Archive for December 2016

What the Lighting Industry is Really Thinking

LUX produced a hilarious video showing what the participants of a construction/lighting project are really thinking. Happy New Year to the lighting world!

IES Street and Area Lighting Conference Call for Speakers

The IES Street and Area Lighting Conference, which will be held September 10-13, 2017 in Austin, TX, has announced a call for speakers. Speaker proposals will be accepted through Thursday, January 19. Click here to submit a proposal.

CLTC Publishes New Residential Lighting Guide

The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) has updated its Residential Lighting Guide for California’s 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The guide assists builders and lighting industry professionals in navigating the residential lighting portion of California’s Title 24, Part 6. The updated Energy Standards take effect on January 1, 2017. The Residential Lighting Guide is sponsored […]

Jim Brodrick on New Color Findings

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 As is the case with any subjective experience, it’s a challenge to quantify color preference, which varies from person to person and is affected by age, culture, and application as well as […]

Product Monday: Expanded Seem Line by Focal Point

Focal Point has expanded on its Seem family with the introduction of two new luminaires, Seem 2 Perimeter and Seem 4 Perimeter. Fitting in both grid and drywall ceilings, with only a 2.5-inch regress and 1-foot increment ordering length capabilities, these luminaires are well-suited to highlighting walls and creating ambient illumination. A field-replaceable linear LED […]

Interview with Cree’s Bill Foley on Retail Lighting Trends

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Bill Foley, VP Brand Management, Cree Lighting. The topic: trends in retail lighting. I’m happy to share his responses with you here. The interview informed an article I wrote for the February 2017 issue of tED. DiLouie: How would you characterize retail facilities as a market for lighting? […]

Three Most Populous States Have Worst Lighting Rebates

Rebate support company BriteSwitch recently posted an answer to the question they often get, “Where are the best lighting rebates in the country?” Their analysis didn’t produce a winner but did result in some interesting observations: • The three states with the biggest populations have the worst lighting rebates • Northeastern rebates are generous but […]

2016 DOE SSL Technology Development Workshop Presentations Posted

The U.S. Department of Energy recently posted the presentations from the 2016 DOE SSL Technology Development Workshop, held November 16–17 in Denver. Tunable-white lighting, connected lighting, TLEDs, OLEDs, controls and more. Check it out here.

Ted Konnerth on IoT and the World of Change

Guest post by Ted Konnerth, Egret Consulting I was invited to join a panel at the new IoT Emerge conference in Chicago. As a lifelong industry guy who has grown up selling and marketing tangible products, it was an interesting and stimulating environment to be surrounded by tech guys who see the world through software […]

Product Monday: Multi-Protocol AL Driver by Acclaim Lighting

Acclaim Lighting’s AL Driver 400 is a multi-protocol 400W driver to optimize the usage of low-voltage LED products. Control interface protocols include DMX, RDM, 0-10V and DALI, in addition to six-pin terminals for PWM outputs. With an input voltage between 100V and 277V VAC and an output of 12V and 24 V DC, the unit […]