Lighting Design & Specification

 Legrand DimmersLegrand’s “Pass & Seymour Harmony Tru-Universal Dimmer” comes with self-calibrating technology that automatically sets the minimum voltage of lamps, eliminating flickering lights, and, the company says, “frustrated customers and unnecessary callbacks.” 

As the name implies, it’s set to work with “every lamp, every load and every fixture —guaranteed,” which has the added benefit of reducing the amount of SKUS in your stock, the company added. 

Built for residential or light commercial wiring applications, it can instantly identify lamp type, including incandescent, CFL, halogen, and LED after it’s attached to the fixture. The self-calibration automatically sets the minimum voltage. 

Energy consumption can be reduced up to 50% with the dimmer, and it installs just like a regular Pass & Seymour dimmer. 

Design-wise, it has a larger, easy-to-use dimming slider and green LED makes it easy to find in the dark. There are three interchangeable faces: white, ivory and light almond. 

As it’s universal, there’s also the added benefit of reducing the amount of SKUS in your stock, Legrand added. 

You can get a full rundown over at Legrand about the Harmony Tru-Universal Dimmer here

 

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University of Toronto Engineering graduate Samah El-Tantawy is creating better, smarter traffic lights using game theory and artificial intelligence to teach lights how to adjust to traffic patterns in real time, reports Sharon Oosthoek in U of T News...      

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The American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Science and Public Health (CSAPH) has issued two reports related to nighttime lighting since 2012. The 2012 AMA Report CSAPH 4-A-12 report, Light Pollution: Adverse Effects of Nighttime Lighting, resulted in AMA Policy H-135.932, noting in particular the “need for further multidisciplinary research of occupational and environmental exposure to light-at-night”, the recognition of how interior lighting and the use of electronic media affect sleep disruption especially in children and adolescents, and the need for work environments operating in 24/7 fashion to have employee fatigue risk management plans in place. The IES supports the 2012 AMA Policy H-135.932. Read more: IES Report. . . 

 

Lighting Design & Specification

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