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Problems With Photometric Files – A Guide By 42 Partners Ltd

By The LIA & 42 Partners ltd A lot of photometric data in the form of LDT and IES files pass across our desks, the majority of them are problematic. Lighting designers use advanced tools like Relux and Dialux to produce incredibly detailed lighting designs with near photorealistic renderings of the lighting effects. They use [...]

Legislation + Regulation, Lighting Industry

USTR Releases Four-year Review of Section 301 Tariffs

  By Michael Weems, VP of Public Policy, American Lighting Association  What You Need to Know:  Increased prices, as a result of the Section 301 tariffs on product coming from China, are here to stay and new tariffs are on the way. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) recently released the long-awaited [...]

Lighting Design

Project Spotlight: Ling Ling Dubai

By Georgia Christley, Office & Marketing Manager, FPOV Project Basics Ling Ling Dubai, a high-end dining and nightlife venue, is located within the luxurious Atlantis The Royal Resort in Dubai, UAE. Spanning approximately 12,000 square feet, Ling Ling Dubai offers a sophisticated blend of Asian cuisine and chic nightlife, creating an immersive experience that goes [...]

Lighting Design, Lighting Industry

Trends In Ceiling Lighting

  By Namrata Naidu, Digital Marketing Team, Comet Lighting Ceiling lighting plays a pivotal role in any architectural or interior design project. It sets the mood, illuminates spaces, and even contributes to a building’s energy efficiency. Ceiling lighting has seen significant advancements, creating a broad range of innovative solutions. This post will examine the latest [...]

Legislation + Regulation

Updates On Overtime & Corporate Transparency Regulations

By Michael Weems, VP of Public Policy, American Lighting Association The Department of Labor: The Department of Labor (DOL) issued the long overdue rule on overtime pay, amending the Fair Labor Standards Act to provide protection to over 4 million American workers. Overtime pay protections are automatic for hourly employees, ensuring those that put in more [...]

Controls, Energy + Environment

The Horizons of Lighting-HVAC Controls Integration: A Conversation

By Clifton Stanley Lemon and David Shiller LightNOW published the story, Here Comes The Lighting-HVAC Integration Tsunami, on October 6th 2023. It generated a number of responses, including the beginning of a longer conversation with LightNOW contributor Clifton Stanley Lemon. The salient points of that conversation are below. Clifton What jumped out at me immediately [...]

Legislation + Regulation

Changes Coming for Product Packaging

By Michael Weems, VP of Public Policy, American Lighting Association (ALA) The following is reprinted with the permission of ALA. The concept of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) laws originated out of the European Union. Since then, EPR laws have flourished worldwide, including in the United States and Canada. The initial wave of EPR laws focused on electronics and battery [...]

Controls

PoE Lighting Market Is Down But Not Out

By Scott Sherwood and David Shiller Power over Ethernet (PoE) lighting emerged from the IT industry, which built upon technology from the 48VDC telecom industry. More on PoE lighting origins can be found here. In 2023, PoE lighting had a rough year with significant players going out of business, diminishing in market presence, as well [...]

Controls

Wireless NLC – 3 Of 4: Wireless Trends & Why Mesh Is Winning

    By John Arthur Wilson and David Shiller This is the third of a four article series about important concepts in wireless networked lighting controls (NLC). This article is largely about mesh, so let’s start with a definition: A mesh network is a local area network, with a communications arrangement (aka topology) in which the infrastructure nodes (i.e. controllers, sensors, switches, [...]

Controls

Wireless NLC — 2 Of 4: The Decline Of Gateways

By John Arthur Wilson and David Shiller This is the second of a four article series about important concepts in wireless networked lighting controls (NLC). What Is A Gateway? A gateway is a hardware device that connects two networks with different protocols. Two common examples that most people are familiar with are WiFi routers and [...]

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