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Knowing and implementing lighting controls

With advanced lighting controls being the trend in sustainable buildings, it is important to understand what technologies are available and how to implement them correctly.

The Lighting Design Lab brings you some basics on lighting control.

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Establishing lighting best practices and educational programs in support of Zero Net Energy policy

Published 2 Jun. 2016

An APEC regional collaboration with university lighting centers and research institutions was held in Bangkok, Thailand.

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 Sony’s new LED light bulb has another very unusual capability

Published 7 Apr. 2016

Sony recently unveiled its new multi-functional LED bulb speaker to the US market at the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York City.

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Packaged LEDs, LED Engin integrates seven colors, Lumileds and Osram Opto

Published 4 Apr. 2016

LED Engin has announced what it says is the first packaged LED to integrate seven emitters — each in a different color — for stage and outdoor architectural or façade lighting applications.

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Idiots Guide to Led Flicker

Published 4 Mar. 2016

The simple answer to LED flicker is to ensure that driver design meets the requirements of both a good DC current and appropriate ripple suppression.

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So you know Wi-Fi, but have you heard of Li-Fi?

Published 9 Feb. 2016

Li-fi can perform around 100 times faster than wi-fi, which would mean you could download the entire set of Star Wars movies in around one second

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Nonresidential Lighting: What's New in the 2016 Title 24, Part 6 Code?

Published 8 Feb. 2016

California's new nonresidential Building Energy Efficiency Standards take effect on January 1, 2017. The 2016 Standards focus on several key areas to improve the energy efficiency of newly constructed buildings, additions and alterations to existing buildings.

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California Energy Commission proposes new regulations for LED lamps

Published 18 Nov. 2015

MR16 lamp requirements will get more strenuous although the new regulations will enable tradeoffs in efficacy relative to CRI in both small directional LED lamps and omnidirectional products including A-lamps.

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Advanced Lighting Control Systems: Bench Testing

Published 11 Apr. 2015

Advanced lighting control systems provide networked control and monitoring capabilities of connected luminaires via onboard metering and system reporting features. These advanced features allow system owners to dynamically balance visual comfort and lighting energy use. CLTC, in collaboration with SDG&E, developed a technology validation program to determine the accuracy and reliability of onboard metering and system reporting features of advanced lighting control systems.

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Lighting best practices for LED Conversion

Published 14 May 2013

With the economy still in recovery mode, business owners are looking to cut costs wherever possible. This creates real opportunity when it comes to identifying alternatives to traditional lighting sources. For many businesses, transitioning from antiquating lighting modalities can be an attractive and ultimately cost-saving alternative.

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Lighting in Education

Human Centric Lighting in classrooms can have positive effects on mental health and learning. This is especially feasible in classrooms with a low level of natural light or during days with a low level of natural light.

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A whole new lighting concept: Ergonomic Circadian Lighting

Aabenraa Hospital has installed Ergonomic Circadian Lighting in eight psychiatric sections with a total of 115 beds as well as halls, offices and common areas.

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Lighting your way to better Vision

As we get older, nothing is more frustrating than not being able to see as well as we used to. An eye examination and new glasses can be a big help, but proper lighting is just as critical.

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With advanced lighting controls being the trend in sustainable buildings, it is important to understand what technologies are available and how to implement them correctly.

The Lighting Design Lab brings you some basics on lighting control.