Archive for June 2011

LED Downlight and Wall Wash by Portfolio

Available in 4- and 6-in. apertures, Portfolio’s LED Downlight and Wall Wash family features a diffused optical system that provides good light control and low-aperture brightness while delivering 50+ lumens/W. Lumen packages range from 900 to 1,300 lumens (4 in.) and 1,000 to 1,500 lumens (6 in.) with color temperatures of 2700K, 3000K, 3500K and […]

GE Scientists Enable All-LED Rooms with New LED Edge Lighting Fixtures

In what I thought was one of the major highlights of LIGHTFAIR, GE unveiled a new family LED edge-lit fixtures. These recessed and suspended fixtures feature an ultra-thin “light guide” with built-in LED technology to gain longer life, slimmer profile, innovative form factors, better control such as full dimming capability and unmatched architectural styling. As […]

Philips Welcomes Cooper Industries As Licensee For LED Luminaire Program

Philips recently announced that the company has entered into a patent license agreement with Cooper Industries. The license provides Cooper with full access to the Philips’ LED-related patented technologies that Philips makes available to the lighting industry through its LED Luminaire and Retrofit Bulb licensing program. This license agreement with Cooper follows earlier agreements between […]

Insight Lighting Launches New Website

Insight Lighting recently announced the launch of its newly redesigned website at The new site highlights Insight’s American-made product line and features stadium, airport, office building, museum and other projects. The new contemporary website design and improved features simplifies navigation for Insight’s representatives and clients when searching through Insight’s conventional-source and LED lighting products. […]

Product Monday: Tambient Control Hub by The Lighting Quotient

The Tambient Control Hub (TCH) from The Lighting Quotient is a programmable control device that combines daylight harvesting and occupancy sensing to reduce energy consumption. It is designed to mount under work surfaces in open plan workstations and work with Tambient’s controllable furniture-mounted luminaires. Click here to learn more about this product.

Lighting Science Group Appoints James Haworth as CEO

Lighting Science Group recently announced that it has hired James Haworth, former Philips Professional Luminaires North America head of marketing and strategy and former chief executive officer of JJI Lighting Group, to the position of chief executive officer. “Our company’s CEO must be both a realist and an idealist—someone who combines an astute understanding of […]

Rexel Launches Online Magazine Focused On Electrical Efficiency Issues

Electrical distributor Rexel has announced that it has launched a new electrical efficiency online resource at This new online magazine will offer diverse content on related regulation, solutions, projects, markets and major news worldwide. Aimed at a wide audience, from professionals to consumers, the site provides access to summaries, analyses and expert viewpoints, and […]

i3dOP Debuts As First IES Photometric Application for iPhone/iPad

Ian Ibbitson has released i3dOP for iPhone and iPad, a new version of the IES-recognized i3dOP application. i3dOP facilitates on-the-go lighting design and verification with Type C IES files. Ibbitson designed the application to allow professional lighting designers, architects and other specifiers to dynamically explore light fixture illuminance of objects, by an intuitive, easily accessible […]

Bodine ARC Keeper by Philips Emergency Lighting

Philips Emergency Lighting’s Bodine ARC Keeper line has expanded to include a model for 20-39W electronic HID ballasts—a rapid-detection, rapid-transfer device designed to prevent nuisance power outages common to HID lighting systems. Click here to learn more about this product.

AIA Announces Results of First Year of Projected Energy Use Data from Firms Participating in 2030 Commitment Program

In 2009, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) introduced the 2030 Commitment Program, a voluntary initiative for AIA member firms and other entities in the built environment that asks these organizations to make a pledge, develop multi-year action plans, and implement steps that can advance AIA’s goal of carbon neutral buildings by the year 2030. […]