My contributions to the February issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR included an article about lighting certifications, covering the LC, CLD, CLMC, CLCP, CLEP, CALCTP and NALCTP. Check it out here.
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My contributions to the January issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR included a roundtable interview with noted experts who speculated on the future of lighting as shaped by several trends. Major lighting trends—including LED, intelligent lighting controls, the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), power over ethernet (PoE), energy codes, and light and health—are creating new opportunities and […]
My contributions to the December issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR included a prominent feature on flicker in light sources, notably LED. What’s being done about it at the industry level and what specifiers can do about it to ensure good performance. The article begins: Flicker in light sources is an old problem made new again in […]
Laser diodes, a high-efficiency incandescent, bioLED phosphors, cheaper quantum dots and nanowires. My contribution to August issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR reviews several intriguing new developments and research directions in lighting technology. Read it here.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Ethan Biery, LED Engineering Leader, Lutron Electronics. The topic: flicker. I’m happy to share his responses with you here. The interview informed an article I wrote for the December 2016 issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR. DiLouie: In your opinion, how big a problem is LED product flicker in the […]
My contribution on the July issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR proposes that LED lighting must be maintained, though it is changing maintenance best practices. Check it out here.
Lighting is being touted as a delivery platform for Industrial Internet of Things strategies. I recently wrote an article for ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR that describes the potential role for lighting in the IIoT. Check it out here. The article prompted a letter from Mark Schuyler, LC, principal, lighting design, MSLD, LLC. The letter criticized the approach […]
“Where the Light Is: Home Lighting Trends” is a major feature article I wrote for the March issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR. The 2008 housing-market crash ended the home construction boom. A steady recovery began in 2012, and it continues today, bolstering the U.S. economy. Historically, residential construction averages 5 percent of the country’s gross domestic […]
The LED revolution is really the solid-state lighting revolution, with more than one choice on the menu. The emergence of OLED technology will create new possibilities for lighting design. If successful, OLEDs will become part of the transformation of the built environment and the lighting industry. Click here to read my December 2015 column for […]
Light doesn’t only serve as the basis of vision. It can influence behavior and how people feel. Further, light plays an important role in human health. As researchers gain insight into the relationship between light and health, the lighting industry is beginning to consider health effects in product and lighting design best practices. Click here […]