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Can Connected Lighting Provide Grid Services and Effective Illumination?

Can Connected Lighting Provide Grid Services and Effective Illumination?

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2020 issue of electroindustry. by Michael Poplawski, Principal Investigator for Connected Lighting Systems Research, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Among the many ways LED lighting is changing the definition of what lighting can do and be is by enabling the development of connected lighting systems (CLS). LED technology facilitates the integration of intelligence, network interfaces, and sensors into lighting devices, which can Read more […]

Specifying Light Sources beyond Color Fidelity

Specifying Light Sources beyond Color Fidelity

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2020 issue of electroindustry. by Kees Teunissen, Senior Scientist, Light and Vision, Signify Research For many decades, light sources have been specified by their correlated color temperature (CCT) and general color rendering index (CRI)1. With the adoption of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for general lighting purposes, these two specification items, alone, are insufficient to fully characterize the appearance of object colors in a Read more […]

The Connected Retail Store: Bringing Online to On-site

The Connected Retail Store: Bringing Online to On-site

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2020 issue of electroindustry. by Neil Egan, Director, Communications, Acuity Brands Lighting Back in the 1990s, thanks to the internet, online shopping emerged, bringing with it profound innovations, including the now-dominating mobile platform. With this mobile platform, shoppers have taken control. They search, research, choose, pay, and ship—all whenever and wherever they want. Still,  when they enter a physical brick-and-mortar Read more […]

The Non-Energy Benefits of Connected Lighting

The Non-Energy Benefits of Connected Lighting

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2020 issue of electroindustry. by Steve Mesh, Principal, Lighting Education & Design Mr. Mesh teaches a full-day class on networked lighting controls on behalf of the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) Lighting controls save energy. That’s why many electric utility companies incentivize people for installing them, and, in some cases, they also incentivize manufacturers for making them. Any time a control device switches off or dims Read more […]

The Push for Clean Energy

The Push for Clean Energy

This piece was originally published in the January/February 2020 issue of electroindustry. How to Modernize the Grid to Accommodate the Integration of Renewable Energy and Enable the Decarbonization of Society Audrey Wang Gosselin, Engineer, ABB Inc., and Gary Rackliffe, Vice President, Smart Grids and Grid Modernization, ABB Mrs. Wang Gosselin is an engineer in the LEAD Early Career Program. She is bringing business development opportunities to ABB with the Smart Grids and Grid Modernization Read more […]

Innovation and Technology Drive Proposed Changes to International Energy Conservation Code

Innovation and Technology Drive Proposed Changes to International Energy Conservation Code

This piece was originally published in the November/December 2019 issue of electroindustry. Bryan P. Holland, Southern Region Field Representative, NEMA Energy conservation, efficiency, and sustainability have become fundamental considerations in the building environment. The effective use and conservation of energy  for a building no longer take a back seat to code requirements related to life and fire safety. This change is due to advancements in technology being incorporated into the Read more […]

Get Smart About a Better Building Occupant Experience

Get Smart About a Better Building Occupant Experience

This piece was originally published in the November/December 2019 issue of electroindustry. Pekka Hakkarainen Pekka Hakkarainen is Vice President of Government and Industry Relations at Lutron Electronics Company Inc. The relationship between commercial property developers and their tenants is evolving. Across the country, there is a growing trend toward building systems that create more value for real estate developers, building owners, property managers, and occupants alike. All Read more […]

ENDNOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT | Kevin J. Cosgriff

ENDNOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT | Kevin J. Cosgriff

This piece was originally published in the July/August 2019 issue of electroindustry. Chances are you are reading this indoors. We spend almost our entire lives in buildings. Whether at home at work, learning in school, or recuperating at a hospital, buildings are integral to our lives. Consequently, NEMA and electrical manufacturers are working to make sure we are safe, healthy, and productive in those buildings. Here is a snapshot of some of the important work at NEMA to improve building performance: Improving…

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Regional Energy Initiatives Multiply

Regional Energy Initiatives Multiply

This piece was originally published in the July/August 2019 issue of electroindustry. Brian Marchionini, NEMA Senior Program Manager, speaks at the Power Africa Clean Energy Standards Program workshop on energy storage in South Africa in February. For the Western Hemisphere, the Administration launched the America Crece energy initiative in 2018 (“crece” is Spanish for “it grows”). Led by the Treasury Department but involving six additional agencies, the initiative promotes economic Read more […]

The Numbers Don’t Lie: Energy Use and Power Plant Emissions Attributable to Lighting Have Declined and Will Continue to do so

The Numbers Don’t Lie: Energy Use and Power Plant Emissions Attributable to Lighting Have Declined and Will Continue to do so

Clark R. Silcox, General Counsel, NEMA The Department of Energy’s recent proposal to correct a prior legal error during a lightbulb rulemaking has recently sparked a discussion about our Nation’s future progress toward reducing electricity use and a connection to power plant emissions.   A recent article republished online by Scientific American speculated that proposed energy efficiency rules for light bulbs could slow emissions reductions.   As if to highlight the potential threat from Read more […]