Month: January 2014

ASB Glassfloor Offers Amazing Possibilities for Events

ASB Glassfloor features integral LED lines that can be turned ON, OFF or changed on demand to adapt a floor for different events. For example, a court could be adapted…

ASB Glassfloor features integral LED lines that can be turned ON, OFF or changed on demand to adapt a floor for different events.

For example, a court could be adapted to different sporting events:

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Even greater possibilities may be achieved by displaying scoreboards or video under the floor as well, enabling the court to be turned into a giant screen.

Check it out here.

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Luminarium Offers Entry Into World of Light and Color

Nottingham artist Alan Parkinson’s Architects of Air tours with luminariums, inflatable mazes of tunnels, paths and domes that immerse visitors in a world of light and color. Learn more about…

Nottingham artist Alan Parkinson’s Architects of Air tours with luminariums, inflatable mazes of tunnels, paths and domes that immerse visitors in a world of light and color.

Learn more about the Luminarium, touring dates and locations, etc. here.

Check out the experience in this video:

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Korean Supermarket Chain Emart Uses LED Lighting for Communication

Korean supermarket chain Emart uses LED lights and smart phones (with an Emart app) to guide shoppers around the store and alert them to discounts. This technology opens a world…

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Korean supermarket chain Emart uses LED lights and smart phones (with an Emart app) to guide shoppers around the store and alert them to discounts. This technology opens a world of future possibilities, allowing spaces to talk directly to users.

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Product Monday: SKYY Pendant by DigitalSpeck

DigitalSpeck Lighting by Manning’s SKYY pendant features an LED downlight with a choice of four housing designs. The heat sink at the top houses the LED driver powering 12 Cree…

skyyDigitalSpeck Lighting by Manning’s SKYY pendant features an LED downlight with a choice of four housing designs. The heat sink at the top houses the LED driver powering 12 Cree XPG Series LEDs and optics to produce performance nearly equivalent to a 300W incandescent flood lamp for less than 40W. Available with 0-10V dimming.

Click here to learn more.

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Chris Fraser’s Amazing Art Using Light

You should catch the work of Chris Fraser, a light artist from San Francisco, who creates drawings using light. Catch his portfolio here. You can see his experiments here. Here…

You should catch the work of Chris Fraser, a light artist from San Francisco, who creates drawings using light. Catch his portfolio here. You can see his experiments here.

Here are a few samples of his work:

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Lighting Research Center Launches Light and Health Alliance

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has launched a new collaborative initiative—the Light and Health Alliance—to bridge the science of light and health to practical applications, and…

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has launched a new collaborative initiative—the Light and Health Alliance—to bridge the science of light and health to practical applications, and to provide objective information based on basic and applied research. The Alliance is led by Dr. Mariana Figueiro, LRC Light and Health Program director and associate professor at Rensselaer.

Light has a profound effect on health and wellbeing, including sleep, alertness, and performance. Humans need to be exposed to a sufficient amount of light of the right spectrum, for a sufficient amount of time, and at the right time, for the circadian system to remain synchronized with the 24-hour day. The LRC is researching light as a treatment for a variety of conditions, including jet lag, Alzheimer’s disease, insomnia and other sleep disorders, seasonal affective disorder and depression. Light can be used to improve sleep, alertness, and performance, along with overall health and wellbeing among the general population, and in populations with rigorous work schedules, such as submariners and night shift nurses.

“Through this collaborative initiative, we will conduct evaluations, demonstrations, and research projects to develop practical devices and applications using light to improve people’s lives,” said Dr. Figueiro. “We will also hold seminars and present at conferences to educate key audiences and advance attention to light and health.”

The Light and Health Alliance is a collaboration among manufacturers, government organizations and NGOs, codes and standards bodies, along with architects, specifiers, medical facility managers and physicians, working to enable the broad adoption of lighting for human health by producing factual information based on basic and applied research and by visualizing future applications. Acuity Brands, Ketra, OSRAM SYLVANIA, and Philips are current members.

Learn more about the organization and how to join here.

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UL Standards Applicable to LED Lighting

LED Journal recently published a useful summary of UL standards applicable to LED lighting, written by Diana Pappas Jordan, Standards Program Manager. Get it here.

LED Journal recently published a useful summary of UL standards applicable to LED lighting, written by Diana Pappas Jordan, Standards Program Manager.

Get it here.

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After the Recession, the Restructuring

ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING recently published an article by Bill Millard about the impact of the recent recession and current recovery on the lighting design profession. He writes: “An accelerated pace of…

ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING recently published an article by Bill Millard about the impact of the recent recession and current recovery on the lighting design profession.

He writes:

“An accelerated pace of work and a steep learning curve have become common practice for contemporary lighting designers. These demands are only partly the result of new technology, say longtime observers of the lighting and architectural fields. The aftershocks of the Great Recession that resulted from the 2007–08 mortgage and financial crises involved more than a halt to the construction boom of the mid-2000s. In the lighting industry, the lingering recession and slow recovery have also generated a series of transformations in the talent pool, the distribution of responsibility, and the distinctive lines of communication.”

It’s an interesting read. Get it here.

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Product Monday: Vela OLED Chandelier and Wall Sconce by WAC Lighting

WAC Lighting’s Vela OLED Chandelier and Wall Sconce is defined by a dramatic contemporary profile. It features 12 OLED panels that illuminate surfaces below and 12 additional OLEDs that shine…

WAC Lighting’s Vela OLED Chandelier and Wall Sconce is defined by a dramatic contemporary profile. It features 12 OLED panels that illuminate surfaces below and 12 additional OLEDs that shine upward to render a soft ambiance that evokes a lighter sense of space and visual comfort.

The Vela OLED Wall Sconce is designed in a unique decorative aluminum profile with 6 sophisticated OLED panels on its perimeter. Housed within this very thin luminaire, the panels provide a wide, even illumination with low glare. Well suited for use in hallways or as a decorative focal point, the brushed aluminum finished sconce uses 16.4W with OLED panels.

Click here
to learn more.

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