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Why Hire an Interior Decorator? Why Not

Home & Stuff - 14 hours 15 min ago

You want your home to look its best and of course meet your needs. Therefore, you want to consider how it looks and what others will think of it. Maybe you want to sell it and so you wish to have it redecorated. However, considering whether or not to hire an interior decorator in Los […]

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LCA TV: Enterprise Vue by Lutron

Lighting Controls Association - 16 hours 24 min ago
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2018 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Lutron Electronics' Enterprise Vue lighting control system.
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Steve Mesh Describes the “Non-Energy Benefits” of Connected Lighting

Lighting Controls Association - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 1:00am
In this guest post, LCA contributor Steve Mesh describes the "non-energy benefits" of connected lighting, which can add extraordinary value far beyond energy savings.
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Proven Insect Repellent (Review)

Gardening in the Home Landscape - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 8:41am

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

A couple months ago the folks at Proven sent me a sample of their Proven Insect Repellent to test out in my garden and report back my opinion. Since I’m out in the garden frequently and often exploring our land to seek out pawpaws I encounter plenty of human devouring insects to give Proven a...

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Deloitte’s Amsterdam Office Leverages Connected Lighting for Comfort and Data

Lighting Controls Association - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 1:00am
LD+A Magazine recently covered an innovative project--Deloitte's Amsterdam office, where connected lighting is used to continuously measure building use, which allows building systems to automatically adjust for energy efficiency and user comfort, and the building operators to analyze trends.
Categories: Lighting Articles

McWong’s Smart Sensor Control Platform Achieves Bluetooth® Qualification

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 1:00am
McWong has received Bluetooth qualification on 14 devices in its Smart Sensor Control Platform, which was also recently accepted into the 2018 IES Progress Report. This milestone means the devices comply with the Bluetooth mesh networking specifications published in 2017.
Categories: Lighting Articles

Septic Tank Cleaning – An Essential Requirement

Home & Stuff - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:18pm

Septic tanks are highly important in the modern-day society, as it provides a safe way of storing the wastage that is par for the course of daily human life. When there is a perfect septic tank, there will not be any seeping away of the wastage, thereby keeps the environment safe, and without any foul […]

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Wind Spinners- A Different Idea for Outdoor Garden Art

Home & Stuff - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 7:16pm

Wind spinners are lawn ornaments that can embellish your outdoor space in different ways. The origin of these spinners dates back to the traditional windmills. Also called as pinwheel, twister, eye-catcher, and whirligig, this garden ornament is available in a wide range of colors, sizes, and designs. You can choose twisters or pinwheels according to […]

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Universal Announces Zigbee® Sensor and Adapter Options Equipped with the EVERLINE® ID Driver for Wireless Luminaire Control

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 1:00am
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., a member of the Panasonic Group, has added Zigbee wireless sensors and adapters to their product line.
Categories: Lighting Articles

Hubbell’s Scott Ziegenfus on Why and How to Talk to IT Departments

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 1:00am
Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP recently interviewed Scott Ziegenfus, CEM, CLEP, CDSM, GGP, GPCP, LEED AP, Architect, Systems Manager, Government and Industry Relations at Hubbell Lighting, for an article for the January 2019 of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR, the official publication of NECA. The topic: why and how lighting professionals should talk to IT departments.
Categories: Lighting Articles

Lighting Suppliers Should Target IT Departments

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 1:00am
"As the lighting industry attempts to morph from its conventional role of illumination and become more of a provider of smart networks that collect data through chips and sensors embedded in the lighting infrastructure, it should focus its sales efforts on IT groups rather than on the customary facilities departments," Mark Halper writes for LEDs Magazine.
Categories: Lighting Articles

Hubbell Control Solutions Adds Bluetooth® Bridge with Real Time Clock to NX Distributed Intelligence

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 1:00am
Hubbell Control Solutions recently announced it has launched a new Bluetooth® Bridge with Real Time Clock (“NXBTC”) for wireless commissioning of NX Distributed Intelligence™ devices. The NXBTC replaces the former BTR Bluetooth® Bridge.
Categories: Lighting Articles

Kevin Willmorth on Distributed Low Voltage Infrastructures and their Impact on Controls

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 1:00am
"While the majority of installations today are distributed high voltage (between 110V and 347V), the emergence of solid-state lighting technology has brought into question whether this is the most practical and efficient way to feed future lighting systems ... In general illumination application, there are currently two core approaches to operating luminaires directly from low voltage DC power. Emerge Alliance 24VDC distributed, and Power over Ethernet (PoE). The two approaches employ distinctly different control approaches."
Categories: Lighting Articles

Determining Proper Aisle Width and Stall Size in Your Horse Barn

Home & Stuff - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 11:44pm

To be precise, being an owner of a horse barn, your primary concern should be providing optimal comfort and ease of living to your horses and ponies. Similarly, assurance of comfort in mobility for horses, you and its caretakers within horse barns in Stafford needs to be given due importance. In the first case, it […]

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How to Choose the Right Garage Builder

Home & Stuff - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 5:00am

Home exterior garage is a shed cum space that can house overabundance of things that multiplies over the years making rooms of your home overflowing with rarely used objects. With garages in Arlington, VA, they can be stored in the garage space keeping them organized, safe, easy accessible as per necessity as well as out […]

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Getting Ready for the Internet of Things

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 1:00am
Networked control and connected luminaire manufacturers are now promoting their products as “IoT enabled.” This means when the IoT does arrive, the lighting system will stand ready to play a part in it without significant additional cost. The converse may also be regarded as true, which is without connected lighting, any new LED lighting may instantly become obsolete after installation.
Categories: Lighting Articles

LCA TV: NX Distributed Intelligence by Hubbell

Lighting Controls Association - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 1:00am
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2018 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Hubbell's approach to distributed intelligence lighting control.
Categories: Lighting Articles

LCA TV: DLM Wireless Room-Based Lighting Control System by Wattstopper

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 1:00am
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2018 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Wattstopper's DLM wireless room-based lighting control system.
Categories: Lighting Articles

All Saints Church Wins 2018 IES Lighting Control Innovation Award

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 1:00am
This month, we will explore an innovative installation of interior lighting controls at All Saints Church in Pasadena, CA. Design by StudioK1. Photography by Nick Merrick and Pete Eckert. Lighting controls by Acuity.
Categories: Lighting Articles

Taking Cuttings of Basil for Propagation

Gardening in the Home Landscape - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 11:41am

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

It’s no secret that I love to propagate plants. I especially love to propagate the easy plants. The ones where success is almost 100% assured! Believe it or not there are a few of those. Basil is one that I almost always can get to root simply by taking cuttings and putting it in a...

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