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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 [...]

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The Leaf Sheep Can Photosynthesize And Eat Light!

    It’s time to meet one of the strangest animals on earth. They’re a form of sea slug called Leaf Sheep. The most striking thing about Leaf Sheep is that they remove the chloroplasts from the algae they eat and collect them in external tubular structures called rhinophores. The collected algal chloroplasts continue to [...]

Education + Resources, Events

Turn Your High Schooler Into A Lighting Person!

  Sure, you’re a hardcore lighting person, but what about the teenagers in your life? Camp CANDLE is an architectural lighting design summer camp for high school students. It’s located at Penn State University, with one of the top lighting / architectural engineering programs in North America. The goal of Camp CANDLE is to increase awareness [...]

Education + Resources, Interviews + Opinion

Interview: Tom Butters On The Lighting Agora

  I had the pleasure of interviewing Tom Butters, Founder & Executive Director of The Lighting Agora, about what the Agora is and where it’s heading. Shiller:  What was your original goal in establishing the Lighting Agora?  Butters:  I have always strived to work for the benefit of the lighting industry as a whole. In [...]

Education + Resources, Lighting Industry

New Lighting History Blog

Self-professed lighting nerd and historian Frank Grobmeier recently launched an illuminating look back at the lighting industry’s historical and little-known facts with his blog Radiant History ( The blog unveils tales of luminosity and delves into the evolution of light throughout the ages. From candles and oil lamps to the birth of solid-state luminaries, Radiant [...]

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Inspiring Brilliance – The Besal Fund

The Robert J. Besal Memorial Education fund, which provides scholarships to students in the illuminating engineering disciplines, is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary this year. The Fund has awarded nearly a million dollars in scholarships with the aspriration to encourage talented and committed students to excel in their studies and choose a career in the lighting [...]

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What Lighting Manufacturers And Designers Should Know About LERN

  IALD LERN is a new continuing education program that will connect professionals involved in lighting design and specification with high-quality design education. IALD is seeking partners to become early adaptors and help shape the future of the program. IALD LERN will provide a platform to connect content providers’ educational material to IALD members. Partners, [...]

Education + Resources, Light + Health

Innovators in Residential Healthcare: Circadian Principles & Practice

Dr. Shelly James, Founder of Age of Light Innovations Group, is hosting a webinar, Innovators in Residential Healthcare: Circadian Lighting Principles & Practice, to share best practices in circadian lighting for residential healthcare facilities. Current research suggests that lighting that actively supports a robust day-night (or ‘circadian’) cycle in older people with dementia can significantly [...]

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Free Webinar On Lighting And Smart Buildings

PG&E is sponsoring a free live webinar featuring some of the top experts in the country on the future of smart buildings. It is titled Lighting and Smart Buildings: Opportunities, Case Studies, & Better Practices. It will present a history, overview, and a report on the current state of building controls integration. The webinar will [...]

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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.


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