A U.S. Department of Energy-funded Pacific Northwest Energy Laboratory (PNNL) study found that hospital nurses value controllability in lighting and that this controllability can translate to greater satisfaction among patients.
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) and the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) recently released results of a new study that strengthens the case for expanding use of networked lighting controls (NLC) to significantly drive energy savings in commercial and industrial buildings. The report found that energy savings possible by adding NLCs to LED lighting projects approach 70 percent for some building types, with savings across various categories of buildings averaging 49 percent.
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is gathering market data from DC lighting and DC microgrid controller manufacturers and solution providers to characterize the current states of these two technologies and their interoperability. The responses will help inform future research needs to advance DC lighting technology and DC building microgrids, with the ultimate goal of increasing energy efficiency and resilience while enabling Zero Energy Buildings.
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will present a love, one-hour webinar, “Lighting Controls: What works? Lessons from the Field” from 1-2 PM ET on January 14, 2020.
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) recently published a new DELTA report evaluating new sensor-controlled LED corridor lighting installed in a multifamily residential building in Albany, New York. The project showed significant energy savings while overall occupant response was positive.
Early in 2019, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR conducted a survey developed by Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP to gauge familiarity with major lighting trends, including networked lighting controls and wireless controls. Here are some key findings.
A study covered in the 2018 Consumer Electronics Guide revealed positively trending sentiments toward smart home technology, with lighting and security being the most discussed topics.
A new exploratory study conducted in the Department of Energy’s Connected Lighting Test Bed investigates energy losses in Ethernet cables used between PoE switches and luminaires in PoE connected lighting systems.
To accelerate advances in connected lighting systems, DOE developed a connected lighting test bed (CLTB) in 2016 to characterize the capabilities of market-available connected lighting systems. The results will increase visibility on what does and does not work, and create tight information feedback loops to inform technology developers about needed improvements related to interoperability, configuration […]
In a 25,000-square-foot commercial office on the Rensselaer Technology Park campus in Troy, N.Y., scientists from the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are making plans to install LED lighting with fixture-integrated and network-connected lighting controls. The controls are being tested in a broad-based field evaluation to compare and quantify the additional benefits […]