Archive for April 2013

DOE Publishes Exploratory CALiPER Study on Commercial Ambient LED Lighting

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released an exploratory CALiPER study on the problems and benefits likely to be encountered as LED products intended to replace linear fluorescent lamps become increasingly popular. Eighteen lighting designers and facility engineers compared 24 identical pairs of troffers in a simulated office space. Three of those pairs involved […]

Product Monday: Light Replicator by Telelumen

The Telelumen Light Replicator enables any light to be recorded either in an instant or over time, matched by software, and reproduced.

Zia Eftekar and Mark Rea Discuss Measuring and Promoting Lighting’s Value

Mark Rea, Director of the Lighting Research Center, and Zia Eftekhar, former Chairman of Philips Lighting North America, recently sat down to discuss promoting the value of light to end-users. The resulting 30-minute conversation, focusing on how to measure the actual value of light using new value metrics and how to communicate this value to […]

The Illuminating Engineering Society New York Section Announces the Winners of The 2013 New York City Student Lighting Competition

Out of 125 submissions from New York City lighting design students, “Atherisch,” designed by Peter Ossi, a BID industrial design major at Pratt Institute, was awarded the grand prize at the Illuminating Engineering Society New York City Section’s (IESNYC) 13th annual student lighting design competition. Ossi receives a $2,000 cash prize and an all-expense paid […]

Linear Fluorescent Lamp Shipments Wane During 2012

NEMA’s shipment indexes for T5 and T8 liner fluorescent lamps increased 2.1 and 15.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 to reach 156.8 and 103.1, respectively. However, the quarterly gains were not able to offset decreases earlier in 2012. The index for T5 lamps posted an annual reading of 159, a decline of 10.7 […]

Electroindustry Business Confidence Slips Slightly in March 2013

NEMA’s March Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions continues to indicate improvement in the business environment despite slipping from 69.6 in February to 65.9 in March 2013. Meanwhile, confidence in future business conditions continues to build, as the EBCI for North American conditions six months hence climbed by nearly 10 […]

Product Monday: Staple Suspended and Wall-Mount Luminaires by Peerless

Peerless’s Staple suite of value suspended and wall-mount luminaires feature subtle contours around the perimeter of their rectangular bodies, creating a contemporary aesthetic, while illuminating spaces via a soft-glowing acrylic baffle or diffused lens extending edge to edge and end to end to provide seamless continuity. Gloss white paint finishes this understated yet modern lighting […]

Philips LED Technology Helps Shine Light on Bay Bridge as Sustainable Art

The Bay Lights, the new LED lighting system for the Bay Bridge that was developed by Philips Color Kinetics, recently went live. Fulfilling the brainchild of Ben Davis, chairman of Illuminate the Arts (ITA) and the vision of acclaimed artist Leo Villareal, the bridge will glow as a one-of-a-kind lighted sculpture for the next two […]

FMI Releases First Quarter 2013 Construction Outlook Report

FMI reports after the first quarter it is continuing to forecast an increase of 8% in total put-in-place construction in 2013 over 2012 levels, or $919 billion. The biggest improvement is expected in the residential market with a 23% increase in single-family buildings. Click here to download the report.

HID Lamp Shipment Indexes Remain on the Decline During 2012

NEMA’s high intensity discharge (HID) lamp shipment indexes declined for the second consecutive year during 2012. Mercury vapor lamps declined 9.6 percent to an index value of 44 signifying that shipments during 2012 were 44 percent of the 2006 base level. The index for sodium vapor lamp shipments fell 6.2 percent, landing at 75. Metal […]