Archive for August 2016

LIGHTFAIR 2017 Call for Speakers: Deadline September 9

LIGHTFAIR has issued its call for speakers for the 2017 conference in Philadelphia. Content areas include: • Inspiration • Applications Research • Design Strategies – NEW • Design Tools & Technologies • Core Knowledge – NEW • Intelligent Lighting & Connectivity – NEW • Professional Development – NEW The deadline is September 9, 2016 at […]

Clemson University Installs Large-Scale PoE-Based Lighting System by Philips

Philips recently announced a first-of-its-kind, large-scale lighting installation at a major university campus that leverages Power over Ethernet (PoE) as part of the recently opened Watt Family Innovation Center at Clemson University. As a founding innovation partner of the center, Philips implemented a PoE-based indoor lighting system combined with LED lighting to provide flexible work […]

Product Monday: UTB Highbay by Hubbell

Hubbell Industrial’s UTB Series produces 28,000 lumens at a market-competitive cost, achieving this high output via new LED drivers and a unique OP16 opalescent reflector. Illuminated, the UTB provides a smooth opalescent appearance and is Hubbell Industrial’s highest lumens/W reflector. A direct replacement for 250W and 400W HID highbays, the UTB’s round, symmetrical design, makes […]

Mark Lien on Technological Disruption in Lighting Industry

Mark Lien’s June column in LD+A, “Forces of Change,” examines how LED technology is disrupting the lighting industry in six steps, and what we should do about it. My concern for lighting is that quality is already being further compromised by demonetization. Dematerialization may ultimately be controlled by Internet and telecom companies and/or trades integrating […]

MD-SIG Launches LEDset Specifications for Interoperable LED Drivers and Modules

The Module-Driver Interface Special Interest Group (MD-SIG), a lighting-industry consortium, has published its LEDset specifications, available here. LEDset provides the lighting market with a standardized, multi-vendor, electrical interface for LED systems, which simplifies the process of matching LED modules with suitable drivers. Today, there are many different options on the market for communication and power […]

IESNYC Announces 2016 Thesis Prizes

The Illuminating Engineering Society New York City Section (IESNYC) awarded its annual Thesis Prizes to Aditi Govil, MFA Lighting Design, Parsons School of Design and to Ukwatte L. Indika U. Perera, Ph.D., a research scientist at The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). The Thesis Prize recognizes degree candidates of graduate-level lighting […]

Brodrick on OLED Lighting Installed in an Office

Republication of Postings from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting Program by Jim Brodrick, SSL Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy Aurora Lighting Design, Inc., in Grayslake, IL, made the bold step of installing an OLED lighting system during office renovations in 2014, becoming the first office test site for the use of […]

Product Monday: FGP Bollard by Landscape Forms

Lanscape Forms’ AG400 Bollard, part of the FGP Collection, uses aiming angles, color rendering and glare reduction to shape and enhance lighting performance. Constructed of durable cast aluminum with galvanized steel base plate, the luminaire emits 550 lumens (50 lumens/W) of 3500K, 81 CRI light. Click here to learn more.


Below is my lighting column published in the July issue of tED Magazine. Reprinted with permission. Founded in 1992, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR is a voluntary product labeling program designed to help consumers identify and promote energy-efficient products. These products include lamps and residential luminaires. Consumers recognize the ENERGY STAR label […]

DOE Announces Interior Lighting Campaign Results

In the first year, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Interior Lighting Campaign exceeded an initial goal of replacing 100,000 fluorescent indoor lighting troffers. Participants are now working toward a goal of 1 million and have already upgraded 650,000 troffers for a total national energy savings of 1.3 trillion BTUs or the equivalent of $13.5 million […]