Codes & Standards: Lighting
Pipe-joining system for small-diameter, lightwall stainless-steel and carbon-steel piping in sizes 0.5 inch through 2 inches requires no welding, threading or flanges. Assembly involves cutting the pipe to size, inserting into couplings and pressing with a handheld electric or electrohydraulic tool, creating a permanent mechanical union.
Industrial lighting fixture offers optimal performance with T8 lamps and high-light-output ballasts. Precise herringbone slots run the length of the fixture body to provide 170 degrees of even distribution above the fixture at 92-percent energy efficiency and 90-percent light output below the fixture.
In the course of renovating its Bloomfield, Conn., service center, Otis Elevator received a $27,000 incentive from Connecticut Light & Power Company and is expected to save more than $16,000 in annual energy costs by switching from traditional metal-halide lamps to a more energy-efficient, pulse-start technology.
Security-lighting wallpack is a low-wattage model designed to reduce glare, sky glow and "light trespass" at entryways, walkways and general perimeter areas. Wallpack cuts light off sharply, eliminating wasteful light above 90 degrees. Device also prevents perimeter light from spilling onto adjacent properties.
LCD-based lighting control offers direct access to manufacturer's lighting systems without the need for personal computers, laptops or other plug-in devices. The control, with a new large-button design, is factory programmed to be fully functional right out of the box. Users can monitor and operate lighting in any room of a facility from one or more locations.
For high-tech, mission-critical companies like Townsend Analytics Ltd. of Chicago, a specialist in computer applications for Web-based finance, the ideal office is one where integrated building systems produce the right environment both for equipment and personnel. For its 11,000 square feet of space on the 19th floor of Chicago's 100 South Wacker building, the company was looking to integrate...
Engineers and lighting designers can now access useful information on fluorescent and high-intensity-discharge lamp recycling at a new Web site—www.lamprecycle.org—sponsored by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, Rosslyn, Va. The Web site includes information about federal and state regulatory lamp management requirements, state regulatory contacts, a list of compan...
Concern over cross-contamination between different cleanliness classes within a clean-room garment-changing area led an in-house engineering team at the Belgium facilities of Alcon Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company based in Ft. Worth, Texas, to carry out a design study simulating air movement, heat transfer and distribution of contaminants through the rooms.
The Hilton @ Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, located in Destin, Fla.,along Florida’s northwest Gulf Coast between Pensacola and Panama City, features 600 guest suites, 32,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, four on-site restaurants, four championship golf courses, 13 tennis courts, two outdoor and one indoor swimming pool, and a full-service spa, salon and fitness center.
Shipments of lighting fixtures in the U.S. are expected to rise over 5% annually through 2008 to over $14.4 billion, according to Lighting Fixtures , a new study from The Freedonia Group, an industrial market search firm. This pace represents a significant acceleration from the 1998-2003 period as improving economic conditions boost demand in both construction and manufactured goods markets. Advances in lighting fixture demand will also be supported by an ongoing focus on energy efficiency, which will lead to residential remodeling activities and nonresidential retrofit projects aimed at increasing the energy efficiency of existing lighting systems.