Archive for August 2017

Revised SSL Standard Extends Chromaticity Range

In a revision of ANSI C78.377-2017 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Specifications for the Chromaticity of Solid-State Lighting Products, the ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78, Electric Lamps, establishes a range of chromaticity for general lighting with solid-state lighting (SSL) products to ensure that product chromaticity can be communicated to consumers. Published by the National Electrical […]

Sports Lighting 101

Below is my contribution to the August issue of tED Magazine on the topic of sports lighting. Reprinted with permission. Since 2000, an average 60 percent of Americans have identified themselves as a sports fan, according to Gallup. In 2016, U.S. construction spending on amusement and recreation facilities (not including those built as part of […]

Product Monday: Obscura by Focal Point

Focal Point’s Obscura is a distinctive linear suspended luminaire. Illumination emanates from within its angular open housing, combining with a clean modern aesthetic. LEDs reflect light off the geometric figure onto the thin frosted acrylic blades, achieving 80% indirect and 20% direct distribution. The optical design creates a wide batwing distribution for increased spacing between […]

Philips’ Susanne Seitinger Talks Liberated Pixels

In a recent post at Edison Awards (not to be confused with the GE lighting awards), Philips Lighting’s Susanne Seitinger talks about illuminated drones used at the 2017 Superbowl Halftime Show and other special events, a concept she calls “liberated pixels.” Combining LED lighting and control with drones creates new opportunities and challenges for outdoor […]

tED Magazine Launches LightED Website

tED Magazine, the official publication of the NAED, recently launched, a website dedicated to lighting.

LightShow West Registration is Open

LightShow West recently announced the opening of online registration for the trade show and conference at Kentia Hall in the Los Angeles Convention Center, Oct. 11-12, 2017. The biennial event is geared toward professionals seeking relevant education and the latest solutions from leading manufacturers of lighting, controls and related technologies. Attendees will be able to […]

Product Monday: Linear Luminaires by Ketra

L3I Indirect Linear Pendant: This indirect pendant offers clean uplighting for commercial and hospitality applications, and it comes in several housing colors and customizable lengths. Changeable optics ensure fine control over light output and spread width. Also offers end-to-end connections, allowing for continuous lines of light. Click here to learn more. L4R Recessed Linear: This […]

RPI Names Mariana Figueiro New Director of Lighting Research Center

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has named Professor Mariana G. Figueiro, Ph.D., as director of the Lighting Research Center (LRC), after serving as the center’s acting director over the past year. Figueiro is assuming the directorship after Professor Mark Rea, who has served as LRC director since 1988. Professor Rea will continue as professor of architecture and […]

Electroindustry Business Confidence Indexes Decline Sharply but Remain above 50

NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index for current conditions slid by more than 20 points from the near-term high of 76.5 reached in March of this year. As recently as last month, the current conditions index topped 60 but fell 7.2 points to reach July’s value of 53.3. Most of the change came from a larger […]

Lighting’s Creative Destruction

Below is my contribution to the July issue of tED Magazine on the topic of change in the lighting industry. Reprinted with permission. At this year’s Strategies in Light conference in Anaheim, California, two notable speakers talked about how LED technology is disrupting the traditional lighting industry. tED caught up with them to ask how […]