Archive for December 2015

NLB Panel on Light and Health

EdisonReport’s Randy Reid leads a National Lighting Bureau panel including Mariana Figueiro, Kevin Kampschroer and Mary Beth Gotti. They discuss lighting’s effects on circadian health.

Happy New Year!

Electrical Industry Conditions Improve in November

NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America measured 58.3 in November as a larger share of panelists reported conditions improved (33%) than reported they deteriorated (17%). The November EBCI reading was a substantial increase from the 44.7 recorded in October. In contrast, the EBCI for future North American conditions fell […]

EcoSense Acquires Journee

EcoSense recently announced that it has acquired the assets of Journée Lighting, a privately owned, CA-based lighting company that specializes in the design and development of specification-grade lighting. This acquisition allows EcoSense to enter the downlight and track lighting market and leverage Journée’s IP for future product development efforts. “Journée’s specifier-grade product portfolio is a […]

Product Monday: ASL Area/Site/Roadway LED Luminaire by Hubbell

Hubbell Lighting’s new ASL area/site/roadway LED luminaire replaces up to 400W HID luminaires in roadways and parking lots on college campuses, stadiums, arenas, amusement parks and municipal areas. Available in multiple LED configurations, this LED luminaire has four SKUs stocked for immediate delivery. Over 60% more efficient than HID luminaires, the ASL is available in […]

Happy Holidays

Global OLED Market Expected to Reach $ 37.2 Billion by 2020

According to a new report published by Allied Market Research titled, World Organic LED Market – Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014 – 2020, the world OLED market is estimated to generate revenue of $37.2 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 18.3% during the forecast period 2015 –2020. Enhanced picture quality, high energy efficiency, increasing demand […]

2015 Construction Spending Pegged at $1.1 Trillion

The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce recently announced that construction spending during October 2015 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,107.4 billion, 1% (±1.8%) above the revised September estimate of $1,096.6 billion. This figure is 13% (±2.5%) above the October 2014 estimate of $979.6 billion. During the first 10 […]

CIE Issues Position Statement on New Color Metrics

CIE, the global lighting organization that maintains the CRI standard, is now studying TM-30: The CIE recognizes that the colour fidelity metrics including the CRI do not assess other important aspects of the colour qualities of light sources, in particular, those related to colour preference. CIE TC 1-91 is developing a Technical Report on this […]

Product Monday: Spectral PAR, Light and Color Meter by Gigahertz-Optik

Gigahertz-Optik’s hand-held, spectrometer-based Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) meter provides PAR, illuminance, color and spectral data to fully analyze any type natural and electric light source, including SSL/LEDs employed in plant growth applications. The BTS256-PAR measures PAR PPFD (µmol/(m²s), R/FR red to far red irradiance ratio, DLI daily light integral (time resolved with data logger) and […]