Archive for April 2017

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Article Covers Tunable-White Lighting

My contributions to the February issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR included an extended feature on tunable-white LED lighting, covering color basics, product types, color quality, control and applications. Check it out here.

Jim Brodrick on LED Troffers

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 Troffers are a staple of the lighting industry, providing economical ambi¬ent lighting in offices, schools, and commercial spaces. They come in a variety of form factors — typically 2×4, 2×2, and 1×4 […]

Lighting Facts Offers Specification Tool

The Department of Energy’s new LED Lighting Facts Specification Tool enables specifiers to search and filter products in the Lighting Facts database. Specifiers can set up project folders, conducted filtered searches for products, and tag those products and spec sheets to projects, eventually building a preliminary luminaire schedule. They can then communicate directly with manufacturers […]

NALMCO’s CLCP Certification

Below is a short news article I wrote for tED Magazine on the topic of NALMCO’s new controls certification. Reprinted with permission. The interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies (NALMCO) has launched the Certified Lighting Controls Professional (CLCP) designation. With no prerequisites, the CLCP is open to all professionals in the building, information technology and […]

Product Monday: High-CRI LED Lamp by Green Creative

Green Creative’s MR16 8.5W HIGH CRI, recently selected as a winner in LEDs Magazine’s annual Sapphire Awards, offers 500 lumens with a center beam candlepower of 2,950 candelas and 92 CRI (R9 of 65 and R13 of 93). This ENERGY STAR-certified lamp offers an efficient alternative to 75W halogens. Spot, narrow flood and flood beam […]

Mark Lien on the Forces of Change

In a recent column for LD+A, Mark Lien, LC, LEED-AP, Industry Relations Manager, Illuminating Engineering Society, talks about a meeting with several lighting futurists. Together, they evaluated a list of 10 propositions and were asked to agree or disagree with them. I believe the group was spot on in their agreement regarding one statement, “The […]

LightingEurope and IALD Issue Joint Statement on Humancentric Lighting

LightingEurope and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) have issued a joint statement on humancentric lighting. The statement seeks to define humancentric lighting and its benefits and elements. Humancentric lighting is viewed within the context of delivering certain benefits of light to specific applications and users. The elements are broken down into technical and […]

Hubbell’s Greg Ortt on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

At the 2016 IES Street & Area Lighting Conference, Greg Ortt, southeast sales manager for Hubbell Control Solutions, presented on the topic of the concept of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. This concept crosses disciplines in design, operations and maintenance to minimize elements in an outdoor space’s design that may inherently pose security risks. Lighting […]

Cree’s Eric Marsh and Jeff Hungarter on Upgrading Fluorescent Troffers to LED

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Eric Marsh, Product Porfolio Manager, and Jeff Hungarter, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Cree, Inc., for an article developed for tED Magazine. The topic: LED options for upgrading fluorescent troffers. I’m pleased to share the interview with you here. DiLouie: What basic choices do building owners have to upgrade […]

Product Monday: LiFi-Enabled Lighting by Lucibel

LiFi (Light Fidelity) is a communication technology through modulated LED light that enables data exchange between a specific LED lighting fixture and a computer, making Internet access possible. LiFi can work as a complement to WiFi or as a substitute where WiFi is not available or weakly deployed. Shuji Nakamura, who won the Nobel Prize […]