Archive for February 2016

Product Monday: FloatPlane Suspended Luminaire by Philips Ledalite

Philips Ledalite’s FloatPlane linear suspended LED luminaires operate at up to 129 lumens/W with a low-profile design of 1.2 in. H x 8 in. W. The luminaire’s output and distribution promises wide row spacing with fewer luminaires. Wall-mount version also available. Click here to learn more.

Update on OLED

The LED revolution is really the solid-state lighting revolution, with more than one choice on the menu. The emergence of OLED technology will create new possibilities for lighting design. If successful, OLEDs will become part of the transformation of the built environment and the lighting industry. Click here to read my December 2015 column for […]

International Dark Sky Week 2016

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has announced International Dark Sky Week, Monday, April 4 through Sunday, April 10. The IDA is an organization that advocates clear night skies achieved through minimization of skyglow caused by nighttime lighting. During International Dark Sky Week, people are encouraged to review their outdoor lighting, document skyglow in their area, […]

Howard Brandston Student Lighting Design Education Grant Open for Submissions

The Brandston grant was established to encourage and recognize students who have demonstrated exceptional professional promise through the presentation of an original and ingenious solution to a supplied design problem. The deadline for design projects is May 23, 2016. Applicants must be a full time student. Click here to learn more.

Architects Reveal Residential Design Trends

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) conducted a survey of 500 architects to ask them about residential design trends that will impact homes in the future. The 10th Annual AIA Home Design Trends Survey specifically identified the top 10 trends that will impact homes over the next 10 years. Six are particularly interesting from a […]

Product Monday: Knife LED Indirect/Direct Wall-Mount by Litecontrol

Litecontro’s wall-mounted Knife LED indirect/direct luminaire features independently adjustable up and down light levels. The windowless design provides for a continuous lens with no breaks. Click here to learn more.

LED Suspended Lighting

This article is my contribution to the January 2016 issue of tED Magazine, published by the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED). Reprinted with permission. The ubiquitous troffer is the most common luminaire serving commercial building general lighting applications. A sizable minority of luminaires, however, are mounted suspended from the ceiling. Over the past five […]

Juno’s Scott Roos on Tunable-White Lighting

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Scott Roos, VP of Product Design, Juno Lighting Group, on the topic of tunable-white lighting. I’m happy to share his responses with you here. The interview informed an article I wrote for the May 2016 issue of tED. DiLouie: Looking at LED sources and controls, what are the […]

LG Display Partners with Korea’s Fursys Group

LG Display recently announced that it will supply OLED panels to ilroom, a specialized home furniture brand of the Fursys Group, a leading office furniture company in Korea. The desk light uses OLED light panels as the light source and provides a prominent example of how OLED lighting can be integrated with furniture. The new […]

DOE Evaluates White-Tunable LED Lighting

Below is a short article I contributed to the January 2016 issue of tED Magazine, published by the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED). Reprinted with permission. The U.S. Department of Energy’s CALiPER program has released Report 23: Photometric Testing of White-Tunable LED Luminaires, the first in a planned series on this nascent product category. […]