e2e: Engineer to Engineer – content curated for electrical engineers

Practical resources for electrical engineers who specify lighting and controls

  • The Realities of Value Engineering

    The Realities of Value Engineering

    With specifications often written long before a project begins, it’s no wonder that an estimated 45 to 60 percent of projects are impacted by VE. Here are 4 tips to stay on track.

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  • Q & A: How can I keep budget changes from derailing the integrity of my spec?

    You’ve worked with your client and developed the perfect lighting and control solution. When the project is bid, you’re told it’s over budget. Now what?

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  • Q & A: T20, CEC, and Life Safety (OH MY)

    Life Safety & Emergency Product Manager, Jon Carter, answers questions about the new Title 20 and CEC regulations relevance to this lighting type.

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  • Custom Lighting: Make sure the beauty isn’t only skin deep.

    Custom Lighting: Make sure the beauty isn’t only skin deep.

    A custom lighting design may not be suited for every job but it’s not out of reach either. In fact, it may be more do-able than you think. Here are some tips.

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  • The Evolving Definition of Retail and Robot - Part Three, Think & Act

    The Evolving Definition of Retail and Robot - Part Three, Think & Act

    What does it mean for a robot to think? In the ‘store as robot’ analogy, the amassing of data in the sensory network initiates a pathway for thinking. This leads us to the sensory network.

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  • The Evolving Definition of Retail and Robot - Part Two, Sense

    The Evolving Definition of Retail and Robot - Part Two, Sense

    Robot’s sensing abilities pertaining to a physical environment are its abilities to see things, hear different types of broadcasts, and move around objects.

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  • Q&A with a Custom Products Guru: When does a custom fixture make SENSE?

    Custom products guru, Tony Speltz, answers three questions about when custom is the right choice and how to make it a success. A custom-designed fixture isn't for every job but it can make all the dif

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  • FastTrack Tool: Lighting Typicals

    FastTrack Tool: Lighting Typicals

    There's just not enough time in the day to do everything on your plate. Our FastTrack tools can help you accomplish more in less time.

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  • 5 Tips for Meeting Your Project Timelines

    5 Tips for Meeting Your Project Timelines

    Time waits for no one. Managing time can drastically improve your bottom line.

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  • FastTrack Tool: Energy Codes

    FastTrack Tool: Energy Codes

    There's just not enough time in the day to do everything on your plate. Our FastTrack tools can help you accomplish more in less time.

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  • Customer Testimonial: They Felt the Pinch, We Eased the Pain

    Customer Testimonial: They Felt the Pinch, We Eased the Pain

    Find out how Byrd Electric's prayers were answered in a jiffy.

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  • Q&A: Short and sweet – the skinny on nLight® AIR

    Wireless lighting control made simple. Take a breath of nLight AIR with Mike Ratushny, one of our digital lighting network gurus.

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  • Tunable Lighting: 7 Grass Roots Tactics to Get It On the Project

    Tunable Lighting: 7 Grass Roots Tactics to Get It On the Project

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  • DOE REPORT BRIEF: Evaluating Tunable Lighting in Three Texas Classrooms

    DOE REPORT BRIEF: Evaluating Tunable Lighting in Three Texas Classrooms

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  • Mainstream Dynamic Application Guide

    Mainstream Dynamic Application Guide

    Mainstream Dynamic by Acuity Brands® – a simplified, holistic dynamic solution for mainstream applications.

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  • Another happily-ever-after, real-life story of Tunable White lighting in the classroom

    Another happily-ever-after, real-life story of Tunable White lighting in the classroom

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  • Understanding LED Color - Tunable Products

    Understanding LED Color - Tunable Products

    Understanding the variations in color-tunable products can be challenging. PNNL makes it easier by discussing each product type in terms of its most common applications and control options.

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  • Q&A: Tunable White - What, Why, and How?

    We asked Dynamic Lighting System Architect, Daniel Weiss, to briefly explain the WHAT, WHY, and HOW of Tunable White Lighting. Here's what we got! (P.S. This is a high-level intro to the technology. )

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  • nLightAIR: A Quick Start-Up Guide for New Users - Acuity Brands3:03

    nLightAIR: A Quick Start-Up Guide for New Users - Acuity Brands

    This video will walk through the steps to start up the nLight AIR app. This application is a simplified wireless lighting control solution that gives users access to their lighting system anywhere and

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  • Submeters Step Up to Bring More Usable Data to Office Spaces

    Submeters Step Up to Bring More Usable Data to Office Spaces

    submeters which measure energy consumption at an individual-property level and at multi-residential properties are increasingly becoming a focus for both sides of the commercial real estate equation.

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