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. 

Don’t leave savings on the table


When commissioning a high-performance building, one element of lighting control is sometimes left out: the daylight harvesting system. It’s assumed such systems will work right out of the box after some simple calibration. Working is one thing, but working optimally is another.

Craig Bernecker, Ph.D., director, Lighting Education Institute and professor at Parsons The New School for Design, recently gave a talk as part of the ongoing Philips Lighting University series of webinars.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently issued three reports that provide a snapshot of several light-emitting diode (LED) lighting markets and estimate potential energy savings for full adoption.


Why lighting professionals matter


Lighting upgrades have long been recognized as one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to cut a building’s energy use. Efficiency requirements are making some of these projects a necessity, as, for example, replacement T12 fluorescent lamps disappear from the market.

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The creators of the ASHRAE/IES 90.1 energy standard set an aggressive goal for the 2010 version, published in November 2010: 30 percent energy savings over the 2004 version. According to a detailed analysis conducted by the Department of Energy, they hit it.

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According to a new market research report, “Solid State and Other Energy Efficient Lighting Systems, Application and Market Trends (2010–2015),” published by MarketsAndMarkets.com, the total global solid-state and other energy-efficient lighting systems market is expected to be worth $53.5 billion b

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Cracking Down on Codes
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A new national energy standard took effect on Dec. 30, 2010. On that day, all states had to certify to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that they had a commercial building energy code in place at least as stringent as ASHRAE/IES 90.1 2004 or justify why they could not comply.

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New Title 24 Residential Lighting Design Guide Released
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The California Lighting Technology Center at the University of California, Davis, has released a supplemental publication to the 2008 Residential Compliance Manual.

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