Month: February 2011

Product Monday: F147 Asymmetric Luminaire by The Lighting Quotient

The Lighting Quotient’s F147 is an asymmetric luminaire that reduces contrast between the wall and ceiling by providing both wall and ceiling illumination. This customizable luminaire is suitable for smaller…

The Lighting Quotient’s F147 is an asymmetric luminaire that reduces contrast between the wall and ceiling by providing both wall and ceiling illumination. This customizable luminaire is suitable for smaller spaces where vertical brightness is important, such as hospital and school corridors.

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Leni Schwendinger Invites You to NIGHT CITY

Leni Schwendinger invites you to view NIGHT CITY, her video inspired by the Professional Lighting Designers Association LightMapping events. Through close observation of public, private and found light sources in…

Leni Schwendinger invites you to view NIGHT CITY, her video inspired by the Professional Lighting Designers Association LightMapping events. Through close observation of public, private and found light sources in locations throughout Greenwich Village, Leni presents a unique way of experiencing the city after dark.

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2011 Construction Outlook: Delayed Recovery for Nonresidential Market

While activity for institutional projects should hover near 2010 levels, there is likely to be a construction spendingmodest decline in commercial construction in 2011, according to the AIA Consensus Construction…

While activity for institutional projects should hover near 2010 levels, there is likely to be a construction spendingmodest decline in commercial construction in 2011, according to the AIA Consensus Construction Forecast Panel. Overall nonresidential construction spending is expected to decrease by 2% for the year.

The Panel believes 2012 will produce stronger gains, however, with overall building construction rising about 5%, with growth twice the rate of the more cyclical commercial sector.

I recently authored a whitepaper for the Lighting Controls Association that reviews the year’s top line construction numbers, shows where leading construction and electrical industry indicators are trending, and provides a summary of the latest AIA Consensus Construction Forecast for 2011.

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Lighting Controls Association Publishes New Online Course About Wireless RF Lighting Control

The Lighting Controls Association is pleased to announce that EE301: Wireless RF Lighting Control has been added to the Association’s popular online Education Express distance education courses. Radio-frequency (RF) wireless…

LevitonThe Lighting Controls Association is pleased to announce that EE301: Wireless RF Lighting Control has been added to the Association’s popular online Education Express distance education courses.

Radio-frequency (RF) wireless communication is a significant emerging lighting control technology in both residential and commercial building applications.

In a typical hardwired lighting control system, control signals are sent using communication wires. In a wireless system, control devices communicate through the air using radio-frequency RF waves without the need for control wiring. The resulting advantages enable advanced lighting control with greater installation flexibility and lower labor installation cost, ideal for hard-to-wire applications non-accessible ceilings, hard ceilings, asbestos abasement issues, and brick and mortar existing buildings.

EE301: Wireless RF Lighting Control, written by LCA Education Director Craig DiLouie, provides a basic understanding of wireless RF control, including functionality, benefits, power, networking, protocols, range, programming and integration issues.

An optional online comprehension test is available at the end of the course, with automatic grading; a passing grade enables the student to claim education credit. EE301: Wireless RF Lighting Control is registered with the National Council on Quality in the Lighting Professions (NCQLP), which recognizes a total of 2.0 LEUs towards maintenance of Lighting Certified (LC) certification.

For more information, visit the Lighting Controls Association website, recently relaunched at www.lightingcontrolsassociation.org.

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IALD And ILP Sign MOU to Develop Lighting Design Profession and Promote Quality Lighting

The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and the Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in January 2011 to work cooperatively toward developing the architectural lighting…

ILP President Alistair Scott (left) and IALD President Katherine C. Abernathy (right) sign MOU between the two organizations during the ARC Show on January 12, 2011 in London.

The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and the Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in January 2011 to work cooperatively toward developing the architectural lighting design profession and elevating awareness of quality lighting. The MOU emphasizes the need to demonstrate cooperative collaboration within the lighting profession.

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EC&M Magazine Announces Winners of 2010 Product of The Year Competition

Check out the winners in the lighting categories in EC&M Magazine Product of the Year competition for 2010: Lamps ProLED PAR30 Second Generation by Halco Lighting Technologies Lighting Controls LevNet…

Check out the winners in the lighting categories in EC&M Magazine Product of the Year competition for 2010:

Lamps
ProLED PAR30 Second Generation by Halco Lighting Technologies

Lighting Controls

LevNet RF Wireless Self-Powered Solutions Line by Leviton

Luminaires (Hazardous Location)
Champ VMV LED Luminaire by Cooper Crouse-Hinds

Luminaires (Indoor / Fluorescent)
Metalux Flip-Up Striplites and Industrials by Cooper Lighting

Luminaires (LED)
Retroficient retrofit downlight by Prescolite

Luminaires (Track)
HaloStasis LED by Cooper Lighting

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Acuity Brands Selects Clear Advantage Lighting as Manufacturer Sales Rep for Metro Memphis, TN

Acuity Brands has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Clear Advantage Lighting. Previously known as FSA Lighting (Factory Sales Agency West), Clear Advantage Lighting will offer the…

Acuity Brands has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Clear Advantage Lighting. Previously known as FSA Lighting (Factory Sales Agency West), Clear Advantage Lighting will offer the company’s products and lighting solutions, including advanced controls, in the metropolitan Memphis, TN market.

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Product Monday: SL-26 Above-Ground Luminaire by ALLSCAPE

ALLSCAPE’s SL-26 above-ground luminaire height can be adjusted in the field to accommodate landscape growth. The high-density polyethylene housing makes it corrosion resistant even in the harshest lighting environments. Lamping…

ALLSCAPE’s SL-26 above-ground luminaire height can be adjusted in the field to accommodate landscape growth. The high-density polyethylene housing makes it corrosion resistant even in the harshest lighting environments. Lamping options include 25W LED, 70W metal halide and 42W compact fluorescent. A full range of flood, spot and wallwash optics are available.

Click here to visit ALLSCAPE’s website.

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Lighting Science Group Completes $18 Million Private Placement

LED company Lighting Science Group Corporation completed an $18 million private placement of its common stock on January 26, 2011. Pegasus Partners IV, L.P., the company’s largest equityholder, and two…

LED company Lighting Science Group Corporation completed an $18 million private placement of its common stock on January 26, 2011.

Pegasus Partners IV, L.P., the company’s largest equityholder, and two of its operating advisors purchased 3,167,333 shares of common stock for an aggregate purchase price of $10,452,200. Michael Kempner, who is also an operating advisor of Pegasus and a director of the company, and Leon Wagner, a director of the company, purchased 60,606 and 634,394 shares of common stock, respectively, for a purchase price of $200,000 and $2,093,500. The remainder of the shares were purchased by trusts affiliated with, and business associates of, Mr. Wagner, including Irwin Simon, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Hain Celestial; Richard Ruben, chief executive officer of Ruben Companies, which owns and manages over five million square feet of office and residential properties in New York, Washington, D.C. and Boston, and chairman of Workspeed Holdings; Stanley Fleishman, president and chief executive officer of Jetro Cash & Carry Enterprises, one of the fastest growing suppliers of grocery stores and foodservice operators in the country and the parent company of Restaurant Depot, a wholesale restaurant supplier with 49 locations in the U.S.; and Beny Alagem, owner of the Beverly and Cabo San Lucas Hilton Hotels.

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Metrolight Relocates to California

Metrolight, a manufacturer of electronic HID products, has announced the relocation of its headquarters to Dana Point, California. The company’s operations center will remain in Brentwood,TN. The move to California…

Metrolight, a manufacturer of electronic HID products, has announced the relocation of its headquarters to Dana Point, California. The company’s operations center will remain in Brentwood,TN. The move to California is a tactical one as 30% of the country’s energy consumption is attributed to this state. In addition, California offers one of the largest utility rebates specifically for HID technology, Metrolight’s specialty.

Metrolight has experienced a significant upturn in the retail sector, winning several multi-million retail projects incorporating digital control and monitoring systems. This has been the result of a deliberate strategy aimed at penetrating the retail sector by focusing on developing new partnerships with the nation’s largest ESCO companies and leveraging the solution’s control capabilities to further reduce energy costs.

The U.S. team is expanding in response to growing demand for the company’s products. Wayne Letwink has joined Metrolight as National OEM Business Manager and will be based on the East Coast. Letwink will concentrate on the specifications market, a key market in driving product development and new utility rebate acceptance across the U.S.

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