Archive for April 2014

LD+A: A Specifier’s Guide to LED Sources

In his article in the February edition of LD+A, Steve Landau of LED module manufacturer Xicato advises designers to ask luminaire manufacturers 10 questions before specifying LEDs for their projects. Click here to read it.

Next Generation Luminaires Competition Deadline Extended

The current competition for the indoor lighting product category for the Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition has been extended: MAY 23, 2014: Written Intents to Submit due online at www.ngldc.org JUNE 30, 2014: Product entries due Judging will take place in early August, and the winners will be announced at the LED Show in September. […]

IES Announces Call for Papers for its 2014 Annual Conference

The 2014 annual conference of the Illuminating Engineering Society will take place November 2-4, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA. Authors of papers regarding the art, science and practice of illumination are invited to submit their papers for possible presentation. Paper presentations provide a valuable vehicle for educating the membership about important technical advances in lighting. The […]

Product Monday: Zenith Square-Shaped Pendant by Prudential Lighting

Based on the popularity of the company’s Half Snap wrap luminaire, Prudential Lighting has introduced Zenith, a modern square-shaped pendant. A simple, geometric halo of light, Zenith is well-suited for elevating wide-open spaces. Available in 2’ x 2’, 3’ x 3’, 4’ x 4’, round or square lenses, LED or seamless fluorescent, 14 premium color […]

Demand for T5 and T12 Lamps Increases During Fourth Quarter

T5 and T12 lamp shipments improved by 9.9% and 9.4%, respectively, on a quarterly basis (q/q) during 2013Q4. Shipments of T8 lamps contracted 2.1% q/q. Nevertheless, calendar year (CY) 2013 showed the index advancing 9.4% on an annual basis. The index for T5 lamps also registered a gain during CY2013, besting CY 2012 by 9%. […]

Current Electrical Industry Business Conditions Improve in March

NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America edged above the 50 point mark typically associated with a stable business environment in March to 52.6. The gain came on the heels of a reading of 50 in February and a sharp drop in January. Though the index for expected future business […]

Jim Brodrick on LED Lumen Maintenance and Light Loss Factors

Republication of Postings from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting Program by Jim Brodrick, U.S. Department of Energy All lighting systems decline in lumen output over time, due to reductions in lamp emissions and changing surface properties. This decline is typically accounted for by applying a light loss factor (LLF) during the design […]

IESNY Announces Winners of 2014 New York City Student Lighting Competition

Out of an unprecedented 160 student submissions from the New York City-area, “Livre Noir,” designed by Esli Teker, attending Parsons The New School of Design, won First Prize in the Illuminating Engineering Society New York City Section’s (IESNYC) 14th annual Student Lighting Competition. Teker’s project, “Livre Noir,” can be described as a book that’s full […]

Product Monday: Light-Emitting Acoustic Ceiling by Philips and Ecophon

Lighting manufacturer Philips and Saint-Gobain Ecophon, a global supplier of acoustic systems, recently launched a new version of their jointly developed light-emitting acoustic ceiling. The new SoundLight Comfort Ceiling Tunable White enables dynamic lighting, designed to support the human body’s natural biorhythm to aid wellbeing and productivity. It is based upon the known benefits of […]

Precision-Paragon Publishes Retrofit Guide

Lighting manufacturer Precision-Paragon [P2] has published a guide to help building owners and lighting professionals identify and maximize potential sources of energy savings. The 21-page publication, “6 Steps to Getting the Most From Every Lighting Retrofit,” is available for free as a downloadable e-book on the lighting manufacturer’s website here. The guide’s first chapter opens […]