Lighting
Lighting December 20, 2018

Designing lighting systems and lighting controls

Lighting designers must consider many factors when specifying lighting systems and lighting controls for their designs. In addition to considering the type of lighting fixture, they must also take into account daylighting, lighting controls, codes and standards, and other factors. To ensure these systems work as efficiently and effectively as possible, commissioning new systems (along with ongoing commissioning) is vital for success.

By Robert J. Garra Jr., PE
Lighting December 20, 2018

Case Study: Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Gilbert, Ariz.

Challenge: Provide exceptional illumination within energy-consumption limits and dark-sky guidelines.

By Robert J. Garra Jr., PE
Lighting December 19, 2018

Bluetooth lighting sensor

The new ceiling-mounted solar-powered occupancy sensor (PIR) for Bluetooth lighting control systems is maintenance-free, freely positionable, highly flexible and easy to install.

Lighting December 17, 2018

Designing safe laboratories and research facilities: Electrical, power, and lighting

Engineers working on laboratory and research projects are tasked with balancing state-of-the-art systems, budgetary concerns, occupant safety, sustainable performance, and other factors including electrical, power, and lighting.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Lighting December 14, 2018

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, December 7-13

Reasons lighting controls commissioning goes bad, a tax on boots, 2019 40 Under 40 nominations, NFPA 110-2016 design considerations, and simple steps to address cybersecurity concerns in your building automation system were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Dec. 7-13. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Lighting December 7, 2018

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, November 30-December 6

Finding purpose in a job, reasons lighting controls commissioning goes bad, the 2018 salary survey, exploring requirements for fire pump retrofits, and NFPA 110-2016 design considerations were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Nov. 30-Dec. 6. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Lighting November 27, 2018

Video: Citi Expands the Market for Energy Efficiency

This presentation examines a real life example of this financing method and demonstrates its vast potential to the energy retrofit marketplace.

By Cx Energy
Lighting November 20, 2018

Designing health care facilities and medical campuses

Hospitals, clinics, and similar facilities are among the most demanding an engineer can tackle—the technology is evolving rapidly, hospital managers are increasingly budget-conscious, and assist in saving lives.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Lighting November 20, 2018

Designing health care facilities and medical campuses: Electrical, power and lighting

Hospitals, clinics, and similar facilities are among the most demanding an engineer can tackle—technology is evolving rapidly, hospital managers are increasingly budget-conscious, and assist in saving lives. Here, electrical, power, and lighting challenges are addressed.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Lighting November 16, 2018

10 reasons lighting controls commissioning goes bad

To ensure complex systems function as intended, a formal commissioning process needs to be established.

By John Yoon, PE, LEED AP ID+C; McGuire Engineers Inc., Chicago