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Leviton’s New Wi-Fi Load Center: ‘No One Else’ Integrates Breakers, Lighting, Energy, Automation

Leviton’s new IoT Load Center is a circuit box with snap-in breakers (no rewiring necessary) and Wi-Fi connectivity for remote monitoring, diagnostics and control via Leviton smart-home app.

Julie Jacobson · March 25, 2019

Crestron’s New DIN-Rail HVAC Controls: Way Better than Thermostats Slapped on Plywood

ISE 2019: Crestron DIN-THSTAT DIN-rail modules install cleanly in a cabinet, exposing the controls but concealing the electronics.

Julie Jacobson · March 11, 2019

It’s Time to Get an Electrical License… Now!

Smart switches, energy storage, electrical vehicles, clean energy management are all intersecting in the smart home. Integrators can no longer ignore the inevitable need for a line voltage component to their business. Am I wrong?

Jason Knott · February 19, 2019

Shell Acquires Sonnen Home Energy Storage Systems

Sonnen home energy storage systems will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell New Energies, a division of the giant petroleum company Royal Dutch Shell plc.

Jason Knott · February 15, 2019

Are Integrators Ready to be ‘Energy Automation Contractors’?

Sonnen aims to create a new category of smart home integrators who unite solar, energy storage, vehicle charging stations, and intelligent circuit breakers with lighting, shades and thermostats.

Jason Knott · November 16, 2018

LG Enters Home Energy Storage Business With Two New Systems

LG Electronics’ two energy storage systems use a ‘smart energy management’ function to store excess energy produced by solar panels for use at night or during power outages.

CE Pro Editors · November 15, 2018

HTSA Presses On With Lighting, Energy Initiatives

HTSA will soon have 55 members as ALA certified Lighting Specialists and specified nearly $1M in fixtures since program began.

Jason Knott · October 25, 2018

Smart-Home Pros (No One Else) Can Own Emerging ‘Energy Automation’ Field: CEDIA Tech Talk

CEDIA Expo 2018 Tech Talk: With expertise in multiple smart-home subsystems, home-tech pros can dominate emerging ‘energy automation’ category, encompassing home energy storage, smart-grid integration, renewable energy and home automation.

Julie Jacobson · September 27, 2018

Sonnen ecoLinx Melds Solar Power, Battery Storage with Smart Home

Sonnen debuts its ecoLinx energy management system at CEDIA Expo 2018, calling the category ‘previously ignored and industry disrupting.’

Jason Knott · September 05, 2018

CEDIA Find: Airthinx is First Pure-Play IAQ System to Target Smart-Home Channel

Measuring nine environmental conditions, IoT-enabled Airthinx integrates with home automation to optimize indoor air quality (IAQ) for wellness, productivity and energy savings.

Julie Jacobson · August 08, 2018