Archive for March 2009

Renaissance Lighting Named 2009 GoingGreen East 50 Winner

Renaissance Lighting, a developer of solid-state downlights, has been selected to the 2009 GoingGreen East 50 Top Private Company List. The GoingGreen East 50 recognition is given annually at the GoingGreen East executive conference to privately held, emerging companies that create new business opportunities in green technology. Renaissance Lighting was selected by the editorial team […]

DisplaySearch: OLED Lighting Market to Take Off in 2011

The OLED lighting market is setting the stage to take off in 2011, with OLED lighting revenues forecasted to surpass PMOLED displays in the 2013-2014 time frame and reach $6 billion by 2018, according to DisplaySearch’s newly-released report, OLED Lighting in 2009 and Beyond: The Bright Future. “The unique features of OLED lighting are inspiring […]

Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition Announced

Winners were recently announced for the first annual Next Generation Luminaires competition recognizing excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for general illumination, white light in commercial lighting applications. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and the International Association of Lighting Designers, the competition was launched […]

Nora Honors 19 Rep Firms at Sales Conference

My bad for sitting on this post for so long, but better late than never … Late last year, more than 100 sales professionals, representing 70 agencies nationwide, attended the Nora Lighting Commercial Sales Conference, where 19 firms were honored for their outstanding sales achievements. The annual three-day event was held at the company’s headquarters […]

Lighting Controls Association Offers New Online Course on Personal Lighting Control

The Lighting Controls Association has announced that EE205: Personal Lighting Control has been added to the Association’s popular online Education Express distance education courses. Residing at the Association’s website, Education Express provides in-depth education about lighting controls and controllable ballast technology, application, system design and commissioning, as well as meta-issues such as LEED, energy codes […]

Room Surface Brightness

Traditionally, lighting design for office applications has focused on making sure that there are sufficient maintained light levels on horizontal surfaces such as desktops. But research suggests that office workers prefer some light on vertical surfaces, confirming the beliefs of many lighting designers. Designing lighting to create brightness on vertical surfaces in the field of […]

NEMA Publishes LSD-44 Solid State Lighting: The Need for a New Generation of Sockets and Interconnects

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published LSD 44 Solid State Lighting—The Need for a New Generation of Sockets & Interconnects. The white paper includes a background discussion of lighting sockets and interconnects, from the Edison bulb to the present. It argues for the necessity of standards on solid state lighting to foster technological […]

NEMA Premium Label Calls Out Industry’s Most Efficient Fluorescent Ballasts

An article I wrote for TED Magazine recently describes the emergence of the NEMA Premium Ballast. Basically, this is a program, with a mark, that identifies the industry’s most efficient fluorescent electronic ballasts available for 4-ft. T8 lamps. It’s a great idea, even if simply to avoid confusion. Everybody calls their electronic ballasts “high efficiency” […]

NYC Landmarks to Turn Out Lights for WWF’s Earth Hour

Several of New York City’s most recognizable buildings and landmarks have committed to turn off their lights for World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour. Beginning at 8:30 PM on March 28, individuals and organizations around New York City will turn off non-essential lighting on some of the most iconic structures that make up the Manhattan skyline. […]

IALD Business Owners Report Mixed Outlook for 2009

The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) recently conducted an economic impact survey in an effort to determine how the current economic downturn is affecting its members and their businesses. IALD Executive VP Marsha Turner summed up the results: “Significantly, it’s not all doom and gloom. There is a lot of trepidation–understandably–but there is definite […]