Codes & Standards: Lighting
In the design of the new Child Development Center on the Fox Studios lot in Los Angeles, engineers from Syska & Hennessy chose to be good neighbors.Because the 10,000-square-foot facility with seven classrooms and an outdoor playground was to be located at the edge of the 52.9-acre lot, the facility's design had to take into consideration the concerns of a neighboring 20-story hotel.
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In an industry effort to add value to the building design and construction process, the International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI) has released a new version of software designed to better enable the transfer of information between different building systems, software and products.
With electric deregulation becoming a reality in an increasing number of states, several of our larger clients have approached us for help in restructuring their electric service to best take advantage of the deregulated environment.
While studies have shown a correlation between the well-being of employees and their exposure to brightness, glare and daylight, no causal evidence has conclusively linked lighting to worker productivity.
The Angelus Sanitary Can Machine Company, Los Angeles, recently upgraded its lighting technology-not to save energy dollars, but rather to increase productivity by enhancing the quality of its workspace. Energy savings, however, were a welcome added benefit.
Security/emergency stations are specifically designed to withstand weather and vandalism in places where two-way communication is required, such as parking garages, elevators, stairwells, walkways and entry doors. Devices allow easy integration with other security systems, including those for closed-circuit television, access control, alarm and PBX.
Projector-mirror lighting system floods a room with light without revealing its source and without competing with design aesthetics. The system luminaire contains circular louvers with an integrated lamp shielding to provide glare protection. A computer-designed reflector ensures perfect focusing and low beam divergence. Lamp options are 70-watt and 150-watt T lamps.
HID pulse-start ballast family has been expanded to include 750- and 1,000-watt metal-halide ballast retrofit kits available in quad tap for 120, 208, 240 and 277 volts and in tri tap for 120, 277 and 347 volts. Kits contain the appropriate core and coil, a properly rated and prewired capacitor-and ignitor, if required-color-coded leads, installation instructions and trouble-shooting tips.
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