Archive for July 2017

Product Monday: Sling by Hubbell Outdoor

Sling by Hubbell Outdoor Lighting is a slender, versatile and energy-efficient small wall and flood luminaire available in four lumen outputs and two sizes. Suitable applications include building entrances, perimeter lighting for schools, apartment buildings and commercial applications. The luminaire ranges from 21W to 80W with output up to 8,000 lumens and efficacy up to […]

LED Upgrade Options for HID Luminaires

Below is my contribution to the June issue of tED Magazine on the topic of LED upgrade options for HID luminaires. Reprinted with permission. As a popular light source for industrial, retail, public space, parking garage and outdoor area and roadway applications, high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps represent an enormous installed lighting base. LED technology has […]

CSIL: U.S. Luminaire Market $12.9 Billion in 2016

CSIL recently published the 2017 edition of its report, The Lighting Fixtures Market in the United States. Running about 200 pages, the report covers market size and trend, international trade, distribution channels and reference prices, market segmentation and product characteristics, financial key indicators, sales data, short profiles and market shares of the major local and […]

Willmorth Challenges Humancentric Lighting

Lumenique’s Kevin Willmorth recently published a blog post questioning the use of the term “humancentric lighting” and raising concerns about how it is being marketed and applied. Without mincing words, his post begins: I do not use, like, or support, the term “Human-Centric Lighting” or HCL, and the marketing of it. Nor am I convinced […]

What’s New in Retail Lighting

RETAIL ENVIRONMENTS recently published an interesting article about how retail lighting is changing in the LED era. It appears we need to go on hammering the basics–layering with light, integrating light and architecture, and so on–while talking about the extraordinary new possibilities in lighting with LED technology. Click here to read it.

Product Monday: LED Retrofit Kit by Eaton

Eaton’s Metalux Cruze LED Retrofit Kit is an energy-efficient solution featuring simple and quick installation for customers wanting to easily upgrade from fluorescent luminaires to LED technology without the need to install a new fixture. Eaton’s LED retrofit kit utilizes the existing fluorescent luminaire’s housing to save on the cost of purchasing a complete fixture, […]

Philips Lighting’s Jon Zelinsky on Upgrading Troffers to LED

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jon Zelinsky, PE, Contractor Marketing Director, Philips Lighting. The topic: upgrading troffers to LED. I’m happy to share his responses with you here. The interview informed an article I wrote for the May 2017 issue of tED Magazine. DiLouie: What basic choices do building owners have to upgrade […]

Rocky Mountain Lighting Academy 2017 Courses – September 28 to October 1

The Rocky Mountain Lighting Academy (RMLA) recently announced two lighting courses. The RMLA Technical Course and the RMLA Design Course will be offered concurrently from September 28 to October 1. While participants in both courses will learn some basics of light and vision, visual perception, the IES TM-30 color metrics, light and health, LED systems, […]

2015 RECS Shows Energy-Efficient Lighting Adoption in Homes

Produced by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA), the 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) shows growing adoption of energy-efficient lighting in homes. The 2015 RECS shows that a majority of U.S. homes feature more than one type of lamp, primarily a mix of incandescent and CFL. But LED adoption was growing, with […]

Cheryl English Assumes Presidency of the IES (2017-2018)

Cheryl English has assumed the office of President of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), succeeding Shirley Coyle. Cheryl English has been a member of the IES for 35 years. She has worked for Acuity Brands in a number of positions including application design, testing, education and marketing, culminating in her current position as Vice President, […]