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2019 Electrical Standards & Products Guide Now Available

2019 Electrical Standards & Products Guide Now Available

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2019 issue of electroindustry. Ann Brandstadter, Manager, Standards Publications and Marketing, NEMA The NEMA 2019 Electrical Standards & Products Guide (ESPG)—a comprehensive guide of NEMA Standards and white papers, product categories, and the Member manufacturers of those products—is now available. View the 2019 ESPG at www.nema.org/ Communications/Documents/NEMA-ESPG.pdf Recently published Standards: NEMA WC 76-2018 Standard Read more […]

Campaign Wall Dimmers Out of Scope—For Now

Campaign Wall Dimmers Out of Scope—For Now

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2019 issue of electroindustry. Alex Boesenberg, Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs, NEMA This past December, the Engineering Planning and Standards (EPS) branch office of the Canadian ministry for Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) published the fifth revision to its Standard for radiated and conducted emissions for lighting products, ICES-005. This publication capped a year of staunch advocacy and technical work. A Read more […]

Codes Spotlight the Value of Industry Standardization

Codes Spotlight the Value of Industry Standardization

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2019 issue of electroindustry. Bryan P. Holland, Southern Region Field Representative, NEMA The proper installation of lighting systems in buildings, in public transportation systems, and for outdoor spaces and events is critical to the health, safety, and general welfare of the public. Various nationally recognized installation codes ensure lighting systems function  and  perform as intended by the manufacturer and applicable product Read more […]

What’s in the New NAFTA for the U.S. Electroindustry?

What’s in the New NAFTA for the U.S. Electroindustry?

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2019 issue of electroindustry. Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA This spring, Congress is preparing to consider legislation to implement a new trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada intended to replace the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NEMA is working with interested Member companies and alongside other business groups to advocate for approval of the U.S.–Mexico–Canada Agreement Read more […]

Book-a-Speaker

Book-a-Speaker

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2019 issue of electroindustry. Muhammad Ali, AStd Program Manager, will speak at the USNC TAG Leadership Workshop at Rockwell Automation in Milwaukee, April 30. Learn more at http:// bit.ly/USNCTAGWorkshop. Kirk Anderson, NEMA Industry Director, Industrial Systems Division, will participate in a panel discussion in Hong Kong on aligning conformity assessment efforts for energy efficiency regulations of motors from March 18 to 21. Lisa Read more […]

Case Study: Lighting Feeds Thousands in Texas

Case Study: Lighting Feeds Thousands in Texas

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2019 issue of electroindustry. LED solutions are saving businesses big energy costs and helping cities grow smarter, but light fixtures can also help feed entire communities, according to Big Tex Urban Farms. Farming at the Fair Located at the State Fair of Texas, Big Tex Urban Farms is part innovation lab, part production facility and on a mission to grow fresh produce for communities that lack easy access to grocery stores, farmers…

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Case Study: Mighty Lights Bookend Memphis Riverfront

Case Study: Mighty Lights Bookend Memphis Riverfront

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2019 issue of electroindustry. Mighty Lights, a privately funded dynamic LED installation on Big River Crossing (launched in 2016), has dramatically expanded Memphis’ downtown revitalization by adding a connected LED lighting system on the iconic Hernando de Soto Bridge. The installation, which debuted on October 27, 2018, features a cloud-based architectural lighting system. This is the first connected LED lighting system of its kind Read more […]

Case Study: Integrated Lighting Control and Shade Solution Maximizes Employee Comfort and Productivity

Case Study: Integrated Lighting Control and Shade Solution Maximizes Employee Comfort and Productivity

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2019 issue of electroindustry. The new Zurich North America headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill., was designed to be a creative and collaborative work environment as well as set a standard for future Zurich offices. A new integrated lighting and shading control solution automatically monitors and adjusts daylight and electric light to help maximize the comfort and productivity of its employees throughout the corporate campus. Challenge As Read more […]

Think Beyond Smart to Provide a More Human-Centric Experience

Think Beyond Smart to Provide a More Human-Centric Experience

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2019 issue of electroindustry. Pekka Hakkarainen: Vice President, Government and Industry Relations, Lutron Electronics Company, Inc. Building systems are designed to be smarter, more efficient, and more agile than ever before.  With the rapid evolution of smart lighting control, automated shading, and daylighting solutions, the conversation among owners, facility managers, and end users is changing to focus on the total building experience Read more […]

BACnet Secure Connect: An IT-Friendly Twist on an Established Standard

BACnet Secure Connect: An IT-Friendly Twist on an Established Standard

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2019 issue of electroindustry. Scott Ziegenfus, Manager of Government and Industry Relations, Hubbell Lighting Networked lighting systems in commercial and industrial applications are quickly becoming the industry’s new normal. These systems often integrate with a building management system and regularly use a building’s IT infrastructure in which sensitive corporate information flows. That naturally begets questions about security Read more […]