Lighting Design

Craig’s Lighting Articles, Lighting Design

Lighting 101: Some Light Reading

This article describes the photometric report and what electrical distributors can learn from it at a glance, part of a new series at tED Magazine (NAED) that aims to explore lighting fundamentals and attract new distribution professionals to the category.

Lighting Design, Products + Technology

Fiber Optic Lighting Impressed At LEDucation

At LEDucation, it was encouraging to see the advancements in fiber optic lighting. A company called Universal Fiber Optic Lighting USA (UFO) exemplified this maturing of fiber optic lighting, including the adoption of LED illuminators / light sources, attractive side-emitting fibers, and attractive end fittings, including European crystal. Perhaps what was most impressive was the [...]

Lighting Design, Lighting Industry

Color-Changing LED & Projectors Embraced By Churches

A.C. Lighting, Inc., an entertainment lighting value-added distributor, recently published an article about immersive color in houses of worship. Historically, houses of worship have used stained glass to wash a nave, sanctuary, or chapel with colorful light and to tell religious stories at the same time. Today, contemporary churches are accomplishing this with color-changing LED [...]

Controls, Lighting Design

Trends In Smart Hotel Rooms to Improve Guest Experience & Energy Efficiency

ABI Research expects 6.4 million smart hotel room devices to ship worldwide in 2027. That’s double the smart hotel devices that shipped in 2022, with a CAGR of 24.6% between 2021 and 2027. Some of the early adopters are Mandarine Oriental Hotel Group and Hilton. Many more brands are expected to adopt smart hotel technology [...]

Lighting Design, Lighting Industry

DC Metro Transit Authority Seeking Lighting Design Firms

The most recent email newsletter from LD+A, their E Report, was sponsored by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), with the Request For Information (RFI) graphic above. WMATA is asking lighting design firms to consider responding to their RFI. The image links to the WMATA Procurement and Contracting web page, here. The deadline for [...]

Awards, Lighting Design

Two Lighting Design Award Programs Now Accepting Entries

Two lighting design award programs have announced that they are currently accepting entries, IESNYC and International Lighting Design Awards.

Lighting Design

Novel Approaches To Fitness Center Lighting

David recently reviewed two separate case studies about Fitness Center lighting and was struck by how different the two approaches were.

Lighting Design, Products + Technology

Shedding Light On Data Centers

At ArchLIGHT Summit in September, David met staff from Lantana. The company specializes in lighting for data centers, specifically linear architectural luminaires with remote drivers and PoE options. They’ve illuminated over 30 million square feet of data centers, nationally.

Lighting Design, Products + Technology

AI Is Changing Design Fields. Is Lighting Next?

A recent New York Times article reviewed how AI is impacting creative fields, such as interior design, graphic design, filmmaking, video game development, and more.

Energy + Environment, Lighting Design

German Manufacturer Calls For Design Shift To Delivered Efficacy

A German spotlight manufacturer, ERCO, has issued a public call for the lighting design industry to shift from luminaire efficacy (measured in lumens/Watt) to the “effectiveness of the light in the space” (aka “delivered efficacy,” measured in lux/Watt or foot-candles/Watt).


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