Archive for July 2014

Psychology Of Light

My lighting column published in the June issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR talks about the effect of lighting on well being, summarizing a talk gave by educator Dr. Craig Bernecker. Check it out here.

CSIL Estimates U.S. Luminaire Market at $17.1 Billion

In 2013, the value of the luminaire market in the United States is estimated USD 17.1 billion by the Centre for Industrial Studies (CSIL), with a 5% increase compared to 2012. Imports satisfy about 50% of total consumption (39% some years ago). The top 50 players hold over 50% of the U.S. market. LED lighting […]

IES Publishes Method for Measuring Luminous Flux and Color Maintenance of LED Lamps, Light Engines and Luminaires

This new IES document provides a method for measuring light output and color maintenance of LED lamps, light engines and luminaires. Check it out here.

10 Artists Who Use Light as a Medium

Flavorwire’s article, “Beyond James Turrell: 10 More Great Artists Who Use Light as a Medium,” profiles 10 artists whose work is based on light. Check it out here.

HID Lamp Indexes Continue To Slide During Fourth Quarter 2013

NEMA’s shipment indexes for HID lamps continued to decline during 2013Q4. Shipments of sodium vapor lamps fell 5.7% on a seasonally adjusted basis compared to the previous quarter. Metal halide lamps contracted for the seventh consecutive quarter declining 3.6% on a quarterly basis. Following suit, the index for mercury vapor lamps dipped 5.6%. Calendar year […]

IES Launches Lighting Education Portal

The Illuminating Engineering Society’s Lighting Education Portal provides a resource for lighting education resources, including e-learning, webcasts, formal degree programs in lighting, IES section courses and special events. Check it out here.

June Electrical Industry Business Conditions Remain Unchanged from May while High Optimism for Next Six Months Ebbs

NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America was unchanged in June at 50, a value that is just below the threshold for conditions typically associated with an environment conducive to business expansion. The EBCI for future North American conditions continued to signal widespread optimism even though the index slipped to […]

Product Monday: Seem LED by Focal Point

Whether in grid or drywall, ceilings or walls, recessed or suspended, independent or in continuous rows, Focal Point’s Seem LED provides numerous mounting possibilities. Sleek and shadow-free, these linear 2.5 and 4-in. narrow slot luminaires is well suited to upscale designs. Clean, straight rows are furnished in 1-ft. increments standard; more precise lengths are available […]

U.S. Army Researches Effects of Shelter Lighting on Soldier Thinking and Mood

Researchers at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are investigating the effects of different types of lighting in military shelters on Soldiers. Specifically, members of NSRDEC’s Cognitive Science Team are examining the effect of lighting on mood, or affective state, as well as visual acuity, cognitive alertness/awareness and the ability to perform tasks. […]

CLTC to Host OLED Seminar

Join Peter Ngai, Vice President of OLED Lighting with Acuity Brands Lighting, as he shares the latest breakthroughs in OLED design and technology: 4:30–7:30 PM Thursday, July 31, 2014 California Lighting Technology Center 633 Peña Drive Davis, California This event is an opportunity for architects, lighting designers, engineers and interior designers to connect with one […]