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. 

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.

Looking beyond the apps


In the not-too-distant future, 
a time may come when electrical contractors will entertain their grandchildren with tales of lighting fixtures that existed for the sole purpose of illumination.

While the light-emitting diode (LED) has gotten a lot of attention in recent years, another revolution has quietly developed in the background: intelligent (digital) lighting control. The future of lighting is solid-state, and it will be highly controlled.


Dimmable lighting control has seen limited application in commercial buildings. However, due to two primary factors, adoption has grown.

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Safeguarding Against Shattering

Metal halide lamps occasionally fail "non-passively" at end of life, which may cause hot quartz elements to be ejected from the light fixture, presenting a fire risk.


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Landscape Lighting

Residential landscape lighting design is a rapidly growing business that is transforming the way people think about the space surrounding their homes. No longer is landscaping limited to one neatly trimmed hedge, one manicured lawn, and one glaring flood light on the garage.


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Hubbel Joins LCA

The Lighting Controls Association (LCA), a consortium of lighting control manufacturers dedicated to educating the public about lighting control design and technology, announced that Hubbell Building Automation Inc. (HBA) has joined as a new member.


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Day-Brite Capri Omega Lighting Institute To Hold Office Spaces Seminar

Day-Brite Capri Omega (DCO) Lighting Institute will offer a seminar on office spaces at its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified facility (LEED-CI), which is designed to educate visitors about the importance of good lighting and highlight the importance of energy conservati


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Studies in Savings

Real-world experiments to reduce electricity costs by automatically reducing peak demand provide information that can be used to convince end-users these measures lead to significant monetary savings. California


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BU Creates Next Generation Wireless Network

According to Boston University (BU), its College of Engineering is using a National Science Foundation grant to develop the next generation of wireless communications technology based on visible light instead of radio waves.


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In the Limelight

“All the world's a stage,” Shakespeare once wrote, “and all the men and women merely players.” But if there is no light on the stage, is the actor really there? In Shakespeare’s day, lighting was measured in candlepower.


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