Dan Hollenkamp, COO of Toggled offers several key predictions for the future of smart lighting technology.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Energy Measurement for a Network Lighting Control (NLC) Device with a Locking-Type Receptacle (ANSI C136.50-2021). This is a new Standard that describes methods and requirements for the measurement of energy consumption and the reporting of the consumption for a network lighting control (NLC) device in an outdoor lighting application.
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.
In recent years, the Next Generation Lighting Systems (NGLS) program has studied the ease of installation and use of connected lighting systems and their everyday effectiveness in two Living Labs—an indoor lab at Parsons School of Design in New York City and an outdoor lab at the Corporate Research Center adjacent to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) in Blacksburg, Virginia.
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.
Legrand has published a whitepaper, “Understanding the Essential Strategies for IoT Security,” which is available for free download.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published NEMA CPSP 4-2021 Harmonized Cybersecurity Standards and Conformity Assessment. This document emphasizes the need for globally harmonized industry consensus around cybersecurity process Standards and conformity assessments.
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.
In A National Roadmap for Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings, DOE outlines its national goal to triple the energy efficiency and demand flexibility of buildings by 2030. A subsequent report, published in December 2019, specifically evaluates the potential for lighting and electronics (primarily consumer plus IT equipment) to optimize energy efficiency and comfort while providing services back to the grid. This article examines lighting’s potential to support grid interactivity, primarily in the form of networked lighting controls and automated demand response.