codes on lighting and how lighting controls can save energy by reducing the amount of time light is used. Emad also explores the impact on occupants and the different ways lighting designers balance code requirements, occupant comfort, and impactful lighting solutions.
In this article contributed to LEDs Magazine, Lutron’s CRAIG CASEY outlines a specification primer for educating clients on critical concepts that merge dynamic solid-state lighting with controls to optimize wellbeing and enhance the light experience in the built environment. The right equipment and approach, he says, starts with the application needs.
Cybersecurity and privacy concerns in the smart home have the potential to worsen with device ownership and demand for gadgets growing. In building their solutions, industry participants should therefore treat cybersecurity protections as the norm. Looking past functionality and user experience, privacy also needs to be factored into the process. These were among the key recommendations of CABA’s Privacy and Cybersecurity in the Connected Home Landmark Research project, carried out by CABA member Frost & Sullivan.
The Lighting Controls Association (LCA) has published Part 3 of EE302: A Year with a Networked Lighting Control System, a new learning module in its popular Education Express online education program.
For the tenth consecutive month, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) topped 50 points, indicating conditions conducive to growth. March’s reading of 80 built on an already robust 64.3 in February and was driven by two-thirds of survey respondents’ indicating better conditions.
Synapse Wireless has published guidance to achieving best practices and energy code compliance for parking garage lighting control. The guidance describes various relevant regulations and what strategies and equipment are required. “Parking garages can be a challenging environment for lighting designers. From seasonal outdoor daylight patterns, to underground levels, these spaces are a microcosm for […]
Rebates remain a strong incentive for investing in energy-efficient lighting and controls. In 2021, significant opportunities are widely available for LED lighting and controls, including continuing availability of rebates for networked controls.