Archive for November 2010

TED Magazine Publishes Article on LED Lighting

Specifically, how to protect yourself and your clients from bad product. This article, which I authored for the October issue of TED Magazine, the official publication of the NAED, covers standards and testing, labeling and awards programs that can be used to find LED products that are most likely to provide reliable performance while saving […]

Quote of the Day

“If you retrofit an inefficient, lousy lighting job with new lamps and ballasts, the result is an efficient, lousy lighting job.” —Willard L. Warren, energy consultant

Product Monday: Litecontrol’s L20 LED Luminaire

Litecontrol has unveiled the L20, the debut LED luminaire for Litecontrol, designed to functionally provide higher light output and efficacy than a similar linear fluorescent luminaire.

New Buildings Institute Launches First Online Advanced Lighting Guide

New Buildings Institute (NBI) has announced the publication of the inaugural online version of the Advanced Lighting Guidelines (ALG). ALG is a premier resource for energy‐efficient lighting design, technologies and applications representing the latest and best thinking of experts in the field (I was pleased to contribute the controls chapter with Dorene Maniccea, and edit […]

Product Monday: Literod Stacks Series by Lam Lighting

Lam Lighting has introduced the Literod Stacks series of suspended linear fluorescent luminaires for illuminating library stacks and similar commercial applications. The luminaires are designed to illuminate vertical book stacks top to bottom without glare, shadows and spill. The luminaire can be rotated after installation to aim the light. Click here to learn more about […]

NEMA Recognizes Joel Spira

Joel A. Spira, founder, chairman, and director of research of Lutron Electronics, headed the list of electroindustry leaders recently honored by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) at its annual conference. Spira, who has dedicated his career to what he calls “the magic of lighting,” is the recipient of the 2010 Bernard H. Falk Award, […]

Controls Friday: IESNYC to Host “Control This!” on December 8, 2010

The New York City section of the Illuminating Engineering Society has announced, “Control This!,” a tradeshow and lecture series dedicated to lighting controls and energy management technologies. When: Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 11:30 am to 6:00 pm Where: The Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 West 18th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10011 Exhibit passes are free […]

Lighting Science Group Wins Bid to Relight Salt Lake City with LED Streetlights

Lighting Science Group’s PROLIFIC series LED street lights will soon line the streets of Salt Lake City, Utah. Compared with traditional high pressure sodium (HPS) street lights, the PROLIFIC LED series street lights are 50% more efficient, provide more uniform light distribution, increase light levels, and will save Salt Lake City tens of thousands of […]

A Little Rolling Stones For Thanksgiving

Here’s a great song for Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

Happy Thanksgiving!