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Controls Friday: Philips Lighting’s LuxSense

Philips Lighting’s LuxSense Lighting Control provides a simple way to implement a daylight harvesting control strategy. Designed to control up to 20 luminaires, the LuxSense daylight sensor can be paired with the company’s Mark 7 0-10VDC electronic dimming ballast to optimize savings. Check it out here. Controls Friday is sponsored by

Controls, Education + Resources

Controls Friday: Encelium Publishes New Whitepaper on Advanced Lighting Controls

Encelium Technologies recently announced the release of a new whitepaper titled, “Using Advanced Lighting Controls to Drive Down Energy Costs and Improve Worker Satisfaction,” authored by Terry Mocherniak, Chief Operating Officer, Encelium Technologies and contributed by Gary Meshberg, LEED AP, LC, Director of Sales, Encelium Technologies and President of the Lighting Controls Association. The whitepaper [...]

Controls, LED + SSL

Controls Friday: Lutron Launches LED Control Center of Excellence

As the use of energy-saving LEDs becomes more widespread in both commercial and residential applications, it is clear that there are many questions about which LED products are compatible with which lighting controls. For instance “dimmable” has not been clearly defined for LEDs. Despite manufacturers’ claims for dimmable LEDs, many do not perform well with [...]

Controls, Products + Technology

Controls Friday: TCP, Inc. Introduces TruDim CFL Technology

CFL manufacturer TCP, Inc. is introducing a new fully dimmable CFL product line incorporating a patent-pending high performance CFL ballast design that features proprietary NXP GreenChip power management IC chip technology. This new design approach, dubbed TruDim Technology, results in a CFL with smoother full range dimming performance from 100% down to 1%. The dimming [...]


Controls Friday: Lutron Launches Redesigned Website

More than one year in the making, Lutron’s new website at www.lutron.com features a completely new infrastructure, search capabilities and customizable user experiences. The site was designed with more than 25 different user groups in mind, ranging from homeowners and interior designers, to builders, electrical contractors, lighting designers and facility managers. Features of the redesigned [...]

Controls, Legislation + Regulation

EC&M Publishes Article on Lighting Efficiency Regulations

We are in an era of regulated efficiency. EC&M Magazine has published a nice summary of lighting regulations for their April issue here. I was pleased to be interviewed for this article about the role lighting controls can play in upgrades in existing buildings.


Controls Friday: Lutron Honored by Smithsonian

CE Pro recently reported that Lutron has been honored by the Smithsonian Institute by being included as part of the Smithsonian’s Electricity group, and will be included in a division called “Lighting: A Revolution.” Get the story here. This post sponsored by

Codes + Standards, Controls, Education + Resources, Energy + Environment, Legislation + Regulation

Controls Friday: Lighting Controls Association Publishes Whitepaper on New California Title 20 Regulations

California new Title 20 standards, which went into effect January 1, 2010, created new energy efficiency standards for 150-500W metal halide light fixtures used in indoor and outdoor applications. These fixtures may not be manufactured in the State of California unless they meet the new standards. For the most part, the fixture will have to [...]


Controls Friday: Electrical Contractor Publishes Column on Estimating for Controls

Fellow Electrical Contractor Magazine columnist Stan Shook contributed a column on estimating titled, “Controlling Light,” which begins: Today’s lighting control systems (LCS) are more elaborate and high-tech than ever. The once-simple systems consisting of a few low-voltage switches, a small lighting control panel (LCP) and a time clock now involve special ballasts and relays, motion [...]

Controls, Energy + Environment

Controls Friday: California Lighting Technology Center Completes More Than 100 Demonstrations of Energy-Efficient Lighting

The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC), a research, development, and demonstration facility at the University of California, Davis, recently announced that it has installed more than 100 demonstrations of energy-efficient lighting since the Center’s inception in 2004. These demonstrations, conducted at the University of California, California State University, California Community College campuses, and state and [...]


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