Goodbye, Incandescent Light Bulbs
By Aaron Stern · December 13, 2013 • 40W and 60W incandescent bulbs are being phased out of commercial and consumer use beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
Best of 2013: 4 Creative Worship TechDecisions A/V/L Solutions
By TD Staff · December 11, 2013 • 4 houses of worship were chosen for our Best of 2013 because of creative and unique solutions to some major audio, video and lighting problems and some tips on how to plan an audio shoot out to help you make your speaker decision making process more scientific and a commitment to A/V staff.
Lutron Releases New Fabric Collection App
By TD Staff · October 25, 2013 • Lutron’s new app allows users to explore fabric options for motorized shading solutions, order samples, access sales tools and more.
Smarter Technology Creates Smarter Workspaces
By Steve Castle · October 10, 2013 • A combination of daylighting and control and automation technologies will change the way we work. Today there are steps you can take to create a smarter and better workplace. Designing buildings with a great deal of window and open indoor space will help employees reach their goals and save you money.
Second Baptist Church Revives Their Sanctuary With Massive Shading Installation
By TD Staff · September 17, 2013 • After a devastating hit by hurricane Ike in 2008, which tore a hole through the roof of Second Baptist Church’s main campus, the megachurch, which usually engages about 60,000 worshipers a week across several campuses and internationally via the Internet, was forced to remodel as quickly as possible to return to worship as usual at their Woodway campus. On top of a major construction project, the Houston-based Baptist church was able to reconsider their huge 10,000 sq. ft. stained glass installation. The large glass wall was the culprit for heightened color temperature and an extreme amount of uncontrolled, environment light in the sanctuary.
Kick Start: Easy Energy and Money Saving Ideas You Can Use Now in Your House of Worship
By TD Staff · September 3, 2013 • How to save money right now in your facility. Energy saving ideas with a really high return on investment (ROI), really easy to deploy and inexpensive to purchase. You should be acting on these now. Lutron and other lighting and energy device manufacturers have products on the market now to help with your energy saving plan.
Lutron Approves Large List of LED Bulbs for Dimming
By TD Staff · August 20, 2013 • 249 dimmable LEDs and several CFLs were added to Lutron's list of bulbs compatible with its C·L collection of dimmers. Top brands included Cooper, EcoSmart, Feit, GE, Philips, Sylvania, and Utilitech as part of the approved list.
Lutron Electronics Introduces an LED Version of its Video Conference Indirect Wash Fixture
By TD Staff · June 20, 2013 • Lutron’s new LED Video Conference Indirect Wash Fixture is designed for videoconferencing applications, but it can also be used in areas that could benefit from an indirect, evenly distributed lighting solution.
Amp Up Lighting Controls Now - Important Energy Deadline Looming for Commercial Buildings
By Steven Castle · May 14, 2013 • States have a deadline of Oct. 18, 2013 to certify that they have updated the provisions of their commercial building codes regarding energy efficiency. The mandate comes from the U.S. Department of Energy which requires that states update their building energy codes to meet or exceed (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) 90.1-2010 codes, which amp up lighting controls over the previous 2007 version.
How to Save a Lot of Money with Energy and Lighting Devices and Controls
By TD Staff · May 1, 2013 • How to save a lot of money by using energy and lighting devices and controls for your facility. Download this special report. Three case studies showcase facilities that are meeting stringent LEED certifications while using new as well as tried-and-true technologies. Employing simple occupancy and vacancy sensors and temperature controls, to using more sophisticated daylight harvesting techniques and control and automation systems, these three facilities are a tribute to all shades of green.
LED Lighting Cuts Costs, but the Switch to It Should Be Done with Care
By Joel Shore · April 12, 2013 • LED lighting is a panacea for some, but for others the payoff may not be great enough to go ahead and make switch. Heat, control, dimming and cost savings should be carefully evaluated before making the decision. Learn more about switching to LED lighting.
Top 25 Tech Toys on the TechDecisions Editors Wish List
By Cindy Davis · December 13, 2012 • Over 25 tech toys for the holidays! TechDecisions Editors Holiday Wish List From electronics comprising a 3D printer, an AVI-SPL immersive telepresence system, a 65-inch LG television, an iPad or two and much more the TechDecisions editors and writers dreamed big this year.
The Best 12: AV/IT and Energy Integration Case Studies that Made a Difference
By TD Staff · December 12, 2012 • The Best 12: End User Case Studies that Made a Difference. From a $4.4 million per year energy savings at the Empire State Building to a medical learning center that has deployed a state-of-the-art lecture capture and videoconferencing system to digital signage. A Guy Fieri Restaurant in NYC makes the cut, as does a Hilton Hotel and some amazing churches. The best in AV technology, AV and IT integration, digital signage, distance learning, hotel automation, energy savings and much more.
No Heat with Lutron’s New Roller Shade Fabric
By TD Staff · November 15, 2012 • Koolblack Technology betters energy control of dark, solar-shade fabrics to levels that can be compared with light colors and saps solar heat gain.
Lutron to Debut New Lighting and Shade Control at Greenbuild Conference
By TD Staff · November 8, 2012 • The show’s 35,000 attendees will get to check out new energy-saving control solutions.
Latest ResourceWorship Facilities Magazine, January-February 2018
The January-February 2018 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers articles about the many steps a church had to take in the aftermath of a fire, and another involving a church making the jump to 4K.