Engineering & Technology


CABA – Smart Home as a Service Research Project

ALA now has access to information and reports dealing with smart home products and systems resulting from focused research on the technology as well as the market forces, trends, customer needs and behaviors.

UVC Germicidal Devices: Technology Newsletter

UVC germicidal devices:

What consumers need to know

Ultraviolet-C (UVC) Germicidal Devices: What Consumers Need to Know

Consumer UVC germicidal devices are entering the market rapidly because of an increased demand for sanitizing and germicidal capabilities in the face of COVID-19. But are they all safe?

Information Resources: UV Germicidal Information

We have listed links to further reading on UV-C light. These are technical articles recommended by Terry McGowan, Dir. of Engineering, American Lighting Association.

Can Germicidal Lighting Combat COVID-19?

The use of germicidal lighting as a potential way to combat germs and viruses, including COVID-19, is receiving a lot of interest and publicity lately. Germicidal ultraviolet "light" or GUV refers to the technology of germicidal lighting, which utilizes ultraviolet-emitting sources. While GUV is a technology with great opportunity, it is more complicated than simply turning on a UV light.

Germicidal Ultraviolet Light - Technology Newsletter

Suddenly there is a growing interest in germicidal lighting. A quick look online or at manufacturers’ literature and websites shows a proliferation of germicidal lighting equipment from permanently installed luminaires to portables, including light wands and screw-in germicidal bulbs, all designed to decontaminate objects, materials or surfaces.

The Smart Home as a Service - Technology Newsletter

The Integrated Home and SHEMS - Technology Newsletter

Engineering & Technology Report

A summary of ALA's current technical activities. 

2019 Engineering Committee Meeting Minutes and Notes

Meeting minutes and notes for the 2019 ALA Engineering Committee Meeting.