David Shiller

Lighting Design, Products + Technology

AI Is Changing Design Fields. Is Lighting Next?

A recent New York Times article reviewed how AI is impacting creative fields, such as interior design, graphic design, filmmaking, video game development, and more.

Construction + Economy, Lighting Industry

The Traditional Office Is Rapidly Being Replaced By Co-Working Spaces

A previous LightNOW post discussed the shift of offices from downtowns to suburbs, a significant reduction in downtown office occupancy, and the conversion of office buildings to residential use. There is another significant trend in office spaces. 39% of prospective office tenants report they either already use co-working spaces or are considering using co-working space solutions for their employees.

Legislation + Regulation

Quick Summary Of CA Title 24 Lighting Changes For Non-Residential Buildings

Energy Code Ace has created a summary of California Title 24 code changes for Non-Residential Buildings. The 2022 Title 24, Part 6 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code or Title 24, Part 6) updates the 2019 Energy Code.

Interviews + Opinion, Products + Technology

Weighing Into The Lighting Innovation Debate

A debate has recently emerged between industry thought leaders about whether or not innovation has significantly slowed in the lighting industry. On one side, during an interview at Light+Building, industry thought-leaders Mark Lien and Randy Reid argue innovation has slowed. On the other side, thought-leader Carrie Meadows argues that innovation hasn’t slowed, but rather needs to be redefined, in a recent opinion piece published in LEDs Magazine. David weighs in to the debate in today’s LightNOW post.

Lighting Industry, Products + Technology

The Growing Use Of Online Lighting Configurators

A growing number of lighting manufacturers are offering online lighting configurators to simplify selection of lighting by specifiers, facility managers, and even consumers.

Legislation + Regulation

New EPA Toxic Rules Impacting The DIY Channel & Lighting Vendors

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Final Rule on 40 CFR 751 Subpart E – Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic (PBT) Chemicals under Section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is beginning to impact lighting manufacturers in the DIY big box channel. 

Light + Health, Products + Technology

Product Monday: New Line Of Air Disinfection + Lighting Products From ETi Solid State Lighting

ETi Solid State Lighting Inc. has introduced a new line of LED light fixtures proven to kill bacteria and viruses, including SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The SilentAire Plasma Disinfection Lighting product line provides innovative and safe air disinfection technology.

Education + Resources

LRC Offers 3D Printing For Lighting Online Course

The Lighting Research Center at RPI is offering an Online Course on 3D Printing for Lighting. The Fall 2022 course will run from November 2 through December 7.

Construction + Economy, Lighting Industry

Lighting Industry Grew High Single Digits In Q3 But Will Slow To Low Single Digit Growth

Channel Marketing Group’s Q3 Pulse of Lighting survey was completed by 200 distributors, manufacturers, reps, and lighting agents.

Legislation + Regulation, Lighting Industry

New California Law Protects Importers Using CA Ports

On September 30th, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB2406 into law, protecting importers from the imposition of unfair fees and trade practices. The bill limits the damages of detention and demurrage fees imposed by international ocean carriers.


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