Archive for December 2013

Nuance: A Dance with Light

Happy New Year!

Product Monday: TrueWhite Technology by Cree

Cree, Inc. has extended its Cree Edge High Output LED luminaire series with TrueWhite Technology to bring 90 CRI color quality and performance to outdoor lighting applications. The high-performance luminaire delivers superior color rendering with high-output 5000K illumination. Designed for automotive dealership front lines, exterior retail applications and other high-lumen applications requiring high color quality, […]

Interactive LED Lighting Invigorates City Center

This installation of Philips LED lighting illustrates how lighting can be used to beautify and re-energize urban spaces. In the Dutch town of Veghel, an interactive lighting curtain is used to draw visitors to the city center and enhance their shopping experience. Philips install interactive LED light curtain in the Dutch town of Veghel from […]

Lighting for Senior Citizens

My lighting column published in the July 2013 issue of TED Magazine. Reprinted with permission. As the first of the baby boomer generation started retirement in 2012, the 65+ age group is the United States’ fastest-growing demographic. This segment, counted as 13 percent of the population (39.6 million) in 2009, is projected to increase to […]

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Luminaire Manufacturing Industry Valued at $10 Billion

IBISWorld’s Lighting Fixtures Manufacturing Market Research Report (NAICS 33512), published in October 2013, provides an analysis of the commercial and residential luminaire industry. Valuing the industry at $10 billion in sales, the report forecasts growth due to healthy prospects for residential construction and government intervention driving demand for energy-efficient lighting. The four largest manufacturers represent […]

Product Monday: The Andromeda Chandelier by Derek Marshall

Derek Marshall Lighting’s Andromeda Chandelier is patterned on three part symmetry, with light elements forming a three-dimensional triangle. The armature features three curved metal tubes radiating from the center with a central drop tube, creating a cascade of light. The luminaire measures 22 in. deep by 17 in. in diameter (excluding the drop tube). It […]

This is Your Brain on Lighting

“Cognitive & Emotional Responses to Lighting: THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON LIGHTING” is an excellent whitepaper about psychological responses to light (and lighting), written by Robert G. Davis, PhD, FIES, Director, Product Innovation & Marketing for Litecontrol. The whitepaper covers what we currently know and don’t know, summarizing a wide range of research. Check it […]

NEMA Publishes White Paper LSD 57-2013 Polyurethane Foam Application: Lighting Equipment

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published white paper NEMA LSD 57-2013 Polyurethane Foam Application: Lighting Equipment, which provides information regarding the application of polyurethane spray foam insulation that may come into contact with luminaires in various building applications. There are numerous luminaire types on the market that have been tested and are rated for […]

Massachusetts the Most Energy-Efficient State in 2013: Where Does Your State Rank?

Energy efficiency measures are thriving in state capitals around the United States, with several states–including Mississippi, Connecticut, Illinois, and West Virginia–taking major steps that moved them up the ranks in the seventh annual edition of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The State Scorecard shows that […]