Lighting Articles

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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OSRAM Launches ENCELIUM EXTEND System

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 1:00am
The ENCELIUM® EXTEND System, together with the (interior) SensiLUM™ Wireless Integrated Sensors and (exterior) Wireless Site Lighting Control Modules (WSLC), creates a sensor-rich smart network that customers can leverage as their technology infrastructure for entry into smart building and IoT applications.
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Synergy Electrical Sales’ Paul Rudalavage on Fact Finding for Lighting Control Systems

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 1:00am
In this guest post, Paul Rudalavage, Synergy Electrical Sales summarizes five key areas to understand and explore when purchasing a lighting control system.
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Steve Mesh on Talking to IT Departments About Connected Lighting

Lighting Controls Association - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 1:00am
"If you are a regular reader of Lighting Controls Association blog posts, then you know that networked lighting control systems (NLCs) are really computer networks – they just happen to control luminaires, occupancy sensors, photosensors and light switches. The paradigm shift for lighting control systems has occurred at lightning-fast speed in recent years ... However, once you decide to piggyback onto an existing IT network, you are in the domain of the IT staff who works for the building’s owner."
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Cree Optimizes LED Technology for the Connected Lighting Future

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 1:00am
Cree, Inc. recently announced the XLamp® XP-G3 S Line LED, an extension of the XLamp XP-G3 LED that is optimized for connected lighting. With the XP-G3 S Line, Cree delivers high-power LED technology optimized for long-lifetime, high-power general lighting applications where sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT) are becoming common, such as commercial indoor, parking, industrial and roadway.
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ETC Starts Shipping Echo BACnet Interface

Lighting Controls Association - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 1:00am
ETC’s Echo BACnet Interface integrates Unison Echo® lighting control systems and BACnet building management systems easily. The Echo BACnet interface is available for immediate shipment.
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CLTC Publishes Best Practice Guide for Daylight Harvesting

Lighting Controls Association - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 1:00am
The California Lighting Technology Center recently announced publication of the Daylight Harvesting for Commercial Buildings Guide, which provides guidance towards meeting and exceeding California's Building Energy Efficiency Standards for daylight harvesting.
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Lighting Controls for Existing Buildings

Lighting Controls Association - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 1:00am
FACILITIES MAINTENANCE DECISIONS recently ran an article contributed by the Lighting Controls Association on how to apply lighting controls to existing buildings.
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New NX SimpleTouch™ Graphic Wall Station from Hubbell Control Solutions

Lighting Controls Association - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 1:00am
Hubbell Control Solutions recently announced the availability of the new NX SimpleTouch™ full-color touch-screen wall station. The attractive and easy-to-use NX SimpleTouch is designed for customers using NX Distributed Intelligence™ devices for code-compliant lighting control.
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