Archive for the ‘Lighting Industry’ Category

IES Accepting Submissions for Next Progress Report

The Illuminating Engineering Society recently announced it is accepting submissions for the next IES Progress Report. The deadline is May 29, 2017. Learn more and submit your product here.

2017 Lighting Outlook

tED Magazine recently published a lighting supplement that featured a 2017 Lighting Outlook, based on surveys conducted by the magazine and LightNOW of lighting manufacturers, electrical distributors and electrical contractors. The results show a positive outlook for the year among all three market segments (example manufacturer results shown below). Click here to check it out.

Amazon Poised to Disrupt Electrical Distributor Industry

In an interesting blog post at, Nicholas Johnson states: Amazon Business head Prentis Wilson has openly identified Industrial Supply as a target for Amazon’s growing B2B marketplace. But one industry segment in particular stands out as ripe for disruption: the $160 billion electrical distribution industry. The reason: While other industry segments like electronics distribution […]

Mark Lien on the Forces of Change

In a recent column for LD+A, Mark Lien, LC, LEED-AP, Industry Relations Manager, Illuminating Engineering Society, talks about a meeting with several lighting futurists. Together, they evaluated a list of 10 propositions and were asked to agree or disagree with them. I believe the group was spot on in their agreement regarding one statement, “The […]

LightingEurope and IALD Issue Joint Statement on Humancentric Lighting

LightingEurope and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) have issued a joint statement on humancentric lighting. The statement seeks to define humancentric lighting and its benefits and elements. Humancentric lighting is viewed within the context of delivering certain benefits of light to specific applications and users. The elements are broken down into technical and […]

Intertek Launches New Horticultural Lighting Certification Program

Intertek’s new Horticultural Lighting Certification Program addresses the unique requirements for horticultural luminaires, offering manufacturers an efficient path to launch products into this growing market. Due to the unique environments where these products are installed, they are subject to environmental testing above and beyond general use lighting. In North America there are no safety and […]

Philips Lighting Creates Partner Ecosystem for Indoor Positioning

Philips Lighting recently announced its Location Lab partner program, comprised of companies developing innovative applications for its highly accurate indoor positioning system. The Location Lab partner program enables collaboration with industry leaders and start-ups to explore novel uses of the Philips’ indoor positioning system that appeal to innovation leaders in retail, malls, offices and other […]

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Magazine Covers Lighting Certifications

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.

Lighting Systems Index Falls in Third Quarter 2016

NEMA’s Lighting System Shipment Index, a measure of demand for lighting equipment, decreased by 9.7% in 3Q 2016 compared to 3Q 2015 and 4.7% decrease compared to last quarter (2Q 2016). The decrease was driven by all components of the index which includes fixtures, emergency lighting, ballast, and lamp – large and miniature – components […]

The Industry Must Wake Up to the Threat of Hacking

That’s the opinion of Ken Munro of Pen Test Partners, speaking to Robert Leeming, LUX Review’s online editor. He warns the lighting industry must actively address Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) security or risk the technology being treated as a gateway for hackers.