Archive for January 2013

HID Lamp Shipment Indexes Continue to Decline

NEMA’s indexes for high intensity discharge (HID) lamp shipments declined for the second consecutive quarter in 2012Q3. Sodium vapor lamp shipments decreased 14.8% year-over-year (y/y) during the quarter, following a loss of 6.8% during the previous three month period. Shipments of metal halide lamps fell 6.9% and 4.9%, respectively, in Q3 and Q2. Mercury vapor […]

Lightswitch Architectural Illuminates Decades of Progress in Fight Against AIDS

Lightswitch Architectural San Francisco recently joined with other local architects, designers and artisans to raise awareness and funding at the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS’ 2012 DINING BY DESIGN benefit. In collaboration with MTP Architects, Lightswitch created a one-of-a-kind tabletop installation based on the concept of progress for the benefit’s table hop-and-taste party and gala. […]

People: New Executive Appointments at Sylvania, GE, LSG, Coldstream

OSRAM SYLVANIA Ltd., the company’s Canadian business, has appointed Graham Wark president. He succeeds James Johnson, who has been named President and General Manager of Valeo Sylvania. Lighting Science Group Corporation has appointed Jeremy Cage as Chief Executive Officer. Cage replaces Brad Knight, who served as Interim CEO while the Board worked with an executive […]

Product Monday: Hue by Philips

Wireless, efficient, color tuning. Wow, and wow. Learn more here.

DOE Releases CALiPER 2012 Year in Review

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a CALiPER 2012 Year in Review report that summarizes recent testing results and provides an overview of multi-year trends, available here. Since its inception in 2006, the CALiPER program has tested more than 500 products, revealing a variety of performance trends, holding manufacturers accountable for claims, and identifying […]

Jim Brodrick on LED Reflector Lamps

Guest post by Jim Brodrick, U.S. Department of Energy Because they’re directional, reflector lamps are an important tool for both ambient and accent lighting, especially in residential and light commercial applications. One common type of reflector lamp is the PAR lamp, which is often used in demanding applications where color quality and visual appearance are […]

Making the Case for Fluorescent for Outdoor Lighting

This whitepaper, published on the Magnaray website, questions whether LED is superior than fluorescent for outdoor lighting applications, making a case for fluorescent.

Jesco and Challenger Join Forces

JESCO Lighting Group LLC and Challenger Lighting Company, Inc. recently announced that each manufacturer’s interior lighting products and systems for use specifically in the FF&E (“Fixtures, Furnishings & Equipment”) hospitality markets, nationally and internationally, are now available to each company’s design-specification and other clients. Challenger Lighting’s product line as a hospitality-market contract-lighting manufacturer includes custom […]

NGLDC Intent to Submit Deadline Extended to January 25

The 2013 Next Generation Luminaires Solid-State Lighting Indoor Design Competition has officially launched. Written Intents to Submit are due by January 25, 2013, and must be submitted online here.

Product Monday: Integrated Ceiling and Lighting System by GE and USG

GE Lighting has teamed up with USG Corporation to bring architects and designers a new monolithic, integrated ceiling and lighting system using cutting-edge products from two leading brands. USG’s Logix Ceiling System and GE’s Lumination LED Linear Recessed Luminaires are designed and tested together, making it simple to construct stylish new office, retail, hotel and […]