Controls, Interviews + Opinion

John Arthur Wilson Interview: Better Bricks Wireless Lighting Controls Guide

David recently had the pleasure of interviewing John Arthur Wilson, a lighting control and utility rebate consultant, about his 2021 market research into wireless lighting controls. That research resulted in a learning guide that can be used to support basic education around wireless trends in lighting. The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) has published that document on their Better Bricks website, available to the public.

Controls, Research

Research Indicates Individual Lighting Controls Can Improve Worker Productivity

Research conducted in 2020 indicates that the control of light impacts indoor environmental quality (IEQ)-productivity belief more than other IEQ control.

Controls, Craig’s Lighting Articles

LLLC Shows Promise

My contribution to the May issue of tED Magazine evaluates luminaire-level lighting controls (LLLC) as a control solution and potential path for designing and installing networked lighting control systems.

Controls, Research

Verdantix 2022 Report, Green Quadrant: IoT Platforms for Smart Buildings

Enlighted, A Siemens Company has publicly released a partial version of Verdantix’s new whitepaper, Green Quadrant: IoT Platforms for Smart Buildings 2022.

Controls, Lighting Design

How Dim-To-Warm Lighting Works

An article in Lighting Exchange breaks down how Dim-To-Warm lighting works. Warm dimming can also be referred to as dim-to-warm or black-body dimming.

Controls, Craig’s Lighting Articles

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Publishes Controls Design Guidance

My contribution to the April issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR tackles the subject of designing lighting control systems.


The Value Of Sensors, IoT, & Smart Lighting Data

EC&M Magazine recently ran an article about the value of sensors, IoT, and Smart Lighting Data. Energy ROI is an obvious benefit of advanced controls, but is often insufficient to justify the costs, after LED lighting has already slashed lighting energy use by more than 50%. In some places, lighting controls are installed to meet local code requirements.

Controls, Products + Technology

Product Monday: WAC Smart Track System Provides All The Bells & Whistles

WAC’s STRUT is a smart lighting, power, and control system, with lighting elements designed for high performance. STRUT is intended for retail, restaurant, commercial office, or residential lighting, without custom lead times.


Industry Survey Shows Openness To PoE Lighting, But Little Traction

A recent Carrie Meadows article in LEDs Magazine emphasized the lighting industry’s openness to PoE lighting. The survey was conducted in Fall of 2021, by LEDs Magazine and the Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY), the organizer of LEDucation.

Controls, Lighting Industry

Four Major Trends In Lighting Controls

Electrical distributors, sales reps and manufacturers need to recalibrate their sales and marketing strategies to increase their share of lighting controls that accounts for 2.2% (approximately $2.64 billion) of the estimated $120 billion in sales through full-line electrical distributors.


LEDucation 2023
LightFair 2023
IALD Enlighten Europe
Lightovation – Dallas Market Center
2023 IES Annual Conference
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