Lighting Design & Specification

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.

 

Stimulating Neurons with LightResearchers from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have used optogenetics to capture the neuronal connection in the brains of mammals. They managed to record exclusive synaptic transmissions between neurons in a living animal.

 

 

Gilles ArpinThe International Year of Light “is a global initiative that will highlight the importance of lighting technologies like optics in our daily lives.” 

 

 

Graphene

A lamp made with graphene, said by its U.K. developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon, is to go on sale later this year, reports the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

 

 

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It is no secret that lighting design plays a central part in the atmosphere of an interior space. For an architect, light – both natural and artificial – is one of the basic building blocks of design. Light enhances space and materials, and converselycertain architectural shapes and features improve the distribution of light in a building’s interior.

 

Commercial Lighting The ongoing sea change between fluorescent and light-emitting diode (LED) lighting technologies amounts to a significant disruption for the lighting industry, potentially changing the methods by which lighting is provided and sold to customers. As a result of the lengthening lifespans of LED lamps, lighting companies are beginning to change their focus from that of equipment suppliers to service providers. Moreover, lighting companies will need to stay aware of these broader shifts and continue offering new and innovative products and services to meet demand.

 

Changing Scene

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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 ...
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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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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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