Sacramento, Calif. September 21, 2022—McWong International, a leading innovator in Bluetooth® mesh technology, has received the LightSPEC Design Excellence Award for its lighting and controls project, the Spring House Innovation Park. Introduced this year by the LightSPEC events team and sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association, the LightSPEC Design Excellence Awards recognize projects that exemplify lighting design excellence and leverage innovation in controls by significantly increasing energy efficiency; simplifying end-user system management; and providing actionable data for improving operations and occupant health and comfort.
The Spring House Innovation Park (SHIP) project, located in suburban Philadelphia less than 30 minutes from the city center, features approximately 600,000 ft2 of move-in ready or build-to-suit laboratories, state-of-the-art research and development facilities, Class A office space and coworking space across 14 separate buildings, nestled in a parklike setting with ring road access. In addition to astronomic and motion-based control, the control network also delivers power consumption data, and occupancy mapping across 35 control zones. More information about the award-winning project is available here.
Notes Stephen Zhou, Executive Vice President, “This project is one of the largest wireless Bluetooth mesh control networks in use for outdoor lighting in the United States and demonstrates the robustness and utility of wireless Bluetooth mesh technology as a practical and cost-effective technology choice for outdoor lighting control projects.”
“This technology is also a valuable tool in dark sky initiatives, where a motion sensor-enabled adaptive lighting network can dim or ramp lighting for just the right amount of light for the right duration. What makes Bluetooth mesh such a powerful tool to optimize applications for dark sky objectives is the ability for individual luminaires or groups of luminaires to subscribe to control messages from sensors that need not be integrated into those particular luminaires, but can be strategically placed for optimal motion detection.”
The award was presented during the Opening Session at the inaugural LightSPEC West conference today in Los Angeles.
About McWong International
For 35+ years, McWong has produced superior lighting controls and related electrical power and protection components. Today, McWong has engineered IoT solutions for today’s rapidly changing marketplace. With advanced design and manufacturing facilities, McWong offers extensive component choices for OEMs as well as robust solutions for contractors, ESCOs and facility managers. More information about McWong can be found at www.mcwonginc.com.