Dimming system saves money on HID lighting
Dual-Level Lighting System uses infrared detectors to control lighting levels in warehouses and other areas where people are not always present.
Dual-Level Lighting System uses infrared detectors to control lighting levels in warehouses and other areas where people are not always present. Consisting of a passive infrared sensor that is activated when body heat is detected, logic switch, and dual-level capacitor, the system dims warehouse fixture light levels to 50% when no one is present.
MagneTek Lighting Products Group; www.magnetek.com/ballast
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey