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Lighting Controls

The Many Advantages of Upgrading Your Lighting System

Lighting controls range from simple switches to networked light management systems that leverage the latest technologies. Commercial real estate including offices, hospitals, retail establishments, schools and universities have all adopted smart lighting systems. The initial benefits that drew early adopters to smart lighting were the dramatic reductions in energy usage and the related costs. Today’s systems, however, are more technologically advanced and offer so much more.

Save More with Commercial Lighting Rebates

Energy efficiency is top-of-mind for all businesses today.  Facility managers are constantly seeking ways to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs.  In order to support these efforts, government agencies have implemented programs to help finance technologies that save energy, cut pollution and help enable sustainability.    

Software Takes Center Stage in Commercial Light Management Systems

There is a revolution happening in commercial lighting. Networked light management systems are now considered essential for realizing maximum energy savings. Due to energy code requirements, they are increasingly becoming a requirement of standard lighting applications. As the popularity increases and code requirements tighten, the software that runs these systems becomes more important.

Are you Buying Lighting Products Listed with the DLC®? If not, you should be.

With all the new entrants in the market, the rapid pace of change, and almost every product claiming energy-efficiency in the lighting industry, it is hard to know which products are high performing and which qualify for industry rebates and incentives. Where can you go to get the trusted information that you need? The answer is – The DesignLights Consortium® (DLC).

What's New From Osram Digital Lighting Systems at LightFair 2018

This year, we will knock your socks off once again with our newest technology! 

Come and see us at LightFair International (LFI), the world's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference at Booth #1002 in Chicago May 6-10, 2018 at McCormick Place. 

And the Award Goes to….OSRAM Digital Lighting Systems

It is awards season and OSRAM Digital Lighting Systems is taking a walk down the red carpet. OSRAM is known for developing quality as well as innovative products. But don’t take our word for it. Check out our newest award-winning products.

Smart Lighting Control Systems are Solving Real-World Problems

LED lighting has come a long way from its initial days. Today it is combined with digital lighting controls to create smart lighting solutions that dramatically save on energy consumption and the related operating costs. But in addition to these savings, organizations deploying smart lighting solutions are achieving impressive results in other ways. Let’s take a look at a few examples.

Tackling Commercial Office Plug Load

Building owners and facility executives are always looking for new ways to control energy costs. Plug loads significantly impact an energy budget—sometimes accounting for as much as 50% of the total energy consumption in commercial spaces, and there are no-cost and low-cost solutions that can tackle the problem.

A New Syllabus for Classroom Lighting

Providing children a quality education is a national priority. Curriculum, school culture, teacher effectiveness, and test scores have long been used as measurements for school success and student performance. 

Smart Control Strategies for Lighting and Plug Load

Advances in lighting technologies coupled with building code requirements have resulted in a sharp decline in the amount of electricity used for lighting commercial buildings. Despite that success, there is still room for substantial improvement. The most recent report by the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), says that lighting still accounts for 17% of all electricity consumed in U.S. commercial buildings.