Archive for July 2011

What’s New In Linear Fluorescent Lamps And Ballasts?

Significant innovation in linear fluorescent lighting is being spurred on by commercial building energy codes, sustainability initiatives, new legislation and regulations, customer demands and competition from other light sources, such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs). In short, fluorescent lighting is generally become more efficient, more controllable and longer life. Check out this article I wrote for […]

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HBA Announces the Launch of Illuminate, A New Lighting Design Firm

HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates, a hospitality design firm, is bringing 45 years of experience in creating lighting projects to the global design community through Illuminate. An independent lighting consultancy, Illuminate will provide services beyond HBA projects, reaching-out to all professional design companies and clients by offering them solutions to bring light to their projects. “Good lighting […]

Leni Schwendinger Offers Podcast Tour Of Tidal Radiance Project

Leni Schwendinger Light Projects recently announced the latest installment in a series of podcasts, produced by CultureNow’s MuseumWithoutWalls, highlighting the project Tidal Radiance. To set the stage for a dramatic transformation during night, it was important that the sculptural elements remain neutral by day. To accomplish this, Light Projects collaborated with the architect on material […]

Product Monday: Verbatim Launches Color-Tunable Commercial OLED Products

Verbatim Americas, LLC recently announced the availability of color-tunable OLED (organic LED) lighting panels at LIGHTFAIR in Philly. Intended for sale to OEMs for general lighting, furniture lighting and other applications, the 14-cm x 14-cm OLED panels are based on unique materials technology developed by Verbatim’s parent company, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation. Full-scale production will start […]

LD+A Publishes “Confessions Of A Light Addict”

Ingo Maurer’s so-called “addiction to light” began many years ago in Venice when the then-graphic designer had a tad too much white wine during a leisurely lunch. After returning to his room for a nap, Maurer was taken by the sight of a lone incandescent light bulb hanging from the ceiling. What could have been […]

ASHRAE Tells Congress To Resume Work On Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey

Recently, LightNOW reported that the Department of Energy botched the 2007 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey, and then postponed work on the 2011 CBECS due to budget cuts. Our take is that you cannot set policy if you cannot measure, and you cannot maximize your building’s savings without benchmarks. The data this survey yields is […]

Jim Brodrick On Round 12 Of CALiPER Testing

Guest post by Jim Brodrick, Department of Energy This week, the Round 12 Summary Report for the CALiPER testing program was published, and as usual, the results are worth noting. For those of you who may not know, CALiPER stands for Commercially Available LED Product Evaluation and Reporting, and it’s a DOE program that supports […]

GE Lighting To Acquire LED Driver Manufacturer Lightech

GE Lighting today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Lightech, a privately held company based near Tel Aviv, Israel, with commercial teams in Europe, the USA and Asia. Lightech specializes in providing LED electronic drivers, plus halogen transformers, to the lighting industry. The purchase price was not disclosed. This strategic acquisition supports GE […]

DOE Releases Summary Results From Round 12 of CALiPER Testing

The Department of Energy has completed Round 12 of product testing through the DOE SSL CALiPER program. A Summary Report containing the results from Round 12 testing is now available for download on the DOE SSL website here. Round 12 of product testing included six primary focus areas: SSL recessed downlights, SSL track lights, SSL […]