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. 

In May 2016, the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) released Networked Lighting Controls System Specification V1.01. By the end of June, the DLC published a Qualified Products List (QPL) for networked controls. This may have a profound impact on demand for networked controls in existing buildings.

Most parking garages are drab cubes of gray concrete; people don’t usually expect them to add much to a cityscape. However, the City of Fort Wayne, Ind., had different ideas when building the Skyline Garage.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program recognizes and promotes products that satisfy a high performance standard while saving energy. Created in 1992, the voluntary labeling program now covers a broad range of products, including lamps and residential luminaires.

Prefabricated lighting is an increasingly popular strategy in today’s competitive construction and upgrade market. It can help save electrical contractors (ECs) time and money in the field while offering greater control over the product and installation process.

More on Lighting

The Age of Enlightenment

Terry McGowan has an interesting way of presenting a historical perspective to current advancements in the lighting world. In his view, we are beginning another age of light.

Can Lighting Deliver?

Electrical contractors don't like to brag, but they are enjoying a -significant and growing influence in lighting decisions.

Standing by for Standards

ASHRAE STANDARD 90.1 Energy-Efficient Design of New Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings establishes minimum standards for designing energy-efficient buildings.

Harvest Time

The green movement has gone mainstream, and facility owners expect green and energy-efficiency initiatives to be applied to new construction.

Lighting Lessons

I was planning to continue writing my IBS columns on how to integrate the various building technologies, but my visit to this year’s LightCongress in New York exposed me to so many good ideas that I just have to talk about them. I’ll get back to my plan next month.

Is the Bulb Being Banned

The Energy Independence And Security Act of 2007 created higher efficiency standards targeting today’s 40–100W incandescent and halogen general-service lamps.

Lighting the Way to Better Health
by Staff |

According to Health Facilities Management, new options for hospital lighting control systems are readily available, and one option that lets patients dim lights in the entire room or at the bedside involves the installation of standard dimming ballasts.