Lighting and Lighting Controls

Figure 1: A resort has multiple luminaires by exterior doors, so if more than one was powered by the emergency system, total darkness would be prevented even if one failed. This photo highlights the architectural details of the façade, and also provides wayfinding for the property.
Lighting and Lighting Controls March 9, 2023

Avoiding total darkness in emergency lighting scenarios

Understand the NEC requirements related to component failure in emergency lighting fixtures

By David Repair
Lighting and Lighting Controls February 21, 2023

Designing lighting control for the life sciences sector

Seven tips for designing lighting systems that meet specialized requirements

By Scott Garrett
Figure 2: Final programming included warm lighting at 3,000 K to start the day, high light level at 5,000 K from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and a gradual return to 3,000 K from 7 to 9 p.m. Courtesy: Affiliated Engineers Inc.
Lighting and Lighting Controls November 18, 2022

Designing lighting system controls with the user in mind

With a heightened awareness of the physiological effects of light, tunable lighting systems are being developed with the intent to foster healthy circadian cycles.

By Lauri Tredinnick, LC, IALD, LEED AP, Pivotal Lighting Design, Chicago
Lighting and Lighting Controls October 24, 2022

Your questions answered: Lighting and lighting control design

Which questions did you need answered about lighting and lighting controls? Read answers here

By Michael Chow and Tony Staub
Lighting and Lighting Controls May 27, 2022

Demystifying lighting controls

When it comes to designing lighting systems and lighting controls, it’s important to look at the lighting design from a holistic standpoint

By Angela Faught
Lighting and Lighting Controls May 25, 2022

How the energy code changed lighting design

Newer energy codes put an emphasis on understanding lighting control requirements before determining the lighting design requirements

By Lindsey Stefaniak
Courtesy: Lutron Electronics
Lighting and Lighting Controls April 1, 2022

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: March 25-31, 2022

Read the best articles from the past week. Lighting control systems, electrical power quality, lighting controls, mergers and acquisitions and metal-clad cable and busways.

By Chris Vavra
Lighting and Lighting Controls March 25, 2022

Lighting design in health care settings

Advances in lighting and control technology are paving the way to more comfortable lighting that is intuitive and efficient for patients, their families and their health care providers

By Rick Walsh
Courtesy: Arup
Lighting and Lighting Controls February 4, 2022

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: January 28 to February 3, 2022

Read the best articles from the past week. Lighting controls, limiting COVID infections, health care generators, fire pump system design and designing smart buildings.

By Chris Vavra
Lighting and Lighting Controls January 18, 2022

How to use sequence of operations for lighting controls

Sequence operations provides a clear, concise and client-friendly method of communicating lighting design intent

By Tony Staub