Amp Up Lighting Controls Now - Important Energy Deadline Looming for Commercial Buildings
States have a deadline of Oct. 18, 2013 to certify that they have updated the provisions of their commercial building codes regarding energy efficiency. The mandate comes from the U.S. Department of Energy which requires that states update their building energy codes to meet or exceed (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) 90.1-2010 codes, which amp up lighting controls over the previous 2007 version.
LCBC Church Shoots for the Moon
With the multi-site church growing rapidly from 1,200 parishioners in 2000 with two Gatherings on a Sunday to its current 14,000 attendees on six sites with 17 Gatherings, organizers have realized that if this growth is to continue, they needed to rethink how they passed on sermons and services among the sites. Currently, they are driving a copy of the service to each church. While Web streaming is useful, organizers wanted to think larger and they are looking at satellite communication.
Trinity Assembly of God’s Triage Process for an A/V Systems Upgrade
The Trinity Assembly of God was founded in 1979 and its A/V department is struggling with very old legacy equipment that was installed in 1992. Learn how the church is moving forward incrementally. New products from Sanyo, QSC, DiGiCo and Community are slowly taking the stage.
TechDecisions Guide to 37 Large-venue High-brightness Projection Systems
Frederick J. Ampel discusses how best to choose large-venue high-brightness projectors. He also illuminates on the history of the projector. The evolution of large image projection has now reached an unprecedented level of capability, image quality and brightness. Lumen levels near and above 30-40K are now feasible and you can pretty much find a product to meet any size screen and brightness level you could possibly imagine.
Best Pro Lighting Design and Installation for iOS and Android
When thinking about upgrading a lighting system or even while on the job working on a lighting system, it is important to have the resources you need for any design issue, this collection of apps offer reference materials, architectural examples, and on the go set-up resources for your iOS or Android device. Check out apps from developers like International Association of Lighting Designers, Develup, Pegasus Lighting, Philips Lumileds Lighting Company, Philips Consumer Lifestyle, B.V. and Wybron, Inc.
Willow Creek Community Church Puts on a Really, Really Big Show
Willow Creek Community Church sees 20,000 parishioners on their six regional campuses. They hold five major events per year. To handle that massive A/V requirement, the church has relationships with numerous vendors and it also chooses to rent many pieces of equipment. Some of the equipment they use are a Yamaha CL5 for front of house and a CL1 for monitors.
TechDecisions Guide to 12 Small Digital Mixers
This round up of 12 small digital mixers by Frederick J. Ampel includes an in-depth explanation of the history and technology behind them. From the very first Yamaha model to the latest and greatest products, this guide can help you make the best decision for your needs.
SouthCrest Church Uses A/V to Manage Rapid Growth
SouthCrest Church has grown from 14 people in 2000 to over 2,000 in 2013. The church needed it’s A/V/L to grow with it. After careful consultation with their integrator and architect, SouthCrest has gone digital as much as possible and turn to LED lighting to save money in the long run.