Archive for September 2014

Jim Brodrick on LED PAR38 Lamps

Republication of Postings from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting Program by Jim Brodrick, SSL Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy PAR38 lamps put in long hours lighting up retail shelves, museum displays, lobbies, and other commercial settings across the country, which presents a prime opportunity to save energy. LED PAR38s, which have […]

Product Monday: Rubix by WAC Lighting

WAC Lighting’s Rubix is a high-power exterior-rated wall-mounted LED luminaire with a universal (120/220/277V) driver, 100-10% dimming, 85 CRI and 3000K color appearance. Click here to learn more.

ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING Announces 2014 Award Winnners

ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING recently announced the winners of its 2014 lighting design awards competition. Click here to see this year’s winners.

DOE Publishes CALiPER Snapshot Report on LED Outdoor Area Lighting

The U.S. Department of Energy’s CALiPER program has released a Snapshot Report on LED outdoor area lighting. Based on LED Lighting Facts data through the second quarter of 2014, the report focuses on outdoor area/roadway luminaires, parking garage luminaires, canopy luminaires, and outdoor directional luminaires. As of July 1, 2014, area/roadway products alone comprised 23% […]

Exploring Lighting Cultures

Philips Lighting interviewed some of the international lighting community’s most innovative designers. The topic? Light. Check it out here.

Emergence Light Installation at London Heathrow

Cinimod Studio created an extraordinary LED light sculpture to entertain diners at Caviar House & Prunier at London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2. The sculpture, titled “Emergence,” spirals 43 ft. toward the ceiling, with 350,000 LEDs programmed to invoke the choreography of a school of fish. “Emergence” for Caviar House & Prunier, London Heathrow Terminal 2 […]

Do We Need New Color Metrics?

The proliferation of solid-state light sources has highlighted the limitations of the CRI metric as a predictor that fully represents how people perceive color. This article in ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING describes these limitations and efforts to create a new metric. Check it out here. In March 2013, the IES formed the Color Metric Task Group to […]

Lighting’s Digital Makeover

MIT Technology Review recently published an article about how Lighting and the Internet are merging, and what that means. I found this excerpt to be of particular interest: “Another look at how lighting systems are changing will emerge this November, when a 14-story regional headquarters for Deloitte, nearing completion in Amsterdam, will be festooned with […]

What the Heck is the Internet of Things, Anyway?

What’s the Internet of Things, and what does it mean? MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW has the answer here.

Career Opportunity: Industrial Designer, Mechanical Engineer for Kenall

CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENT Industrial Designer, Mechanical Engineer As Kenall’s Industrial Designer/ME you will research, conceptualize and develop new state of the art lighting products. The ideal candidate will be able to convey ideas using visual mediums, including hand sketches and possess a working knowledge of 3-D CAD modeling, Solidworks and/or Inventor. Kenall’s product development is a […]