Archive for March 2013

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Publishes Article on Light Right Survey Tool

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR recently published a lighting column I authored on the topic of the Light Right Survey Tool, available here. Developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, it enables building owners/managers and lighting practitioners to inventory and evaluate lighting systems in office spaces. Available free, the Light Right Survey Tool can be used: • As a […]

Meyda Seeks Engineer

Career Opportunity with Meyda Custom Lighting: Meyda seeks a “Mechanical Engineer” with solid experience in the lighting industry. Adept at creating shop drawings and engineering specs for a wide variety of decorative lighting fixtures. Strong knowledge of materials including metals, glass and acrylics, as well as lighting sources ranging from incandescent to LEDs. Contact Meyda […]

Electroindustry Business Confidence Surges in February

The Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions, based on a survey of senior industry executives from members of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), climbed to 69.6 points in February, up six points from 63.6 points in January. The index has topped 60 points in each of the last four months, […]

LRC Announces LED Lighting Institute May 14-17, 2013

The next LRC LED Lighting Institute will be held May 14-17, 2013 at the Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY, 12180. This is a four-day, hands-on seminar to teach industry professionals how to incorporate light-emitting diodes (LEDs) into lighting applications. The LED Lighting Institute will include updated technical content based […]

DOE to Host Webcast Highlighting Indoor SSL Applications on April 4, 2013

On Thursday, April 4, from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time, the Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will host a webcast, “Solid-State Lighting: Highlighting Indoor Applications.” The webcast is part of FEMP’s First Thursday Seminars series, which provides training for Federal energy and environmental professionals. Presented by Naomi Miller and Jeff […]

Product Monday: Asymmetric LED Indirect Lighting Solutions by Cooper Lighting

Cooper Lighting, Ametrix Asyx, a series of LED asymmetric luminaires featuring the company’s LightBAR technology and patented AccuLED Optics system for precise optical control, is available in pendant and wall configurations for both indirect general illumination and highlighting architectural features. These 70W luminaires deliver 6,000 lumens, operating at an efficacy of 86 lumens/W, and are […]

Oldenburg Group Receives LEED Certification for New Technical Center

Oldenburg Group Incorporated recently announced it has received the LEED Certified designation from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its Technical Center built in Kingsford, Michigan. Lighting for the project was provided by the company’s Milwaukee-based Visa Lighting. The Technical Center is a build-to-suit office facility for the Oldenburg Group’s Defense and Energy segments […]

The Color Red for a Good Night’s Sleep?

Guest post by the New Buildings Institute Researchers continue to broaden their knowledge about the ways light impacts the circadian system and rhythms such as the sleep/wake cycle. Generally, it’s been shown that exposure to strong light levels during daytime hours makes us more alert and focused through the day, while minimal light exposure in […]

DOE Releases GATEWAY Report on LED Post-Top Lighting

The Department of Energy recently published the evaluation report from a GATEWAY demonstration in New York City’s Central Park, conducted in collaboration with The Climate Group and the New York City Department of Transportation. LED post-top luminaires from five different manufacturers were installed along paved walking trails and evaluated against the metal halide luminaires that […]

Roadway Lighting Web Seminar to be Held April 2, 2013

Newspapers are filled with stories describing reductions and removal of street lighting in order to reduce municipal costs. Tackling the tricky questions of when and where to install roadway illumination is a challenge for transportation agencies. Estimating nighttime crash reductions from roadway lighting is difficult in part because lighting tends to be installed along with […]