Archive for May 2015

Call for Submissions for Light Installations for 2nd Annual New York Festival of Light

Submissions are being accepted for light installations at the 2nd Annual New York Festival of Light now through June 15, 2015. Artists, architects, technologists, educational and cultural institutions based in the United States and worldwide who work in the medium of light are invited to submit proposals for installations to be exhibited at NYFoL 2015. […]

Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition Recognizes 28 Commercial LED Indoor and Outdoor Lighting Products

The seventh annual Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) Solid-State Lighting Design Competition has recognized 28 commercial LED indoor and outdoor lighting products for excellence. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Illuminating Engineering Society, and the International Association of Lighting Designers, NGL was launched in 2008 to encourage technical innovation and promote excellence in […]

GE Announces Winners of 32nd Annual Edison Awards

The 2014 GE Edison Award was presented to Claudio Ramos, Hiram Banks, Erin Sudderth and Matt Landl of BANKS|RAMOS Architectural Lighting Design for lighting Square Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, CA. The project also received an Award for Environmental Design, reflecting exemplary energy efficiency and environmentally sensitive design. The new headquarters for Square Inc., a […]

LIGHTFAIR 2015 Innovation Awards

Amazing collection of new products from this year’s LIGHTFAIR exhibitors, right here. Most Innovative Product of the Year: OSRAM SYLVANIA’s OmniPoint. I had the opportunity to see this product before the show, and it blew my mind. Check it out here. Technical Innovation Award: OSRAM’s OSLON LED. Provides precise spectrum for plants and flowers. This […]

Product Monday: LightWell by Arborlight

Arborlight’s LightWell is a WiFi-enabled commercial grade 4×4 LED luminaire with the appearance of a traditional skylight, emulating daylight conditions–autonomously adjusting color, intensity and directionality throughout the day to match outdoor illumination. It’s a great concept. Click here to learn more.

Jim Brockrick on LIGHTFAIR 2015

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 A big thanks to all of you who stopped by DOE’s booth at LIGHTFAIR® International last week. DOE’s solid-state lighting team was at the show in full force, speaking in sessions on […]

Certified Lighting Designer Certification Launches

Applications are now being accepted for an international evidence-based certification in architectural lighting design, the Certified Lighting Designer (CLD). The certification process, governed by the Certified Lighting Design Commission, is designed to assess an individual’s ability to operate as a lead architectural lighting designer in a professional and proficient manner. The certification was developed in […]

President Signs New Energy Efficiency Legislation

On April 30, 2015, President Obama signed S. 535, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, which specifies various Federal actions to increase energy and water efficiency in commercial buildings and adjusts a Department of Energy efficiency standard for grid-enabled residential water heaters. Of particular interest are two provisions that: * promote commercial building energy-use […]


Lots of interesting news out of LIGHTFAIR this year, which I’ll posting over the next two weeks. Lots of good stuff coming. My own impressions: LED products continue to mature, color tuning is hot, connectivity is hot, and innovators are otherwise beginning to explore the unique characteristics of the LED source. My only complaint is […]

Product Monday: OmniPoint by OSRAM SYLVANIA

This week, I’m pleased to present a terrific new solution that explores the potential of LED technology. OSRAM’s OmniPoint is a wireless, array-based LED lighting solution that provides extremely flexible light placement and intensity options. The product won Most Innovative Product of the Year at the LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards as well as best of category […]