Welcome to LEDs Magazine’s Connected SSL & Controls newsletter for Sept. 18, 2023. As promised in our last edition, we have an engaging perspective on luminaire-level lighting controls (LLLC) implementation from engineer Aprille Balangue. As a consultant, Balangue works closely with facilities managers and building administrators who need to justify their operations budgets – a particular issue where school environments are concerned. She outlines how initial demonstrations with LLLC at a Seattle K-8 center has helped move cautious clients to controls adopters who want to know how they too can integrate embedded occupancy, daylighting, and daylight sensing functions into their educational projects.
Meanwhile, associate editor Hayden Beeson reports on the latest networked lighting controls (NLC) study developed by the DesignLights Consortium to analyze the scale of benefits of incorporating NLC and HVAC in various building-size scenarios.
Finally, don’t miss the podcast we’ve linked for you from our partners at the Lighting Controls Association. C. Webster Marsh and Ron Kuczmar converse with Clarus Lighting & Controls’ Darren Lapsley regarding the biggest questions around lighting controls responsibilities and what value they add to projects.
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