Category: Craig’s Lighting Articles

Avoiding MH Lamp Ruptures

Read the article I wrote on this subject for the January 2009 issue of Electrical Contractor here. The article makes reference to NEMA’s revised LSD25-2008, “Best Practices for Metal Halide…

Read the article I wrote on this subject for the January 2009 issue of Electrical Contractor here.

The article makes reference to NEMA’s revised LSD25-2008, “Best Practices for Metal Halide Lighting Systems Plus Q&A About Lamp Ruptures in Metal Halide Lighting Systems,” available here.

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Target Breezeway

My earlier post about an artist using the Tweenbots as a vehicle to explore how people interact with space reminded me of the Target Breezeway project at Rockefeller Center in…

My earlier post about an artist using the Tweenbots as a vehicle to explore how people interact with space reminded me of the Target Breezeway project at Rockefeller Center in New York City, designed by Electroland, LLC, where visitors to a room connecting the top-floor observation decks are invited to interact with room surfaces through patterns of light and color that playfully mimic their own movement.

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I wrote about this project for Archi-Tech Magazine here.

As each visitor enters the 20×20 Target Breezeway space on the 69th floor of Rockefeller Center, he or she is automatically assigned a “personality” by a 3D tracking system and then followed by an individual signature of light colors and patterns via an interactive LED system.

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Temple of Light

Here’s a project story I wrote for Archi-Tech Magazine before it went digital, which I still find interesting to revisit. The photos appear to be a bit saturated on the…

Here’s a project story I wrote for Archi-Tech Magazine before it went digital, which I still find interesting to revisit. The photos appear to be a bit saturated on the web translation here, but you can still get a great flavor for the project.

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The project was initiated by the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), a global sociospiritual organization that, to its followers, represents the Hindu religion in its purest form. BAPS embarked on a new 30,000-square-foot mandir (temple) in Lilburn, GA.

The building marries ancient design and construction with cutting-edge lighting technology. Built on a 30-acre site, the mandir was designed according to instructions for the construction of religious buildings written into the Sthapitya-shastra–architectural scriptures that are thousands of years old. The finished project features 34,000 hand-carved pieces, 86 decorative ceilings, five shikhars (pinnacles), 116 torans (archways), and 391 pillars.

The lighting design, produced by Dacula, GA-based Stone Mountain Media, required flexible fixtures that could be concealed in very small spaces. The intention was for the lighting to provide aesthetic enhancement and functionality but without being seen. The resulting LED lighting system, consisting of 2,000 LED luminaires, provide a remarkable functional and colorful lighting solution.

Check it out here.

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