Issue #57
January 2019
Featured Manufacturer:
Hubbell Control Solutions
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Hubbell Control Solutions' advanced systems and lighting controls offer a comprehensive portfolio of simple, scalable, and seamless solutions for indoor and outdoor applications from a single partner. Their advanced lighting control technologies provide intuitive and flexible deployment options to meet code, enhance comfort, increase energy savings, and improve operating efficiency for enterprises of any size. Hubbell Control Solutions' product suite includes distributed and centralized, wired and wireless systems, luminaire integrated sensors, color tuning controls, panels, occupancy sensors, photocell sensors, and emergency relays.

Learn more about Hubbell Control Solutions
by visiting their website.
CCC Logo Each month, our Lighting Controls Department Manager, Clint Conley, offers insight and advice about lighting controls. Clint, a licensed professional electrical engineer, brings over 15 years of construction, engineering, and lighting controls experience to the table. He takes the often confusing topic of lighting controls, and presents information in a straightforward and concise manner.

Automatic daylight harvesting started to be required in Colorado and Wyoming as a part of the 2015 version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). This requirement is a significant shift that has greatly increased the need for more complicated automatic controls in many spaces. As this is still relatively new, there are still many questions on how to meet this requirement effectively and reliably.
In general, the IECC 2015 requires that any space within a daylight zone with more than 150W of lighting power have automatic daylight harvesting controls. The daylight zone is defined as the area that extends from the window into the space by the measurement of the height of the window from the floor. The width of the daylight zone is the same as the width of the window with two feet added on each side.
The article below has a succinct overview of many of the important concepts with a link to a much more in-depth guide on how to implement automatic daylight harvesting. While this guide was specifically written around Title 24 (California's energy code), the concepts are useful in this area as well.
Win an Xbox One S_

This month, The MH Companies and Hubbell Control Solutions are giving one lucky winner an Xbox One S Two-Controller Bundle (1TB). We'll also throw in a $150 Xbox gift card so you can start building your game collection! Play over 1,300 great games from the biggest blockbusters and most popular franchises to three generations of favorites you can play again, or experience for the first time. Whether you're playing games, watching your favorite shows, or streaming gameplay, Xbox One S delivers brilliant graphics with HDR technology, premium audio, and fast, reliable online gaming with friends. Maybe you don't want a new gaming console. No problem! Our lucky 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!

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Entry deadline is January 31, 2019!

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