David Shiller

Lighting Design, Products + Technology

Lighting Upgrades For 66 Major & Minor League Baseball Parks

  Over the past six years, both major and minor league baseball stadiums have been getting lighting upgrades to meet newer MLB lighting standards that also apply to the minor league parks (MiLB). To-date, more than 50 Minor League stadiums, and 16 Major League ballparks have upgraded to LED lighting that meets the MLB lighting [...]

Lighting Industry

7 Ways To Grow Your Commercial Lighting Business

  Here are 7 time-tested approaches to growing a commercial lighting business: Create a go-to-market plan to add a new product category, service, or to expand into a new channel of distribution. Try lead generation (lead gen) using digital automation. Produce a monthly press release and distribute it to your primary customer trade press. Produce [...]

Energy + Environment

DOE Publishes Plan To Decarbonize US Economy By 2050

  The US Department of Energy (DOE) has recently published an 83 page report titled, DECARBONIZING THE U.S. ECONOMY BY 2050: A National Blueprint for the Buildings Sector. The new report defines a path to transition buildings to clean energy sources and reduce overall energy consumption in order to address not just climate risks but [...]

Awards, Events

IES Seeks Papers, Posters, Speakers, & Product Submissions

  The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has made recent announcements related to both the IES24 Lighting Conference, as well as the 2024 IES Industry Progress Report. IES24 Lighting Conference The IES is now accepting papers, posters, and speaker presentation abstracts for IES24 Lighting Conference, held August 15-17, in New York City. Subject-matter experts can present [...]

Lighting Industry, Products + Technology

Product Monday: The cornerWall Lamp

  Tucked away in a cozy corner of the lighting industry is a company that specializes in lighting up a cozy corner of your home or office. The product is the cornerWall Lamp by cookieLight. CornerWall Lamps are wall sconces designed to be installed in a corner between two walls, and they primarily produce indirect [...]

Codes + Standards, Light + Health

RP-46 Published: Physiological & Behavioral Effects of Light

  IES has published ANSI/IES RP-46-23, Recommended Practice: Supporting the Physiological and Behavioral Effects of Lighting in Interior Daytime Environments. It is designed to be a companion to IES TM-18, translating the basic science of how light affects visual, circadian, neuroendocrine, and neurobehavioral responses in daytime interior environments, such as schools and offices. This recommended practice (RP) [...]

Energy + Environment, Lighting Industry

Midstream Utility Lighting Rebates Expanding In E-Commerce

  More midstream utility lighting rebates are becoming available through online commercial lighting sales. Two examples are EncentivEnergy’s UtilityGenius Commercial Storefront, as well as Bulbs.com. Commercial Storefront is the latest service from EncentivEnergy, the company behind UtilityGenius, an online utility rebate finder / searchable database. Commercial Storefront has negotiated arrangements with ConEd (in NYC) and [...]

Education + Resources, Events

Turn Your High Schooler Into A Lighting Person!

  Sure, you’re a hardcore lighting person, but what about the teenagers in your life? Camp CANDLE is an architectural lighting design summer camp for high school students. It’s located at Penn State University, with one of the top lighting / architectural engineering programs in North America. The goal of Camp CANDLE is to increase awareness [...]

Interviews + Opinion, Lighting Industry

Interview: Geoff Ling Of Merrimack Group On M&A Predictions

  I had the pleasure of sitting down with Geoff Ling, Managing Director at Merrimack Group, at LEDucation, to talk about his predictions for M&A trends, looking forward. Merrimack Group provides M&A services to the lighting industry. Shiller: What are the overall trends that you’re seeing in lighting industry M&A, big picture? Ling: I started [...]

Energy + Environment, Products + Technology

Product Monday: Superdupertube Hemp Luminaire

  Superdupertube is a linear LED luminaire with a housing made of hemp, considered a highly sustainable fiber. The product is a collaboration between a Swedish lighting manufacturer named ateljé Lyktan, and the product design firm Snøhetta. Hemp ended up being selected because of its durable fibers and minimal environmental impact, reducing CO2emissions by over 50% compared [...]


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