Category: Networked Lighting Controls

Are you leaving energy savings on the table? New research says you might be.

Limitations of state efficiency policies routinely result in understated energy savings potential of lighting systems, and particularly advanced lighting control technologies, inadvertently leaving substantial savings on the table, according to a new study released today. Efficiency programs that capitalize on system-level lighting efficiency measures – combining lighting technology upgrades with networked lighting controls (NLC) – ...

Saving More with Networked Lighting Controls

Despite their vast potential to increase energy efficiency and advance smart building goals, network lighting controls (NLC) have yet to fully hit their stride due to several factors dampening wider and faster adoption of this emerging technology. The energy-saving promise of NLC s was highlighted in a 2018 DLC study that showed adding NLCs to ...

Networked Lighting Controls: Focus on Cybersecurity

Data breaches, ransomware, cyberattacks. These terms are peppering news reports and conversations more than ever, causing more than a little nail-biting. In fact, a 2017 Gallup poll revealed that Americans are more worried about cyberattacks than violent crime and terrorism. And perhaps for good reason, considering a 2018 Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) report that ...

Giving Networked Lighting Controls More Value with Energy Monitoring

Informing the design of utility efficiency programs, educating end-users on product effectiveness, and holding manufacturers accountable for their energy efficiency claims were among the benefits of energy monitoring of networked lighting cited by DLC stakeholders gathered for the DLC’s annual Stakeholder Meeting in April. Energy monitoring – the ability of a networked lighting controls (NLC) ...

Lighting the Way to Smarter Buildings

“Lighting isn’t just lighting anymore.” That statement from Darlene Pope, Global Head of Smart Buildings and Digital Workplace at WeWork, was an overriding theme of the “Lighting and the Smart Building” panel at the DLC’s 2019 Annual Stakeholder Meeting in St. Louis. Conference attendees learned that the number of smart buildings is projected to grow ...

Wave of Savings Still Ahead in the C&I Lighting Sector

While market transformation of residential lighting is a near term reality, with the impending EISA standards and high market saturation,  the story is very different in the world of commercial lighting. For the C&I sector, the right decisions right now can ensure savings opportunities and realize significant benefits, and utility programs should support them for ...

Lighting the Way Forward

A lot of people are asking themselves what will happen to the LED lighting industry in the next few years. The success of utility incentive programs and an ever-increasing bar for energy efficient products has led some to believe that industry has done everything possible to reach efficacy levels that please both utility commissioners and ...