Across several categories including LED lighting, electric vehicles, solar, wind, energy storage and energy management, the prevailing concern for improving efficiency and reducing environmental impact has become a central theme in the electrical industry.
IES' Mark Lien and Chris Yorgey, an engineering project leader for Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., discussed these trends with EdisonReport Editor and Publisher and IES Past President Randy Reid, who moderated this year’s Forum.
The Copper Development Association’s recent conference, EVs: Navigating the Road Ahead, offered attendees a mind-bending update on the potential and challenges ahead for widespread implementation of electric vehicles.
In May, Lutron and TwistHDM announced a relationship that established Limelight by Lutron, adding a wireless exterior lighting control offering to Lutron’s product line, which historically focused on interior controls and automated shading solutions.
The 27-module array will produce a minimum of 11,234 kWh’s per year – 86% of the homeowner's annual usage. This means his $1,923.86 annual electric costs will be reduced to just $265.18, and the savings will pay for his system in just 5.5 years.