Illuminate Your Senses!

July 15, 2011
Illuminate Your Senses!

Let us light the way. This month, SD&I went straight to the industry experts to highlight their hottest lighting technology. Who’s using the most energy efficient controls? What innovations should shine under a spotlight? Who’s going solar? Check out these top 12 highlights for the latest lighting innovations, tips and trends.

Lighting Control at Your Fingertips—’s emPower solution for home energy management and automation controls provides users with greater lighting, thermostat and lock control. The platform delivers enhanced triggers via new rules features. Customers can trigger lights to be turned on or off based on alarms, arming or sensor activity or create custom schedules to turn lights on or off at given times of the day.

Cut Your Lighting Costs— Need lighting in areas with no utility power? Solar provides lighting where you need it and when you need it. Discover how solar can work for you and how cost effective it is with the online SunWize Specifier. And find a DC power/backup system ideal for bank switched street lighting. For more information, visit

Navigate the Night—The LightSource Compact (LSC) diesel-powered portable light tower from Doosan Portable Power features a compact platform for truckload maximization, cost-effective transportation and jobsite mobility with 11 fully assembled units per flatbed. The four 1,000-watt metal halide lights provide high quality light and optimal coverage.

“United States demand for advanced lighting is forecast to increase 9.3 percent per year through 2015. A government-mandated phaseout of incandescent lamps and projected lower costs for advanced lighting will drive gains while Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) will remain the fastest growing types and take market share from Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) and halogen lamps.”—The Freedonia Group

Shine a Light on This Solar System—SOL’s GreenWay solar light is a complete system equipped with LED CE- and TUV-certified Luminaire; solar module; batteries; controller; and 24-foot pole. No digging, trenching or wiring is required. IDA-approved, it is configured to specific project requirements to run all night or save energy with dimming when full light is not required.

A “Suite” Deal on Lighting Products—Home Automation, Inc.’s (HAI) Omni-Bus Lighting Control Network product suite is composed of hardwired and wireless solutions. The HAI Omni-Bus lighting system integrates with its automation controllers, providing control of Omni-Bus devices using standard HAI interfaces and software applications. Lighting may be integrated into HAI scenes, enabling lighting to be controlled by schedule, time or event.

Make It Glow via PoE—Iluminar’s WL220 Power over Ethernet (PoE) medium range white light illuminator series is designed to provide dedicated lighting for IP cameras via PoE Plus-enabled network infrastructure. IEEE802at-compliant, the series can reach distances up to 220 feet, feature a built-in photocell light on/off and contain a telemetry input for remote switching.

Download This Lighting App—Raytec’s Product Selector App is designed to help security installers, integrators and consultants specify the best CCTV lighting for their project. Users enter the distance from camera to target, horizontal field of view, desired operating voltage and then select either Infra-Red or White Light.

Get Portable with This Cordless LED—The Pelican 9440 Remote Area Lighting System (RALS) is a portable LED area light which features 10 LEDs and a beam spread of 120 degrees that effectively lights a large area. It offers two brightness settings that shine 2,400 lumens for three hours in high-setting and 1,200 for six hours in low setting.

A Night of Light—Wine and dine during Lutron Electronics’ free, national, networking events held through the rest of the year, across the country at the Lutron Experience Centers. Network with your peers and learn about the latest energy-saving solutions available. For dates and locations, visit

Lights, Camera, Action!—Larson Electronics’ Magnalight line of industrial grade explosion proof lights and heavy duty spotlights continue to be a popular equipment choice in cinematic productions with their latest appearance in the new “Green Lantern” film. The Magnalight hal-48-2l hazardous area fluorescent light fixture, built to withstand corrosive and damaging environments, consists of a two lamp fluorescent light fixture, measures four feet long and is multi-voltage capable.