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Lighting Industry, Products + Technology

Lighting And Innovation Part 4: Present-Proofing

    By Clifton Stanley Lemon We humans are both cursed and blessed with an obsession with the future. It’s constantly amazing to me how much we crave narratives that predict the future and proceed to stick to them even in the face of direct and persistent evidence of their utter failure to predict. We’re [...]

Lighting Industry, Products + Technology

6 Ways AI Is Changing E-Comm Lighting Product Photography

By Connor Moriarty, Studio Manager and David Shiller, Publisher In recent years, AI has started to make significant impacts in the world of lighting product photography. As businesses increasingly rely on compelling visuals to capture consumer attention, AI is poised to transform lighting product photography, offering unparalleled efficiency, accuracy, and creativity. Here are six ways [...]

Lighting Industry, Products + Technology

Lighting and Innovation Part 3: It Takes a Platform

By Clifton Stanley Lemon How many designers does it take to change a lightbulb? Answer: Does it have to be a light bulb? While this old joke lampoons the legendary persnickety design thinking personified by Steve Jobs and others, the response is quite valid. Who in the lighting industry today is asking this question or [...]

Lighting Industry, Products + Technology

Lighting And Innovation Part 2 of 4: It Takes A Stack

By Clifton Stanley Lemon This is the second post in a four-part series on Lighting and Innovation. The first post can be read here. It’s supremely ironic that we are, ostensibly, in a state of stagnating innovation in lighting today, given that the universal symbol of innovation and inspiration is…the light bulb. Of course, the [...]

Lighting Industry, Products + Technology

Lighting and Innovation – Part One Of A Four-Part Series

By Clifton Stanley Lemon Series Description In the lighting industry, we suffer from a collective lapse of imagination – where are the real innovations driven by the most compelling capabilities of SSL? We’re still chasing energy efficiency even though lighting long ago became by far the most energy-efficient of all building systems. We have a [...]

Agriculture, Lighting Industry

Musings On The Mega Show MJBizCon 2022

This year’s MJBizCon was a mix of new market enthusiasm subdued by mature market malaise.  Like previous shows, stalwart lighting brands prominently displayed their wares including Gavita, Fluence, HLG, Signify, Fohse, etc.  Booths were massive with most providing sunglasses to avoid the powerful 600W+ rays. A new participant also debuted – Verjure by Acuity Brands [...]

Energy + Environment, Interviews + Opinion

Sustainability And Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)

A recent editorial in LD&A magazine noted that we no longer have to single out “LED” lighting projects because now almost all projects use LEDs. There is no question that LEDs have drastically reduced energy use in both new construction and retrofit projects. So much so that some are arguing if we even really need lighting energy codes anymore.

Interviews + Opinion, Lighting Design

So You’re a Fixture Chooser? A Guest Authors’ Perspective

Guest authors Clifton Stanley Lemon & Thomas Paterson make the case for eliminating the term “specifier.”


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