Archive for September 2016

ESI Design Designs 8-Story Digital LED Installation for Wells Fargo Center

The most eye-catching building on the Denver skyline, the Wells Fargo Center, has become even more distinct, thanks to a stunning makeover by the Manhattan-based experiential design firm ESI Design. The three-year project, featuring an eight-story digital LED installation in the building’s glass atrium, opens this month. The Wells Fargo Center, designed by Philip Johnson […]

A Closer Look at Latest DOE LED Energy Savings Forecast

A recent contribution to tED Magazine. Reprinted with permission. The Department of Energy (DOE) recently updated its bi-annual report, Energy Savings Forecast of Solid-State Lighting in General Illumination Applications. This major report models adoption of LEDs in the U.S. general lighting market. In 2015, LED products comprised an estimated 6 percent of the total installed […]

New Directions in Lighting Technology

Laser diodes, a high-efficiency incandescent, bioLED phosphors, cheaper quantum dots and nanowires. My contribution to August issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR reviews several intriguing new developments and research directions in lighting technology. Read it here.

Peter Ngai on OLED Lighting

Earlier this year, the OLED Coalition and the California Lighting Technology Center hosted the OLED Lighting Workshop. Peter Ngai of Acuity Brands kicked off the event with a keynote. Click here to download the presentation.

Product Monday: Vintage LED Lamps by SYLVANIA

SYLVANIA Vintage LED Lamps offer an antique amber glow with a color temperature of 2200K. SYLVANIA ULTRA LED Filament Lamps have a classic clear glass style with a color temperature of 2700K and are dimmable down to 10%. Both lamp families offer the incandescent form factor and illumination and are available in A19, ST19, B10, […]

DOE Hosts Webinars on Healthcare Lighting

DOE is offering a series of webinars on healthcare lighting. Both start at 1:00 PM EST and last for 60 minutes: Tuesday, October 4: Evidence-Based Design for Healthcare Lighting: Where’s the Evidence? Presenters: Anjali Joseph, Clemson University, Robert Davis and Andrea Wilkerson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The nonvisual effects of light have captured a lot […]

Brodrick on Expanding Choice in LED Technology

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 Not too long ago, solid-state lighting was more of an intriguing possibility than a practical solution. The majority of SSL products on the market back then were all over the map in […]

Lutron’s Ethan Biery on Flicker

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Ethan Biery, LED Engineering Leader, Lutron Electronics. The topic: flicker. I’m happy to share his responses with you here. The interview informed an article I wrote for the December 2016 issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR. DiLouie: In your opinion, how big a problem is LED product flicker in the […]

Lighting for Health

Below is my contribution to the August issue of tED Magazine on the topic of lighting and health. Reprinted with permission. For millions of years, sunrise and sunset set the human body clock, or circadian system. This system produces and regulates bodily functions such as sleep-wake cycles, body temperature and hormonal release based on 24-hour […]

Product Monday: FreshFocus LED Technology by Lumileds

Lumileds recently unveiled FreshFocus Technology for produce, LEDs that showcase fruit and vegetables in their freshest and most appealing state. FreshFocus Technology is part of the LUXEON Stylist Series, Lumileds line of LEDs designed to provide ideal lighting conditions to sell products in fashion retail stores, fresh food markets and restaurants. FreshFocus Technology enhances the […]