Lighting and Lighting Controls

Lighting and Lighting Controls December 5, 2023

Designing lighting control systems to meet the needs of all users

When designing lighting control systems, technology, energy efficiency and the user must be considered

By Michael McTavish
Courtesy: CFE Media
Lighting and Lighting Controls December 1, 2023

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed lighting articles in 2023

Read the best articles about UV lights, lighting control design, lighting budget and more.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Figure 2: Daylight zone in typical windowed space with photocell controlling general lighting in waiting room. Courtesy: Certus.
Lighting and Lighting Controls November 28, 2023

Enhanced smart lighting systems to save energy for buildings

Understand how to leverage emerging smart lighting technologies to reduce energy consumption and enhance building automation

By Suzette Vazquez
Lighting and Lighting Controls November 21, 2023

Exit sign and emergency light requirements for facilities

Understanding the requirements and regulations surrounding emergency lighting and exit signs is essential to maintaining a secure environment regardless of the facility type.

By Herbert Post
Lighting and Lighting Controls November 15, 2023

How to keep smart lighting from being stupid

As smart lighting becomes more commonplace, it is important for engineers to understand the pitfalls and problems that may come with it

By John Yoon
Courtesy: Amara Rozgus, CFE Media & Technology
Lighting and Lighting Controls October 30, 2023

Germicidal UV lights could be producing indoor air pollutants

While useful for killing pathogens such as COVID-19, the lights may cause unwanted chemical reactions and should be used with ventilation, according to an MIT study.

By David L. Chandler
The new auditorium at St. Mary’s College has lighting and sound specifications that create a challenge for engineers. Courtesy: Tom Holdsworth, Mueller Associates
Lighting and Lighting Controls October 4, 2023

Unique electrical and power considerations for university buildings

Utilizing creative and flexible solutions in electrical, power and lighting systems can help meet the changing needs and loads for different buildings on college campuses

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
The large Sky Factory virtual skylight featured in the Lyngblomsten Care Center’s memory care lounge. Courtesy: Wold Architects & Engineers
Lighting and Lighting Controls September 8, 2023

How to transform well-being in care communities with resident-focused lighting controls

Proper lighting in care communities for older adults is imperative, as age-related vision issues significantly impact their well-being.

By Holly Nelson and Sitha Chhum, PE