Tag: energy efficiency

Lighten Your Impact – Earth Day and Every Day!

A new era of environmental awareness and activism was born on April 22, 1970, as 20 million people staged demonstrations in cities and towns across the US, demanding better stewardship of the country’s air, water, land and other natural resources. Earth Day was born – and before the year was out, the groundswell of public ...

Moving Toward Intelligent Buildings: Interoperable Networked Lighting Controls

Intelligent buildings are highly autonomous and “think” on their own to operate at the highest-possible efficiency, create a comfortable and productive occupant environment, and facilitate the modernization of the electric grid. This intelligence relies heavily on the communication and exchange of actionable information across building systems, known as “interoperability”1. Networked lighting control (NLC) systems can ...

New Draft Update to DLC Horticultural Lighting Technical Requirements

The DLC yesterday released for comment draft Technical Requirements for LED-based Horticultural Lighting: Version 2.0,  an update designed to increase the efficacy threshold for the DLC’s Horticultural Qualified Products List (QPL), while continuing the transition to specific data and metrics that best represent horticultural lighting performance. The DLC is also seeking comment on proposed changes ...

The Value of Dimming

Workplaces are widely diverse – from large corporate headquarters and warehouses to dentists’ offices, school classrooms, and retail spaces. One thing most have in common, however, is the presence of lights in the ceiling. And, more and more, we are learning how aspects of that lighting can significantly impact employees’ levels of comfort, stress, motivation, ...