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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 […]

Light Bulbs and the Rule of Law: More Progress Than Ever Imagined

Light Bulbs and the Rule of Law: More Progress Than Ever Imagined

Clark R. Silcox, General Counsel, NEMA It appears popular these days to assert the Trump Administration is “rolling back” regulations and returning the country to a by-gone era.  We do not write to weigh in on that assertion writ large, but to rebut specifically the “roll back” characterization as it applies to light bulb regulation by the Department of Energy (DOE) as presented by our colleagues in the energy efficiency community in the April 30, 2019 edition of The Hill. …

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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 industry; the more complex digital communications have been handled by proprietary Read more […]

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 technology, LED lighting has already proven superior to conventional Read more […]

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 wireless control signal communication is now accelerating adoption Read more […]

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 efficiently–accurately and in real time. Now, the same is Read more […]

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 is easily wowed by the gracious, sunlit space, with its open plan, high-performance features, and striking Read more […]

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 to dimming abilities, remote control of Read more […]

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 (WCO) revises the Harmonized Commodity Description Read more […]

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 troubleshoot solutions and patchwork communications Read more […]