Month: 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…

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 certificate and a grant in the amount of $300. The grant is awarded at the IES Annual Conference each year.

Projects are due May 22, 2015. Click here to learn more.

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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…

04-lightfairLIGHTFAIR 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 industry.

The 2015 Conference presents a comprehensive curriculum of lighting and design education featuring speakers in more than 78 course offerings to complement and extend the LFI trade show experience.

Conference courses will span the lighting and design spectrum, from Lighting Basics to Daylighting to Advanced Lighting Control Systems. The two-day LIGHTFAIR Institute provides in-depth courses on a variety of relevant topics.

More than 500 exhibitors will populate the expanded trade show floor, including more than 90 first-time exhibitors. Expanded categories include alternative energy including solar power, software, exterior and roadway, digital signage, healthcare and hospitality.

Keynote and impact speakers will offer their perspectives on lighting and design: Shuji Nakamura, Ph.D., 2014 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics; inventor Chuck Hoberman, president and founder of Hoberman Associates; lighting designer Howard Brandston, founding partner of the Brandston Partnership; and Mark Rea, Ph.D., director of the Lighting Research Center.

The new LFI Controls & Connectivity Forum will take place on Wednesday, May 6 and it will cover current and near-future research with case studies that showcase best practices for the present and future. This educational experience includes five 90-minute seminars led by subject matter experts. Topics covered are lighting and shading controls, zero net energy, building automation, Industrial Internet of Things convergence, intelligent and integrated buildings, sensory networks, digital addressability, wireless technology, software and more.

In-demand shorter-length educational offerings will also make their debut at LFI 2015. Attendees can add 60-minute sessions and 30-minute Power Lunches to enhance their learning experience at LIGHTFAIR.

Preceding and setting the stage for the trade show opening, the prestigious LFI Innovation Awards will highlight the industry’s most innovative products and designs introduced during the last 12 months. The presentation takes place on May 5 beginning at 8:30 a.m., and the LFI trade show floor will open at 10 a.m.

The “Reception & Celebration of the International Year of Light (IYL)” at LFI will take place on May 5. LIGHTFAIR International is a Gold Sponsor of the International Year of Light.

On May 6, attendees will join Barbara Horton, FIALD (2015 IALD President) and Paul Mercier, MS, LC, IALD, IES (2015 IES President) for networking and coffee at “Rise and Shine with Design.”

“Women in Lighting: An Open Dialogue” on May 7 will explore the challenges for women in lighting and discuss options for creating a culture of opportunity for all genders within our industry.

A full schedule of events will take place from May 3-7 including speaker presentations, industry updates, exhibitor presentations and giveaways. Click here for information about all LFI 2015 networking events.

All LIGHTFAIR International 2015 events take place at the Javits Center located at 655 W 34th Street, New York, NY 10001.

For LIGHTFAIR International 2015, the Pre-Conference program will take place from Sunday, May 3 – Monday, May 4, 2015 and the LFI Trade Show and Conference will run from Tuesday, May 5 – Thursday, May 7, 2015.

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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”…

heraDerek 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.

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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…

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.

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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,…

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.

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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,…

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 sale).

OSRAM will be left with specialty lighting and components, mainly automotive lighting, as well as project lighting, which combined represent about 60% of the company’s revenues.

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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…

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.

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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,…

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.

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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…

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 lumens/W. It is available with multiple dimming driver options and features a custom-designed heat sink for good thermal management. The luminaire is serviceable through the aperture, enabling easy tool-less field replacement of light engines and drivers.

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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.

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.

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