Archive for June 2017

Eaton’s Scott Teschendorf on Trends in Outdoor Area Lighting

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Scott Teschendorf, Market Development Manager, Eaton. The topic: trends in outdoor area lighting. I’m happy to share his responses with you here. The interview informed an article I wrote for the April 2017 issue of tED Magazine. DiLouie: What are the top trends in the area lighting market? […]

Troffers: Retrofit or Replace?

Below is my contribution to the May issue of tED Magazine. Reprinted with permission. More than 360 million troffers provide general lighting in commercial buildings, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Fluorescent remains the most predominant light source. The development of LED lighting, however, has created a major retrofit opportunity. “At a base […]

IALD Announces Winners of 34th Annual IALD Awards

The 34th Annual International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) International Lighting Design Awards recognized 22 projects from eight countries and including interiors, monuments, façades, museums and a residence. This year’s winners represent some of the most innovative and inspiring work found anywhere in the world of architectural lighting design. The highest point score winner across […]

NAILD Unveils Lighting Training

The National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD) recently launched a new training program through its redesigned Lighting Specialist (LS II) program, which a choice of market specialties including retail, industrial, office and educational facilities. The self-paced, online LS II program includes five modules that all registrants must complete, followed by a choice of market […]

Product Monday: Circus by Resident

Released at Milan 2017, New Zealand-based Resident Studio’s Circus is a system of interconnected rings, which can be arranged in sequence to create a theatrical and flexible visual and illumination element. Each brass ring emits diffused warm light outwards around a 360-degree plane. Click here to learn more. Circus Light by Resident Studio from Resident […]

DOE Publishes LIGHTFAIR International Presentations

At LIGHTFAIR 2017 in Philadelphia, DOE once again hosted an informational booth that offered free educational sessions to attendees. DOE has now made these presentations available for free download. They include: Connected Lighting Systems Efforts Michael Poplawski, PNNL NGLS Competition One: Installation and Configuration Evaluations Ruth Taylor, PNNL There’s Something About Red: Applying TM-30 in […]

New Lighting Standard Outlines How to Designate LED Direct Replacement Lamps

ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78, Electric Lamps, recently published ANSI C78.52-2017 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—LED (Light Emitting Diode) Direct Replacement Lamps—Method of Designation. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) serves as secretariat for the standard. ANSI C78.52 is a new lighting standard on how to designate LED lamps that are direct replacements for […]

Classroom Lighting 101

Below is an application story I wrote for the May issue of tED Magazine. Reprinted with permission. As of November 2016, put-in-place construction spending in the United States reached $82 billion, a 6.3-percent increase over 2015. After power and highway and street construction, educational facilities are the largest construction market in the country. Today, nearly […]

Study Documents Major Job Growth from 179D Tax Deduction

As many as 77,000 new design and construction jobs would be created annually over 10 years–along with almost $7.4 billion more in annual GDP–if Congress and the Administration continue an important energy efficiency tax policy, according to an economic impact study by Regional Economic Models Inc. (REMI). Section 179D of the tax code, also known […]

Product Monday: Directional Luminaires by Soraa

Soraa now offers directional luminaires under the Soraa Arc family. The offering includes track, pendant, downlight and surface-mounted designs as well as with luminaire SNAP accessories including trims, Snoot and wall washes in a variety of colors. Color temperatures include 2700K, 3000K and 4000K. All Arc luminaires feature Soraa VIVID COB light engines with full […]