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20% Increase In Non-Residential Construction Forecasted By AIA Panel

  The American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) Consensus Construction Forecast panel has projected nonresidential building spending in late 2023 and beyond and predicts that spending on buildings will increase by 20%…

New DarkSky State Of The Science 2023 Report Released

Last year, I wrote about the release of the first Artificial Light At Night (ALAN): State of the Science Report 2022, available here. DarkSky (formerly the International Dark Sky Association…

New LiFi Standard Doesn’t Use Visible Light And Is Not The Only One

  You may have heard that the IEEE has released a new and important LiFi standard for light communications, 802.11bb. What you may not have heard is that the standard…

Rhode Island & Maine Become 5th & 6th States To Ban Fluorescent Lamps

  The Rhode Island fluorescent ban was signed by the Governor on June 22, 2023. After Jan. 1, 2024, it will be illegal to sell most compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs)…

Apartment & Condo Dwellers Embrace Smart Home Devices More Than Single-Family Homeowners

  A new white paper by Parks Associates and Cox Communities sheds insights into the greater adoption and desire for smart home devices among apartment and condo residents (aka multi…

GaN Device Makers Confirm Chinese Gallium Restrictions Won’t Disrupt Supply

  In April, 2023, I wrote about the evolving and escalating trade war between the U.S. & China. One of the developments was the U.S. and some of its allies…

Amazon In Retail & B2B Ecommerce

  Amazon dominates retail e-commerce but not B2B e-commerce. Here is a closer look: Amazon dominates retail e-commerce with $431 Billion in sales projected this year. Amazon’s retail Ecom market…

Signify’s Keith Eagle Talks Commercial Lighting Upgrade Opportunities

For an upcoming article for tED Magazine, I recently had the opportunity to interview Keith Eagle, Vice President & General Manager, US Professional Channel, Signify, on the topic of continuing…

Inspiring Brilliance – The Besal Fund

The Robert J. Besal Memorial Education fund, which provides scholarships to students in the illuminating engineering disciplines, is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary this year. The Fund has awarded nearly a…

Two Control Shows Scheduled This Fall

There are two lighting control trade shows now scheduled for this Fall. The first will be DLC Controls Summit ’23, held September 26 & 27 in Detroit, MI. This year’s…


ArchLIGHT Summit – 2023
Circular Lighting Live
Light! Design Expo – IES San Francisco
DLC Controls Summit 2023
SALC IES – Street & Area Lighting Conference
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