Archive for the ‘Lighting Industry’ Category

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.

Be the Light Campaign to Recognize Positivity

LEDVANCE (SYLVANIA lighting) is working with Be The Light Campaign to create a movement of spreading light, joy and positive energy. LEDVANCE is asking people to visit www.sylvania.com/BeTheLight to nominate a friend or loved one who defines what is means to “Be The Light”—a person who exudes positivity, does things to brighten others day out […]

Color Study Challenges CRI

Below is one of my contributions to the January issue of tED Magazine, the official publication of the NAED. Reprinted with permission. A study recently published in the journal Lighting Research & Technology explored human preference related to light source color. The results challenge the ability of the color rendering index (CRI) metric to predict […]

Amazon Delivers First Package by Drone

On December 7, 2016, Amazon completed a fully automatic trial delivery of a package in Cambridge, UK using an aerial drone. Delivery was accomplished in 13 minutes. The below video demonstrates the entire transaction. The trial automatic delivery is part of Amazon Prime Air, a system being pioneered with the goal of delivering packages to […]

What the Lighting Industry is Really Thinking

LUX produced a hilarious video showing what the participants of a construction/lighting project are really thinking. Happy New Year to the lighting world!

Interview with Cree’s Bill Foley on Retail Lighting Trends

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Bill Foley, VP Brand Management, Cree Lighting. The topic: trends in retail lighting. I’m happy to share his responses with you here. The interview informed an article I wrote for the February 2017 issue of tED. DiLouie: How would you characterize retail facilities as a market for lighting? […]

Round Table: The Future of Lighting

Below is my contribution to the December issue of tED Magazine, the official publication of the NAED. Reprinted with permission. The lighting industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation driven by adoption of LED lighting and lighting controls. This demand in turn is feeding emerging trends including connectivity, spectral tuning, circadian lighting and the Industrial Internet […]