Craig’s Lighting Articles

Craig’s Lighting Articles

Research: Many Retailers Are Unhappy with Their Lighting

According to a survey of retailers conducted by Pacific Gas & Electric and the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC), many are unhappy with their lighting, suggesting a selling opportunity for specialists capable of demonstrably improving lighting. A majority of respondents (56 percent) are either “somewhat unsatisfied” (40 percent) or “not at all satisfied” (16 percent) [...]

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ENERGY STAR LED Products Arrive

To strengthen user confidence in LED products, the Department of Energy established ENERGY STAR criteria for LED fixtures that went into effect last September. Recently, the first products were introduced. In this article I wrote for the July issue of TED magazine, the ENERGY STAR criteria are discussed along with several perspectives on its significance [...]

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Introduction to Fluorescent Dimming

Archi-Tech Magazine has published an article I wrote about fluorescent dimming. Check it out here.

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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 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 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 [...]

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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 web translation here, but you can still get a great flavor for the project. The project was initiated by the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan [...]


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