Archive for April 2011

Interest in Kitchens and Bathrooms Beginning to Build, According to AIA Study

Residential architects are reporting that business conditions are stabilizing and there is a healthy demand for remodeling and renovation projects. These findings are from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey for the fourth quarter of 2010, which focused specifically on kitchens and bathrooms. The AIA Home Design Trend Survey is conducted […]

People: Fulham Announces Marketing Director Jay Matsueda

Fulham Co, Inc. has appointed Jay Matsueda as Director of Marketing responsible for product launches, sales support, public relations, promotions, collateral development, packaging enhancements, research and related marketing and advertising functions. Matsueda’s prior lighting experience includes strategic marketing for companies such as Greenlite Lighting, Feit and Energetic Lighting. He also brings agency experience with Miller […]

Amerlux Announces 10-Year Warranty for LED Luminaires

Amerlux has announced a new 10-year warranty that began applying to the company’s LED luminaires starting February 1, 2011, demonstrating strong confidence. Click here to contact your Amerlux sales representative and request a warranty document detailing complete information, terms and conditions.

Architecture Billings Index in Holding Pattern

The first quarter of 2011 has seen the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) remain virtually unchanged and right at, or slightly above, the break-even level. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate 9- to 12-month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported […]

Clanton & Associates Reveals Results of Comprehensive Study on Lighting Controls

Design firm Clanton & Associates has announced the results of a six-month study analyzing the value and energy savings of a variety of lighting control systems and technologies in typical commercial office lighting control retrofit projects. The overall findings show that wireless lighting control systems offer high energy and cost savings potential compared to conventional […]

American Lighting Launches New Blog

American Lighting has launched the American Lighting Blog at Through the new American Lighting Blogsite resellers, architects, designers, builders, electricians and customers can learn more about LED lighting, see where it’s being used, learn best practices for installation, and view the beautiful, energy-efficient and money-saving results.

CIE/USA Sponsors Seminars on Solid-State Lighting Photometry, Colorimetry and Application

The U.S. chapter of the International Commission on Illumination (Commission International de l’Eclarage) – CIE/USA is hosting a series of seminars on solid-state lighting. The seminars begin at 7:00AM, May 19, 2011 at the Philadelphia Airport Courtyard Hotel (Philadelphia, PA), the last day of LIGHTFAIR, which is being held in the same city May 17-19. […]

The Fairmont Press Publishes Lighting Redesign for Existing Buildings by LightNOW Editor Craig DiLouie

I’m pleased to announce that I have finally completed the long awaited (by my publisher) update to The Lighting Management Handbook, which came out in 1994, with this 300-page book about redesigning existing lighting systems: Lighting Redesign for Existing Buildings. Because light is used to see but cannot be seen, it is often overlooked by […]

Corning’s “Day of Glass”

Product Monday: CMH Wall Wash by Con-Tech Lighting

Con-Tech Lighting has expanded its line of “recessed stealth” products with a 3-in. adjustable (40º) ceramic metal halide wall wash unit. This small-aperture recessed luminaire utilizes the 22W or 39W PGJ5 ceramic metal halide lamp.