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Daylight Factor Explained

Daylight factor, a metric used to express the availability of daylight in a space, is explained clearly here.

National Sales Manager Job Available at Enertainment Lighting Company

I just heard about a Permanent National Sales Manager job for an entertainment lighting company based in Florida via LinkedIn, and thought I’d pass it along: “We are seeking a…

IALD Announces 26th Annual Lighting Design Award Winners

Nineteen winning projects representing projects from 11 countries comprise the winners of the 26th Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards, out of nearly 260 submissions. Of the 19 projects recognized,…

Traxon Technologies’ Mirror PXL

The blazing fire is an amazing effect–I was able to see it firsthand at the Sylvania booth at Lightfair, which was showcasing this Traxon product. The video doesn’t quite do…

Electroindustry Confidence Rises Sharply in April

NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American conditions jumped 16 points in April to 42. Though falling below the key 50-point mark indicative of improvement in industry…

Fast Company Reviews Nexxus Lighting’s Quantum Light Lamp

Interesting review of Nexxus’ SSL lamp here, written by one of Fast Company Magazine’s technology bloggers. The review contains some errors in its analysis, but it’s an interesting take and…

Integrating Lighting Control and Energy Management Systems

I recently wrote an article for the April issue of Electrical Contractor, about some aspects of integrating lighting control and energy management systems. This is a hot topic because codes…

Prisma Changes Name to Performance in Lighting

Prisma Architectural Lighting has announced that it has changed its name to Performance in Lighting USA, one of three brands under Performance in Lighting, or PiL, an Italian architectural lighting…

NEMA Lighting Systems Index Tumbles Sharply in Q109

NEMA’s Lighting Systems Index (LSI) dropped 12.8% during the first quarter of 2009 compared to the prior three-month period. Moreover, the index has registered new all-time low readings in each…

Rebates & Retrofits: The Stimulus Put to Work

Lighting designer Jim Benya of Benya Lighting Design has published a great presentation on his website talking about opportunities in the retrofit and relighting market, available free here as a…


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