Archive for March 2017

Philips Lighting Creates Partner Ecosystem for Indoor Positioning

Philips Lighting recently announced its Location Lab partner program, comprised of companies developing innovative applications for its highly accurate indoor positioning system. The Location Lab partner program enables collaboration with industry leaders and start-ups to explore novel uses of the Philips’ indoor positioning system that appeal to innovation leaders in retail, malls, offices and other […]

Lighting Research Center Expands Lighting Institute

The Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is offering the next LED Lighting Institute on April 25-27, 2017. This popular hands-on seminar covers the latest advances in solid-state lighting, Internet of Things (IoT) and manufacturing. The program culminates with participants designing, building, and evaluating their own luminaires, now including custom 3D printed components. Click […]

Product Monday: AC-Powered LED Grazing Light by Acclaim

Acclaim Lighting’s AL Graze AC is a high-output, low-profile, AC-powered luminaire for outdoor and indoor linear grazing applications. IP66-rated for wet and dry locations, AL Graze AC contains an onboard AC+DMX driver with RDM addressing for internal control. The linear LED luminaire offers CCTs of 2700K, 3000K, 3500K or 4000K along with RGB, RGBW RGBA […]

IES 2017 Conference Call for Speakers

Authors of papers related to the art, science and practice of illumination are invited to submit abstracts for papers and posters to be considered for presentation in either a paper or poster session at the 2017 IES Annual Conference, to be held in Portland, OR from August 10-12, 2017. The procedure for accepting papers and […]

Acuity Brands’ Peter Ngai on Surround Lighting Concept

At LEDucation 2016, Acuity Brands’ Peter Ngai discusses the concept of surround lighting as a notable strategy. This strategy introduces another layer to ambient-task in workspaces. Its purpose is to light the volume of the space by emphasizing vertical illumination. Using a simulation, Ngai demonstrates that adding surround lighting can increase dimensionality (better modeling) and […]

Architecture Billings Index Dips Into Negative Territory in January

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dipped slightly into negative territory in January after a very strong showing in December. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate 9- to 12-month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the January ABI score was […]

Lighting and the Visual Environment for Seniors and the Low Vision Population (ANSI/IES RP-28-16)

Seniors represent the fastest-growing segment of the population with over 40 million Americans over 65 (U.S. Census Bureau, The Older Population. 2010), with over 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 every day. The over-40 population represents approximately 89 million people and of those, 63% have vision problems (National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health […]

Product Monday: Mellow Light by Zumtobel

Zumtobel’s Mellow Light is a family of luminaires offering separately controllable dual light channels (bright direct and gentle light wings), enabling customized general and task lighting. Up to 4,400 lumens in 2×2 and 1×4 sizes, 80+ CRI, 3000-4000K CCT, recessed and surface-mounted models. Click here to learn more.

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Magazine Covers Lighting Certifications

My contributions to the February issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR included an article about lighting certifications, covering the LC, CLD, CLMC, CLCP, CLEP, CALCTP and NALCTP. Check it out here.

PC LED Lights Can Be Used to Hack Data

PC WORLD recently published an article about the type of visible light communication we don’t want, one that leaks passwords and other data. Here’s how it works. Malware hijacks the blinking lights on a PC, which then transmit data to a drone. The researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev demonstrated how it could be […]