2017-07-18

How to Choose Dimming Curves, Linear or Logarithmic?

Often, the LED lighting system consists of a (wall) dimmer or controller, a driver and a luminaire. To dim the light, you move the slider or turn the wheel and the dimmer sends a signal to the driver. The driver translates that signal to an electrical current that powers the LED.
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2017-06-29

Leading Technology and Software Providers Adopt Atrius IoT Platform and Software Solutions from Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands, Inc. announced today that leading enterprise technology providers are leveraging capabilities within the Company’s newly branded Atrius™ Internet of Things (IoT) platform to deliver software solutions to their customers. These technology providers include, among others, Dimension Data, Phunware, Inc., Verve, LocusLabs, Aisle411, Point Inside, GISinc, Gozia Health, Xenia Retail and Arora Engineers, Inc.
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2016-01-15

Memoori: LEDs & Lighting Controls Cause Massive Shifts in the Building Sector

The US $112 billion global lighting market is undergoing a rapid transformation driven by technological change and the rules of the game continue to change for players across the industry.
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2015-08-19

Hubbell's Distributed Lighting Controls System Allows Cross Devices Communications

Lighting and the installation of lighting controls are a couple of the options building owners turn to in order to reduce energy costs, but meeting today ever-evolving energy codes and regulations can be daunting and appear to be expensive. The NX™ Room Controller integrates automatic and manual control of lighting with the simplicity of plug-in installation and auto-configuration for an affordable way to meet those energy codes and provide intuitive, energy saving lighting controls for a single room or space.
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2015-06-10

Zilog Releases New Receiver and Controller Reference Design Using MCUs for LED Lighting and Sound Controls

Zilog, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation and a pioneer supplier of microcontrollers (MCUs) providing solutions for the industrial, telecommunication, automotive and consumer markets, today announced the release of Zilog’s new DMX Reference Design Kit which includes a DMX512-A Receiver with our Z51F0811 MCU and a DMX512-A Controller using our Z51F3220 MCU.
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2014-12-01

TI Introduces PRU Technology for LED Lighting Controls

This summer Texas Instruments (TI) talked about the programmable real-time unit (PRU) available on the Sitara AM335x andAM437x processors. As a refresher, the PRU is a 200MHz low-latency multicore co-processor optimized for deterministic, real-time processing with local peripherals and memory that allows customers to save time and money by removing costly FPGAs or ASICs from system designs.
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2014-05-21

Digital Lumens Unveils Stand-Alone Lighting Control Solution for Smart Lighting

Digital Lumens unveiled the Digital Light Agent (DLA) product family, a stand-alone lighting control solution that transforms any fixture from any manufacturer into a LightRules®-Ready member of an Intelligent Lighting System.
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2014-01-22

Memoori: Why 2014 is a Good Time To Be in the Lighting Control Business

Network based lighting controls have failed to gain much traction over the last 5 years despite the benefits that they can deliver for improving operating costs and reducing CO2 emissions. So why will the influx of LED lighting into the commercial building market open up new opportunities for controls?
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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

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LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.

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