Fulham Useful Information

July 2018
Digital Dimming L

Is anyone in the world still seriously thinking that 0-10V dimming control is a 21st century lighting controls solution?

May 2018
Privacy Statement Update for Fulham Controls L

Please find the current Fulham Controls Customer Privacy Statement here.

April 2017
Fulham Acquires Control Network Solutions to Bring DALI® Control to Customers for Emerging Smart Lighting Products L

CNS’s Smart Light Management Software and Technical Expertise Helps Fulham Meet Growing Demand for DALI-enabled Clever LED Drivers and Smart Lighting Controls

HAWTHORNE, Calif. – April 18, 2017 – Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today announced the acquisition of the assets of partner company Control Network Solutions (CNS), the UK-based creator of the elitedali™ smart lighting control and management system. This transaction continues Fulham’s strategic European expansion.

Fulham has been developing its relationship with CNS for over a year and utilising CNS’s elitedali to help its partners provide complete smart lighting control systems.

Based on the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) lighting communications standard, elitedali simplifies installation, commissioning, and control of lighting systems. Enhancing Building Management Systems (BMS) and Edge Control devices, elitedali provides total control over individual LED fixtures, including reducing input current, managing output to optimise useful life, adjusting lighting to dim at a constant level, and adjusting power output to accommodate different light sources.

With this acquisition, Fulham can now offer a DALI and web-based convergent smart lighting solution to meet increased demand from customers worldwide. For Fulham customers in Europe and India, CNS’s smart lighting platform meets the immediate need for DALI-based lighting control solutions.

“We developed clever LED lighting components that are intelligent and programmable so luminaire manufacturers can customise solid-state lighting products in a customer-valued way. With the acquisition of CNS, we now have the remaining components needed to move from clever to smart lighting products – communications and control system software,” said Bob Howard-Anderson, Fulham CEO. “elitedali technology aligns with our vision of standards-based smart lighting controls and allows us to meet increasing customers’ demands for DALI-enabled lighting solutions based upon multi-vendor choice, flexibility and real-time device data for analytics, and effectively lays the foundation for the coming of smart lighting.”

Mike Welch, founder of CNS, will continue with Fulham as Vice President, Controls Business Development. In his new role, Welch will continue to support more than 40 elitedali™ resellers worldwide and help shape Fulham’s clever lighting strategy as well as new smart lighting products and solutions.

The elitedali solution is based on the Niagara® software framework from Tridium, an independent business entity of Honeywell International. Niagara is used by hundreds of OEMs and resellers to craft Building, Data Center and Smart City management systems.

“We are excited to be able to leverage Fulham’s global brand and resources to accelerate the market reach of elitedali,” said Welch. “Becoming a part of Fulham will allow us to provide better support our growing Niagara Community Partners, enabling them to participate in larger lighting control projects.”

Fulham already incorporates DALI support into a variety of its LED driver products, including the programmable WorkHorse LED drivers and the company’s new Lumo series of European LED drivers. Fulham offers CNS partners direct access to DALI-compatible driver products through Fulham’s global network of distributors, and works with a network of OEM luminaire manufacturers that incorporate the company’s DALI drivers.

For more information about Fulham’s complete line of LED drivers, please visit www.fulham.com.
For more information on elitedali smart lighting controls, please visit www.elitedali.com

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the Netherlands, China, India and the UAE. For more information, visit www.fulham.com.

Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
(323) 779-2980, ext. 1252

May 2016
The True Cost of Building Control Solutions Whitepaper L

The building and lighting controls industry – once quite slow in its evolution – is now rapidly experiencing completely new solution innovations and delivery channels.
Knowing how to find them and making the right choices based upon open, interoperable standards and technology choice, rather than brands, can lead to lower-cost smart control solutions delivering immensely beneficial business results.
Discover the true cost of your building control solutions.

September 2015
(German) Unsere neusten Produkte von Tridium, Niagara4 & JACE 8000! L
What do Tridium’s Roger Woodward and 1 Sight Solutions’ Graham Turner think of elitedali? L

What does Tridium’s Roger Woodward and 1 Sight Solutions’ Graham Turner think of elitedali? Find out here

July 2015
Never heard of Niagara the global de facto standard in building and lighting controls? L

View a simple introduction into why if you are in Commercial Real Estate (CRE) or a building owner, developer, a manger or user you should know about this.

Read the Full Article

March 2015
Moving Controls from a CapEx to an OpEx World L

Building services are the single most adapted elements of a building during its lifetime.
Mike Welch, Managing Director of Control Network Solutions, the DALI™ (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) lighting control specialist, argues that we need to move beyond entrenched positions on CapEx (capital expenditure) vs OpEx (operational expenditure) to a more realistic, flexible and sustainable assessment of value engineering in building construction.
Read in full.

December 2014
Class A Chilled Warehouse Management solution delivered by UpTime Technology L

A Russian Certified elitedali Partner (CeP™), using Niagara smart DALI® lighting control and EnOcean® energy harvesting solutions from Control Network Solutions Ltd.
Read full article

November 2014
Deloitte Report: 2015 Commercial Real Estate Outlook: Enhance Technology. Enable Innovation. L

In many ways, the commercial real estate (CRE) industry is on more solid footing than it has been for quite some time. However, concerns — some new, some old — are keeping industry executives on their toes.
Read the Full Article.

October 2014
Health, Wellbeing & Productivity in Offices, The next chapter for green building, Key Findings L

It has long been considered the ultimate yet seemingly out of reach test of the business case for green building: if the human benefits could be reliably quantified this would prove beyond all doubt the ROI for investing in building green.
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Pushing the Envelope -Building Analytics beyond HVAC L

Propelled by growing energy concerns and technology advancements the building industry has made several strides in building controls and automation. However, despite the progress, we’re not even close to the potential of fully deploying automation in our buildings. More automation, much more than anything currently deployed, is not only possible but would provide the performance we seek and need in our buildings. At the same time automation can support facility management personnel who are challenged with progressively more complex building systems and the constantly changing skills sets and knowledge required to operate them.
Read the full article.

September 2014
How to avoid Stranded Investments in Intelligent Buildings L

A stranded investment is one where a particular technology or solution is acquired to address one set of issues. But, in the time it takes to implement the solution, the reality dawns that the situation has changed and a whole range of new issues have emerged which will not be effectively addressed by the investment made.
Read the Full Article

August 2014
Workers In Windowless Offices Lose 46 Minutes Of Sleep A Night! L

Another interesting study into the quality of light and the potential need for everyone to have some access to natural daylight, or its artificial equivalent, during their work time? Read More Here

Addressing the Billion Dollar Question On What Is Healthy Lighting? L

Peter R. Boyce, Ph.D., FIES, FSLL, Professor Emeritus, School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 2009 Paper summarising the issues needed to be considered in relation to physical impacts of (in)appropriate lighting. Read More Here

Better lighting, better work L

Jennifer Veitcha, PhD, a senior research officer at the National Research Council of Canada, in Ottawa, helps design offices that promote health and productivity. Read More Here.

March 2014
Impact of intelligent lighting control on heating & cooling costs? L

There is no doubt that significant direct energy savings are achieved using smart lighting solutions with intelligent light fixtures. However, there are also indirect energy savings. For example dimmed lights will generate less heat reducing cooling loads on HVAC plant. So are there any studies that have evidenced such and what are the indicative numbers?

I recently asked this question on one of my LinkedIN threads and here are the best of the replies:

Indirect heating and cooling load impact, here are some links that might help …
https://www.csemag.com/single-article/integration-lighting-and-hvac-systems/6cdbfda10abe16e4770416fd60235987.html p23 and following of https://isites.harvard.edu/fs/docs/icb.topic1136043.files/07%20ASHRAE%20Standard%2090.1-2010.pdf

This link takes you to an on-line calculator, which claims to determine anticipated heating load from a given lighting deployment, https://liacs.omslighting.com/

Additional comments were as follows:

Unless a software is used (like is nowadays mandatory in many parts of the world) to do a real calculation a rule of thumb is to count with 5% extra savings due to reduction of needed HVAC when using controls relative to not using controls (in new construction, usually the lighting upgrade itself will cut away the biggest heat load by using more efficient sources and fixtures in renovations).

It is also suggested that the heat introduced into your space by lighting is the plug power times the usage time(if undimmed) = conservation of energy, even the light emitted will be converted to heat eventually !!! Unless of course you have ventilation and especially if you have air extraction over the luminaires … a good luminaire supplier will be able to give you data on their luminaires about noise, pressure drop and heat load reduction as a function of air flow …

Need energy efficient lighting advice? L

This report by the Carbon Trust provides a great overview on how to reduce lighting costs. Read more

February 2014
Why not use taxable profits to improve your business instead of improving the Governments Tax income? L

Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECAs) are a straightforward way for a business to improve its cash flow through accelerated tax relief.
Reduce your operating costs –
Businesses are often tempted to opt for equipment with the lowest purchase cost. Such immediate cost savings often prove to be a false economy. Considering the future operating cost of the equipment before investing can help make the right investment decision – one that reduces future expense.
Investing in ETL equipment reduces operating costs. Improved energy efficiency results in lower energy bills, reduced climate change levy payments and shortens payback periods.
So the next time you’re thinking about investing in plant or machinery, think about future operating costs – not lowest purchase cost – and see your utility bills fall.
Download this ECA Guide to learn more or visit the Energy Technology List Website

April 2013
What Exactly is “Network Integration” L

January 2013
Comparing the world’s most vendor independent and open standards dependent DALI lighting solution to a broadband power line option L

December 2012
BMS/BA Niagara native and converged Smart DALI lighting solution L

July 2012
LED, Fluorescent, HID or Incandescent light source for public and commercial buildings, how do they compare today? L

May 2012
The impact of lighting quality on worker productivity and well being L
DALI ENLIGHT – The official AG DALI newsletter, Issue 1 L

October 2011
The vital role intelligent lighting control can play in the emerging Demand Response Management business L

June 2011
DALI the only Standard in Intelligent Lighting L

November 2010
An overview of Smart Building Solution Benefits for Owners and Users L
Commercial Lighting Energy Savings Potential & Payback Times L

August 2010
How does elitedali compare with traditional LCM Solutions? L

March 2010
Example elitedali solutions for Niagara connectivity L
How does elitedali compare with traditional Lighting PLC Solutions? L
elitedali reduces DALI lighting commissioning time! L
Impact of elitedali on your Carbon Footprint and Energy Consumption L

February 2010
David Mooney, Regional Associate at Parsons Brinckerhoff asks – Is natural light the forgotten source of renewable energy? L

January 2010
Commercial Lighting Energy Savings Potential and Payback Time L
ROI Increases For Sustainable Buildings L

August 2009
Example Energy Savings from Lighting Control L

June 2009
Why the US needs products like eLighting and companies like ESSI now L
Benefits, Comparisons and New Developments in eLighting for Niagara presented L

October 2008
eLighting for Scottish Regional Office L

Download the Press Release, also see the MBS report on the project

April 2008
eLighting for Niagara reduces DALI lighting commissioning time! L

May 2007
Want to “Lighten the Load the cost of test & maintenance of your Emergency Lighting? L
DALI and the Promise of Digital Dimming, By Craig DiLouie and Rick Miller, PE Rick Miller is President of RNM Engineering, Inc. and a leading US expert on DALI L