Archive for April 2016

Eaton’s Wegner and Broughton on LED Optics

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Scott Wegner and Kevin Broughton, principal optical engineers for Eaton. The topic: LED optics. I’m happy to share their responses with you here. The interview informed an article I wrote for the June 2016 issue of tED. DiLouie: What is the purpose of an optical system, as applied […]

A History of Recessed and Track Lighting

Eaton has published an article describing the history of recessed and track lighting. Check it out here at the Eaton’s The Lighting ReSOURCE.

World’s Blackest Spray Paint

Surrey NanoSystems now offers a spray-on version of its Vantablack coating, which it first released two years ago. Vantablack is constructed of carbon nanotubes that absorb light–99.965% of the light that strikes it, in fact. The result is three-dimensional objects appear as two-dimensional. Check it out here.

The Lighting Solutions Center at Hubbell Lighting Announces 2016 Schedule

Hubbell’s 25,000-square-foot lighting solutions center, located in its Greenville, SC headquarters, has announced its education schedule for 2016. Click here to learn more and register. Retrofit/Create Change Workshop – Jul. 19-20 This two- day class will help attendees understand when to convert from legacy technology to LEDs. A hands-on workshop will simulate a building audit […]

Product Monday: FineTune White Color Tuning by Finelite

The FineTune White Color Tuning System developed by Finelite enables white color tuning in 12 LED luminaire families, from pendant and wall-mounted to recessed and cove. For optimal operation, the award-winning system includes drivers and controls that allow granular settings for color temperature and lighting intensity levels. FineTune enables CCT color tuning from 2700K to […]

BriteSwitch’s Enthoven on Lighting Product Rebate Trends

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Leendert Jan Enthoven, President of BriteSwitch, a utility rebate fulfillment company. The topic: lighting product rebate trends. I’m happy to share his responses with you here. The interview informed an article I wrote for the April feature article for the Lighting Controls Association. DiLouie: How would you characterize […]

NEMA Business Conditions Indexes Up Sharply in March

NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America surged in March, climbing to 64.7 from 44.4 the previous month as more panelists reported conditions improved than eroded. Compared to February, a larger share of the survey panel reported that business conditions improved (41% in March compared to 22% in February) and […]

Registration Open for Rocky Mountain Lighting Academy

The RMLA Technical Course will be offered for the fourth time June 9-12, 2016, and continues to offer an intensive exploration of the fundamentals of vision, perception, lighting metrics, photometry and optics with an introduction to the aesthetics of light and lighting design. In addition to the fundamentals, this year’s course will also feature an […]

Transparent Wood Could Transform Architecture

A Swedish scientist has created a treatment for wood that renders it nearly transparent, which will allow architects a potential new way to bring daylight into buildings. Check it out here.

Product Monday: Vessel by Humanscale

Workstation task lighting provider Humanscale recently entered the architectural lighting market with its acquisition of Vessel, an architectural lighting solution from designer Todd Bracher that has won eight awards, including Best of NeoCon Gold. Available to ship in May, this clear cylindrical light is made of quartz crystal, providing glare-free illumination in a simple, refined […]