Archive for May 2014

LED Replacement Lamps Come of Age

Here’s an article I wrote about LED replacement lamps for the April issue of The Electrical Distributor (TED) Magazine, which you might find interesting: Demand for LED replacement lamps continues to experience rapid growth as performance improves and costs decline. According to Navigant Research, worldwide shipments of LED lamps will grow from 68 million in […]

Architecture Billings Index Mired in Slowdown

Following a modest two-month recovery in the level of demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) again turned negative last month. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported […]

Autodesk Whitepaper on 3D Printing of LED Optics

Autodesk has published a whitepaper on 3D printing of LED optics. The whitepaper describes the role Autodesk played in a project for manufacturer LUXeXcel that demonstrates the direction in which the market for optics development may be moving. Click here to read it.

Jim Brodrick on Early Lessons Learned in Bringing SSL to Market

Republication of Postings from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting Program by Jim Brodrick, U.S. Department of Energy Although solid-state lighting has come a long way in the past few years, it still has quite a ways to go to fulfill its considerable potential to save energy and improve the way we deliver […]

Product Monday: Hue Luminaires by Philips

Philips Lighting’s Hue Entity and Tempest table and pendant luminaires, co-created with design teams WertelOberfell and Strand+Hvass, feature color-changing Hue lamps and are manufactured using 3D printing, which provides more freedom, control and even personalization when designing lighting products. Click here to learn more.

DOE Publishes CALiPER Application Summary Report on LED T8 Lamps

The U.S. Department of Energy’s CALiPER program has released an Application Summary Report that focuses on the bare-lamp performance of 31 linear LED lamps intended as an alternative to T8 fluorescent lamps. The testing covered light output, input watts, efficacy, color, power factor and beam angle. Products listed as satisfying DesignLights Consortium criteria and those […]

Product Monday: Serenity by Visa Lighting

Visa Lighting’s Serenity line of luminaires was designed specifically for healthcare environments, including patient rooms, treatment rooms and long-term care. Serenity over bed fixtures are extremely versatile and come equipped with separately switched reading, ambient and exam lighting settings. The luminaires distribute the multi-function performance lighting around a luminous frame, while their illuminated center panel […]

Industry Buzz: EYE and CIMCON Sign Agreement, Hess Acquired and More

EYE Lighting International and CIMCON Lighting recently announced they have signed a sales and marketing agreement in which both companies will cooperate to promote and sell outdoor lighting wireless control systems manufactured by CIMCON. Business operations of Hess AG Form + Licht were successfully transferred to Nordeon B.V. by way of an asset transaction on […]

Painting with Light at the International Space Station

While serving aboard the International Space Station Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata used long-exposure photography and a spiral LED top designed by light artist Takuro Osaka to produce interesting light paintings. Click here to see more.

Product Monday: LED Pivot Floodlight by Architectural Area Lighting

Architectural Area Lighting’s (AAL) popular Pivot linear flood light is now available in LED. The Pivot is a flexible lighting solution for both indoor and outdoor applications, serving indirect lighting, perimeter highlighting, wall grazing, sign lighting and wall washing applications. Available in three lengths (2’, 4’, and 8’), each with two lumen packages, the Pivot […]