Lighting Design

How Much Screen Time is Too Much?

While most of the discussion on the dangers of technology on children is centered on personal security risks, there have been, for quite a long time, concerns about the health risks posed by screen time. In particular, parents are mostly concerned about their kids potentially messing their sleeping patterns from watching too much TV, or [...]

By |2020-09-19T00:01:21-07:00September 18th, 2020|Lighting Design|0 Comments

Improving Visual Comfort

The amount of light provided by the sun meets the minimum requirements for illuminance, as set by the IES. Besides, it renders daylight harvesting uneconomical, at least quantitatively. This means that measures need to be put in to improve visual comfort. Most people use daylight to illuminate spaces. However, they still install diffusers, louvers, and [...]

By |2020-09-18T11:26:32-07:00August 15th, 2020|Lighting Design|Comments Off on Improving Visual Comfort

Following Advancements in Lighting Control Technology

The National Association of Lighting Maintenance Companies (NALMCO), in partnership with the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), oversees and certifies lighting maintenance companies operating within the US. The two organizations form the Joint IES Lighting Maintenance Committee, a body that creates lighting industry standards, including RP-35-15 and the new Certified Lighting Controls Professional (CLCP) certificate.  CLCP [...]

By |2020-07-15T23:29:49-07:00July 15th, 2020|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design|Comments Off on Following Advancements in Lighting Control Technology

Conserving Energy Levels

Energy conservation, especially in regards to lighting, can be analogically explained using the example of a highway bridge. Basically, it is more practical and economical to lower the river or sea below a giant bridge as opposed to raising the bridge itself.  Similarly, when you need to reduce a lighting load, you ideally target, and [...]

By |2020-06-15T14:00:04-07:00June 15th, 2020|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design, Residential Lighting|Comments Off on Conserving Energy Levels

 A Growing Demand for Networked Controls

The National Association of Lighting Management Companies (NALMCO) has always had a mutually beneficial relationship with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for over 20 years. The two organizations have worked together as part of the IES Lighting Maintenance Committee, coming up with valuable guidelines that touch on lighting maintenance. Following advancements in lighting control technology, [...]

By |2020-05-29T00:46:02-07:00May 29th, 2020|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design, Residential Lighting|Comments Off on  A Growing Demand for Networked Controls

Responding To the Needs of Lighting Designers

In December 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy invited the top lighting designers and specifiers to a roundtable with a view of finding out how they approach different projects, and what products they would like manufacturers to focus on. The agency also sought to know if the professionals would appreciate a generalized lighting database that [...]

By |2020-04-14T18:50:48-07:00April 14th, 2020|Lighting Design|Comments Off on Responding To the Needs of Lighting Designers

Making Backlighting and Coves Shine

If you are a lighting designer, being involved in a project team has both positive and negative propositions. On the positive side, you will have a say when key architectural decisions are being made. The negative side is that this “power” carries a higher level of responsibility, such as having to explain all the stuff [...]

By |2020-03-16T22:16:38-07:00March 16th, 2020|Back Lighting, Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design|Comments Off on Making Backlighting and Coves Shine

Lighting Comfort and Color in Work Spaces

According to professor Mark Rea of the Lighting Research Center, color is just but a pigment of our imagination. In essence, the perception of color is subjective, and varies from person to person. Despite the introduction of color-tuned TLEDs (which can be customized to meet different user specifications), it is still difficult to provide lighting [...]

By |2020-01-15T15:00:42-08:00January 15th, 2020|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design|Comments Off on Lighting Comfort and Color in Work Spaces

The Light To The Rescue

In the words of the great Dale Carnegie, the need to feel wanted is the most superior of human needs. Indeed, wanting to feel wanted is a key human motivator and drives most of us to find our purpose. In a couple of our conferences a few years ago, we listened to David DiLaura present [...]

By |2019-11-12T16:00:24-08:00November 10th, 2019|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design|Comments Off on The Light To The Rescue

What’s New in Energy Conservation & Safety

According to various satellite images, there is an increased night sky glow in most developing areas. The light mainly arises from bright signage, new buildings, and LED-lit roads - which sends both direct and indirect (reflected) light to the sky. The situation It's so bad that in New York, there are plans to force owners [...]

By |2019-09-13T21:54:01-07:00September 13th, 2019|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design|Comments Off on What’s New in Energy Conservation & Safety