Archive for October 2013

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T5 Fluorescent Lamp Shipments See Sustained Growth

NEMA’s T5 lamp shipments index sustained a recent growth trend by posting its fourth consecutive quarterly increase during 2013Q2. The index grew by 2.6% compared to the previous quarter and 13.3% on a year-over-year (y/y) basis. Shipments of T8 lamps during 2013Q2 retreated from a near record high posted in 2013Q1, decreasing by 5.3%. Still, […]

LED Specifier Summit to be Held November 21, 2013 in Chicago

Launched by Exponation, LLC, the LED Specifier Summit is happening November 21, 2013, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. This new one-day event will offer education in LED lighting products and practices and will be geared toward architects, lighting designers, engineers, interior designers and other specifiers of commercial and architectural LED lighting. Speakers include […]

Chase the Dark Event Coming November 14-15, 2013

The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) will “Chase the Dark” across the globe on November 14, 2013, with a series of temporary lighting installations demonstrating the power of light in urban communities. Three new cities will participate in this coordinated, global event: Sydney, Australia; Toronto, ON Canada; and Atlanta, GA USA. UK-based lighting manufacturer […]

Product Monday: Cyrus by Bruck Lighting

Bruck Lighting’s Cyrus is a hand-blown German Artisan glass pendant featuring clear crystal glass or an internal opaque lacquering for a white or black exterior. A gold or silver leaf flake interior produces a dramatic warm or cool glow.

Marijuana Grow Houses Projected as Lighting Growth Market

A new market research report published by Lighting Solution Development reveals a large and rapidly expanding market for horticultural grow lights to legal, commercial marijuana growers. As of October, 2013, 20 states plus the District of Columbia have varying degrees of decriminalization for marijuana, including legal commercial growing. Two states, Colorado and Washington, have legalized […]

Hubbell on the Color of Light

On its blog, Hubbell recently published a primer on color quality by Chris Bailey, Director of company’s Lighting Solutions Center. It begins: “When it comes to color and light, everyone has an opinion. We use correlated color temperature (CCT) to describe the apparent color of a light source or how “warm” or “cool” the light […]

IES Updates Lighting Upgrade Guide

The Illuminating Engineering Society has published an updated version of its authoritative reference on lighting upgrades, LEM-3-13. The document has been organized into three sections. The first describes general issues related to upgrading regardless of technology. The second covers equipment typically used in upgrades. And the third describes four applications (office, retail, school, healthcare) where […]

NEMA Lighting Systems Index Gains Continue During Second Quarter

NEMA’s latest quarterly posting of the Lighting Systems Index suggests the North American lighting market is in a state of growth. The LSI posted a modest increase of 2.4% on a quarter-to-quarter basis during the second quarter of 2013, marking its third consecutive increase. On a year-over-year basis, lighting equipment shipments climbed a very healthy […]

Product Monday: 95 CRI MR16 120V Lamps by Soraa

Soraa’s high color rendering, dimmable LED MR16 GU10 120V line voltage lamps, including a 10-degree spot and a 25-degree version with high center beam candle power, are rated at 95 CRI with an R9 of 95. The 10-dgree version works with the company’s innovative magnetic attachment SNAP system.