ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

Educational Facility Lighting promotes energy conservation.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Educational Facility Lighting promotes energy conservation.
Educational Facility Lighting promotes energy conservation.
Click Here to Enlarge Picture
February 2, 2010 - Designed to minimize energy use while maintaining integrity of learning environment in new and existing facilities, A+CLASS(TM) single source classroom lighting system lets teacher adjust light levels as needed. General level provides ample, uniform light throughout classroom, while A/V level dims light to degree suited for video presentations and note taking. Other technologies that foster energy conservation include occupancy sensor and optional daylight sensor.

Alera Lighting Introduces a New "Class" of Energy Savings


(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)

Hubbell Lighting Div.
701 Millenium Blvd
Greenville, SC, 29607
USA



Press release date: February 1, 2010

Greenville, SC: With educational facilities being identified by the Department of Energy as one of the highest consumers of energy among commercial buildings, educators and school district officials are looking for ways to reduce usage and maintain the integrity of the learning environment. According to best practices, recommendations, and guidelines identified by the US Green Building Council's LEED for Schools, the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), and the California Energy Commission (CEC) Pier study among others, installing a lighting system that dramatically reduces load, provides automatic shutoff, and allows teacher control, a 30% to 50% reduction in consumption may be achieved as compared to traditional systems.

With all of today's economic challenges, many educational facilities will seek American Reinvestment Recovery Act (ARRA) stimulus funding. A+CLASS(TM) by Alera Lighting is a single source classroom lighting system designed to offer energy savings and control strategies that align well to sustainable endeavors as critical improvements to new and existing facilities. The patent pending system provides simple and practical ways for the teacher to adjust light levels as needed depending on the task at hand. If lecturing from the front of the class, the teacher would use the General [GEN] level, providing ample, uniform light throughout the classroom. When using a projector or other type of video display, the Audio Visual (A/V) level dims the light to an ideal level for a clear, vibrant video presentation, while still allowing sufficient illumination for note taking. The high performance components interface seamlessly to form a single, cohesive system that is easy to operate. By design, it's forward compatibility will allow the system to gracefully accept future innovations and additions, providing longevity and expansion potential.

The standard configuration of the A+CLASS(TM) system combines both trusted techniques, like an occupancy sensor that automatically turns out the lights when the classroom is unoccupied, and innovative features including NeverDark, a brief overlap when switching between the two different lighting levels insuring interruption-free light. The optional daylight sensor detects when sufficient daylight is available and automatically reduces the A+CLASS(TM) general lighting levels. This clever breakthrough allows for daylight harvesting, or simply allowing the sun to be the light source whenever available.

Besides saving energy and being easy to operate, the A+CLASS(TM) system is simple to install and commission, overcoming two of the bigger obstacles when considering a new system. From the UL listed Classroom Control Module and the LCD display that guides users through the system setup and configuration to the color-coded plug & play design, A+CLASS(TM) makes it easy to save energy and improve the classroom environment. One of the single biggest benefits to schools and school districts is the ability to specify lighting and control requirements at the onset of the project and e-mail the control parameters to installers for commissioning purposes. Our exclusive SD Card commissioning method transforms this typically daunting task into a simple, verifiable process. After commissioning, the SD card log can be returned to the school district as verification that the commissioning has been completed as per specifications.

To gather all of these features and benefits into one system, it took the combined efforts of Alera Lighting, Hubbell's leading manufacturer of architectural and specialty fluorescent luminaires, and Hubbell Building Automation, Hubbell's industry leader in the application of technology to the business of energy saving lighting controls. In fact all A+CLASS(TM) system components originate within the Hubbell platform for a single source - not just a single point of sale. This user friendly, single source approach ensures continuity throughout the project cycle and beyond.

Committed to the practice of conserving resources, Alera Lighting offers the A+CLASS(TM) system as the easiest and most practical classroom energy management system available. Improve the energy efficiency and lighting quality in your school with A+CLASS.

For more information about Alera, visit http://www.aleralighting.com. Alera Lighting is a division of Hubbell Lighting, 701 Millennium Boulevard, Greenville, SC. Phone: 864-678-1000.
Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


User comments about this story

Cost

What would be the cost of Single lighting system for a class room of 25ft x 40ft?

By abu bakar sharif on Feb 2, 2010 21:29

Reply to this comment


 

Post a comment about this story

Name:
E-mail:
(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
Comment:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.
 



 See related product stories
More .....
 Visit Green and Clean Blog
  Latest from the Green and Clean Blog
 See more product news in:
Electrical Equipment and Systems
Green & Clean
 More New Product News from this company:
LED Floodlights deliver up to 16,358 lumens.
Lighting Control Sensors help building operators conserve energy.
LED Downlight Fixture suits ceiling heights from 20-60 ft.
Street Light Control System helps conserve energy.
LED Lighting System illuminates sports arenas.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
Hubbell Lighting Launches Lighting Upgrade Program for Hospitality Industry; Hotels can Increase Profitability by 5%
Hubbell Lighting and TOTUS Solutions enter into a Strategic Partnership
Hubbell Lighting Lights up Vegas with Innovative Outdoor Lighting Solutions
Hubbell Lighting's Indoor Products Shine Bright at LIGHTFAIR
Hubbell Lighting Named Technology Brand of the Year by Architectural SSL Magazine
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Energy-Saving Lighting
Join the forum discussion at:
The Factory Floor




Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by Thomasnet.com        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy



Error close

Please enter a valid email address