Lighting Design

Taking a Look at Software Controls

Computer hardware is practically useless without software. Software is the program that is required to fulfill the processing, input, output, storage, and control of the actions of data systems. We are all using software on our computers, or mobile devices in the form of applications, and information services; many of which we install, or connect [...]

By |2021-04-15T23:24:41-07:00April 15th, 2021|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design, Residential Lighting|Comments Off on Taking a Look at Software Controls

Terminology For Lighting Control Systems

Through the years, many attendees of industry trade shows and conferences were no doubt left confused by the complex terminology used by various manufacturers to describe their offerings. And the more exhibitor booths one went to, the less they understood whatever was being said.  But really, how can such a simple concept like lighting control systems [...]

By |2021-02-25T09:39:27-08:00February 20th, 2021|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design, NanoTex Round, Residential Lighting|Comments Off on Terminology For Lighting Control Systems

Lighting Impact on Human Health

LED lighting systems are always praised for their durability and low cost, but from another perspective, their most important quality is their flexibility in terms of controlling light intensity, spectrum, and duration. These control options are poised to be very important in the coming days, as we continue developing knowledge on the effects of lighting [...]

By |2021-01-19T17:35:48-08:00January 19th, 2021|Lighting Design|Comments Off on Lighting Impact on Human Health

Driving Safely On Our Streets

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that for the first time ever, the use of drugs contributed to a larger percentage of the 40,000+ fatalities that occur annually on our roads compared to alcohol. This has led to concerns that, as more states continue to legalize recreational marijuana, we will see more drivers [...]

By |2020-12-17T13:25:34-08:00December 17th, 2020|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design|Comments Off on Driving Safely On Our Streets

The Drawbacks to Daylight

The energy-saving goals that we have achieved so far using LEDs for interior lighting are very impressive and commendable. Our lighting loads have now been reduced to 0.5w per square ft, which means there isn’t much light left to be saved. Nevertheless, the daylight and lighting expert James Benya of Benya Burnett Consultancy has just [...]

By |2020-11-12T17:45:15-08:00November 12th, 2020|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design|Comments Off on The Drawbacks to Daylight

Quantity over Quality of Illumination

In recent years, we have become so focused on reducing our lighting load with the help of the highly effective LEDs, such that quantity has taken center stage over quality. When it comes to street lighting, for instance, the IES recommends five different types of lighting distribution which are designed for different applications.  A “Type [...]

By |2020-10-19T16:18:56-07:00October 19th, 2020|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design|Comments Off on Quantity over Quality of Illumination

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|Comments Off on How Much Screen Time is Too Much?

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
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