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Codes & Standards: Lighting

Lighting March 1, 2001

The Way of the World.Wide Web

There's no better time than today for another brief visit to www.csemag.com. We've updated our Web site, and we have more features and better functionality than ever before.

By C.C. Sullivan, Editorial Director
Lighting March 1, 2001

Lighting Terms for 2001

Compact-fluorescent lamps: Triple-tube compact-fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are ideal for downlighting applications, especially when the appearance of an incandescent downlight is desired. When used in a vertical base-up design, the luminaire provides better cutoff and produces less glare than the traditional horizontal-mounted twin-tube CFL luminaire.

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff
Lighting February 21, 2001

Lighting-Controls Market On the Rise

With energy conversation becoming a greater priority for building owners, the lighting-controls market is expected to continue growing through 2006, according to market research firm Frost & Sullivan, San Jose, Calif.

By Staff
Lighting February 16, 2001

Keys to Keep the Power Pumping

By assisting an end-user in addressing certain key issues, the chances of staying connected during power interruptions will increase, according to Syska & Hennessy's OnlinEnvironments.

By Staff
Lighting February 1, 2001

Local Area Lingo: A Turn-of-the-Century Controls Glossary

Control network: A collection of DDC microcontrollers distributed throughout a facility that use a control protocol and one or more network media to communicate. Control protocol: An electronic language spoken between microcomputer-based DDC controllers to pass values and commands.

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff
Lighting January 25, 2001

CSI Considers Updating Formatting Standard

To keep up to date with changing technology, the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Alexandria, Va., is currently studying the need to revise its MasterFormat, a nationally used formatting standard for nonresidential construction. Specifically, CSI is looking to adapt the standard to reflect advances in telecommunications technology.

By Staff
Lighting January 25, 2001

Photovoltaics Frenzy

Having already surpassed the billion-dollar mark in 1999, the photovoltaics market is projected to increase ten fold by the year 2010, according to a recent report by Allied Business Intelligence (ABI), Oyster Bay, N.Y.

By Staff
Lighting January 1, 2001

Watching the Lights: A Reliable PQ Indicator

The flicker chart below shows one measure of how power disturbances can affect power users. At any point above the orange line, light flicker will be noticeable, while above the purple line people will begin to become irritated by the intensity and frequency of the flicker.Flickering of the lights is a definite indication that there are voltage variations in the distribution system.

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff
Lighting January 1, 2001

More Influence? Survey Says So

Talking to mechanical and electrical engineering firms these days, one gets the impression that engineers hold more sway in building design and construction than ever before.

By C. C. SULLIVAN, Editorial Director
Lighting January 1, 2001

Specifying Building-Integrated Photovoltaics

Photovoltaics (PV)-which directly convert sunlight into electricity-have come a long way since their early days as a source of power for spacecraft and remote communications systems. Solar technology is now available in a variety of building materials, including skylights, curtainwalls, canopies, sunshades a...

By Paul Wormser, Solar Design Associates, Harvard, Mass.