Archive for the ‘LED + SSL’ Category

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Article Covers Tunable-White Lighting

My contributions to the February issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR included an extended feature on tunable-white LED lighting, covering color basics, product types, color quality, control and applications. Check it out here.

Jim Brodrick on LED Troffers

Republication of Postings from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting Program by Jim Brodrick, SSL Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy Troffers are a staple of the lighting industry, providing economical ambi¬ent lighting in offices, schools, and commercial spaces. They come in a variety of form factors — typically 2×4, 2×2, and 1×4 […]

Cree’s Eric Marsh and Jeff Hungarter on Upgrading Fluorescent Troffers to LED

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Eric Marsh, Product Porfolio Manager, and Jeff Hungarter, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Cree, Inc., for an article developed for tED Magazine. The topic: LED options for upgrading fluorescent troffers. I’m pleased to share the interview with you here. DiLouie: What basic choices do building owners have to upgrade […]

Jim Brodrick on LED Streetlighting

Republication of Postings from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting Program by Jim Brodrick, SSL Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy Last year, DOE devoted two Postings (in June and October) and a webinar to the topic of LED street lighting and its potential effects on human health and the environment, in order […]

Get Ready for LEDucation 2017

LEDucation 2017 will be held at The New York Hilton Midtown in New York City on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29. This conference and expo is an annual educational program on solid-state lighting technology hosted by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY). Click here to learn more and register.

LEDs as Tool of Protest

LEDs are used for a wide variety of indicator and illuminator applications, from furniture to clothing, and now even signage at protest marches. LUX has the story below starting at the 2:17 mark.

2016 LED Year in Review

In this contribution to Electropages.com, Mouser Electronics’ Mark Patrick sums up developments in LED lighting technology this year. He covers increases in device efficacy, anticipation for Bluetooth Mesh, TM-30 and more. Check it out here.

Jim Brodrick on OLED

Republication of Postings from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting Program by Jim Brodrick, SSL Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy A few months ago, we devoted a Posting to the GATEWAY field study OLED Lighting in the Offices of Aurora Lighting Design, Inc., which — despite several challenges that were encountered — […]

What’s New in LED Drivers

Below is my lighting column published in the January issue of tED Magazine. Reprinted with permission. The majority of LED lamps and luminaires feature an electronic driver that performs the same basic function as a fluorescent ballast. The driver converts AC supply voltage to DC and drives current to the LED source. In the traditional […]

Jim Brodrick on a New Lighting Facts Tool

Republication of Postings from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting Program by Jim Brodrick, SSL Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy DOE’s LED Lighting Facts® program has come out with a handy new tool for lighting designers and specifiers, which can make their job a whole lot easier. The LED Lighting Facts Specification […]