Volumetric recessed lighting
Finalist in Lighting Controls in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2011 Product of the Year competition
Lithonia Lighting’s RTLED is a volumetric recessed lighting fixture with a 50,000-hr system life. It can deliver ambient white light throughout a space or directional lighting. It has a color rendering index of 80-plus, 3500 K color temperature, and full range dimming with 0 to 10 Vdc control. The luminaire adjusts itself to avoid overlighting, tracks its own operating hours, and provides a visual indicator when it reaches the end of its service life. The luminaires are made with recyclable materials, recycled steel, and no mercury or lead. These compact lighting fixtures are powered by Samsung LED light engines and are only 3 1/8-in. deep.
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.