The Lighting Controls Association (LCA) now offers EE202: Automatic Plug Load Control as a new course in its popular Education Express program.
Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP recently had the opportunity to interview David Buerer, Director of Product Management, Leviton, for an article for tED Magazine on the topic of nonresidential lighting control protocols.
The TALQ Consortium reveals in a White Paper recently published a whitepaper detailing insights into its global interface standard and certification scheme for managing smart city applications including outdoor lighting networks.
Below is Craig DiLouie, LC’s contribution to the March 2017 issue of tED Magazine. Reprinted with permission. The lighting controls revolution features three notable trends promoting integration of control with light. The latest commercial building energy codes promote complex control schemes. The LED source is highly controllable. And sensors and microprocessors have become miniaturized. Just […]
The Northwest Lighting Network recently published an article about the potential of luminaire-integrated lighting controls. From the article: While traditional lighting control strategies can yield considerable benefits, Luminaire Level Lighting Controls (LLLC) show promise of both easier installation and commissioning and deeper energy savings beyond other lighting controls. And: The Design Lights Consortium will publish […]
Visible light communication (VLC) is a particularly exciting technology in an industry that is already going through exciting technological change. This technology, popularly used in applications such as fiber-optics, now shows promise for general lighting due to the advent of LED lighting. The potential is to create spaces that actively communicate with users. What is […]
enLIGHTenment Magazine recently published an article about the growth of smart lighting for the home, and what it may mean both for consumers and the controls industry. From the article: With the LED revolution has come another shift: lighting products and controls used to be separate entities, but now they are being combined into one […]
Given current adoption of commercial building energy codes, conventional wisdom indicates that LED lighting is frequently specified with automatic lighting controls. However, there is little public data available concerning market penetration of LED lighting, how often it is specified as controllable and with lighting controls, owner preferences, and how satisfied specifiers and installers are with […]
A new whitepaper by KW Engineering, “Beyond Advanced Lighting Controls: Reaching Net Zero with Integrated Building Controls” (James Donson, Jon Schoenfeld and Bruce Chamberlain), identifies advanced lighting controls (networked lighting) as a major contributor to energy cost savings for existing buildings. The paper states that greater savings for both lighting and HVAC systems can be […]
Outdoor lighting controls is undergoing a mini-revolution that offers new design and selling opportunities while challenging electrical professionals to stay on top of technological change. Traditionally, outdoor lighting control was relatively simple. A typical scheme featured a controller providing automatic ON/OFF based on time of day (using an astronomical time switch) or daylight (photosensor). The […]