Congratulations to Bill Dunkleberger and the team from Blue Ridge Technologies for being Awarded the 2016 ControlTrends Awards Lighting Controls Solution of the Year by the global ControlTrends Community.
I had a chance to go see Distech’s Ryan Sen at Acuity Brands headquarters in Conyers, Georgia. Ryan gave me a very cool demo of how Distech is using their BAS system, along with DGLogik and Acuity lighting controls to take lighting to a new level. Well done!
We caught up with our friend Bill Dunkleberger from Blue Ridge Technologies at the 2016 Vendor Showcase. Bill and his team provide a very powerful and easy to use lighting solution. Blue Ridge has developed an approach called Unified Lighting Control. Unified Lighting Control completes the BAS, incorporating lighting and HVAC controls on the same network. This network consolidation eliminates surplus hardware required for stand-alone and gateway lighting control. As a result, installation and maintenance costs decrease, while simple and complete building control increases energy savings. This approach provides more savings for less cost. Bill introduces us to a really cool new product that makes BlueRidge’s lighting solutions even easier to use.
Siemens is nominated for six ControlTrends Awards including: Best Lighting Control Solution, Commercial Thermostat of the Year, Variable Frequency Drive of The Year, Best Technical Support Large Manufacturer, Vendor of The Year, and Scott Hamilton for Executive of The Year Large Manufacturer.
Take a look at this video to see what the Siemens Gamma system is all about.
Be sure to vote, the voting ends January 19Th.
Lights, Camera, Action !
Well Lights and Action for sure when Bill Dunkleberger and the team From Blue Ridge Technologies get involved.
Blue Ridge is known for the unique way they integrate lighting into building automation control systems.
I had a chance to catch up with Bill, the head hancho at Blue Ridge and several of his key people.
They are nominated for six ControlTrends Awards including:
Energy Saving Solution of The Year
Lighting Integration Solution of The Year
Best Technical Support Small Manufacturer: Nick Bare
Best Technical Support Person — Small Manufacturer
The PID Award: Bill Dunkleberger
Executive of The Year Small Manufacturer: Bill Dunkleberger
In this video see what makes Blue Ridge tick and why systems integrators and Owners in the know love Blue Ridge Technologies and their lighting control products.
The voting ends January 19, so if you have not voted yet, click here, and if you like what you see from Bill and the team at Blue Ridge technologies consider giving them your vote.
Based on simplicity, flexibility, and scalability, WattStopper’s Digital Lighting Management (DLM) platform continues to revolutionize lighting controls projects across North America.
Today we’re excited to announce the availability of new DLM fixture-integrated controls — products that add granularity to our already-proven suite of room and area controls. This new solution gives your customers complete flexibility to reconfigure the controls without any rewiring should the needs or layout of a space change. And, it lets specifiers choose the best fixtures for every application as well as combine individual fixture controls with industry-leading panels, room controllers, sensors and more. It is the ideal hybrid system.
What are the new products?
New DLM fixture-integrated controls products include a fixture controller LMFC-011, zone controller LMZC-301, and power booster LMPB-100. The new controls work as part of the familiar benefits including the simplicity of Plug n’ Go™ automatic configuration of out-of-the-box code compliance, and the flexibility of Plug n’ Learn™ personalization.
The LMFC-011 dimming fixture controller works with 0-10VDC ballasts and drivers and is similar to a single-relay room controller built into a fixture.
The LMZC-301 zone controller is the foundation of large fixture-based DLM local networks, supporting up to 63 loads and 94 DLM devices, and providing power to the DLM local network. It also includes scheduling and programming capability, and can be used in other DLM applications.
The LMPB-100 digital power booster increases the power supply for any DLM local network.
Please visit wattstopper.com to learn more about the power of new DLM fixture-integrated controls, and contact your WattStopper rep with any questions when quoting on fixture control projects.
Director, Distributor Sales
One of the leading building automation control players in our industry was acquired today. Acuity Brands purchased Distech for approximately $252 million. Acuity, which had net sales of $2.4 billion dollars in 2014, owns a group of companies that work in the lighting and building automation controls market.
About Distech: An Innovative Leader in Energy Management Solutions.Distech Controls provides unique building management technologies and services that optimize energy efficiency and comfort in buildings, all the while reducing operating costs. We deliver innovative solutions for greener buildings through our passion for innovation, quality, customer satisfaction, and sustainability. Distech Controls serves multiple market segments through its worldwide business divisions, service offices and a superior network of Partners.
About Acuity Brands: Acculamp, American Electric Lighting, Antique Street Lamps, Carandini, Gotham Lighting, and Healthcare Lighting.
Lighting Product Specialties:
Indoor: Commercial, Decorative, Industrial, Downlighting, Emergency & Exit, Modular Wiring, Special Applications, Skylights and Track.
Outdoor: Area & Site, Bollards, Building Mount, Garage & Canopy, Infrastructure & Roads, Ingrade, Landscape & Floodlighting, Period, Poles and Arms, Sports Lighting, and Underwater.
Featured Technology: LED Lighting, OLED Lighting, Wireless Emergency Monitoring System and Low Voltage.
See more at: http://www.acuitybrands.com/solutions/services/finance-rebates#sthash.aB61DEWh.dpuf
Get distributed Zone Control with Blue Ridge Technologies’ Zone Control(ZC)! ZC is a UL Listed distributed lighting controller in a compact junction box mounted package. ZC may be scheduled from any BACnet BAS, and it is compatible with all low voltage override switches, occupancy sensors, and light level sensors. ZC is suited for new or existing buildings, and may be scaled from basic to advanced control sequences; including daylight harvesting, load shedding, equipment optimization, and trending.
Zone Control Features:
• UL Listed and Plenum Rated
• BACnet MS/TP communication to BAS network
• Line and low voltage compartment separation
• Switching and 0-10VDC Dimming models available
• Sub network for Satellite Control (SC) and Capacitive Touch Stations (CTS)
• Standard and Extended models available:
– Standard – up to 4 circuits / 8 channels with SC
– Extended – up to 8 circuits / 16 channels with SC
• Micro-USB and Bluetooth (optional) ports for configuration
• Monitor and measure equipment performance:
– Track lamp, ballast, and relay life.
– Track schedule, occupancy sensor, manual control, and daylight harvest savings,
Mike Welch of Control Network Solutions is excited about DALI’s future, literally, and not just about DALI’s integration of low-hanging light-fruit, but the future-proof solutions DALI offers building owners. Mike’s article “How to Avoid Stranded Investments in Intelligent Buildings” explains in great detail, that DALI is a converged solution and as changes are made within the building space, control over the DALI lighting remains absolute.
Also, many of the market headwinds and barriers are diminishing as the pricing of DALI components are normalizing in the North American markets. There are fewer risks and more instances of successful large-scale deployments. Control Network Solutions offers Niagara AX integrators a certified partner program and the additional expertise to navigate past the lighting market’s history and the lighting specification split between the mechanical and electrical sections. Incorporating EnOcean technology into the existing DALI product platform and tools will only enhance and accelerate deployments.
Wattstopper is pleased to announce the launch of WattStopper’s competitively priced next generation High/Low Bay Passive Infrared Occupancy Sensors that offer an exclusive ladder-free configuration and maintenance option. This game-changing functionality delivers significant labor savings when coupled with fixture-integrated sensors mounted at up to 40 feet! Product features include: * Preinstalled universal lens for mounting heights from 15 to 40 feet; * Test button to confirm operation as soon as wiring is connected; * Selectable Fail-on or Fail-off parameter to meet codes and qualify for rebates. The new sensors, with the exception of the HBP-SM1 surface mount module, are in stock now. The surface mount module will be available later this summer from your local distributor!
Catalog # Description
HBP-111-L7 High/low bay PIR sensor with IR remote capability
HBP-112-L7 High/low bay PIR sensor, no remote capability
HBP-EM1 High/Low-Bay Extender Module
HBP-SM1 High/low bay surface mount module
HBP-L7 Spare L7 lens for HBP-111 or HBP-112
FSIR-100 Remote handheld configuration tool
Director Product Marketing, WattStopper