Archive for February 2015

The Physiological Effects of Light

At the 12th annual DOE Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop, held January 27–29 in San Francisco, 300 attendees participated in both plenary and LED/OLED breakout sessions, with presentations from over 60 solid-state lighting experts and special opening remarks from 2014 Nobel Laureate Shuji Nakamura. One interesting presentation, authored by OSRAM SYLVANIA’s Andreas Wojtysiak, focuses on the […]

2015 LIGHTFAIR Keynote and Impact Speakers

Notable keynote and impact speakers are a part of the educational experience at 2015 LIGHTFAIR, which will feature 140 presenters during its five-day program May 3-7 in New York’s Javits Center (Pre-Conference LIGHTFAIR Institute: May 3-4; Trade Show & Conference: May 5-7). Shuji Nakamura, Ph.D. is a 2014 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics and will […]

LED Takes on Fluorescent in Troffers

I wrote this article for the February issue of tED Magazine. Reprinted with permission. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), four out of five lamps in service in commercial buildings 2010 were fluorescent, with a majority used in troffer (cross between “trough” and “coffer”) luminaires. Available in standard 1′x4′, 2′x4′ and 2′x2′ sizes, […]

Light and Health: What’s New in Research

The January issue of LD+A included a collection of research projects demonstrating how lighting can impact health. Click here for a quick roundup.

Product Monday: Cycle by Eureka Lighting

Cycle by Eureka Lighting—available in a variety of diameters, mounting methods and color temperatures—produces a glowing halo for large spaces. Click here to learn more.

DOE Publishes Long-Term Testing Investigation of Retail Lamps

The U.S. Department of Energy’s CALiPER program has released another special report on LED lamps that are available through the retail marketplace and targeted toward general consumers. CALiPER Retail Lamps Study 3.2 focuses on lumen depreciation and color shift in a subset of 15 LED A lamps from CALiPER Retail Lamps Study 3. The lamps […]

The Industrial Internet and the Future of Lighting

In this short video, GE Lighting President & CEO Maryrose Sylvester discusses the massive transformation underway in the lighting industry as the incandescent lamp is replaced with smart LED systems and cities, companies, and consumers are empowered to cut costs and energy use and improve maintenance and satisfaction.


The Illuminating Engineering Society has published an introductory e-textbook on lighting, ARCHITECTURE FOR LIGHT by Kim and Paul Mercier. ARCHITECTURE FOR LIGHT is intended for upper level undergraduate or continuing education courses for students of architecture and interior design. The book can also be a resource for architects and interior designers or lighting professionals looking […]

Lighting Controls Association Publishes 2014 Year in Review and 2015 Construction Forecast

My most recent contribution to the Lighting Controls Association’s blog is a post summarizing current economic trends, 2014 year in review for the lighting industry, and the AIA’s Consensus Construction Forecast. Check it out here.

Product Monday: SmartCast Intelligent Color Control by Cree

Cree’s SmartCast lighting control technology now includes field-adjustable color temperature for the company’s SmartCast-enabled CR Series LED troffers. This provides dynamic and customizable color control from 3000K to 5000K in 500K increments for commercial building general lighting. Click here to learn more.