2108, 2019

A Look at Software for Lighting Control Systems

Following various advancements in technology, smart buildings are rapidly becoming the standard, particularly in the commercial sector. One notable IoT solution that is seemingly becoming a mainstay in most commercial buildings is lighting control systems. These systems offer flexibility, increased energy efficiency, improved safety, and enhanced convenience. Nevertheless, these systems cannot work effectively without appropriate software programs. Fundamentally, software plays a crucial role in commissioning, operating, and analyzing lighting control systems. Therefore, it is important for manufacturers to make software that is robust, portable, and easy to work with.  Operational intent and commissioning Software comes in handy in designating control [...]

1607, 2019

Lighting Technologies and the Perception of Color

Lighting Technologies and the Perception of Color and Comfort Does too much light increase discomfort to your eyes? Do you strain when trying to work in low-lit spaces? Basically, the human eye functions optimally under ambient lighting, as it permits proper perception of color and light. Good lighting is necessary in improving visibility and comfort. In fact, reduced visibility may lead to accidents, whereas, too much light may lead to eye damage and discomfort. In order to overcome these lighting challenges, color-tuned LEDs or TLEDs are often chosen as the ideal light-controlling solution. What are TLEDs? TLEDs denotes a new [...]

1306, 2019

What a Smart City May Look Like

What does the smart city of the future look like? Implementing smart tech in everything from led streetlights to smart garbage and recycling receptacles, data monitoring, and more may make cities safer and more efficient. Perhaps new implementations will be able to even generate power for the city through solar power panels. The cities of the future may well be able to channel a lot of the sun and make it into energy instead of costing the city-- and the taxpayer-- precious money! But cities are about the people that live within them instead of converting the sun into cash [...]

2105, 2019

Lighting: What’s New and Exciting

What is new and exciting right now in the world of lighting? When it comes to lights and lighting design, quite a bit! Putting new tech and fancy designs temporarily aside, energy codes are having a big impact. That's partly due to when municipalities were left to decide which code they wanted to put into law. One thing control manufacturers are putting out there is the idea of placing sensors in lights. They'd measure humidity, temperature, and more in the room. Would it work, and what trades would be making and installing or checking on these sensors? It's not known [...]

1204, 2019

LEDs in Agricultural Applications (Part 1)

When it comes to lighting, there are a lot of applications that it can be used for. With technology and products being increasingly refined and sophisticated, there are so many uses when it comes to lighting, and they number among the practical as well as the decorative. You may be wondering whether lights that use LED technology can be utilized in agricultural applications. The short answer is yes, and farmers and gardeners as well as businesses are using their power to generate profits and more. It is a well known fact that the idea of the LED light is more [...]