Archive for the ‘LED + SSL’ Category

Cree Canada’s Shirley Coyle’s Response to AMA Outdoor Lighting Guidelines

Shirley Coyle, President of Cree Canada, recently contributed her thoughts to Lighting Design & Application in response to a request to chime in on the American Medical Association’s recent guidelines for LED outdoor lighting. She points out that basing recommendations on correlated color temperature (CCT) is flawed: On the issue of safety, the most obvious […]

2017 DOE SSL R&D Workshop Presentations Posted

Earlier this year, the Department of Energy hosted its 14th annual Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop. Over three full days, 250 attendees participated in sessions covering LED and OLED technology. Presentations from 60 experts addressed the complex science and technology challenges facing SSL today, as well as innovative new ways to improve manufacturing processes, reduce costs […]

DOE Publishes Report on LED Street Lighting’s Impact on Sky Glow

DOE has published the results of a study of the expected contributions to sky glow from converting high-pressure sodium (HPS) street lighting to broader-spectrum (i.e., white light) sources, with specific focus on LEDs, and presents the contributions in a manner relative to HPS baseline conditions. These conditions represent typical conversions in the U.S. and include […]

Jim Brodrick on the DOE’s 14th Annual SSL R&D Workshop

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 Although I recently spent a week at the beach, there was no sand, surf, or bathing suit in sight. That’s because I was in Long Beach, CA, at DOE’s 14th annual Solid-State […]

DOE Publishes CALiPER Snapshot on LED Industrial Luminaires

The U.S. Department of Energy’s CALiPER program has released a new Snapshot Report on LED industrial luminaires, based on DOE’s Lighting Facts database. Key findings: • The efficacy of LED industrial luminaires is notably higher than what’s typical of their incumbent counterparts. About 23% of the industrial luminaires listed with LED Lighting Facts listed products […]

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.