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Using Dimming Controls to Harvest Natural Daylight
“Daylight harvesting” is becoming a important element in many energy-efficiency codes, and sophisticated dimming equipment is a critical component in maximizing this strategy’s success. Put simply, daylight harvesting means using natural daylight to offset artificial electric lighting to make commercial environments more efficient – and more pleasant – places for working, shopping and other activities.Read more
Lutron’s Commercial Energy Codes, Controls and LEDs Seminar Helps Customers Design, Specify and Install Lighting Controls
Lutron goes on the road to empower electrical contractors and engineers to exceed customers’ increasingly diverse LED controlling demands while complying with the latest energy codes.Read more
Lutron Electronics, will visit 10 major markets in 2015 with a brand new seminar that will help electrical contractors and engineers better meet the increasingly diverse demands of customers, while complying with rapidly-changing energy codes. The Commercial Energy Codes, Controls and LEDs Seminar will present attendees with impactful information and tools that will dramatically simplify the design, specification and installation of LED lighting controls in an increasingly energy-regulated world.
New! Lighting Control for the Digital Age
Touch the Future of Lighting Control with GRAFIK T™ from LutronRead more
Introducing an exciting new lighting control solution for the digital age that marries advanced Lutron touch dimming technology with intuitive, minimalist design. GRAFIK T reinvents the way we interact with lighting controls: one simple touch or slide-of-a-finger on the LED light bar sets the lighting level. GRAFIK T is ideal for residential and commercial dimming applications. From simple standalone control to whole-home or building lighting control systems, GRAFIK T offers a solution for any light source.
New Advanced Wireless LED Lighting Controls
Cree Lighting has debuted new wireless lighting controls called SmartCast, designed to reduce LED lighting systems’ energy consumption by 70 percent. These savings are in addition to energy savings that LED bulbs already provide as a replacement to fluorescent lighting for offices, commercial and industrial spaces.Read more
The savings are realized through the use of automated, wireless controls that include sensors on Cree CR Series architectural troffers, KR Series downlights and CS Series linear luminaires.
New LED Options Lighting the Way to Efficiency
Lighting is a large component of a commercial building’s total energy use, comprising more than 30% of total energy consumption, according to 2010 figures from the National Institute of Building Sciences. Additionally, inefficient lighting fixtures can add a significant heat load to building interiors, making air conditioning systems work hard to maintain comfortable temperatures. As a result of both these factors, both lighting fixtures and their controls are the targets of increased scrutiny under increasingly strict energy codes.Read more
Factory Integrated Panelboards
Contractors often purchase panelboard options for field installation. These options could be energy monitoring for Green Buildings, commercial sub-metering, or lighting panel controls. As options become more complex, the field installation costs become greater.Read more