LED lighting and other low-voltage applications are causing the demand for wiring and cabling to skyrocket. Industries struggling to comply with government regulations and save money to remain competitive continue to seek innovative strategies for providing adjustable lighting where it is needed. Transparency Market Research predicts an increase in LED technology will create an increased demand for category-type cable. Here’s what you need to know about cabling for LED.
Light emitting diode (LED) lights have taken over the marketplace for many reasons. They last longer, use less electricity, and don’t have to be replaced as often. Here are some of the LED lighting benefits that have individuals and businesses installing them in every fixture.
When engineers combine power and communications using Cat 3 or Cat 5 cables, they can create inexpensive, efficient Ethernet networks. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) made the Power over Ethernet (PoE) standard because of its many advantages. Learn where it came from, how it works, and the many benefits of PoE.
If you’re a building owner, builder, or project manager, you know that most jurisdictions require International Fire Code (IFC) or National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) compliance before you can obtain an occupancy permit. Find out the difference between the two sets of requirements and what you need to install a public safety distributed antenna system (DAS) that meets standards.
Distributed antenna systems (DAS) allow providers to extend wireless coverage in large buildings or oversized structures like sports arenas. They do the work of one powerful device using a network of connected smaller antennas to improve signal and are especially important to first responders in emergency situations. When there’s a fire, earthquake, or violent attack, it’s critical police, fire, and medical personnel have uninterrupted communication both inside and out.
DAS stands for Distributed Antenna Systems. With large buildings, there are often dead spots that interfere with wireless coverage. Radios and cell phones have a weak signal or don’t work at all. A network of small antennas act as repeaters to distribute signals into areas of poor coverage. If you’ve ever wondered what DAS is, read on to find out more.
Digital lighting management (DLM) is like having an energy savings specialist in every room. Since for most buildings lighting makes up 20 percent of their overall energy expense, and 38 percent of their electricity costs, technology solutions for improving efficiency in that area are an excellent investment. Digital lighting management connects every light fixture in a room, floor, or building to a network. The system monitors and adjusts each light depending on factors like time, occupancy, and available daylight.
Over the last few years, lighting controls have become increasingly complex. Instead of lights just being controlled at the switch, manufacturers have improved energy efficiency by adding photocells and occupancy sensors so lights go off when not in use. These lights could be connected into a network to generate savings, but they had no software to capture data. Savings weren’t measurable. Digital Lighting Management (DLM) takes lighting efficiency to the next level.
When thousands of sports fans gather in the same place at the same time, they all take their technology. Event attendees want to stream live broadcasts, post photos and video to social media, and keep in touch with friends and family members at home. When interviewed by sports facility staff, fans said Wi-Fi access was a major part of their ability to enjoy an event. The Petco Park DAS shows how one facility solved this problem.
Part six of the California Energy Code is known as the Title 24 Standards. It’s also called The Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings. The California Building Standards Commission created them in 1977 to reduce the amount of energy California consumes. There have been numerous updates to the code, each time to refine requirements. Standards focus on both new and existing buildings, and aim to reduce energy consumption indoors and outdoors.