Lighting Industry

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 [...]

Lighting Industry, Products + Technology

Partnership Brings AR & 3D Technology To Lighting Manufacturers And Showrooms

LEVAR, a leading provider of Augmented Reality (AR) and 3D “View in your space” technologies, and the Lighting Showroom Association (LSA), announce the launch of their partnership platform to bring AR and 3D technologies to the residential lighting and fan industry. Through the LSA Augmented Reality program, LEVAR provides LSA member showrooms and manufacturers with the ability [...]

Awards, Lighting Industry

Terry McGowan Receives John Bachner Presidential Award

At the recent Board of Directors’ meeting of the National Lighting Bureau last week, Chairperson Mary Beth Gotti presented the John Bachner Presidential Award to Terry McGowan. The award, named after the first executive director of the organization, is presented to a member at the discretion of the current chairperson in recognition of the recipient’s outstanding service [...]

Agriculture, Lighting Industry

Horticultural Lighting Market To Grow As Three More States Legalize Recreational Cannabis

The November mid-term elections were not just politically consequential. They also ushered in cannabis legalization in Maryland and Missouri. Earlier this year, Rhode Island’s legislature and governor enacted legislation legalizing recreational cannabis, as well. These latest three states bring the number of states with legalized recreational cannabis to 21, plus Washington, D.C. and Guam. That [...]

Construction + Economy, Lighting Industry

Infrastructure Law & Construction Safety To Spur The Mobile Light Tower Market

One year ago, the Federal Infrastructure Law was passed by Congress and signed by President Biden. One expected result is significant growth in the mobile light tower market. In a recent market research report from Allied Market Research, the global mobile light tower market size was valued at $1.9 Billion in 2021, and is projected [...]

Agriculture, Lighting Industry

Musings On The Mega Show MJBizCon 2022

This year’s MJBizCon was a mix of new market enthusiasm subdued by mature market malaise.  Like previous shows, stalwart lighting brands prominently displayed their wares including Gavita, Fluence, HLG, Signify, Fohse, etc.  Booths were massive with most providing sunglasses to avoid the powerful 600W+ rays. A new participant also debuted – Verjure by Acuity Brands [...]

Construction + Economy, Lighting Industry

Southern California Shipping Port Backlogs Gone; East & Gulf Ports Backlogged

The backup of container ships off the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA was one the biggest sources of U.S. supply chain congestion during the COVID-19 pandemic and a contributor to inflation. Now, though, it’s over, thanks to a drastic decline in import demand nationally.

Lighting Industry, Research

BPA Report Characterizes Non-Residential Lighting In The Pacific Northwest

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) published their Non-Residential Lighting Northwest Market Model report, this Summer. The report provides a characterization of the non-resi lighting market (commercial, industrial, & outdoor).

Construction + Economy, Lighting Industry

The Traditional Office Is Rapidly Being Replaced By Co-Working Spaces

A previous LightNOW post discussed the shift of offices from downtowns to suburbs, a significant reduction in downtown office occupancy, and the conversion of office buildings to residential use. There is another significant trend in office spaces. 39% of prospective office tenants report they either already use co-working spaces or are considering using co-working space solutions for their employees.

Lighting Industry, Products + Technology

The Growing Use Of Online Lighting Configurators

A growing number of lighting manufacturers are offering online lighting configurators to simplify selection of lighting by specifiers, facility managers, and even consumers.


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