Archive for July 2017

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, […]

Product Monday: pr1meFX by Tempo

Tempo Industries, LLC’s pr1meFX is a linear LED system designed to provide primary general lighting from a cove via indirect distribution. Using a patent-pending optical system, it directs over 85% of the light emission from the cove into the space. The pr1meFX system is suitable for new construction and existing coves. It will also be […]

Design Billings Maintain Solid Footing

Design services at architecture firms continue to project a healthy disposition on the construction industry as the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) recorded the fourth consecutive month of growth in May 2017. 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. […]

DOE to Host Webinar on Impact of LED Streetlighting on Sky Glow

DOE’s SSL Program is hosting two upcoming webinars to present and discuss the results of a recently released investigation of LED streetlighting’s impact on sky glow. Both webinars will start at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Pacific Time) and last one hour. Thursday, July 20. “The Impact of LED Street Lighting on Sky Glow.” […]