Archive for February 2017

Get Ready for LEDucation 2017

LEDucation 2017 will be held at The New York Hilton Midtown in New York City on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29. This conference and expo is an annual educational program on solid-state lighting technology hosted by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY). Click here to learn more and register.

Product Monday: Inde-Pendants by Litecontrol

Litecontrol’s Inde-Pendants 32L is a family of decorative ring and cylinder luminaire combinations, which provide the aesthetic appeal of discrete decorative pendants with all the benefits of LED technology. Choose from three primary styles – cylinder/ring, cylinder or ring. With the additional options built off these three styles, eleven configurations are available. Inde-Pendants 32L utilize […]

LEDs as Tool of Protest

LEDs are used for a wide variety of indicator and illuminator applications, from furniture to clothing, and now even signage at protest marches. LUX has the story below starting at the 2:17 mark.

2016 LED Year in Review

In this contribution to, Mouser Electronics’ Mark Patrick sums up developments in LED lighting technology this year. He covers increases in device efficacy, anticipation for Bluetooth Mesh, TM-30 and more. Check it out here.

The Future of Lighting and the Electrical Contractor

My contributions to the January issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR included a roundtable interview with noted experts who speculated on the future of lighting as shaped by several trends. Major lighting trends—including LED, intelligent lighting controls, the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), power over ethernet (PoE), energy codes, and light and health—are creating new opportunities and […]

Metal Halide Rule Takes Effect

My contributions to the February issue of tED Magazine included an update on metal halide rules. Reprinted with permission. On February 10, 2017, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) rules take effect that regulate the efficiency of metal halide lamp ballasts sold as part of new luminaires. These rules update existing energy efficiency standards created by […]

Product Monday: THINFIT Downlights by Green Creative

Green Creative’s THINFIT Series 6-in. 11.6W and 4-in. 8.5W downlights feature an integrated J-box and allow for installation in either new construction or remodel applications. These lamps also contain edge lighting technology that produces a smooth uniform lighting effect. All wiring takes place inside the integrated J-box which features a pre-installed wire clamp, quick connects […]

Interview with LEDVANCE’s Sally Lee on Retail Lighting Trends

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Sally Lee, LC, LEED Green Assoc., Market Segment Manager – Retail, LEDVANCE (formerly OSRAM SYLVANIA). The topic: trends in retail lighting. I’m happy to share her responses with you here. The interview informed an article I wrote for the February 2017 issue of tED Magazine. DiLouie: How would […]

Photographer Captures Light Beams

CBC recently reported that an Ontario man woke up in the middle of the night to see bright and colorful light beams shooting from the ground up to the sky. He took a series of photos, which you can check out here. According to NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, the photos depict a weather event known as light […]

Lighting Controls Association Publishes 2017 Construction Outlook

The Lighting Controls Association has published its monthly feature covering major indices and forecasts for the lighting industry and nonresidential construction. Check it out here.