Month: October 2013

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…

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, the T8 index increased 15.7% y/y.

The decline in the T12 index accelerated during the quarter showing a decrease of 45.8% y/y versus an average decline of 39% during the previous three quarters.

Market shares for the three linear fluorescent lamp types changed less than one percentage point from the previous quarter. T5 lamps posted a share of 10.8% while T8 and T12 lamps ended the quarter with shares of 74.1% and 15.1%, respectively.

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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…

LEDSummit_237x60Launched 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 Jim Benya, Dr. John Curran and Ann Reo. All sessions have been approved for AIA and IDCEC continuing education units. More than 75 manufacturers will display products at tabletop exhibits.

Entry to the exhibit area is free to qualified attendees: $195 for the conference (includes 5 seminars).

Learn more here.

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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…

ialdThe 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 acdc LED Ltd. is the global sponsor for this event, and will provide the lighting equipment for each city.

“IALD’s Chase the Dark is an opportunity for lighting enthusiasts around the world to share their creativity with the public,” said Kevin Theobald, IALD President 2012 + 2013 and Associate Director at GIA Equation in London, UK. “But it’s also a chance for us to unite IALD’s many local communities around the globe in one activity that emphasizes and champions the power of light in human life.”

IALD architectural lighting designers from eight countries spanning eight time zones will take part in this global event. Each host city will invite participants to shape an urban environment with light, creating several miniature lit scenarios over several hours. These displays will be installed for just a matter of moments – the images of each light project will be captured permanently on camera and shared on Twitter using the hashtag #IALDchasedark all evening long.

Beginning in Sydney, Australia, at 7:00 P.M. AEDT on Thursday, 14 November 2013, IALD’s Chase the Dark event will follow the setting sun across the globe, illuminating city spaces in Sydney, Australia; Melbourne, Australia; Dubai, UAE; Berlin, Germany; Stockholm, Sweden; London, UK; New York, NY USA; Philadelphia, PA USA; Washington DC USA; Toronto, ON Canada; Atlanta, GA USA; Chicago, IL USA; St. Louis, MO USA; Mexico City, Mexico; Denver, CO USA; Seattle, WA USA; and finally San Francisco, CA USA.

The event will be locally hosted and organized by chapters of the IALD, an internationally recognized organization dedicated to the concerns of independent, professional lighting designers. Distributors Inter-Lux, JSB, Rebel Light and StageLED will assist with regional support and host local viewing parties for participating IALD lighting designers.

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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…

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.

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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,…

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 growing for recreational use. Some of these states are close to completing new regulatory policies for commercial growers, and will begin issuing grower licenses in 2014. States poised to issue new licenses include: Washington, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. This will spark construction of dozens of new “grow warehouses,” up to 50,000 square feet each, in some states.

A single grow warehouse can purchase hundreds of grow lights, typically 1000W HID. Other options include LED, induction and plasma.

Marijuana production now accounts for 1% of all electricity consumption in the US, and this figure is likely to rise as more states decriminalize commercial cannabis growing. With electricity costs accounting for as much as half of cannabis grow expenses when using HID grow lights, there is increasing pressure for growers to consider energy-efficient options like LED.

The report titled, Grow Lights For Legal, Commercial Marijuana Growers, provides advanced lighting manufacturers with critical horticultural science as well as grower perceptions about light output, coverage area, color, watts and the most important spectral peaks for photosynthesis. The report’s conclusions include dozens of recommendations for LED grow light manufacturers, for product development, and marketing to commercial growers.

Contact David Shiller, president at david at lightingsold dot com to learn more about the report.

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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…

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 emitted from a source appears. However, some often mistakenly associate color quality with color temperature. So let’s set the record straight. In this post I will attempt to explain that color quality and color temperature are related, but independent, properties of artificial light sources.”

Read it here.

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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…

LEM_3_13-defaultThe 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 upgrading can offer substantial energy savings.

Get it here.

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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…

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 4.9%. Increased demand for luminaires, emergency lighting and miniature lamps buoyed the index by compensating for decreases in ballasts and large lamps.

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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…

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.

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