Lighting Design

Awards, Lighting Design

Benya, Neils, Villatoro and Christensen Win 2008 GE Edison Award

The 2008 GE Edison Award was presented to James R. Benya of Benya Lighting Design, Michael Neils and Juan José Villatoro of M. Neils Engineering, Inc., and James E. Christensen of the City of Sacramento, for lighting the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento, California. GE Consumer & Industrial presented a personalized Steuben crystal award for [...]

Education + Resources, Lighting Design

Light + Design: A Guide to Designing Quality Lighting for People and Buildings

Over the past two years, I had the pleasure of working with an extraordinary group of lighting professionals–Carol Jones, Naomi Miller, Leslie North, Peter Ngai, Dawn DeGrazio, Veda Clark and Yukiko Yoshida–on the development of Light + Design: A Guide to Designing Quality Lighting for People and Buildings. This 192-page document is a practical guide [...]

Codes + Standards, Lighting Design

Introducing “BUG”: A Classification System for Outdoor Luminaires

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) is promoting BUG, a classification system for outdoor luminaires (PDF file). Based on the TM-15–the upgrade of the roadway shielding classification system by the Illuminating Engineering Society and the Lighting Research Center–the BUG system addresses light emitted from the luminaire in all directions, not just up into the sky. Called [...]

Education + Resources, Lighting Design

New DOE Commercial Lighting Solutions Web Tool Lights the Way Beyond 90.1

I wrote the below column for the April issue of Illuminate, published by Architectural Products Magazine, about the Commercial Lighting Solutions program produced by DOE to support organizations seeking to generate energy savings beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2004 without sacrificing lighting quality. I was also honored to take part in a charrette in Washington, DC to contribute [...]

Lighting Design

Room Surface Brightness

Traditionally, lighting design for office applications has focused on making sure that there are sufficient maintained light levels on horizontal surfaces such as desktops. But research suggests that office workers prefer some light on vertical surfaces, confirming the beliefs of many lighting designers. Designing lighting to create brightness on vertical surfaces in the field of [...]


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