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  • Commercial Smart Dimming Strategies

    Interesting word, smart.

    It means so many things to so many people. Obviously, we naturally think of intelligence. When used with lighting, energy control, and commercial building use, intelligence certainly fits.

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  • Legrand Predicts Security, Simplicity and Occupant Comfort to Define Lighting Controls in 2019

    At the start of the year, experts from Legrand’s Building Control Systems division listed their top picks for trends and themes in the commercial shading and lighting controls market for 2019. They are: Security, Simplicity and Occupant Comfort.

    On the security front, wireless digital lighting control platforms such as the company’s Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) system allow for secure and easy-to-install controls systems for wireless, hard-wired or mixed/hybrid systems (wireless plus wires) in varied commercial layouts.

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  • Residential Smart Dimming Strategies

    Or maybe I should say... smarter dimming strategies. In fact, now smart technology can provide you with a home lighting strategy that can mimic your lifestyle better than you can!
    Well, probably better than me anyway.

    Being an electrician for over 30 years, and just a little of a tech-nerd (okay... a lot of a tech-nerd), I've been keeping an eye on the progress of lighting controls and options.

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  • New LEDs From EPCO Save Space, Time, Money

    Minneapolis-based Engineered Products Company (EPCO) has debuted a new LED luminaire for smaller indoor spaces requiring a compact but powerful lighting solution. The company’s new Small Space LED Luminaire with Motion Sensor is designed for ceiling and wall mount application, and comes with three settings.

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  • Honeywell Report: USB Drives Pose Significant Security Threat

    A new report released by Honeywell Industrial Cyber Security Solutions and Services warns that a big threat to industrial process controls can come in very small packages — namely, removable USB devices and flash drives used to transfer data between and among computers.

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  • IDEA Connector: New Name, but Same Great Data

    For the last 20 years, behind the scenes, the Industry Data Exchange Association (IDEA) has been working to develop and improve the way electrical contractors and distributors find the electrical product and pricing information they need for bidding and other purposes. Long called the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW), the product database IDEA manages, was recently rechristened IDEA Connector, in a move IDEA says more clearly communicates the database’s intent.

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