Archive for April 2015

Howard Brandston Student Lighting Design Education Grant: Deadline May 22, 2015

The Howard Brandston Student Lighting Design Education Grant was established to encourage and recognize students who have demonstrate exceptional professional promise through the presentation of an original and ingenious solution to a supplied design problem. The Grant Award is a plaque and a grant in the amount of $1,000. Honorable Mention (if awarded) is a […]

LIGHTFAIR International 2015 Guide

LIGHTFAIR International (LFI)—the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference—will take place May 3-7 at New York’s Javits Center (Pre-Conference LIGHTFAIR Institute: May 3-4; Trade Show & Conference: May 5-7). As always, I’m looking forward to connecting with old friends, new contacts and the latest thinking and products in the lighting […]

Product Monday: Hera Wall Sconce by Derek Marshall

Derek Marshall’s collection of American art glass lighting has expanded to include the Hera Wall sconce. Designed to work with incandescent, halogen, CFL or LED lamping, the luminaire measures 15-1/2” high by 7” wide and has a 4” extension from the wall. Available in a range of glass colors. ADA compliant and UL listed. Click […]

Lighting in Museums

This time-lapse video reveals lighting techniques used to light the gilded age galleries at the Smithsonian Art Museum. By turning lights ON one layer at a time, the layers and their purpose are revealed.

LED Lighting in Museums Part 3

The Lunder Conservation Center held a one-day symposium on LED lighting in museums in March 2013, which included a series of presentations by museum and lighting specialists. Here’s Gordon Anson, chief lighting designer for the National Gallery of Art.

OSRAM to Separate Lighting Business

The Board of OSRAM Licht AG has announced that it intends to transfer its general lighting/lamps (including both traditional and LED) business into an independent legal structure. In fiscal 2013/14, this business generated worldwide sales of about 2 billion euros. The independent legal structure is to provide the basis for the further development (spinoff or […]

LED Lighting in Museums Part 2

The Lunder Conservation Center held a one-day symposium on LED lighting in museums in March 2013, which included a series of presentations by museum and lighting specialists. Here’s Naomi Miller of PNNL.

LED Lighting in Museums Part 1

The Lunder Conservation Center held a one-day symposium on LED lighting in museums in March 2013, which included a series of presentations by museum and lighting specialists. Here’s Scott Rosenfeld, lighting designer with the American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery.

Product Monday: BeveLED 2.0 FLAT Downlight by USAI

USAI Lighting’s BeveLED 2.0 FLAT downlight measures less than 4″ tall from the finished ceiling plane to the top of the housing and presents a 2-3/4″ housing height in the trim version and a 3-3/8” tall housing height in the trimless, providing design flexibility. The downlight emits up to 2,350 lumens at up to 84 […]

CEOs Upbeat on Economy

A first-quarter survey by the Business Roundtable indicates CEOs expect U.S. GDP to increase 2.8% in 2015, up from 2.4% last quarter. Reuters has the story here.