Issue #38
May 2017
Featured Manufacturer:  Wattstopper

Wattstopper/Legrand offers a comprehensive range of control solutions for commercial applications, including lighting control panels, occupancy sensors, automatic daylighting controls, bi-level HID controls, dimming controls, DMX and DALI protocol controls and plug load controls. Their groundbreaking products, programs, and services help customers find convenient ways to save money, meet green initiatives, and comply with energy codes. 

From boardrooms and reception areas to hotels and office spaces, Wattstopper's  Architectural Dimming Platform, which includes the Lighting Control and Automation Panel (LCAP) series and a wide range of user interfaces, offers simplicity and unique control. The platform seamlessly integrates with the award-winning Digital Lighting Management (DLM) system to deliver optimal energy performance and integration with A/V, shades, climate, and other systems.

Learn more about Wattstopper by visiting their website.
Win a Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

This month, The MH Companies and Wattstopper are giving one lucky winner a Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. Featuring High Dynamic Range on a Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy Tab S3 delivers cinematic vividness, details, and deep contrast to a screen that fits in your hands. The revolutionary S Pen is more precise and pressure-responsive than ever, and never needs to be charged, liberating you to create, translate, and navigate without limits. Powerful Quad speakers, tuned by AKG, calibrate with your movements as you rotate the tablet, and intuitively reflect what's playing on screen. Maybe you don't want a new tablet. No problem! The winner can choose to receive a $500 Visa gift card instead! Enter today, and you could be joining the list of previous monthly giveaway winners! Yes, people really do win! We have
photos  and  videos  to prove it!

Entry deadline is May 31, 2017!

Enter to Win!
Defined Glare Can Actually Be a Good Thing


Kellie Koedel (Sales Representative at The MH Companies) and Paul Mitchell (Sales Manager at Sternberg Lighting) were published in the most recent issue of LD+A, a publication of IES. They offer insight into BUG ratings, including their thoughts on how glare isn't always a bad thing.

To suggest that all lumens emitted between
60 and 90 deg qualify as harsh light is
simply wrong.

While BUG ratings are a significant step forward from the old cutoff classifications, one area that warrants discussion for possible improvement is the method for defining and calculating glare.

The glare rating is currently derived by totaling all lumens emitted in the range of 60 to 90 deg above nadir. By identifying them as "glare," we are inherently saying that they are unwanted, which is simply not the case. Glare was originally relegated to lumens in the range of 80 to 90 deg. By tripling that range from 10 deg to a 30-deg window, important problems arise.  

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