Archive for July 2015

10 Largest Luminaire Manufacturers Control 22 Percent of Global Market

IHS Electronics360 recently reported on the transition to LED technology in the global lighting market. They reported: * LED lamp revenues were 30% of the global lamp market in 2014, up from 25% in 2013 * LED market share in global lamp market expected at 67% in 2022 * Philips is worldwide market leader in […]

Lighting Industry Roundup

TARGETTI GROUP has announced new operations in the U.S. that will operate under the name TARGETTI USA and led by U.S. Business Development Manager, Marie Paris. TARGETTI USA’s headquarters will be located in Costa Mesa, CA and will offer a full line of U.S. approved products from both TARGETTI and DuraLamp brands available via TARGETTI […]

May 2015 Construction at $1.036 Billion Annual Rate

The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce recently announced that construction spending during May 2015 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,035.8 billion, 0.8% (±1.5%) above the revised April estimate of $1,027.0 billion. The May figure is 8.2% (±2.0%) above the May 2014 estimate of $957.6 billion. During the first […]

OSRAM SYLVANIA Publishes Results of 7th Annual SYLVANIA Socket Survey

OSRAM SYLVANIA has revealed the results of this year’s SYLVANIA Socket Survey, a national survey of consumer attitudes and awareness of lighting technology. Key findings:

Product Monday: Rincon by Griplock

Griplock Systems has introduced a new brand for its single conductor-powered suspension system as a result of the increasing demand and new products on the horizon – Rincon. Rincon is a single conductor-powered suspension system utilizing CordFree technology for linear luminaires, light boxes, and multi-pendant LED luminaires requiring multiple connectors. The system eliminates the need […]

Interview with Acuity’s Jeannine Fisher Wang on OLED Lighting

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jeannine Fisher Wang, PE, LC – Director Business Development, Acuity Brands. The topic: OLED lighting–where it is now, where it’s going. I’m happy to share her responses with you here. The interview informed an article I wrote for the November issue of tED. DiLouie: How would you characterize […]

Institutional Project Demand Drives Architecture Billings Index Up

Paced by continued demand for projects such as new education and healthcare facilities, public safety and government buildings, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) increased in June following fluctuations earlier this year. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate 9- to 12-month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. […]

Lighting Aspects of ASHRAE Standard 189.1-2014

In November 2014, ASHRAE published ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings, Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. This updates the 2011 version and covers energy efficiency, site sustainability, water use, indoor environmental quality and the building’s impact on the atmosphere, materials and resources.
 The standard allows states and other jurisdictions to regulate […]

Inside Look at ENERGY STAR Luminaires Spec 2.0

ENERGY STAR is a voluntary testing and labeling program that verifies that energy-efficient lighting products provide comparable performance as incumbent-technology products while saving energy. ENERGY STAR is used as a qualification for product rebates by a number of utilities. On June 1, the EPA released the new (final) Luminaires v2.0 spec, which will replace v1.2 […]

Product Monday: Flyte, a Levitating Wireless Lamp

Seen at Kickstarter: Flyte, an LED lamp with a wireless power receiver and electromagnet in its bottom that allows it to levitate over a wooden base containing a power transmitter and a second magnet. Put the lamp on the base, and it slowly levitates to position. Check out the Kickstarter campaign here. Preorder to support […]