Archive for March 2016

Two Lighting Magazines Make Big 95 Trade Publications List

Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI) has released its first-ever “The Big 95” list, highlighting the 95 most acclaimed b2b / trade publications. The Big 95 list includes titles from United States, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The lineup reflects data from the first 12 years of the […]

Global Standard for Outdoor Lighting Control Getting Ready for Launch

The TALQ Consortium, developing a global standard for interfaces to manage outdoor lighting networks, has made a significant step towards the official rollout of the TALQ Certification Program. During the first TALQ plug test in Valencia, Spain, the specially developed Test Tool – to be used to test outdoor lighting products for TALQ-compliance – was […]

BriteSwitch Identifies 2016 Lighting Rebate Trends

According to BriteSwitch, LLC, two-thirds of the United States is covered by an active commercial lighting rebate program. Key trends include: Incentives for tubular LED (TLED) replacement lamps became added to programs last year. This year, the number of TLED programs increased 28%, but the average rebate per lamp dropped 33% (to $7.95 per lamp) […]

Product Monday: Flicker-Free LED MR16 Lamps

Soraa has incorporated advanced digital drivers into its MR16 LED lamps, eliminating the problem of stroboscopic effect, or “invisible flicker.” Soraa’s new digital driver MR16 LED lamps have expanded compatibility with transformers and dimmers, and, like all Soraa lamps, they regulate temperature to maintain lifetime, color quality and efficiency across a range of application conditions. […]

Juno’s Scott Roos on Residential Lighting

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Scott Roos, VP of Product Design, Juno Lighting Group, on the topic of residential lighting trends. I’m happy to share his responses with you here. The interview informed an article I wrote for the March 2016 issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR. DiLouie: How would you characterize demand for residential […]

USAI’s Bonnie Littman on Tunable-White Lighting

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Bonnie Littman, President, USAI Lighting, on the topic of tunable-white lighting. I’m happy to share her 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 different technological methods used […]

Louis Poulsen to Open US-Based Showroom in LA’s Helms Bakery Design Center

Louis Poulsen, iconic Danish manufacturer and designer of architectural grade lighting, announces plans to open its first US-based showroom in Culver City, CA at the Helm’s Bakery District. Louis Poulsen USA has signed a 5 year lease agreement for the 2,900-square foot showroom located in Studio E at the “to-the-trade-only” Helms Design Center space with […]

Circadian Health Could be Transformational for Lighting Industry

Lighting is on the cusp of major change, say three lighting experts while discussing the subject of lighting and circadian health at the annual lighting colloquy sponsored by the National Lighting Bureau. The three panelists were Mariana G. Figueiro, Ph.D., professor and Light & Health Program director, Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Kevin Kampschroer, […]

Product Monday: HP-6 LED Collection by Finelite

Finelite’s HP-6 LED Collection expands the company’s HP family of luminaires with 6-inch-wide beams of light. Any length, minimum 2 feet, in increments down to 1/16th-inch, and 90-degree corners in a single plane, ship in 10 working days. Custom angles are available. Models include recessed as well as direct pendant and direct surface mount. Up […]

Introduction to Lighting Design

Another contribution to the March issue of The Electrical Distributor provides a primer on lighting design. Reprinted with permission. It’s often said that lighting is as much an art as it is engineering, but the art of design can be reduced to a series of guiding principles. By understanding these principles, electrical distributors demonstrate expertise […]