Lighting Design & Specification

Bloor Viaduct Design TeamLearn more about Mulvey & Banani International Inc. and the lighting design team assembled for the Luminous Veil project by reading their collective answers to LDS’ questions.

 

 

Bloor Viaduct LightveilThe Luminous Veil, a once controversial suicide prevention barrier installed along Toronto’s historic Prince Edward Viaduct — popularly known as the Bloor viaduct — has become Toronto’s latest and most spectacular illuminated art installation...

 

 

Earth Elements UVResearchers from the KU Leuven Department of Chemical Engineering in Belgium have discovered a method to separate two rare earth elements — europium and yttrium — with UV light instead of with traditional solvents. The university researchers’ findingsoffer new opportunities for the recycling of fluorescent lamps and low-energy light bulbs.

Future LightingA century ago, less than 10% of the world’s population lived in cities. The next three decades will see the largest increase in the world’s urban population in human history. By the middle of this century, 6.5 billion people will live in cities, up from 4 billion today. By 2050, two out of every three people on Earth will call a city home. Today’s cities consume more than 70% of the world’s energy supply — a figure that will increase over time.

LuminexA single backbone fibre ring of LuminexGigaCore Ethernet switches unifies and simplifies all the AV and lighting functions at Desjardins Hall, a performing arts venue in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Quebec...

semanticThe evolution of lighting technology is giving birth to amazing new possibilities. Where lighting once played a purely functional role in our lives, it can now be used to communicate, create and inspire. The next stage in this evolution is Semantic Lighting: an illumination system that is connecting the physical and digital worlds.

LightfairFrom May 3 to 7, New York City’s Javits Centre hosted the 26th edition ofLightfair International (LFI), the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, sponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD).

Dimming ProtocolsLighting controls are readily used in commercial, industrial and residential buildings to save energy. They are also mandated through their inclusion in government building codes and encouraged through energy standards such as ASHRAE 90.1 and LEED.

Lighting QuebecOn Cartier Avenue in Quebec City, 34 giant lampshades backlit with LEDs and decorated with works by two Quebec artists are currently hanging over the street. The installation is an original concept by Lightemotion, a lighting design firm that illuminates building façades and interiors in North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. While this “floating gallery” installation is temporary, Lightemotion will use the lighting fixtures to create new annual shows for the next five years.

Design SistineThe sturdy rectangular structure was built in the late 1470s as part of the Vatican’s fortified medieval walls, the job commissioned by the then general contractor Pope Sixtus IV (hence the name Sistine). It was designed to match, as nearly as possible, the dimensions of Solomon’s Temple as described in the Bible—130 feet long, 43 feet wide, and 65 feet high.

 

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Eaton’s Cooper Lighting division has introduced new Halo Surface LED Downlights for new ...

Design

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The ongoing sea change between fluorescent and light-emitting diode (LED) lighting technologies ...
On Cartier Avenue in Quebec City, 34 giant lampshades backlit with LEDs and decorated with works by ...
The sturdy rectangular structure was built in the late 1470s as part of the Vatican’s fortified ...
The International Year of Light “is a global initiative that will highlight the importance of ...
It is no secret that lighting design plays a central part in the atmosphere of an interior ...
A lamp made with graphene, said by its U.K. developers to be the first commercially viable ...
Researchers from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have used optogenetics to ...
A single backbone fibre ring of LuminexGigaCore Ethernet switches unifies and simplifies all the AV ...
The evolution of lighting technology is giving birth to amazing new possibilities. Where lighting ...
From May 3 to 7, New York City’s Javits Centre hosted the 26th edition ofLightfair ...

LED Technology

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Mention LEDs in a conversation, and what first springs to mind is low energy use. But LEDs offer ...
LED's Part 2The benefits of LEDs almost seem too good to be true, and in some cases may be. Rapid ...
Helping LED Luminaire manufacturers develop products and gain market access is the intent behind ...
You may soon be able to add “growing space vegetables” to the list of uses for LEDs. Researchers at ...
Showing off your modern lighting advancements makes a powerful statement to customers. You’ll be ...
Acuity Brands, Inc. has launched a next-generation OLED product portfolio, including the ...
Halo light-emitting diode (LED) downlights from Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Division are featured in ...
LED keeps evolving. Six or seven years ago no one thought that LED was bright enough or ...
Although a relatively new technology, organic light-emitting diodes, OLEDs, are labelled today’s ...
Organic LEDs (OLEDs) are an interesting and promising new display technology. They provide a number ...

New Products

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Eaton’s Lumark Caretaker light-emitting diode (LED) area luminaire is ideal for area and ...
Eaton’s new Neo-Ray Index light-emitting diode (LED) pendant luminaire from Cooper Lighting ...
Legrand’s Pass & Seymour Harmony Tru-Universal Dimmer comes with self-calibrating ...
iteline Corporation’s new 4” Versa-Series pot lights provide maximum safety and ...
Researchers at Duke University have developed a new method to make fluorescent molecules emit ...
The Fluke 1000FLT performs 5 essential tests in less than 30 seconds with one compact tool ...
Eaton’s Portfolio surface-mount light-emitting diode (LED) luminaire from its Cooper Lighting ...
Eaton’s Metalux Encounter and SkyRidge light-emitting diode (LED) luminaire families are now ...
Aimed at the residential market, Legrand’s new Pass & Seymour arc fault circuit ...

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