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. 

As performance increases and costs decline, light-emitting diode (LED) lighting is poised to become the predominant light source in the United States. Meanwhile, adoption of integrated advanced lighting controls continues to grow.

All light sources must be maintained; as lighting controls become more sophisticated, they also must be maintained. Responsible lighting design should include maintenance to preserve design integrity.

Over the past 10 to 15 years, commercial building energy codes have increasingly mandated automatic lighting controls.

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.

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