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

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

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

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

Lighting: What’s New and Exciting

What is new and exciting right now in the world of lighting? When it comes to lights and lighting design, quite a bit! Putting new tech and fancy designs temporarily aside, energy codes are having a big impact. That's partly due to when municipalities were left to decide which code they wanted to put into [...]

By |2019-05-21T17:22:15-07:00May 21st, 2019|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design, Residential Lighting|Comments Off on Lighting: What’s New and Exciting

LEDs in Agricultural Applications (Part 1)

When it comes to lighting, there are a lot of applications that it can be used for. With technology and products being increasingly refined and sophisticated, there are so many uses when it comes to lighting, and they number among the practical as well as the decorative. You may be wondering whether lights that use [...]

By |2019-04-12T22:53:20-07:00April 12th, 2019|Commercial Lighting|Comments Off on LEDs in Agricultural Applications (Part 1)

Lighting Psychology in Restaurants

Lighting helps set the mood, tone, and ambience of a place. It can help accent a structure's expression and complement the space. It can entice a diner to stay a while and linger, create an air of community or intimacy. Of course, the architecture and design of a place and even the shade of paint [...]

By |2019-01-16T14:20:04-08:00January 16th, 2019|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design|Comments Off on Lighting Psychology in Restaurants

Tips For Back Lighting Onyx

Onyx is a beautiful stone that is perfect for interior decorating. It's a banded variety of the layered mineral chalcedony. These varieties come in every color and their exotic elegance has the capacity to completely transform and take over a room. Their bands can be in nearly every color, even black or white. These stones [...]

By |2018-07-17T21:49:09-07:00March 9th, 2016|Back Lighting, Commercial Lighting|Comments Off on Tips For Back Lighting Onyx
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