Archive for October 2010

Controls Friday: Panasonic Joins the Lighting Controls Association

The Lighting Controls Association (LCA), a consortium of lighting control manufacturers dedicated to educating the public about lighting control design and technology, has announced that it has welcomed Panasonic as a new member. For nearly 100 years, Panasonic, a globally recognized brand, has designed and manufactured consumer and industrial electronics. The Panasonic Full-2Way lighting control […]

ILLUMRA LED Dimmer Wins Best Dimming Control at LED Show

ILLUMRA, a manufacturer of self-powered, battery-free, wireless lighting and HVAC controls, recently won “Best Dimming or Control” at The LED Show in Las Vegas. A panel of LED experts reviewed the dimmer and announced the award on August 27, 2010. The constant voltage dimmer is available in a wireless or wired configuration that responds to […]

Quote of the Day

“There are no bad products, only bad applications.” —Howard Brandston

AmerillumBrands Moves Into New Lighting Plant and Headquarters Building

AmerillumBrands has announced that they have moved into a new two-story architect-designed building in San Diego County, California, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The new building is in the city of Oceanside, and is situated on three acres of land with a direct ocean view. The two-story, 54,000+ sq.ft. building comprises a modern, airy manufacturing plant, […]

RIAS Honors Jonathan Speirs with Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Architecture

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has presented Jonathan Speirs of lighting design firm Speirs and Major with a Lifetime Achievement Award – the highest accolade within Scottish architecture. To date, the award has only been conferred on four other individuals. Congratulations, Jonathan! It’s an honor well deserved.

IES Publishes Position Statement on Indoor Lighting Efficiency

The Illuminating Engineering Society has published PS-05-10 – Standards for Energy Efficient Indoor Lighting, a position statement on the subject of imposing energy standards on indoor lighting technology, such as efficacy standards for luminaires. IES “believes that technology independent approaches are the best way to provide energy reductions and to stimulate future energy savings.” IES […]

Hanley Wood University Offers Five Lighting Courses

Visit Hanley Wood University and check out these five courses related to lighting: * Daylight Harvesting or Controlling Electric Light in Response to Daylight * Introduction to Tubular Daylighting Devices * LED Lighting Education for Specifiers * Lighting for Learning: Best Practices for Classroom Lighting * What is the Big Deal with LED Lighting? How […]

Product Monday: Ceramic MH Floodlights by BEGA/US

BEGA/US has unveiled its latest family of surface-mounted ceramic metal halide floodlights and surface washers suitable for a variety of applications from vertical floodlighting to horizontal surface washing. Click here to learn more about products by BEGA/US.

Controls Friday: Lighting Controls Association Publishes Whitepaper About Performance-Based Energy Codes

The Lighting Controls Association has published an article I authored about performance-based approaches to commercial building energy codes. This code approach is more directly linked to actual or expected energy use, potentially allow maximum component tradeoff flexibility between building systems, are considered a way to achieve higher energy savings, and can more easily accommodate alternative […]

WAC Lighting Receives TED Best of the Best Awards for Brand Awareness and Merchandising

WAC Lighting, a manufacturer of track, recessed, undercabinet, monorail and decorative lighting, recently received two Best of the Best Awards from TED Magazine and the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED). One award was for Brand Awareness and the other award was presented for Merchandising. The Brand Awareness Best of the Best Award was presented […]