Archive for September 2017

National Academy of Sciences Releases Report on Solid-State Lighting

The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) has published a report, Assessment of Solid-State Lighting, Phase Two, which is a follow-up to its 2013 report. The new report focuses on three key areas: commercialization (noting the rapid uptake of SSL since the 2013 report), technology development (updating the findings of the 2013 report), […]

New Report Published on Color Shift Impact on Reliability

An industry working group facilitated by with the Department of Energy has published a new report on the impact of color shift on reliability. LED Luminaire Reliability: Impact of Color Shift was written to provide a better understanding of how and why color shifts. It does not define limits for specific applications. Developed by the […]

Product Monday: BeveLED Micro by USAI Lighting

Available with 4-, 6-, 8-, and 12-light configurations, USAI Lighting’s BeveLED Micro enables creation of distinctive patterns such as starbursts and circular designs to highlight specific architectural elements. The luminaire features a 1.25-in. aperture, 8-41W, 2700K to 4000K, and downlight, adjustable, and wallwash options. Click here to learn more.

Interview with Finelite’s Terry Clark

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Terry Clark, Founder, Finelite. The topic: K-12 school lighting. I’m happy to share his responses with you here. The interview informed an article I wrote for the December 2017 issue of tED Magazine. DiLouie: How would you characterize the K-12 education lighting market? Clark: I would characterize the […]

NLB Video Discusses Importance of Daylighting

Daylighting can have such a powerful effect on office workers’ comfort, well-being, and productivity, the buildings they occupy are now being oriented and designed to bring as much daylight as possible into occupied spaces. So say three experts on the topic, impaneled at the National Lighting Bureau’s Annual Lighting Forum. Moderated by EdisonReport Editor and […]

NAILD Introduces Lighting’s Forces Under 40

The National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD) has named six young industry leaders as its 2017 “Forces Under 40”: • Ira Greenberg, CEO of Keystone Technologies in North Wales, Pennsylvania, has overseen the emergence of Keystone Technologies as a leading competitor among lighting component manufacturers. His accomplishments include increasing sales more than 50-fold, expanding […]

A Closer Look at the Lighting Facts Spec Tool

Earlier this year, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lighting Facts program launched a lighting specification tool that enables Distributor and Lighting Pro partners to search, filter and track products from its database of more than 50,000 LED products. Lighting Facts facilitates adoption of solid-state lighting (SSL) by ensuing products are accurately represented on a level […]

Product Monday: Continuous LED Cove by Williams

Designed for seamless illumination and adjustable to the inch, Williams’ CX LED cove lighting system offers a choice of distributions and colors for customized accent lighting. Multiple dimming options and integral emergency. Click here to learn more.

What’s New in Residential Lighting

Below is my contribution to the September issue of tED Magazine, on the topic of residential lighting trends. Reprinted with permission. In 2016, residential put-in-place construction spending increased to about $467 billion, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. This marked a fifth year of double-digit growth since the 2008 recession. The National Association of Home […]

DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report on OLEDs in an Office Space

The Department of Energy’s GATEWAY program recently published a new report on a project prominently featuring OLED lighting at the Rochester, NY offices of DeJoy, Knauf & Blood, LLP, an accounting firm. One of the firm’s founding partners, David DeJoy, is also co-founder and CEO of OLEDWorks, the only US-based OLED manufacturer. Among the key […]