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Stacks+Joules: Educating Tomorrow’s Control Experts

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 1:00am
Stacks+Joules is a non-profit workforce training program designed to prepare high school seniors for jobs in the building automation field. This article by LCA Education Director Craig DiLouie describes the program and the role LCA's Education Express plays in it.
Categories: Lighting Articles

Crossing Daylilies

Gardening in the Home Landscape - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:55pm

Post by Growing The Home Garden - Home Gardening with Vegetables, Herbs, and Plant Propagation

Daylilies are one of the easiest plants to learn how to hybridize. The large flowers with easy to get to pollen make it a simple matter to transfer pollen from one flower to another.  There are a couple simple things you need to know before you start hybridizing daylilies. The first is where the pollen […]

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Categories: Garden

LPL Financial Wins 2017 IES Lighting Control Innovation Award

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 1:00am
This month, we will explore an innovative installation of lighting controls at the General Motors Design Dome.
Categories: Lighting Articles

Steve Mesh on the New LCA Troubleshooting Guide

Lighting Controls Association - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 1:00am
This guest post by Steve Mesh introduces the new Lighting Controls Association troubleshooting guide for networked lighting control systems.
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Hubbell Lighting Components Unveils the Microwave Sensor Module Control

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 1:00am
Hubbell Lighting Components recently introduced the Microwave Sensor Module (MWM) control. The MWM detects motion from behind plastic or glass diffusers.
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Dimming Lamps and Luminaires

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 1:00am
Eaton's The Lighting Resource recently published an article about dimming LED lamps and luminaires.
Categories: Lighting Articles

Philips Lighting Introduces Scene Management App Enabling Landmark Lighting Control

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 1:00am
Philips Lighting recently announced the launch of a new Cloud-based Scene management app that enables businesses to quickly and simply change a building’s architectural lighting using a smartphone or tablet.
Categories: Lighting Articles

Pawpaws (Asimina trilob)

Gardening in the Home Landscape - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 3:03pm

Post by Growing The Home Garden - Home Gardening with Vegetables, Herbs, and Plant Propagation

Recently while out exploring I noticed a butterfly floating about. It was a zebra swallowtail butterfly which is the Tennessee state butterfly. I’ve seen them before and so I knew a little about them including one fact in particular, their favorite host plant is the pawpaw tree (Asimina trilob). I’ve never grown a pawpaw tree […]

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Categories: Garden

Intermatic Introduces Ascend Smart In-Wall Timer

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 1:00am
Intermatic Incorporated has announced its new Ascend™ 7-Day In-Wall Programmable Timer, a next-generation control that helps contractors save 5-15 minutes on each installation while delivering tech-forward features to consumers.
Categories: Lighting Articles

OSRAM Launches SensiLUM Wireless Integrated Sensor Family

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 1:00am
OSRAM recently announced the launch of SensiLUM™, a wireless integrated sensor product family. SensiLUM sensors enable occupancy detection, daylight harvesting and individual or group control of luminaires over a mesh network based on ZigBee® standards.
Categories: Lighting Articles

Siemens Acquires Enlighted

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 1:00am
Siemens Building Technologies Division recently announced it has acquired Enlighted Inc., a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of intelligent lighting systems. Both parties have agreed not to disclose financial details. Closing is expected in the third quarter of 2018. Enlighted will be managed as an independent legal entity and wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens Industry, Inc.
Categories: Lighting Articles

IoT-Ready Alliance Introduces First Internet of Things Interface Specification

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 1:00am
The IoT-Ready Alliance™ recently introduced its first specification, The IoT-Ready™ Interface Specification V1.0. The Specification defines a socket that allows any type of Internet of Things (IoT) sensor or control module to connect seamlessly to a luminaire or other building system.
Categories: Lighting Articles

Hubbell on “Human-centric Lighting”

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 1:00am
Hubbell's Summer Albergotti and Marissa Keisler contributed an article to Facilities.net, "Human-Centric Lighting for Schools, Hospitals, and Offices." The article describes how color tuning enables lighting systems to better serve the needs of users and spaces.
Categories: Lighting Articles

Atrius Solution Builder Offers Development Environment for Web Applications and Dashboards

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 1:00am
Acuity Brands, Inc. recently released Atrius™ Solution Builder, an HTML5, browser-based Integrated Development Environment to help rapidly build visually-rich, interactive web-based graphical user interfaces, applications and dashboards. These user interfaces can be built for range of digital devices such as computers, mobile devices, tablets, touch screen displays, educational kiosks and digital signage.
Categories: Lighting Articles

Leviton Named “Brand Used Most” in 2018 BUILDER Magazine Brand Use Study

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 1:00am
Leviton has achieved recognition as the "Brand Used Most" in the lighting controls and switches category for BUILDER magazine’s 2018 Brand Use Study. In addition to receiving this acknowledgement 21 years in a row, Leviton has also placed first in the 2018 "Brand Familiarity" and "Brand Used in Past 2 Years" categories.
Categories: Lighting Articles

Rebates for Controls Going Strong

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 1:00am
The most popular lighting control rebates continue to be occupancy sensors, light sensors, and daylight dimming systems. The average rebate for controls is fairly high when one considers their cost, positioning them as an attractive add-on to a retrofit. In some cases, such as high-bay lighting, the rebate can almost completely cover the cost of adding a luminaire-mounted occupancy sensor.
Categories: Lighting Articles

LCA TV: Humancentric Lighting Solution by Wattstopper

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 1:00am
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2017 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Wattstopper's Humancentric Lighting solution.
Categories: Lighting Articles

General Motors Design Dome Renovation Wins 2017 IES Lighting Control Innovation Award

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 1:00am
This month, we will explore an innovative installation of lighting controls at the General Motors Design Dome.
Categories: Lighting Articles

McWong and Avi-on Partner to Bring Bluetooth Connectivity into Smart Sensor Controls for Lighting

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 1:00am
McWong International and Avi-on Labs, Inc., a developer of Bluetooth® lighting controls, announced the immediate commercial availability of the complete PacWave® wireless Smart Sensor Control product line on the Avi-on platform.
Categories: Lighting Articles

Lutron Launches Enterprise Vue, a Single Data and Management Platform for Connected Buildings

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 1:00am
Lutron Electronics recently announced the launch of Enterprise Vue, a single data and management platform for multiple Lutron systems across corporate and university campuses, retail locations, or hospitality and restaurant spaces. Enterprise Vue gives facility managers real-time control of multiple buildings – whether they are all in one location or scattered around the world – by integrating data from Lutron’s Quantum and Vive systems.
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