Lighting Controls Systems may use a wide variety of lighting controls wiring to connect their systems throughout a project. How that wiring, which may use multiple conductors, connects from device to device is an important component to identify and specify on any project. A termination is the end of a conductor and it may facilitate proper communication between devices or help avoid connecting the wrong conductors to a device. Terminations will sometimes also have very specific landing points for its conductors known as “pinouts,” which maintain a consistent connection pattern for all conductors. This article discusses common terminations that a Lighting Controls Designer may come across.
“Coexistence,” “interchangeability,” and “standby power” are samples of some of the terms featured in Lighting Systems Terms and Definitions, a new publication by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.
The Lighting Network breaks down basic versus advanced versus networked lighting controls in this short article.
A good lighting design includes a good controls design. Lighting controls play a critical role in lighting systems, enabling users manually or automatically to: • turn the lights ON and OFF using a switch; and/or • adjust light output up and down using a dimmer. This basic functionality can be used to generate these benefits […]
In this video by Philips Lighting, part of an education series, Dan Blitzer explains lighting controls and their benefits.
The Lighting Controls Association’s Craig DiLouie, LC, contributed an article about lighting control strategies and how they apply to existing buildings for FACILITIES MAINTENANCE DECISIONS, which republished it on their website. You can read it here.
EC&M Magazine recently published a short article identifying seven proven energy-saving lighting control strategies. Check it out here.
Guest post by Brent Protzman, PhD, CEM, LEED GA, LC Brent Protzman is the Manager of Energy Information & Analytics at Lutron Electronics. Today, smart building technology is changing the way we think about lighting control and building integration. Manufacturers can increasingly deliver components that maximize energy-efficiency and integrate with other building systems to provide […]
The Illuminating Engineering Society, in partnership with the Lighting Controls Association, has published LEM-7, Lighting Controls for Energy Management, a detailed guide to energy-saving lighting controls. The publication was written by Craig DiLouie, LC in support of the IES Energy Management Committee. The 48-page 8.5×11 guide, which is available for $35 (IES members) and $50 […]
OSRAM SYLVANIA’s LIGHTPOINT® Online Training offers a series of basic training modules, including a Product and System Technology course on lighting controls. To take this and other courses, register and then login to your mySYLVANIA account. The lighting controls module is here.