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Interview: Randy Reid Retiring…Really!

  Randy Reid is planning to retire from his many roles in the lighting industry. He is best known as the editor (& owner) of EdisonReport.com. His EdisonReport Media Network…

Elevating Your Brand Through Strategic Design

By Sanjit Bahra, Principal and Founder of DesignPlusLight Understanding human emotions and how they drive our decision-making is key to creating a successful hospitality brand. When we walk into a…

Lighting Changes In The Fitwel Healthy Building Standard v3

On June 4, 2024, Fitwel, a leading global healthy building certification, released Version 3 (“v3”) of its standard. This update strives to incorporate the latest public health research to optimize…

Japan’s Autonomous Freight Conveyor To Replace 25,000 Trucks

The Plan The Japanese government has a plan to create an autonomous freight hauling system connecting its major cities. The new system is expected to remove 25,000 freight trucks from…

Two Rare Non-Aurora Sky Glows Discovered: STEVE & Anti-STEVE

The first of two new rare sky glow phenomena was videoed in 2017, over Southwest Canada. It appeared closer to the equator than where auroras normally occur, and was a…

Q2 2024 Acquisitions

  Here is a quick summary of 11 acquisitions and one shut down, in the second quarter of 2024: Ameron Pole Products acquired by Arcosa, Inc. Details here LSI acquired…

DLC Releases Final NLC5.1 Technical Requirements

The Design Lights Consortium (DLC) has released their final version of v5.1 Networked Lighting Control technical requirements (NLC5.1). NLC5.1 is a minor revision that contains updates to the policy’s energy…

10 Easy Tips For Better Lighting Product Spec Sheets

  Having created many hundreds of lighting product spec sheets, here are my suggested tips for improving their clarity, design, and completeness: UNDERSTAND THE PURPOSE Always remember that the spec…

Key Trends In New Home Construction

Major homebuilding trends are being shaped by consumer preferences, sustainability concerns, and the latest technologies. Sustainability Builders are increasingly embracing green building certifications that demonstrate a commitment to green design…

tED magazine Replacing “lightED” with “electrifiED”

  After 7 years of publishing the lightED website, NAED’s tED magazine will stop publishing lightED and start publishing a new website, electrifiED, focused on electrification and the associated supply…

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