Archive for January 2016

Hubbell’s Chris Bailey on LED Optics

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Chris Bailey, LC, LEED AP BD+C, DDI, MIES, Director, Business Development and Product Innovation for Hubbell Lighting, Inc. The topic: optical approaches used with LED illumination products. I’m happy to share his responses with you here. The interview informed an article I wrote for the June 2016 issue […]

2015 SSL Technology Development Workshop Presentations Posted

The 10th annual DOE Solid-State Lighting Technology Development Workshop, held November 17–18 in Portland, OR, gathered more than 230 attendees to learn the latest on today’s toughest LED lighting issues and find out what’s next on the horizon. Click here to download the presentations from the workshop.

ARCHITECTURAL SSL Issues Call for Projects for Product Innovation Awards

Architectural SSL magazine recently announced the sixth annual Product Innovation Awards competition, which recognizes outstanding products and product developments relating to solid-state lighting. Products—both luminaires and components—and products as applied in projects, will be reviewed by the editorial staff and an expert panel of judges. The award winners will ultimately represent a peer-recognized selection of […]

Brian Liebel, PE, Chosen as IES Technical Director of Standards

The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) recently appointed Brian Liebel as the new Technical Director of Standards, effective February 16, 2016. Liebel succeeds Rita Harrold, who retired June 30, 2015. While Liebel will primarily be responsible for overseeing the development and production of IES Standards, he will also play a key role in […]

Product Monday: Iolite Modular Downlight by Nora

NSpec, a division of Nora Lighting, has introduced Iolite, a series of modular LED downlights. Iolite is available with 1-, 2- and 4-in. apertures for a minimal architectural appearance and offers more than 100 design and trim possibilities. The LED downlight features one LED core module, which is compatible with a dedicated downlight housing with […]

DOE Decides Not to Regulate HID Lamps

On December 2, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a decision that mandatory energy conservation standards for high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps are not technically feasible or economically justified. Furthermore, the DOE determined that higher energy conservation standards for HID lamps would not yield significant energy savings for the nation. Click here to read the […]

IESNYC Announces New Scholarship

The Illuminating Engineering Society New York City Section recently announced the establishment of the IESNYC Scholarship, which will be awarded annually. The first Section Scholarship will be available for the Spring of 2016. The scholarship is an unprecedented $25,000. Applicants must be first-year students currently enrolled in a full-time graduate program as a degree candidate […]

DOE Issues Energy Regulations for Ceiling Fan Light Kits

The Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Federal Register final rule pertaining to energy conservation standards for ceiling fan light kits. The effective date of this rule is March 7, 2016. Compliance with the amended standards is required on and after January 7, 2019. The amended energy standards are: DOE estimates average life-cycle cost […]

ZigBee and EnOcean Alliances Collaborate to Combine Benefits of EnOcean Energy Harvesting Wireless with ZigBee 3.0

The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of organizations creating open, global standards that define the Internet of Things (IoT) for use in consumer, commercial and industrial applications, recently announced with the EnOcean Alliance, a leading consortium for battery-less, wireless smart buildings and smart homes, that the two organizations will cooperate on combining the benefits of […]

Product Monday: Mobile Lighting Control App by Digital Lumens

LightRules Mobile by Digital Lumens provides users a simple and convenient way to control and manage lighting settings from their mobile device or tablet. It works with the iPhone, iPad and iTouch running iOS8 or later. Support for Android devices will follow. Click here to learn more.