Lighting

 

 

Lighting and controls is a huge, constantly changing, dynamic market. The ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR lighting editorial listed below keeps current on technological innovations from LEDs, controls, and design to innovations in efficiency by traditional lighting formats. 

The IIoT
 extends the utility of advanced lighting and control systems with additional sensing that can produce data and transform business.

The World Wide Web connects 10 billion devices and counting into a global network. Any network-enabled device can establish a link to the internet, raising the potential to join building systems appliances and more.


A combination of skylights, daylighting controls and LED high-bay fixtures reduces energy costs and increases productivity as better light levels make stock labels and codes easier to read.

A marriage is happening. Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting and controls may soon be inseparable. While popular in offices, the combined benefits of efficiency, lower cost and building-operation analysis are extending to other workspaces.

Color-tunable light-emitting diode (LED) lighting has unlocked enormous potential in lighting design, creating new applications.

Occupancy sensors automatically save energy by reducing lighting after a space is vacated. After more than 10 years of tightening commercial building energy codes, they are a staple in new construction projects.

More on Lighting

 
New York Brightens Central Park With LED Installation

The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) recently completed the installation of nearly 1,600 light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires that light walkways and grassy areas in Central Park.


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Editors' Pick
Silent Night

According to Department of Energy statistics, about 22 percent of all electricity generated in the United States is used for lighting, and about 10 percent of that is used for outdoor lighting and signs.


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What's New in HID?

Following a major technological shift from mercury vapor to metal halide in the past decade or so, high-intensity discharge (HID) product innovation is focused on this source type, specifically pulse-start systems.


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Editors' Pick
Saving Dollars & Energy

Joel Spira, who founded Lutron Electronics Co. in 1961, invented the first solid-state dimmer in 1959. For decades after, dimmers were largely used to control the aesthetic environment. Only in recent years has dimming become an important part of the energy costs saving debate.


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Selling Points: Lighting Retrofits

The lighting retrofit was one of the first services that electrical contractors (ECs) entering the energy services’ market offered their customers.


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Continental Electrical Construction Lights Up Chicago

“The new and emerging energy market is creating quite a buzz among ECs at conferences like Lightfair International with LED lighting at the center of the conversation,” said Steven Witz, vice president, Continental Electrical Construction Co., Oak Brook, Ill.


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The New Lamp Effect

More new lighting designs and retrofit projects are turning to alternative technologies for facility illumination.


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