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LCA TV: DLM Touchscreen by Wattstopper

Lighting Controls Association - 6 hours 39 min ago
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2018 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Wattstopper's DLM touchscreen lighting control product.
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Automotive Retailer Exterior Controls Project Wins 2018 IES Lighting Control Innovation Award

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 12/17/2018 - 12:00am
This month, we will explore an innovative installation of exterior lighting controls at an automotive retailer in Wisconsin. Design by Faith Technologies. Lighting by LSI Industries, lighting controls by Synapse Wireless.
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Steve Mesh on Control Protocols

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:00am
Steve Mesh writes, "According to Wikipedia, a communication protocol is a 'system of rules that allow two or more entities of a communications system to transmit information via any kind of variation of a physical quantity.' That’s a mouthful! What does that mean in terms of networked lighting control (NLC) systems?"
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Lutron’s Michael Smith on Residential Smart Lighting

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:00am
Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP recently interviewed Michael Smith, Vice President of Sales, Lutron Electronics, for an article about residential smart lighting.
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Eaton Introduces LumenSafe Video Monitoring

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:00am
Eaton recently released the LumenSafe Integrated Network Security Camera system, which enables cities, municipalities, public facilities and businesses to integrate connected video technology onto the company's LED outdoor luminaires.
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Signify’s Interact Pro Unlocks IoT-Connected Lighting

Lighting Controls Association - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:00am
Signify recently announced Interact Pro, the latest addition to its Interact IoT-ready portfolio, a multi-tasking, smart lighting system and software developed specifically for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
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NLB TV: Control Protocols

Lighting Controls Association - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:00am
In a recent panel at seventh annual NLB Lighting Forum experts talked about wired and wireless control system protocols.
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How Integrated Sensors in Luminaires are Changing Commercial Real Estate

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 12:00am
Luminaires are becoming smart nodes on powerful data networks. How is this happening and what are the benefits of a sensor-rich network?
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Legrand and Lumileds Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Tunable White LED Lighting

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:00am
Legrand, North & Central America and Lumileds recently announced a partnership agreement that will bring to market a simple to integrate and easy-to-install plug and play solution that delivers high quality tunable-white light.
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Kevin Willmorth on the IoT and Lighting Control Integration

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 12:00am
The Internet of Things (IoT) has become the talk of technologists everywhere, on every product level imaginable. Lighting is no exception. Understanding why this is such an energetic field requires thinking beyond conventional control and connectivity models. The integration of smart features opens the door to intelligent utilization of data and energy that cannot be achieved using closed, localized technologies that cannot be accessed beyond their limited utilitarian functionality.
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Daylight Harvesting Guidance

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 12:00am
In August 2018, the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) published a best practices guide for designing daylight harvesting lighting control systems. Titled Daylight Harvesting for Commercial Buildings Guide, it focuses on compliance with California’s Title 24 energy code, though it has broad application.
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Wattstopper’s Jonathan Cartrette on Lighting Cybersecurity

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 12:00am
Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP recently had the opportunity to interview Jonathan Cartrette, Systems Architect, Wattstopper/Legrand for an article that will be published in 2019 for ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR. The topic? Lighting and cybersecurity.
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Love Sculpture at Sakura Lake Sports Park Wins 2018 IES Lighting Control Innovation Award of Distinction

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 12:00am
This month, we will explore an innovative installation of LED lighting and controls at Love Sculpture at Sakura Lake Sports Park, Weihai, China.
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Lutron Reimagines Residential Experience Center in NYC

Lighting Controls Association - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:00am
Lutron Electronics recently reimagined its Residential Experience and Training Center in the Decoration and Design Building in New York City. Nearly three times the size of Lutron’s former New York City space, the new Center is intended to offer a design destination for the tri-state area specification community and their clients.
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LCA TV: Programmable LED Drivers by McWong International

Lighting Controls Association - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:00am
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2018 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to McWong International's IoT-ready and Bluetooth-enabled programmable LED drivers.
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DALI Digital Sensors by Legrand

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:00am
Legrand's DALI digital sensors (FDP-300 Series) were the first products developed as part of Legrand’s partnership within Philips Lighting SR (System Ready) Certified Program. These sensors can be programmed locally using the Legrand Sensor Configuration app or remotely using 3rd party controllers with DALI 103 and 303 functionalities. These sensors enable connected intelligent lighting (when paired with a 3rd party controller) for many outdoor applications and ensure substantial savings in energy and maintenance costs.
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California Passes IoT Cybersecurity Law

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:00am
In September, California passed SB-327, a cybersecurity law that will affect manufacturers of Internet of Things (IoT) and operational technology (OT) devices.
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DLC Publishes Networked Lighting Control Technical Requirements 3.0

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:00am
The DesignLights Consortium recently updated its technical requirements for networked lighting control systems to qualify for listing in the organization's Qualified Products List for Networked Lighting Control Systems, which is used by a growing number of utilities to quality products for rebates promoting this technology.
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How Connected Lighting Can Maximize Space Utilization

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 1:00am
This article at Eaton's THE SOURCE website provides an insightful look at how connected lighting can facilitate space optimization.
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Leviton Expands Award-Winning Decora Smart with Wi-Fi Technology Product Line with New Mini Plug-in Outlet

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 1:00am
Leviton recently launched its newest smart home solution, the Decora Smart Mini Plug-In Outlet with Wi-Fi Technology (part number DW15P). With the ability to create schedules, control activity from anywhere, and activate commands with voice control, the Mini Plug-In can make any small appliance, lamp or electronic plugged into it a smart device – simply plug the Decora Smart Mini Plug-in into an existing wall outlet.
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