This versatile panel provides simple control to indoor and outdoor lighting. Contractors are going to love the new WattStopper LC8 modular panel, which provides cost-effective lighting control solutions and is ideal for small stand-alone retail projects, libraries or bank buildings, controlling lobbies, corridors, public spaces, even exteriors of larger buildings. [Read more…]
This episode of ControlTalk NOW is brought to you by Honeywell Momentum 2013.
Hats off to Honeywell! Great location, three great speakers, and emphasis on the trade tools and networking, makes for an awesome meeting!
People in the News:
John Petze of SkyFoundry interview to be posted this week. SkyFoundry is on a roll: SkySpark deployments pass 4000 sites and is selected for GSA Smart Building Contract.
Women in the HVACR World: Networking, Education. Mentoring: Empowering Women to Succeed Within Our Industry. [Read more…]
The war against Light Litter is on! It’s time you rank-up and choose the best weapons in the fight against Light Litter. Your Call of Duty is to save the planet from over $2 billion a year in wasted energy. Turn those lights off during the day!
As awareness to Light Litter is growing through Control Trends, Twitter
@TheGreenMarine2, and Facebook, we know we must eliminate needless daytime lighting once and for all. Your Call of Duty is to: [Read more…]
Question: Jim, what is the your approach to controlling light fixtures to save energy?
In my years in the lighting business I have learned that if it doesn’t work the first time a customer uses it and consistently from then on, they will eventually find a way around the product and go back to just turning on and off the lights with a switch or a circuit breaker. This includes dimming systems and any kind of relay system. [Read more…]
“Energy Management” – Those are two big buzz words now for everyone. We know our customers are always looking for new and innovative ways to save money on energy, and since lighting usually equates to about 75% of the electric bill for most buildings, we are looking for ways to help with your lighting control in addition to your HVAC control. And that’s where Logica Lighting comes in. Check out Eric’s Control Talk interview with Jim Loughrey from Logica Lighting and see how their microprocessor-based lighting controls and their Switch Genie controller may be a logical solution for you.
Wattstopper’s DLM ( Digital Lighting Management System) is the easy way to control lighting loads in a building. What if you needed to add a global override to your network? This is easy with the Network button feature. How easy? Check out this short video and let me know what you think in comments.
For more information on Wattstopper contact one of the control pros at Stromquist & Company.
If you are a government or commercial building you may be required to conform to the ASHRAE 90.1-2010 standard.
Among other things, this standard requires that 50% of the plug loads ( electrical receptacles) be controlled.
Never fear! Wattstopper has two great products that reduce energy and lighting loads all the way down to the plug level. In this video, shot at Lightfare 2011, Jennifer Holland shows us the Wattstopper [Read more…]