Lighting Design

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

A Look at Software for Lighting Control Systems

Following various advancements in technology, smart buildings are rapidly becoming the standard, particularly in the commercial sector. One notable IoT solution that is seemingly becoming a mainstay in most commercial buildings is lighting control systems. These systems offer flexibility, increased energy efficiency, improved safety, and enhanced convenience. Nevertheless, these systems cannot work effectively without appropriate [...]

By |2019-08-21T14:18:37-07:00August 21st, 2019|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design, Residential Lighting|Comments Off on A Look at Software for Lighting Control Systems

Lighting Technologies and the Perception of Color

Lighting Technologies and the Perception of Color and Comfort Does too much light increase discomfort to your eyes? Do you strain when trying to work in low-lit spaces? Basically, the human eye functions optimally under ambient lighting, as it permits proper perception of color and light. Good lighting is necessary in improving visibility and comfort. [...]

By |2019-07-16T23:31:14-07:00July 16th, 2019|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design, Residential Lighting|Comments Off on Lighting Technologies and the Perception of Color

What a Smart City May Look Like

What does the smart city of the future look like? Implementing smart tech in everything from led streetlights to smart garbage and recycling receptacles, data monitoring, and more may make cities safer and more efficient. Perhaps new implementations will be able to even generate power for the city through solar power panels. The cities of [...]

By |2019-06-13T21:12:10-07:00June 13th, 2019|Lighting Design|Comments Off on What a Smart City May Look Like