Lighting Controls Association Publishes Troubleshooting Guide for Networked Lighting Control Systems
Networked lighting control is an important emerging trend in lighting control. However, installation of these systems may be more complex than traditional solutions. In response, the Lighting Controls Association has created a generic troubleshooting guide for networked lighting control systems, currently available free as a downloadable V1.0 beta version.
The goal of this document is to enable personnel to address issues that may occur in the field. It’s not intended to replace troubleshooting instructions from specific manufacturers, and it should be noted that manufacturer solutions are highly individualized. The focus of this guide is on generic issues with common equipment types, including hardwired and wireless wall switches and dimmers, occupancy sensors, light sensors, luminaire controllers, and gateways and servers.
Currently, this document is available as a protected XLS spreadsheet. Simply scroll down to review issues, additional symptoms or indications, possible causes, prescription, and additional notes and comments.
Lighting Controls Association Publishes K-12 Classroom Application Guide
Energy codes are driving more detailed control solutions. New learning technology and guidelines such as CHPS are driving demand for greater flexibility and teacher control. This guide describes common requirements and provides a series of scenarios demonstrating successful application of lighting controls.
The guide is free and can be downloaded here.
Lighting Controls Association Publishes Lighting Controls Guide for Open Offices
Hoteling, hot-desking and other open office design trends are increasing demands for lighting flexibility. Meanwhile, commercial building energy codes are increasing demands for energy efficiency. A well-designed lighting and control system can maximize both of these objectives.
Authored by Steve Mesh, LC, this application guide by the Lighting Controls Association describes various control strategies that can be applied to open office spaces. These strategies can minimize operating costs, achieve energy code compliance and support workspaces that are more productive.
The guide is free and can be downloaded here.
Lighting Controls Association Publishes New Brochure
The Lighting Controls Association has published a new brochure, “Get Control of Your Lighting,” available for free download here.
This eight-page color brochure describes the extraordinary opportunity for building owners to significantly reduce energy costs while gaining flexibility and information through application of lighting control strategies.
The brochure is intended for use by decision-makers and those seeking to educate them about their cost-saving opportunities with lighting controls.
Click here to get it.
To educate the public about lighting controls, the Lighting Controls Association, administered by NEMA, developed the Education Express online education system. Education Express consists of more than 30 courses covering the gamut of lighting control strategies, technology, application, design, commissioning and energy codes. Courses are updated as needed.
Users can take courses at any time, at their own pace, and earn education credit at the end by passing an online quiz. Courses are registered with the National Council for Qualification of the Lighting Professions (NCQLP), awarding Lighting Education Units (LEUs) toward maintenance of the Lighting Certified (LC) certification. They are also registered for Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) and Learning Units (LUs) with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES). Five courses are recognized as prerequisites for California/National Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP) training and certification. And the entire curriculum serves as the basis for passing a test and earning the Certified Lighting Controls Professional (CLCP) certification administered by the interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies (NALMCO).
Since the program launched in 2006, more than 25,000 students have completed more than 225,000 courses and 150,000 tests for education credit. Registration is quick and provides access to all courses. Click here to get started with your controls education.
The Buzz aggregates social media feeds (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) from Lighting Controls Association members all in one place. Click here to check out what the controls industry is saying today.
Each year, the Lighting Controls Association sends a videographer to LIGHTFAIR to visit member booths and capture the latest lighting control products. Each video presents an expert describing a new control product being displayed at the show. LCA TV, residing on YouTube, is an excellent resource providing an in-depth tour of what’s new in lighting control technology.
Click here to check out the videos.