Archive for August 2012

Data Transmitted by Twisted Light Beams recently reported: “A multi-national team led by USC with researchers hailing from the U.S., China, Pakistan and Israel has developed a system of transmitting data using twisted beams of light at ultra-high speeds – up to 2.56 terabits per second. To put that in perspective, broadband cable (which you probably used to download this) […]

Tips For Residential Bathroom Lighting

Check out this short article I produced for the IES Light Logic site on the topic of effective bathroom lighting.

Sky Factory Goes Net-Zero

The Sky Factory, a global fine art and technology company that creates virtual skylights and windows for interior environments, has just become the first net-zero solar powered business in Iowa. Designed and installed by Fairfield’s Ideal Energy, the 3,500 sq. ft. photovoltaic panel array, generating 54 kilowatts, is the largest private installation in Iowa and […]

Sylvania Publishes Online Substitution Tool

OSRAM SYLVANIA offers an interesting online tool identifying regulatory impacts on various light source technologies, with suggested substitutions for products being eliminated. Check it out here.

Product Monday: Corvi Linear Series by JESCO

JESCO Lighting Group’s Corvi Linear LED Series is a sleek, low-profile tubular-shaped light housing, in 12-, 24-, 36-, or 48-inch lengths, well suited for merchandise display lighting. Individual units can be closely abutted for near-continuous runs or effects. It mounts easily, providing wanted high lumen levels for specific lighting tasks.

DOE Releases L Prize Lumen Maintenance Report after 18,000 Hours of Testing

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a report, Lumen Maintenance Testing of the Philips 60-Watt Replacement Lamp L Prize Entry, after completing 18,000 hours of lumen maintenance testing. Long lifetime is a much-touted potential advantage of solid-state lighting and one of the L Prize competition requirements. The minimum test period defined for the […]

New Report Highlights Benefits of LED Technology for Airfield Lighting

LED technology holds significant promise for airfield lighting in the U.S, mainly in terms of the potential for longer operating lives and increased efficacy of LEDs compared to incandescent lamps, the most common light source on airport runways and taxiways today, according to a new report: Issues with Use of LED Airfield Lighting: ACRP Synthesis […]

NECA Offering Free Admission to Annual Trade Show

The NECA Show, produced by the National Electrical Contractors Association, will occur September 30 through October 2 in Las Vegas. This year, NECA is offering free admission to the Show floor for all electrical professionals. This no-charge admission includes: • Access to the people, products, solutions, and ideas displayed by more than 275 exhibiting companies […]

UL Expands Capacity with New Lab

Underwriters Laboratories (UL), has opened a new 38,000 square-foot laboratory located in Allentown, PA. The Photometric Testing & Technology Center will be a testing and certification hub for all of North America. The lab conducts testing of lighting products to various global energy efficiency programs such as ENERGY STAR, DesignLights Consortium, Lighting Facts, Zhaga, California […]

City of Seattle Seeks Manager for Lighting Design Lab

CITY OF SEATTLE Lighting Design Lab Manager (Mgr 1 – Utils) SALARY: $32.45 – $48.67 Hourly LOCATION: Various – Seattle area, Washington JOB TYPE: Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time SHIFT: Day DEPARTMENT: Seattle City Light BARGAINING UNIT: WSCCCE, Local 21 CL Managers CLOSING DATE 09/04/12 04:00 PM Pacific Time POSITION DESCRIPTION: Seattle City Light’s Conservation […]