Archive for May 2016

Eaton Announces Winners of the 39th Annual SOURCE Awards Lighting Design Competition

At LIGHTFAIR, Eaton has announced the winners of the 39th Annual SOURCE Awards national lighting design competition. Six professional awards and six student awards were presented. The annual competition, which began in 1977, focuses on furthering the understanding, knowledge and function of lighting as a primary element in design and requires the predominant use of […]

Product Monday: Ephesus Sports Lighting by Eaton

Eaton’s Ephesus sports lighting and controls portfolio promises to enhance the in-arena and television broadcast viewing experience while improving energy efficiency. The current product line consists of four major series targeting different types of venues. Eaton acquired Ephesus Lighting in November 2015. Click here to learn more.

The Future of Lighting Design

In this fascinating video discussion, architectural author/editor Ruth Slavid interviews three lighting designers in London–Paul Traynor (Light Bureau), Neil Skinner (SKR Lighting Design) and Tapio Rosenius (Lighting Design Collective)–about the future of lighting design. Topics included: – What is the impact of the lighting profession going digital? – What will the role of lighting design […]

Lunera Lighting Introduces LightStream Lighting as a Service

Lunera Lighting, Inc. recently announced LightStream Lighting as a Service (LaaS). Available now, LightStream is a turnkey service that allows building owners and operators to upgrade their commercial lighting infrastructure to LED with zero capital expense (CapEx). This approach enables lighting to be treated as a monthly service. LightStream LaaS takes a significant amount of […]

Scientists Develop BioLED Alternative to Phosphors

A German-Spanish team of scientists is working on a BioLED source made of red, blue and green luminescent proteins in the form of rubber, which is wrapped around a blue or ultraviolet LED to act as the visible light filter instead of a phosphor. The overall effect is the same as LED but with a […]

Philips to Launch Sales of Shares in Lighting Unit

Royal Philips announced that it intends to sell shares in the lighting business unit via a public offering. This culminates a process started in 2014, when the company announced it intended to sell its lighting unit. Royal Philips initially intends to sell at least 25% of the shares in the IPO. After the IPO, Royal […]

New Technology Trends and LED Luminaires

At Light + Building 2016, Philips research expert Marc de Samber introduced an external expert, Robert Karlicek, who made a presentation about technology trends and their impact on LED luminaires. Interesting stuff. Check it out:

Product Monday: High Performance Wall Slot by Finelite

Finelite’s High Performance Wall Slot (HP-WS) is a perimeter luminaire delivering a wash of light at the transition between wall and ceiling planes and providing both general ambient and vertical illumination. Available in 2′, 3′, 4, and 8′ section lengths that can be combined to make longer runs, and 2″, 4″, and 6″ regressed-optic options. […]

Philips’ Tim McKinney on Outdoor Area Lighting Trends

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Tim McKinney, Product Marketing (Outdoor) North America, Philips Lighting. The topic: trends in outdoor area lighting. I’m happy to share his responses with you here. The interview informed an article I wrote for the March 2016 issue of tED. DiLouie: How would you characterize demand for outdoor area […]

Osram Introduces 10° Binning for White LEDs

New “TEN°” binning from Osram Opto Semiconductors provides the basis for extreme color consistency for white LEDs that are used as single-LED light sources in lighting solutions such as spotlights and downlights. To achieve this, the current standard CIE 1931 2° xy color space has been supplemented with CIE 2015 10° u‘v‘, recently developed by […]