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Interviews + Opinion

Interviews + Opinion

PNNL’s Gabe Arnold Talks Upper-Air GUV

For an upcoming article for ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR, I recently had the opportunity to interview Gabe Arnold, PE, Senior Systems Engineer for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The topic: a new ACEEE conference paper evaluating the efficacy and energy consumption of upper-room GUV systems. Transcript follows.

Agriculture, Interviews + Opinion

Interview: Kassim Tremblay, V.P. Of Business Development At Sollum Technologies

I had the pleasure of interviewing Kassim Tremblay, V.P. of Business Development at Sollum Technologies about their approach to smart horticultural lighting for greenhouses and other CEA facilities. They’ve integrated some interesting capabilities. Shiller: Some readers know that Sollum Technologies is an LED grow light manufacturer. Can you please share what makes Sollum unique in [...]

Interviews + Opinion, People

Interview: Steven Parker, Partner At Lighting Group Network A Decorative Lighting Company

I had the pleasure of interviewing Steven Parker, Partner at Lighting Group Network, a new lighting company selling ten overseas decorative lighting brands, in North America. They’re not your typical lighting manufacturer. Shiller: How do you describe Lighting Group Network?  Parker: LGN is a very unique company starting with our team of highly experienced lighting professionals [...]

Craig’s Lighting Articles, Interviews + Opinion

Acuity’s Daren Hatfield Talks Field-Replaceable LED Drivers

I recently had the opportunity to interview Daren Hatfield, Director of Marketing – Digital Lighting Components, Acuity Brands for an article I’m developing for the May 2023 issue of tED Magazine, the official NAED publication. The topic: opportunities for distributors serving the LED driver replacement market.

Craig’s Lighting Articles, Interviews + Opinion

BriteSwitch’s Leendert Jan Enthoven Talks Lighting Rebate Trends

For a feature to be published in Electrical Contractor’s April issue, I recently had the opportunity to interview Leendert Jan Enthoven, President, BriteSwitch, a rebate fulfillment firm, whose North American rebate database provided a look at some interesting trends in commercial lighting rebates.

Craig’s Lighting Articles, Interviews + Opinion

Universal’s Chris Holstein Talks Distributor Opportunity Replacing LED Drivers

I recently had the opportunity to interview Chris Holstein, VP Product Management, Pricing, Marketing for Universal Douglas for an article I’m developing for the May 2023 issue of tED Magazine, the official NAED publication. The topic: opportunities for distributors serving the LED driver replacement market.

Interviews + Opinion, Products + Technology

Interview: ChatGPT’s Predictions For The Future Of Lighting Technology

I recently had the opportunity to sit down for an exclusive (not really) interview with the new know-it-all. Arguably, one of the smartest smarty-pants in the world, OpenAI’s ChatGPT, an AI chatbot knowledgeable on everything in the world, until 2021. My interview focused on how lighting technology will evolve in the near future. SHILLER: What [...]

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, Products + Technology

Weighing Into The Lighting Innovation Debate

A debate has recently emerged between industry thought leaders about whether or not innovation has significantly slowed in the lighting industry. On one side, during an interview at Light+Building, industry thought-leaders Mark Lien and Randy Reid argue innovation has slowed. On the other side, thought-leader Carrie Meadows argues that innovation hasn’t slowed, but rather needs to be redefined, in a recent opinion piece published in LEDs Magazine. David weighs in to the debate in today’s LightNOW post.

Education + Resources, Interviews + Opinion

Evluma CEO Interview: Streetlight Glare Whitepaper, The New RP-8, & Warming CCTs

David recently had the pleasure of interviewing Don Vendetti, CEO of Evluma. The street and area lighting company has just published a new whitepaper about glare. We also discussed the new ANSI/IES RP-8 standard, as well as the trend toward warming CCTs for streetlights.

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