Author: David Shiller

Product Monday: Focal Point Launches Acoustic Ceiling & Luminaire System

Acoustic luminaires have become a common offering for architectural lighting manufacturers, however, Focal Point, a brand of Legrand, has launched a complete acoustic ceiling system with integrated lighting.

Acoustic luminaires have become a common offering for architectural lighting manufacturers, however, Focal Point, a brand of Legrand, has launched a complete acoustic ceiling system with integrated lighting. The Mora™ system is designed to enhance architecture, improve acoustics, and offer the options lighting professionals expect from an architectural luminaire. The System is designed for easy spec and install, seamless integration of lit and unlit components, as well as being engineered, manufactured, and sourced from a single supplier. Mora is targeted to architects, lighting designers, acousticians, and installers.

Seem 1 Acoustic is the lighting backbone of the Mora system. It offers direct illumination of 100 to 500 lumens per foot with a regress or wide batwing lens, 3000K, 3500K, or 4000K CCTs at 80 or 90 CRI, and the integration with 0-10V, DALI, or Lutron EcoSystem® controls. The system allows for arrays up to 208 feet in length.

Mora is available in a variety of PET felt colors, from neutral to bold, to enhance interior décor. The acoustic elements contain up to 50% post-consumer recycled content, the material in recyclable, Declare Certified, and LBC Red List Free.

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DLC Releases LUNA Technical Requirements Version 1.0 To Reduce Light Pollution

The Design Lights Consortium (DLC) released LUNA Versions 1.0 Technical Requirements for outdoor LED luminaires. The requirements limit sky glow, light trespass and mitigate light pollution.  LUNA products will appear…

The Design Lights Consortium (DLC) released LUNA Versions 1.0 Technical Requirements for outdoor LED luminaires. The requirements limit sky glow, light trespass and

mitigate light pollution.  LUNA products will appear as a subset of luminaires listed on the SSL Qualified Products List (QPL) and will be eligible for efficiency rebates and incentives designed for SSL V5.1 products. DLC Executive Director and CEO Christina Halfpenny said, “LUNA will streamlin

e the process of selecting efficient outdoor lighting products that minimize sky glow and light trespass while still yielding the efficiency benefits of LED lighting.”

LUNA will also help specifiers to fulfill the light pollution and trespass requirements of LEED and WELL building programs, and help projects follow application guidance in the joint IDA-IES Model Lighting Ordinance. According to the International Dark Sky Association (IDA), a third of all outdoor lighting in the US is wasted, costing facility owners some $3.3 billion annually and responsible for 21 million tons of carbon emissions annually.

The DLC notes, however, that the technical requirements apply only to white-light LED outdoor products, which does not include non-white (amber) luminaires, which are appropriate for settings such as environmentally sensitive areas. This is because standardized metrics are still in development for non-white light. The DLC anticipates that manufacturers will be able to apply to list products for LUNA qualification on the SSL QPL in the first quarter of 2022.

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NEMA Publishes The First LED Driver Robustness Test Methods Standard

NEMA announced it has published American National Standard for Lighting Equipment—LED Drivers Robustness (ANSI C82.15-2021)

NEMA announced it has published American National Standard for Lighting Equipment—LED Drivers Robustness (ANSI C82.15-2021). This is the first standard defining test procedures for LED driver robustness, and applies to hardware and microcontroller and microprocessor-based LED drivers. The test methods confirm a driver’s ability to withstand specific stresses.

This document’s core audience is LED driver manufacturers and testing laboratories. ANSI C82.15-2021 is available on the NEMA website for $100.

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New Research Proposes A Framework For Window View Quality Within Buildings

A team of researchers have recently published new research on window views from within buildings and have proposed a new framework for designing “view quality” for window views.  The team identified three critical factors in determining view quality.

A team of researchers have recently published new research on window views from within buildings and have proposed a new framework for designing “view quality” for window views.  The team identified three critical factors in determining view quality.

  1. View Content – what’s seen through the window
  2. View Access – how much window view the occupant’s position has
  3. View Clarity – how clearly the view content can be seen

The research team propose an index for window view quality, along with design recommendations.  The full paper can be accessed here.  The paper was also published online by Leukos on 11/10/21.  The researchers are from:

  • The Center for the Built Environment, UC Berkeley
  • Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore
  • Loisos + Ubbelohde
  • California College of the Arts

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