Archive for January 2017

Study: LED Lighting Can Preserve Natural Taste of Milk

New LED lights that are being installed in milk display cases across the country do more than just reduce energy bills — they also help milk taste better, Virginia Tech researchers have found. The exposure to certain light changes the flavor profile of milk. Milk fresh from the dairy should taste sweet and rich but […]

Product Monday: GeoPak LED Outdoor Architectural Wallpack by Hubbell Lighting

Hubbell Lighting’s GeoPak architectural LED wallpack series is now available in a wide variety of made to order configurations through the Hubbell Outdoor Brand. With a compact housing, it is designed to mount over entrance/exit ways and along perimeter walkways. It is offered in three geometric shapes: Radius, Trapezoid and Quartersphere. Three wattage ranges from […]

Color Study Challenges CRI

Below is one of my contributions to the January issue of tED Magazine, the official publication of the NAED. Reprinted with permission. A study recently published in the journal Lighting Research & Technology explored human preference related to light source color. The results challenge the ability of the color rendering index (CRI) metric to predict […]

The City of Aalborg Wins 2016 City.People.Light Award

The city of Aalborg, Denmark was awarded the first prize of the 14th annual City.People.Light award for its innovative “House of Music Area” urban regeneration project. ÅF lighting, the company that designed and executed the project, was also awarded during the ceremony on 4th of November 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. The “House of Music […]

Study: Architects Want More Digital Support, Good Advice, Transparency from Manufacturers

Architects are calling on manufacturers of building products and materials to advance their digital capabilities, as well as their ability to consult and advise customers in the many phases of construction projects, according to a study published by The American Institute of Architects (AIA). The Architect’s Journey to Specification assesses the cultural, technical, and informational […]

LIGHTFAIR International 2017 to Feature Expanded Curriculum

LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2017 offers an all-new Conference curriculum spanning the spectrum of contemporary theory and practice. The Conference program includes 77 courses totaling more than 190 education hours at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center May 7 – 11 (Pre-Conference LIGHTFAIR Institute: May 7 – 8; Trade Show & Conference: May 9 – 11). Highlighting the […]

Product Monday: Focus Wall Slot by Focal Point

Focal Point’s Focus Wall Slot is a low-profile perimeter luminaire that fully conceals the indirect optics, creating the appearance of a floating ceiling while illuminating walls. Infinite lengths combined with the ability to create patterns with 90° inside or outside corners provide flexibility in design, bringing depth and visual interest to unnoticed areas of commercial […]

2017 IES Illumination Awards Accepting Submissions

Submissions are now being accepted for the IES’ 2017 Illumination Awards program via the Illumination Awards portal. The deadline is February 17, 2017. The entry fee is $125 per project. Click here to submit a project.

BIM and the Future of Lighting Design

An article recently published in LUX reflects on the role of lighting design in Building Information Modelling (BIM), which is evolving past a 3D construction modeling system to include all services, including lighting. This opens the possibility for BIM to become a new collaborative tool for design teams. From LUX: Typically, the lighting design for […]

What’s New in LED Drivers

Below is my lighting column published in the January issue of tED Magazine. Reprinted with permission. The majority of LED lamps and luminaires feature an electronic driver that performs the same basic function as a fluorescent ballast. The driver converts AC supply voltage to DC and drives current to the LED source. In the traditional […]