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EiKO Offers Webinar on XI-FI Wireless Controls

Lighting Controls Association - 22 hours 29 min ago
EiKO's 25-minute on-demand recorded webinar will teach you about the simple, intuitive, and scalable lighting control system: Xi-Fi Wireless Controls.
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Nurses Want More Lighting Control

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 11/25/2020 - 12:00am
A U.S. Department of Energy-funded Pacific Northwest Energy Laboratory (PNNL) study found that hospital nurses value controllability in lighting and that this controllability can translate to greater satisfaction among patients.
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Alvine Engineering Corporate Headquarters Receives 2020 Lighting Control Innovation Award of Merit

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 12:00am
This month, we explore a robust lighting controls solution used to implement tunable-white and circadian lighting and achieve WELL certification at Alvine Engineering's corporate headquarters.
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Steve Mesh Talks Programmable LED Drivers

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 11/20/2020 - 12:00am
Because of the new features provided by many lighting control systems, such as the ability to change colors, some drivers now available in the market are also "programmable."  What does this mean?  And why would you want to use programmable drivers?
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New nLight Autonomous Bridging Technology Extends Range and Improves Responsiveness of Wireless Lighting Controls

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 12:00am
nLight®, an Acuity Brands company, recently introduced its new nLight® Autonomous Bridging Technology (ABT), which greatly increases the range and improves the responsiveness of wireless networked lighting controls across indoor and outdoor spaces and around obstructions.
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Jeremy Day Talks Control System Design

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 11/16/2020 - 12:00am
Jeremy Day, Application Engineering Director for LumenPulse, wrote an interesting article laying out a simple process for designing a lighting control system.
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DesignLights Consortium Adds ioXt Alliance Certification Program to Recognized Cybersecurity Standards

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 11/13/2020 - 12:00am
The ioXt Alliance, the Global Standard for IoT Security, recently announced the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) has added ioXt security certification to its Networked Lighting Control System Technical Requirements (Version 5), also known as NLC5. Along with ioXt, NLC5 offers a full breakdown of all DLC-recognized cybersecurity certification options that are specifically designed for interior and exterior NLC systems associated with commercial and industrial buildings, roadways, and exterior environments.
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Universal Lighting Technologies Partners with Illumination Technology Group in Northern Illinois Region

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 12:00am
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., a member of the Panasonic family of companies, recently announced a strategic partnership with Illumination Technology Group (ITG). Based in Naperville, Illinois, the agency will support Universal’s distributor network of LED lighting solutions across the Northern Illinois region.
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NEMA Launches Industrial Control Panel Council

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 12:00am
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)  recently announced the creation of its new Industrial Control Panel Council to promote the proper installation of industrial control panels, provide guidance and recommendations on installation practices for various jurisdictions, advocate for Standards and best practice documents for the industry, and develop educational materials. 
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McWong Teams with LEDRAbrands and Casambi to Design and Deploy Commercial-grade Bluetooth Mesh Control Network

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 12:00am
McWong International, a leading innovator in Bluetooth® mesh technology, collaborated with LEDRAbrands and Casambi to create a unique, responsive commercial lighting environment for LEDRAbrands’ new corporate headquarters in Irvine, California. The project, detailed in the partners’ new white paper, focused on several objectives.
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DALI Awards Open for Entries

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 11/04/2020 - 12:00am
The DALI Alliance (DiiA) recently announced the call for entries to the inaugural DALI Lighting Awards. Held in association with arc (the international architectural lighting design magazine) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), the awards will showcase and celebrate the best use of DALI control solutions in lighting projects across the world while also recognizing the importance of producing great quality illumination.
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Lutron’s Matt Ochs on Controls During the Pandemic

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 11/02/2020 - 12:00am
Industry journalist Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP recently interviewed Matt Ochs, Senior Marketing Director, Lutron Electronics for an article for ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR. The topic: the role lighting controls can play in risk mitigation during the pandemic. Here's the transcript.
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Arup Los Angeles Office Receives 2020 Lighting Control Innovation Award of Merit

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 10/30/2020 - 1:00am
This month, we explore a dynamic lighting and controls installation at Arup’s offices in Los Angeles.
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Study Finds Large Untapped Potential to Reduce Building Energy Consumption Through Wider Use of Networked Lighting Controls

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 1:00am
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) and the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) recently released results of a new study that strengthens the case for expanding use of networked lighting controls (NLC) to significantly drive energy savings in commercial and industrial buildings. The report found that energy savings possible by adding NLCs to LED lighting projects approach 70 percent for some building types, with savings across various categories of buildings averaging 49 percent.
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NEEA Studies Luminaire Level Lighting Controls

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 1:00am
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) recently published a study seeking to compare one-for-one luminaire level lighting control (LLLC) retrofits with a comprehensive networked lighting controls (NLC) redesign. Conducted by the University of Oregon, the study found that a one-for-one LLLC upgrade produced comparable energy savings and lighting quality at a competitive cost.
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C. Webster Marsh on Contact Tracing Using Controls

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 1:00am
"In my latest education express course, Integration and Building Automation, I discuss basic uses for a Building Automation System (BAS). One use not mentioned is Contact Tracing, which has been brought to the foreground primarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic (also known as Coronavirus). Contact tracing is potentially an essential part of safely re-opening businesses during Coronavirus and since lighting fixtures and lighting controls are necessary wherever people occupy a building, building management can make use of intelligent lighting control systems to improve their contact tracing methods to ensure their occupants are safe."
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LCA TV: TruBlu Commissioning Tool by McWong International

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 10/21/2020 - 1:00am
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association, introduces the building industry to McWong International's TruBlu commissioning tool for SIG-qualified Bluetooth mesh lighting control networks.
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LCA TV: Online Tunable-White Lighting Webinar

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 1:00am
Presented by Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP, education director for the Lighting Controls Association, this 30-minute webinar provides a deep overview of tunable-white lighting, a relatively new dimension of LED lighting control that is pioneering new capabilities and applications.
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Zhaga’s Book 18 Plans to Add ANSI’s C136.41 Dimming Receptacle

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 1:00am
Zhaga is planning a 3rd edition of the popular Book 18 specification for outdoor luminaires that will allow for architectures combining an ANSI C136.41 dimming receptacle with a Zhaga receptacle. Book 18 Ed. 3.0 will enable Zhaga-D4i certification of hybrid luminaires as well as control devices with an ANSI interface in addition to the certifications already offered by Book 18 Ed. 2.0.
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LCA TV: Intermatic Back to 100% Production

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 1:00am
Intermatic recently released a video describing its safety measures during the pandemic, resulting in the company back to operating at 100% capacity.
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