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Galloping through the Wild West of Lighting Protocols

Galloping through the Wild West of Lighting Protocols

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Robert Hick, Vice President of Engineering, Lighting, and Energy Solutions, Leviton Manufacturing Company Over the past 20 years or more, several control protocols have become popular for indoor and outdoor lighting systems. In North America, only a few “open” basic dimming protocols have been favored within the general lighting…

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Agility Overcomes Risks of a Maturing Technology

Agility Overcomes Risks of a Maturing Technology

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Jes Munk Hansen, CEO, LEDVANCE, formerly known as OSRAM SYLVANIA Technological and business innovations are transforming what lighting can do, as well as the industry that delivers it. The primary change agent is solid-state lighting, notably the white-light properties of the light-emitting diode (LED). While still a relatively young…

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Lighting Controls Education: Just a Click Away

Lighting Controls Education: Just a Click Away

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP, Lighting Industry Journalist, Analyst, and Marketing Consultant The rapid adoption of lighting controls necessitates an educated workforce that can properly design, install, and commission lighting systems. The majority of energy codes require a broad range of controls in new commercial buildings, and the development of…

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Intelligent Energy: How the Industrial Internet Is Making Lighting Systems Smart

Intelligent Energy: How the Industrial Internet Is Making Lighting Systems Smart

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Joseph Howley, Manager, Industry Relations, Current, powered by GE It wasn’t long ago that the Internet of Things (IoT) completely changed the consumer technology landscape. From phones and televisions to appliances and light bulbs, everyday products are suddenly “smart” and helping people complete tasks, find information, and interact more…

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Lighting Design Reflects Unique Culture of State-of-the-Art San Francisco Office

Lighting Design Reflects Unique Culture of State-of-the-Art San Francisco Office

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. In designing the interior of its new San Francisco office, Perkins+Will, a global leader in architecture and design, did not get every single item on its wish list. As so often happens, external factors tamed early expectations. You would never know that when touring the office today. A visitor…

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Lighting Standards Keep Up with a Changing Industry

Lighting Standards Keep Up with a Changing Industry

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Karen Willis, Senior Lighting Program Manager, NEMA  ASC C136 Develops New Standards for Changing Industry As the outdoor lighting industry continues its rapid acceptance of light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires, utilities, municipalities, and other end users see enormous potential. New technologies have expanded the use capabilities from distinct on/off schedules…

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NEMA Advances Customs Classification of LED Lighting

NEMA Advances Customs Classification of LED Lighting

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA As a member of the Global Lighting Association (GLA), NEMA discusses issues with trade associations representing lighting manufacturers. A current topic is how national customs authorities classify light-emitting diode (LED) lighting products that challenge the status quo. The World Customs Organization…

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Opportunities and Challenges in Modern Lighting: A Design Perspective

Opportunities and Challenges in Modern Lighting: A Design Perspective

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry.  David Ghatan, President, CM Kling + Associates Inc. The lighting systems market holds opportunities and barriers for designers, as systems integrate and communicate more comprehensively than ever. Without standard protocols and hardware, however, they’re hard to understand, specify, and maintain, and they don’t always work as intended. Lighting designers…

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Keeping Our Foot on the Efficacy Accelerator

Keeping Our Foot on the Efficacy Accelerator

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. James Brodrick, U.S. Department of Energy Although the impressive efficacy gains made by light-emitting diodes (LED) products over the last few years fall well short of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) ultimate targets, they’ve already surpassed the limits of conventional lighting in nearly all applications—which might prompt some…

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Delving into the Lighting Industry Market

Delving into the Lighting Industry Market

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Laurie Miller, Director, Statistical Operations, NEMA  NEMA Business Information Services (NEMA/BIS) works closely with members of the NEMA Lighting Systems Division to collect domestic product shipment data. On a quarterly schedule, NEMA/BIS uses the data collected from members and seasonal adjustment factors to produce three lamp index reports which…

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