Issue #64 | August 2019
Featured Manufacturer
Bruck Lighting is an American lighting manufacturer located in Tustin, CA. It was the first brand of Ledra Brands, Inc., and has been in operation in the U.S. since 1993. Bruck was the first American lighting manufacturer to integrate LED technology into its decorative and accent products.

Learn more about Bruck Lighting by visiting their website .
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.

The need for fully integrated and user-intuitive buildings is everywhere, and technology is advancing at a pace that will allow this integration to finally occur. The leading standard of communication for building integration is the BACnet protocol. The following article describes how the BACnet protocol works, its relation to the Internet of Things (IOT), and how the protocol is being adopted for lighting systems. 
 
When considering the latest technology and how these systems work, the importance of a Sequence of Operations (SOO) cannot be understated. At the end of the day, everything possible with IoT, BACnet, and other technologies only matters in how they are applied. The SOO defines what we want the technology to do for us.
 
Product Spotlight

With over 100 manufacturers under representation, The MH Companies can offer virtually limitless options to meet your project requirements. Below are three of our newer products. Click through, or contact your MH representative to learn more.
Bloom

Bloom is a light fixture with a soft and inviting shape. Under the colorful shade hides a luminous globe offering a generous amount of soft light. Bloom is available in two sizes, and a variety of different finishes.
Twin

Twin is a light fixture with a simple and charming shape composed of a double layered shade sheltering a soft halo of indirect light. The core of these two shades hides a powerful projector providing a strong direct light. Twin is available in two sizes, and in a variety of colorful finishes.
Vora

Featuring the newest generation of LED edge-lit technology, two laser etched acrylic panels emit a perfectly uniform diffused surface while utilizing our patented center mixing chamber to disperse excess light. Extruded and cast aluminum components complete a quality construction that is unmatched. The result is one of the thinnest architectural troffers with a unique take on the traditional aesthetic.
This month, The MH Companies and Bruck Lighting are giving one lucky winner a Sonos Play:5! Experience pure, vibrant sound with Play:5, tuned by renowned producer Giles Martin. Control it with the Sonos app, Apple AirPlay 2, and more. Maybe you don’t need or want a Sonos speaker. 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!
Entry deadline is August 31, 2019!
We look forward to seeing you at the 5th  Brilliance Awards ceremony which will be held at Mile High Station on Friday, September 20th!

The Brilliance Awards brings recognition to the excellent design and build community which exists in the region, and strengthens the relationships of the professionals in the fields of architecture, lighting, construction, and engineering.

The MH Companies is proud to  sponsor this event, along with several of our manufacturers.
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