Topic: lighting

Articles

Task tuning in commercial buildings
04.06.17 | The April issue of Facility Executive features an article penned by Seventhwave engineer Jennifer Li about the lighting controls research we conducted in Minnesota. Also visit our webpage to watch our webinar and download the fact sheet and report. MORE
Commissioning occupancy sensors
03.23.17 | Lighting controls allow buildings to achieve significant energy savings in daylit facilities, but improper installation can reduce these savings. Commissioning to the rescue! Check out Net Zero Buildings Magazine's interview with Seventhwave... MORE
Seventhwave receives DoD lighting research grant
11.30.16 | Seventhwave was selected by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to demonstrate deep lighting savings in defense facilities. Our partnership with Cree will install LED fixtures with SmartCast® Technology and verify the performance of an advanced,... MORE
Task tuning promises significant energy savings
01.21.16 | Our task tuning research is featured in an article from the Lighting Controls Association. MORE

New technology profiles

Advanced lighting controls
01.10.14 | Controlling lighting involves several strategies:Scheduling – turning off or dimming lights when not in useFacility-wide tuning – reducing the default light levelDaylight harvesting – dimming electric lights based on available natural lightOccupancy... MORE
LED lighting
01.09.14 | LEDs are a solid-state lighting technology that converts energy to light through a semiconductor. This is in contrast to incandescent bulbs that generate light (and excess waste heat) through a filament or compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) that... MORE

Initiatives

Latest interior and exterior LED lighting solutions
01.08.16 | There is an LED solution for virtually every lighting application today. The critical questions are: Can I afford it? Does it deliver light where I need it? Does it deliver correct light levels? Does it provide the proper quality of light? We’... MORE
Adjusting lighting levels in commercial buildings
04.13.15 | Task tuning can lead to energy savings without loss of occupant comfort. Task tuning is one form of lighting control that can be used in commercial buildings to save energy. It involves dimming lights in a space so that the average illuminance at... MORE
About our building
05.14.14 | In November 2013, we realized a dream we've had for nearly two decades—to live our mission by locating our headquarters in a green building.Our space tells an important economic story. The LEED Platinum Core and Shell building is developer-driven,... MORE

Publications

Adjusting lighting levels in commercial buildings
01.07.16 | Summary of findings from task tuning research. MORE
Adjusting lighting levels in commercial buildings: energy savings from institutional tuning
12.11.15 | Task tuning is one form of lighting control that can be used in commercial buildings to save energy. It involves dimming lights in a space so that the average illuminance at the working plane is appropriate for the type of use in that space. Task... MORE
ENERGY STAR Lighting in Two Historic Madison Buildings
09.20.12 | Standard, incandescent light bulbs are common in many areas of the UW-Madison Memorial Union and the State Capitol. In 2003, the Wisconsin Division of Energy received a grant to install ENERGY STAR compact fluorescent bulbs in socket-based fixtures... MORE
LED Exit Signs
09.20.12 | New technology assessment introduces the technology and discusses benefits, outlines market barriers, and lists information sources. MORE

Videos

Demand response through advanced lighting controls
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Vision and sustainable strategies: our new building
12.19.13 | Frank Greb and Scott Hackel share the vision for our new space and give a brief technical overview of the HVAC system (including variable refrigerant flow geothermal) and lighting/daylighting strategies. MORE
Iterative daylight modeling using Rhino, AGi32 and Adobe Creative Suite
12.18.13 | Daylight modeling is important for understanding light levels, environmental quality and energy saving impacts of early design decisions. Many daylight modeling tools have been developed, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. In this video,... MORE

Webinars

LED exterior applications
01.08.16 | This webinar is part two of our lunch and learn webinar series. Also see part one: LED interior applications. As a result of this webinar you will be able to: Identify lighting applications for LED solutions. Describe LED screw in, TLED, retrofit... MORE
LED interior applications
01.08.16 | This webinar is part one of our lunch and learn webinar series. Also see part two: LED exterior applications. As a result of this webinar you will be able to: Identify lighting applications for LED solutions. Describe LED screw in, TLED, retrofit... MORE
Advanced lighting controls: barriers, benefits and beyond
05.14.15 | As a result of this webinar, you will be able to: Identify when lighting controls will cost effectively save energy. Describe the various benefits of advanced lighting controls for different projects. Plan for the effects of greater network... MORE
Hit the right note: task tuning for commercial lighting
03.12.15 | Task tuning—the dimming of lights to create levels appropriate for the activities in a space—can save energy without sacrificing occupant satisfaction. Why? Because most commercial spaces, for a variety of reasons, are over-lit. We will share... MORE
Outdoor and facility lighting with LEDs: technical review and cost considerations
01.13.14 | Considering LEDs for your facility? We can help. Appropriate lighting impacts occupant comfort, safety, security and productivity—it's important to get it right. With the industry moving forward quickly, this webcast will get you up-to-speed on the... MORE
SSL technology and LED lighting: new tools in your toolbox
12.12.12 | Solid-State Lighting (SSL) technology, also known as LED lighting (Light Emitting Diodes) is here to stay. This emerging technology offers tremendous promise for reducing energy use in buildings. Attend this webinar and learn the latest strategies... MORE
Evolving lighting: technology and human factors
10.02.12 | As a result of this webinar, you will be able to: Design cost effective lighting that positively impacts human performance and other factors while providing sufficient footcandles. Determine when it makes sense to retrofit or wait for new, less... MORE
Exploring LED lighting technology for facilities
05.21.12 | Are you interested in LED lighting technologies, but faced with a barrage of claims and confused about how to get started? You are not alone. In a brief introduction of LED technology and products the incredible amount of LED information available... MORE
Daylight control and performance specifications: LEDs and more
01.16.12 | Daylighting is the technique of bringing natural light into a space and using it to enhance the space's visual quality as well as energy performance. LEDs are a dynamic new technology with tremendous potential. This webinar will touch on the... MORE
LED lighting: fact and fiction
11.29.11 | Have you been barraged with claims about LEDs and are unclear where to begin in selecting a product for your particular application? We will help sift through the hype by giving you an overview of LED technology and the different products that are... MORE
ALG Online: an in-depth review of best practices in advanced lighting design
06.20.11 | Lighting design professionals face complex challenges when balancing energy efficiency and user-friendliness for today's green building clients. Join us for this webinar following ALG online: introduction to advanced lighting guidelines to delve... MORE
ALG Online: introduction to best practices in advanced lighting design
06.06.11 | Discover how to incorporate the most advanced, energy-saving strategies and technologies into your next project. Join us for an introduction to ALG Online and find out how this independent resource assists design professionals in achieving high... MORE
Specifying LED products in a changing market: guidelines and criteria
05.11.11 | With LED technology evolving so quickly, how can designers and engineers specify these new products with confidence? This webinar, presented by an independent lighting expert, provides valuable guidelines and criteria for specifying high quality LED... MORE
DOE Commercial Lighting Solutions: technical demonstration
02.14.11 | Please note: This webinar presented the 2011 version of the CLS tool. The tool has been replaced with the Lighting Project Evaluator, which is the Energy Estimate portion of CLS. Please visit DOE's lighting solutions website for more information.... MORE
DOE Commercial Lighting Solutions: overview
01.24.11 | Please note: This webinar presented the 2011 version of the CLS tool. The tool has been replaced with the Lighting Project Evaluator, which is the Energy Estimate portion of CLS. Please visit DOE's lighting solutions website for more information.... MORE