Can Retail Stores Survive?

This is a question that has been on many minds over the last few years as e-commerce - and now COVID-19 - brought thousands of retail stores to their knees. And it is not just your local stores that have been affected. Macy's has announced the looming closure of 100 of its 650 stores while [...]

By |2021-05-17T19:14:15-07:00May 13th, 2021|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design|Comments Off on Can Retail Stores Survive?

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

 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

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

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

Client Psychology and Lighting Design

Design is a place where designer knowledge meets client needs. The goal of commercial lighting design is to meet requirements of a client as well as the space. A good designer discovers what their client wants and figures out how to achieve it. They make an effort to see a client's point of view. Great [...]

By |2018-12-03T14:43:54-08:00November 20th, 2018|Lighting Design|Comments Off on Client Psychology and Lighting Design
Go to Top