Archive for September 2012

P2 Graphic Provides Pictorial Comparison of Light Source Technologies

This interesting infographic from P2 (Precision Lighting and Paragon Lighting) provides a quick comparison of light source technologies. [P2] Energy Efficient Lighting

DOE Releases GATEWAY Report on Museum LED Retrofit Lighting

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the final evaluation report from a retrofit of track lighting at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. During the demonstration, LED PAR 30 and MR16 lamps replaced all traditional incandescent lamps in one gallery and LED PAR 38 and MR16 lamps partially replaced incandescent lamps […]

LightShow East to be Held October 3-4 in Washington, DC

LightShow East will be staging October 3 and 4 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Offering free admission to qualified attendees, this trade show and conference offers lighting specifiers the opportunity to see the latest lighting products from more than 80 manufacturers who will be showing hundreds of products. Attendees will be able […]

DesignLights Consortium Receives U.S. Department of Energy Partner Recognition

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has given special recognition to Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) as an LED Lighting Facts program partner for its dedication to promote the LED lighting industry through its project, the DesignLights Consortium (DLC). The DLC, a collaboration of utility efficiency programs and regional energy efficiency organizations throughout the United […]

Exposure to Light Could Help Alzheimer’s Patients Sleep Better

Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) often sleep during the day and are awake at night. The situation can turn life-threatening if they leave their homes and wander around outside. This irregular sleep schedule and night wandering, and the consequent burden on their caretakers, is a primary reason individuals with ADRD are placed […]

Product Monday: Surgical Suite Lighting by Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands, Inc. recently introduced the Healthcare Lighting (acquired by Acuity in May 2011) Surg5 surgical troffer luminaire, designed to provide energy-efficient, long-life supplemental illumination in surgical suites, typically mounted in arrays surrounding the perimeter of the operating table. The Surg5 luminaire is designed to deliver the equivalent light output of a 6-lamp fluorescent troffer […]

Randall Whitehead on Kitchen Lighting

Terrific short video by Randall Whitehead, IALD describing good lighting design for the home kitchen.

Lumen Awards 2012

Presented by The New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC), the Lumen Awards recognize excellence, professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting designs that have transformed some of the world’s most prestigious buildings and spaces. Ten Lumen Awards in three categories were presented: the Lumen Award of Excellence, the highest level of recognition […]

HID Lamp Shipment Indexes Show Growth for First Quarter of 2012

NEMA’s shipment indexes for HID lamps returned to positive growth territory during the first quarter of 2012, with each lamp type showing year-over-year gains following negative growth to close out the final quarter of 2011. Sodium vapor lamps increased 2.9%, while shipments of mercury vapor and metal halide HID lamps increased 5% and 0.1%, respectively. […]

Johnson Controls Survey Finds Global Energy Management Interest Reaches All-Time High

Eighty-five percent of building owners and operators globally depend on energy management to drive operational efficiency, according to the 2012 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator, a global survey of 3,500 building owners and operators. This represents a 34-point increase in the last two years. Energy cost savings and financial incentives are leading this shift, but […]