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August 2014 Innovation Report Newsletter

Lighting Design Bring Aesthetics, Energy-Efficiency to Chic Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel

When guests first walk into the newly constructed Hilton Columbus Downtown, the first thing they notice is the sleek, lavish and high-end atmosphere. But beyond just form, this boutique-like hotel offers function, utilizing a range of energy-efficient technologies to significantly reduce its carbon footprint. One of the biggest impacts in reducing the modern facility’s energy consumption was the strategic use of LED options, including 15-watt Portfolio LED downlights in a plethora of guest room entryways, bedrooms and bathrooms. The result is a total power density of approximately 20 percent less than the energy code and the Portfolio LED downlights are providing 50 percent energy savings relative to a comparable compact fluorescent downlight.

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Architectural Lighting Magazine Interviews Eaton’s Cooper Lighting President Mark Eubanks

During LIGHTFAIR® 2014, Architectural Lighting Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Donoff talks with Mark Eubanks, president of Eaton's Cooper Lighting business on his view of the lighting industry and the takeaways he hoped that visitors would experience at the company's LIGHTFAIR® booth.

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Eaton’s New Lighting Energy Experts Web Page on

Eaton provides Energy Solutions that support energy-efficient products and services with a goal to deliver the best products and performance while lowering operating costs and protecting the environment. The new Lighting Energy Experts website page provides information on utility incentives, qualifications, calculators and audit tools, energy efficient products and other resources and tools.

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Renovating with Smart and Straightforward Lighting Controls

Photo Courtesy of Bedrock Real Estate Services

In an effort to revitalize downtown Detroit, the Chrysler House, a historic 23-story skyscraper owned by entrepreneur and philanthropist Dan Gilbert, and many of the commercial office buildings are being renovated. With system integration necessary to coordinate the lighting schedule at the Chrysler House with the other Gilbert owned buildings in the city, system flexibility was important to meet the immediate needs of the building as well as future needs as the building and tenants evolve. The Greengate™ lighting control system was selected and now providing zone control, scene selection, status reports and system integration, while future controllability demands may include greater degrees of customized control and improved energy efficiency.

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Vacancy Sensor or Occupancy Sensor? Controls Answered.

When should a vacancy sensor be used instead of an occupancy sensor? This question is commonly asked today. The latest building codes are increasingly calling for more lights to be turned on automatically to 50 percent, instead of 100 percent, or manual-on. The selection of a bi-level occupancy sensor or vacancy sensor can be critical in helping a project satisfy these new requirements. To learn more on how each type of sensor functions and a few tips on when one sensor is a better fit than another, read more.

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New Addition to Where-to-Buy

Over 5,000 distributor and retail locations are now listed in the Where-to-Buy locator on

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Designing Spaces™ Segment Features Eaton’s Halo LED Downlights, LED Undercabinets and Wiring Devices Products Videos Released

As part of Designing Spaces™ Think Green™ series, Eaton’s Halo and residential wiring devices products were once again featured on the home improvement television series that travels all over the country redefining and redesigning space. Designing Spaces speaks with Jodi Alston from Eaton’s Cooper Lighting and Jack Larsh from Eaton’s Wiring Devices businesses, educating consumers on the latest energy-efficient advancements and innovations in LED lighting and lighting controls for a home. The Eaton team discusses the Halo ML56 series, HU10 and HU20 Undercabinet products, as well as the USB Duplex Receptacle and Timers.

New Products

McGraw Edison GAR/GAT/GLC Generation Series

Available in multiple top, cage and finial configurations, the upgraded LED decorative post top luminaire offers superior photometric performance and features a 3G vibration tested die-cast aluminum housing and door.

Metalux SkyTrim™ Decorative Accent for SkyRidge

Available in seven color choices, the decorative accent color can be mounted directly on the SkyRidge™ LED luminaire to provide visual cues, brand identity, directional awareness or as an artistic expression.

McGraw-Edison MAQ Marquis™ LED

Now DLC qualified, the Marquis LED luminaire has been updated, offering an increase in lumen output and efficacy. The versatile sign and flood luminaire is available in multiple distributions and configurations for uplight and downlight applications.

Metalux SkyRidge™ LED Series

The Metalux SkyRidge LED Series has added three new lumen packages (5300, 5900 and 6400) for the 2' x 4' fixture. The series now offers eight lumen packages, providing the ability to address more applications.

Sure-Lites EUX Series

The architectural EUX Exit series is universal mount, easy to install and all housing and lens options are included. Long life LED electronics and nickel cadmium battery technology greatly reduces maintenance.

Shaper 842 Lapel Pendant

Available in 24-inch and 36-inch nominal diameters, the Lapel LED pendant with a central 28-wattt downlight is available in Aluminum Frost and Matte White interior finishes with exterior finishes available.


Fifth Light DALI System Selected 2014 DALI Award Winner

The Fifth Light DALI system was selected as a 2014 DALI Award – Highly commended winner in the Application category for the installation in the Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex (FSCC) project in Ontario, Canada. The Fifth Light DALI lighting control system by Eaton’s Cooper Controls business offers a unique blend of unparalled convenience for system designers for unmatched installation ease and the ability to help satisfy the building owners demanding objectives for continuously improved energy efficiency, year after year.


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