Craig’s Lighting Articles

Craig’s Lighting Articles, Lighting Design

Lighting 101: Some Light Reading

This article describes the photometric report and what electrical distributors can learn from it at a glance, part of a new series at tED Magazine (NAED) that aims to explore lighting fundamentals and attract new distribution professionals to the category.

Craig’s Lighting Articles, Interviews + Opinion

Universal’s Chris Holstein Talks Distributor Opportunity Replacing LED Drivers

I recently had the opportunity to interview Chris Holstein, VP Product Management, Pricing, Marketing for Universal Douglas for an article I’m developing for the May 2023 issue of tED Magazine, the official NAED publication. The topic: opportunities for distributors serving the LED driver replacement market.

Craig’s Lighting Articles, Legislation + Regulation

Tax Incentive Gets New Life

Among its many provisions, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 revamped the venerable Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction (CBTD), which incentivizes building owners to invest in energy-efficient interior lighting, HVAC/hot water systems, and/or building envelope.

Craig’s Lighting Articles, Products + Technology

DLC’s LUNA QPL Identifies Environmentally Responsible Lighting

Skyglow, light trespass, glare and color remain issues in outdoor lighting design. For the first time, the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) addressed them in technical requirements released December 2021, resulting in recent publication of a new Qualified Products List (QPL) as a subset of its QPL for solid-state lighting. LUNA version 1.0 identifies outdoor LED luminaires that save energy and promote responsible outdoor lighting.

Craig’s Lighting Articles, Legislation + Regulation

“Ban the Bulb” is Back

My contribution to the June issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR describes two major Department of Energy rulings related to incandescent lamps–one that revises definitions to eliminate previous exemptions, and anohter that interprets the 2007 energy law’s backstop provision, which will eliminate a majority of lamps that previously complied.

Controls, Craig’s Lighting Articles

LLLC Shows Promise

My contribution to the May issue of tED Magazine evaluates luminaire-level lighting controls (LLLC) as a control solution and potential path for designing and installing networked lighting control systems.

Craig’s Lighting Articles

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Covers Field-Adjustable Luminaires

Another of my contributions to the April issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR describes the field-adjustable luminaire trend.

Controls, Craig’s Lighting Articles

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Publishes Controls Design Guidance

My contribution to the April issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR tackles the subject of designing lighting control systems.

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Lighting the Sentient Building

My contribution to the March issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR describes cutting-edge research RPI is conducting to explore lighting systems that use artificial intelligence to act autonomously in providing optimal light distribution, light level, and color.

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Field-Adjustable Lighting

Field-adjustable (aka field-selectable) lighting is staple LED light fixtures and lamps that allow field selection of preset operating parameters such as light output and correlated color temperature (CCT). For the electrical distributor, they offer a means to consolidate inventory and more flexibly satisfy local demand for lighting products.


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