Archive for December 2012

Product Monday: Advanced Light Hazard Meter by Gigahertz-Optik

The committee members involved in writing ANSI/IESNA RP-27.2-00, IEC/DIN/EN 62471 (CIE S 009) & DIN EN 14255-1 Photobiological safety of lamps and lamp systems-measurement techniques recognized that lamp manufacturers and distributors, safety engineers and industrial hygienists tasked with optical radiation health hazard assessment require a portable, accurate and cost effective means of metrology. Subsequently, the […]

Philips and Light Collective Offer Crowd-Source and Image-Based App for Lighting Designers to Share Inspiration

The LightCollector app from Philips and Light Collective is based upon two lighting design fundamentals: the desire to be inspired and the need to store the things that inspire us so we can use them when required. LightCollector is an opportunity to create a crowd sourced global image collection for the professional lighting industry sharing […]

IALD Survey Validates Domains of Practice for Architectural Lighting Designers

Independent of country of residence, the 637 building/design industry practitioners responding to the IALD Certification Survey indicate the seven domains of professional practice researched by the Credentialing Task Force accurately reflect the practice of architectural lighting design (average rating 4.1 out of 5) and are important to the profession (average rating 4.66). The primary purpose […]

Fulham Sponsors Lighting Sculptor Chris Bell with WorkHorse Fluorescent Ballasts

Chris Bell, a professional artist and adjunct professor at Stanford University, often uses light as part of his sculptural toolkit. Believing fluorescent lamps have been overlooked as a medium for creating art, he developed unique rubber connectors from a mold of his own design, allowing him to achieve architectural sculptures using the lamps in various […]


Produced by German lighting designer Gerd Pfarré and graphic designer and ad agency owner Frank Koschembar, THE ILLUMINATOR is a new 100 x 70 cm magazine about the role of light in culture, art, architecture and design. The magazine, which recently debuted with its first issue (and which subsequently received a glowing review in THE […]

Product Monday: LLHP Premium LED High Bay by Columbia Lighting

Columbia Lighting’s LLHP is a premium LED linear high bay fixture designed for durability, energy savings and performance and ideal for demanding environments such as sports complexes, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, commercial farm buildings and indoor recreational spaces. Providing up to 98 lumens per watt at 70 CRI, LLHP outperforms traditional HID lighting by reducing energy […]

Optical Illusions Reveal How We See

In this brilliant TED Talk, Beau Lotto explores the phenomenon of optical illusions and how the human eye sees objects and reality.

NEMA Publishes ANSI ANSLG C78.377 Specifications for the Chromaticity of Solid State Lighting Products

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI ANSLG C38.377 Specifications for the Chromaticity of Solid State Lighting Products. This publication specifies the range of chromaticities recommended for general lighting with solid state lighting (SSL) products and advises customers of their white light chromaticities. This vital information applies to chromaticity standards and definitions and […]

Architecture Billings Index Positive for Third Straight Month

Billings at architecture firms accelerated to their strongest pace of growth since December 2010. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI), produced by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), reflects the approximate 9- to 12-month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. AIA reported the October ABI score […]

Research: Blue Light Could Help Teenagers Combat Stress

Adolescents can be chronically sleep deprived because of their inability to fall asleep early in combination with fixed wakeup times on school days. According to the CDC, almost 70 percent of school children get insufficient sleep—less than 8 hours on school nights. This type of restricted sleep schedule has been linked with depression, behavior problems, […]