Lighting Articles

Outcome-Based: The Future of Energy Codes?

Lighting Controls Association - 21 hours 33 min ago
Outcome-based commercial-building energy codes are an idea gaining new interest among policymakers in the United States. This type of energy code prescribes building energy budgets instead of a complex list of requirements. The first efforts started 10 years ago, and we are still years away from a model sure to gain significant adoption. Due to the concept’s potential benefits, however, it is possible, if not likely, that outcome-based codes will be a tool in future energy regulation.
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Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice Receives 2020 Lighting Control Innovation Award of Merit

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 07/21/2021 - 1:00am
This month, we explore a robust lighting controls installation at the Ford Foundation in New York City.
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Electroindustry Business Conditions Improve in June

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 07/19/2021 - 1:00am
A slight improvement in confidence boosted the National Electrical Manufacturers Association's (NEMA) Electroindustry Business Confidence Index's current conditions from a reading of 65.4 last month to 70 points in June.
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Leviton Announces Expanded VerifEye™ Building Manager Online (BMO) Energy Information Software

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 07/16/2021 - 1:00am
Leviton recently announced the expanded VerifEye™ Building Manager Online (BMO) web-based energy information software for submetering applications. The BMO platform is well suited for submetering applications in multi dwelling units (MDUs), commercial offices, multi-facility operations, education campuses, industrial/manufacturing plants, and more.
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LCA’s Gary Meshberg to Present at LEDucation

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 07/12/2021 - 1:23pm
On Wednesday August 18 at 8:30 AM, Gary Meshberg, LC, CLCP, LEED AP, director of industry and market engagement for Digital Lumens and vice chair of the Lighting Controls Association, will present a one-hour seminar at the upcoming LEDucation conference in New York City. The topic: lighting control for health and safety.
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Acuity to Host Embedded Lighting Controls Webinar

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 07/12/2021 - 1:00am
At 1:00 PM ET on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, Acuity Brands will present a one-hour webinar, "The Value of Embedded Lighting Controls."
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Endeavor Business Media Announces Launch of Smart Buildings Technology

Lighting Controls Association - Thu, 07/08/2021 - 1:00am
Endeavor Business Media recently announced the launch of Smart Buildings Technology, a new brand dedicated to serving the ecosystem that brings integrated intelligence to new construction and existing commercial buildings. Comprising a digital magazine [launching June 21, 2021], website, newsletters, and online conference, [Smart Connect, November 17, 2021], Smart Buildings Technology covers the latest developments in communications systems, energy efficiency, IT/OT integration, intelligent building systems, occupant health  and safety, and more.
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Lutron Introduces New Services and More Remote Capabilities for an Enhanced Customer Experience 

Lighting Controls Association - Tue, 07/06/2021 - 1:00am
To ensure a superb lighting control experience, Lutron Electronics recently announced additions to its service and support offering.
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Wattstopper’s Charles Knuffke on Granularity in Controls

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 07/02/2021 - 1:00am
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.
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NBI Publication: Controlling Comfort and Energy in Offices

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 06/30/2021 - 1:00am
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.
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Cooper Lighting Solutions Introduces New 1200W Low-Voltage Power Module to Industry-Leading WaveLinx Wireless System

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 06/28/2021 - 1:00am
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.
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A Look at DC Microgrids

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 06/25/2021 - 1:00am
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.
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The Oculus Receives 2020 Lighting Control Innovation Award of Merit

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 1:00am
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.
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Leviton and the Electrical Training Alliance (etA) Announce Five-Year Partnership

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 1:00am
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. 
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Current and Future Electroindustry Business Conditions Pull Back But Remain at Expansionary Levels

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 1:00am
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, a significant decline but still solidly in expansionary territory.
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Trade Ally Network NW Offers Short Course on LLLC

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 06/16/2021 - 1:00am
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.
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MaxLite Launches LED Flat Panels with Field-Installable Controls

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 06/14/2021 - 1:00am
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.
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Cooper’s Martin Mercier on Lighting’s Role in the Smart City

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 06/11/2021 - 1:00am
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.
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NEMA Publishes Revision to Supply Chain Best Practices White Paper

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 06/09/2021 - 1:00am
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published NEMA CPSP 1-2021 Supply Chain Best Practices. This document identifies a recommended set of supply chain best practices and guidelines that electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers can implement during product development to minimize the possibility that bugs, malware, viruses, or other exploits can be used to impact product operation negatively.
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The Evolution of Controls Technology

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 06/07/2021 - 1:00am
In a recent article published by EC&M Magazine, Evergreen Consulting Group's Tony Adams talks about the evolution of lighting control toward dimming, color tuning, discrete zoning, and application of multiple control strategies in the same space, focusing on luminaire-level lighting controls.
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