Archive for the ‘Craig’s TED Magazine Articles’ Category

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 […]

Indoor LED Luminaire Design: State of the Art

Below is another contribution to the August issue of tED Magazine, this one on the topic of what’s new in indoor LED luminaires. Reprinted with permission. The indoor commercial general luminaire market includes linear, directional, decorative and high-/low-bay luminaires. This market continues its major shift to LED technology. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates […]

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 […]

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 […]

LED Upgrade Options for HID Luminaires

Below is my contribution to the June issue of tED Magazine on the topic of LED upgrade options for HID luminaires. Reprinted with permission. As a popular light source for industrial, retail, public space, parking garage and outdoor area and roadway applications, high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps represent an enormous installed lighting base. LED technology has […]

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 […]

Rensselaer’s Robert Karlicek on Creative Destruction

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Robert F. Karlicek, Jr., PhD, Professor and Director, Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The topic: lighting industry disruption, specifically as a process called “creative destruction.” The interview informed an article I wrote for the June issue of tED Magazine. DiLouie: In your talk […]

Eaton’s Scott Teschendorf on Trends in Outdoor Area Lighting

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Scott Teschendorf, Market Development Manager, Eaton. The topic: trends in outdoor area lighting. I’m happy to share his responses with you here. The interview informed an article I wrote for the April 2017 issue of tED Magazine. DiLouie: What are the top trends in the area lighting market? […]

Classroom Lighting 101

Below is an application story I wrote for the May issue of tED Magazine. Reprinted with permission. As of November 2016, put-in-place construction spending in the United States reached $82 billion, a 6.3-percent increase over 2015. After power and highway and street construction, educational facilities are the largest construction market in the country. Today, nearly […]

LRC Offers Circadian Calculator Tool

I wrote this news piece for the May issue of tED Magazine. Reprinted with permission. The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute recently released a circadian stimulus (CS) calculator. Based on the CS metric, this tool can aid lighting professionals to select light sources and light levels that will increase the potential for […]