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Controls, Products + Technology

Amazing Way to Control Your Lighting

Now this is what I want for Christmas. Take a table, turn it into an interactive video image of your living space, and control everything.


Lighting Controls Association Publishes Short Primer on Control Wiring

Control wiring provides a path for command and status communication between control devices in a lighting and control system and, in many cases, power to the devices as well. Wiring is interrelated with overall lighting control system considerations—such as selection of control system and components, layout and installation practices—and is therefore an important consideration when [...]

Controls, Products + Technology

Philips Ledalite new ecoSTEP Initiative Introduces Lighting Solutions Providing Up to 35% Energy Savings

Ledalite’s ecoSTEP program highlights new product options and corporate initiatives that support the company’s ongoing sustainability commitments. Available in all Ledalite 2’x2′ recessed luminaires, the ecoSTEP offering delivers energy savings of 25%-35%, with 68% less mercury content, and requires less maintenance and fewer luminaires for a wide range of open plan spaces including libraries, offices [...]

Controls, Lighting Industry, Products + Technology

EnOcean: Our Technology Emerging as Lighting Control Wireless Standard

Over a year ago, a group of building controls manufacturers formed the EnOcean Alliance to promote interoperable wireless sensor networks based on the EnOcean wireless standard. Today, 113 companies, including Leviton, Masco, Distech Controls, Philips Ledalite and Osram Sylvania have engineered products that use wireless and energy harvesting sensors, switches and controls. According to EnOcean, [...]

Codes + Standards, Controls, Lighting Industry

NEMA Publishes LL 9-2009 Dimming of T8 Fluorescent Lighting Systems

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published LL 9-2009 Dimming of T8 Fluorescent Lighting Systems. This new standard is the first coordinated guidance from industry on the dimming of T8 fluorescent lighting systems; LL 9 covers ranges between 100% and approximately 35% output (60mA lamp current). The publication was a result of discussions between [...]

Construction + Economy, Controls

Buildings Design & Construction: “MEP Technologies for Eco-Effective Buildings”

Building Design & Construction’s July issue features an article by C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett titled, “MEP Technologies for Eco-Effective Buildings,” includes several sections related to lighting. I was pleased to participate in the article as a source instead of an author this time, representing my client the Lighting Controls Association, for which I’m acting [...]

Controls, LED + SSL

LED Drivers and Lighting Control

I got my hands on a very informative graphic from Lutron describing how LED drivers–electronic devices that conditioning incoming power to match the circuit design and configuration of the LED array in the light fixture–interact with the LED lighting system. Drivers may be integral to power supplies, separate of power supplies but integral to the [...]

Controls, Craig’s Lighting Articles

Introduction to Fluorescent Dimming

Archi-Tech Magazine has published an article I wrote about fluorescent dimming. Check it out here.

Controls, Lighting Industry

Philips Acquires Teletrol Systems

Royal Philips Electronics has announced that it has acquired Teletrol Systems Inc., a supplier of integrated solutions for simultaneous multi-site management of lighting and energy usage. The Teletrol product portfolio will strengthen Philips’ range of sophisticated control solutions for institutional customers, including the networked management of lighting and environment facilities, including heating and air conditioning. [...]

Controls, Products + Technology

Echelon Promotes Smart Streetlights with New Video

Recently, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), PG&E, BetaLED and Echelon Corp. came together to demonstrate how smart streetlight technologies and systems can reduce energy use and carbon emissions while increasing street safety. Streetlighting can consume up to 40% of a city’s electric bill. Echelon is promoting a concept [...]

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