Lighting control design continues to evolve toward smaller control zones for flexibility, energy savings, and responsiveness. This is the topic of the most recent controls column that Charles Knuffke, Systems Vice President and Evangelist for Wattstopper and Chair of the Lighting Controls Association, contributed to LD+A Magazine.
Two of the best investments building owners and corporate tenants can make to improve employee well-being and energy efficiency are automated shading systems and modern LED lighting with advanced wireless controls, says Controlling Comfort and Energy in Offices, a new publication by the New Buildings Institute.
Cooper Lighting Solutions, a business unit of Signify, recently announced the addition of a new 1200W Low-Voltage Power Module to its WaveLinx Wireless system. With the introduction of the module, WaveLinx now features a hybrid solution that combines the benefits of both wireless connected lighting technology with a class 2 low-voltage microgrid.
Direct current (DC) is emerging as a competitive or complementary power distribution option at the grid, community, and building level. Among the advantages for building owners is potential efficiencies in operating DC-based LED lighting and controls as well as plug-and-play sensor and controls installation, including networking that can unlock Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
This month, we explore a dynamic lighting controls installation at The Oculus, an immersive arrival experience at the new Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Lighting design by Focus Lighting. Lighting controls by ETC. Photography by Ryan Fischer.
Leviton recently announced a new partnership with the electrical training ALLIANCE (etA), the nation’s largest electrical training organization. The five-year agreement will bring funding, training kits, instruction, and technical expertise through traditional and digital training curriculum platforms.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently reported its Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) dipped 24 points from a high-water mark in April to 65.4 in May 2021, a significant decline but still solidly in expansionary territory.
Trade Ally Network NW, sponsored by Bonneville Power Administration and its Northwest utilities, recently published a 15-minute online course about luminaire-level lighting controls (LLLC), focusing on retrofit opportunities.
MaxLite recently introduced the next generation of FlatMax LED Flat Panels with field-selectable CCTs, wattages and field-installable controls as a flexible and future ready lighting solution for offices, schools, health care facilities, and other commercial spaces.
In an article recently published by NEMA, Martin Mercier, Strategic Marketing Manager, Cooper Lighting Solutions talks about the ways in which lighting can contribute to the smart city. Lighting provides infrastructure for data collection, he notes. Standardization and an open ecosystem for partnerships will be key to realizing this opportunity.