Can Energy Upgrades Help Decimated Budgets? by Travis Jones

A school in the Midwestern United States was wrestling with a common problem: They sought campus-wide sustainably upgrades but did not have the funds to achieve them. We formulated a cash flow positive proposal based on the work of our

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LEDucation 2020 Webinar Schedule August 18–19, 2020

VIRTUAL Trade Show and Conference – August 18 –19, 2020 TRACK HIGHLIGHTS: CONTROLS. Register today for a comprehensive online education about lighting controls technology and application from our controls specialists. This panel will discuss how technology and user expectations have

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Powerline Communication Company Seeks Lighting Manufacturer Partner

Powerline Communicated Load Control (PCLC), announced today that it is seeking a lighting manufacturer partner to implement its patented powerline communication technology to create a lowest-cost and very simple dimming solution, over existing powerlines. In this over-complicated age of wireless

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Requests for Information: DC Lighting & DC Building Microgrid Control Solutions

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is gathering market data from DC lighting and DC microgrid controller manufacturers and solution providers to characterize the current states of these two technologies and their interoperability. The responses will help inform future research

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Telensa Partners LIGMAN to Provide Smart Street Lighting and Smart City Sensing to Asia Pacific Market

Telensa and LIGMAN today announced that they have signed a partnership agreement to combine LED luminaires and wireless controls. With energy and carbon reduction increasingly in the forefront of many cities’ agendas, switching lighting to LED is an obvious next

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Building Your Business with Smart Lighting Control by Tom Perich, Director of Marketing, Lutron Electronics

Five years ago, the concept of a smart home may not have been on the minds of most consumers. But that’s changed. According to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), consumers are expected to spend $4.6 billion on smart home products

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Lighting Controls Lead LED Conversation by Naomi Millán

Lightfair International is where the entire lighting industry gets together to debut innovations and showcase future concepts. It’s an enormous show, but meeting with a dozen or so manufacturers of products geared at commercial facilities, some themes start to emerge.

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Networked Lighting Controls & Rebates by BriteSwitch

Since the addition of a networked lighting controls category to the Design Lighting Consortium (DLC) list in 2016, it has been seen by many as the next big thing in lighting. According to DLC, these controls can save 35% or more

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New Light in Old Spaces by Doug Chandler

The market potential for putting modern LED lighting systems in existing buildings dwarfs new construction, but in many ways it’s a more challenging market to serve. Thanks to the humble light-emitting diode, the lighting market is among the brighter sectors

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With Waitlist over 110 Companies, LEDucation 2020 to Expand

Celebrating fourteen years, LEDucation 2020 will return to New York City and kick off on Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2020. The two-day trade show and conference will be held in the heart of the city, at the New York

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Survey Finds Continuing Investment in Energy Efficiency

U.S. organizations are planning to increase investments in smart building controls and systems integration at a greater rate than more traditional energy efficiency measures, according to the results of a study released by Johnson Controls, Milwaukee. The company’s 2018 Energy

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Leviton Decora Smart with Wi-Fi Lighting Controls

Take advantage of simple and affordable hubless lighting automation – simply replace your customer’s existing dimmer or switch and they gain scheduling, control from anywhere, plus voice control via Alexa or Google. You can even tie in their Nest thermostat

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New DLC Report: Energy Savings Potential of DLC Commercial Lighting and Networked Lighting Controls

New research demonstrates energy savings potential that can significantly reduce our energy load over the next ten years and beyond. Energy saving opportunities for residential utility lighting programs will soon be largely exhausted due to growing market saturation and EISA

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Lighting Controls in the Time of Low Lighting Power by James R. Benya

There was a time when lighting was not controlled well, if at all, but that was 1973. With current technology and new construction codes, the primary causes of poor lighting control today are bad design, unenforced codes, and worst of

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A Closer Look at Software by Craig DiLouie

Software plays a central role in commissioning, operating, and analyzing data collected by networked lighting control systems. As connected lighting becomes more popular, manufacturers continue to make their software simpler, more robust, more portable, and require less training. Software is

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15 Recognized By DOE Better Buildings Lighting Campaign

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Better Buildings Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC) recently recognized 15 organizations for performing projects to upgrade their interior lighting and control systems. These partners, along with those recognized in the last two years, have newly

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Siemens Re-Enters the Lighting Business, Via the IoT

Five years after spinning off its Osram lighting subsidiary and thereby dumping its bulb baggage, Siemens AG is back in the lighting business. This time, however, there isn’t a light bulb in sight, at least not as a revenue driver.

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Luminaire and Lighting Control Market: Snapshot

The luminaire and lighting control industry is going through diverse phases in different regions of the world. Rise in awareness about energy-efficient light models is primarily fueling the demand for lighting control systems. As electricity prices continue to rise, government

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Douglas Lighting Controls Introduces LitePak™ 2

Douglas Lighting Controls, a member of the Panasonic family of companies, announced the introduction of its next generation LitePak™, a cost-effective, fully digital and dimmable lighting control solution designed for use in a variety of retail and commercial spaces, including

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The 10 Big Lighting Trends for 2018

Lighting is changing, and the next 12 months will be a defining period in the sector as we move away from an energy-saving offer to fully embrace all things digital. Here’s how Lux sees the big trends to watch for

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