Volumetric LED fixture
Acuity Brands’ Lithonia Lighting VTLED is a volumetric LED luminaire designed for general-purpose illumination environments.
Acuity Brands’ Lithonia Lighting VTLED is a volumetric LED luminaire designed for general-purpose illumination environments. It provides energy savings from the use of LED lighting, full range dimming, and a plug-and-play dataport for the embedded nLight controls interface that allows for constant system monitoring and lumen management and compensation. The linear faceted reflector cavity softens and distributes light while minimizing luminous contrast between the fixture and ceiling. This fixture may be mounted and wired in continuous rows, and is available in a 2x2-ft configuration with a 2200 or 3200 lumen package and a 2x4-ft configuration delivering 4600 lumens, with an efficacy up to 96 lumens/W.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.