Archive for the ‘Products + Technology’ 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.

Product Monday: High-CRI LED Lamp by Green Creative

Green Creative’s MR16 8.5W HIGH CRI, recently selected as a winner in LEDs Magazine’s annual Sapphire Awards, offers 500 lumens with a center beam candlepower of 2,950 candelas and 92 CRI (R9 of 65 and R13 of 93). This ENERGY STAR-certified lamp offers an efficient alternative to 75W halogens. Spot, narrow flood and flood beam […]

Product Monday: LiFi-Enabled Lighting by Lucibel

LiFi (Light Fidelity) is a communication technology through modulated LED light that enables data exchange between a specific LED lighting fixture and a computer, making Internet access possible. LiFi can work as a complement to WiFi or as a substitute where WiFi is not available or weakly deployed. Shuji Nakamura, who won the Nobel Prize […]

Don’t Tread on ENERGY STAR, Says ACEEE

The Trump Administration’s recent budget outline proposes a 30+% cut in Environmental Protection Agency funding, which threatens to defund the ENERGY STAR program. In a recent blog post, Steven Nadel, Executive Director the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), disagrees, stating, “ENERGY STAR has been very successful in its current form; why risk this […]

Product Monday: Focal Point’s ID+ 3.5″ Adjustable Accent

Designed for residential and commercial applications, Focal Point’s ID+ 3.5″ Adjustable Accent is the latest addition to the company’s LED downlight family. Intended for both grid and drywall ceilings, the low-profile housing with a 3.5″ aperture accommodates round and square die-cast trims and trimless reflectors in six finish options. Installation and maintenance are simplified with […]

LEDs Magazine Announces Sapphire Award Winners

LEDs Magazine hosted its third annual Sapphire Awards at the Strategies in Light conference in Anaheim, co-located with The LED Show and Lightspace California. This was my first pilgrimage to Strategies in Light, and I found the conference fascinating and valuable, though at this stage of industry disruption, there remain more questions than answers. A […]

Product Monday: Fluxstream by Philips Lighting

Philips Lighting’s FluxStream family of LED linear luminaires primise high-quality, more uniform light versus fluorescents for a greater range of applications, notably commercial and light industrial. These simple striplights deliver up to 133 lumens/W of general-diffuse illumination with multiple CCT 3000-5000K), 80 CRI, 120-277 or 347V, 2,000- up to 14,000-lumen packages, multiple lengths, multiple mounting […]

DOE Evaluates TLED Lamps

Below is one of my contributions to the March issue of tED Magazine. Reprinted with permission. Retrofits of fluorescent luminaires using tubular LED (TLED) lamps is growing in popularity, as evidenced by a recent U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) CALiPER report. The report reveals that TLEDs now comprise more than 10 percent of all listed […]

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 […]

Product Monday: AC-Powered LED Grazing Light by Acclaim

Acclaim Lighting’s AL Graze AC is a high-output, low-profile, AC-powered luminaire for outdoor and indoor linear grazing applications. IP66-rated for wet and dry locations, AL Graze AC contains an onboard AC+DMX driver with RDM addressing for internal control. The linear LED luminaire offers CCTs of 2700K, 3000K, 3500K or 4000K along with RGB, RGBW RGBA […]