Lighting Design & Specification

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As we navigate ‘the summer of COVID-19’, thoughtfully designed outdoor spaces are more important than they’ve ever been – and lighting can play a major role in creating them.

 

 

LDS 7 1 UL Hans 400If you intend to sell your lighting products in North America, please note that many U.S. and Canadian utilities rely on the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) Qualified Product List (QPL) to provide utility rebates to end customers of professional applications.

 

 

LDS Hiemstra AEA 400Dave Hiemstra (CLCP, CTR) is the Controls Group Manager with Optics Lighting, he presented on Designing & Deploying Budget Friendly, Code Compliant Lighting Controls as part of the Alberta Electrical Alliance Electrical Learning Expo.

 

 

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Distributor, manufacturer, manufacturer rep and lighting agent feedback in our 2020 Q3 Pulse of Lighting report show an improving lighting market.

 

 

DC LightingThe majority of building power distribution systems use alternating current (AC) sourced from a power grid. This significantly influences the design of direct current (DC) appliances including LED light sources and digital controls.

UV Lighting and COVIDUV-C light is a key component to sterilizing workspaces and equipments. UV-C light kills viruses and bacteria, and has been proven to kill coronaviruses like SARS and MERS. As of June 2020, it is being used all around the globe for this very purpose.

LightingAll dimmers are created equal, right? Wrong! All drivers are created equal, right? Wrong! It’s not sufficient to say that you want fixtures to be “dimmable.” There have always been variations in how different dimmers work, and fluorescent ballasts, and more recently LED drivers.

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Distributors, contractors, and specifiers have to keep up with many changes in lighting technology.  One of the growing outdoor lighting categories is solar area lights. 

 

 

LDS Cooper Industries 400In the 6th installment of this video series, HALO MINUTE, by Cooper Lighting Solutions Bryant Bilal and Maggie Hill discuessed light commercial retrofits.

 

 

 

LDS IndustrialLED 400Industrial environments from warehouses to manufacturing plants are more harsh than typical work environments such as commercial office space.

 

 

 

Changing Scene

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The Lighting Research Center (LRC) recently released its latest publication, Lighting Answers: UV ...
TPL Lighting, a full service supplier of architectural lighting and controls for the Greater ...
The LIT Lighting Design Awards was created to recognize the efforts of talented international ...
From designers of custom and modular systems to cultivators and processors, the need for certified, ...
Signify Canada will now refer to a select collection of Signify North America luminaire brands as ...
The Northern Lighting Awards recognises exemplary lighting and controls as designed and integrated ...
The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) has announced the ...
Signify Canada has added Jean-Francois Ouellet as Eastern Zone Sales Leader for Signify Canada ...

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Architects of Our Own DestinyWhat to do when a global crisis causes sales to plummet? Hope, wait, ruminate? Make a virtue of necessity, take anticyclical steps – slogans are two a penny nowadays. In many cases, however, the appropriate follow-up actions are not mentioned.

Yes, of course, the challenges are enormous. But sitting back and adopting a wait-and-see approach is certainly not the way forward. On the contrary. Excessive restraint can easily destroy what has been built up over the preceding years and decades. And this applies to international hubs for individual industries, too. 

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Design

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When it comes to establishing a trend and setting a mood, Fiona Rimmer, Interior Designer ...
The light installation Het Licht van Jan (Jan's light) was unveiled today in an ...
A leading urban trend is the creation of signature dynamic lighting designs for iconic downtown ...
In Part 1 of this interview with Leora Radetsky, we covered smart lighting, ...
For years, officials in Calgary, Alberta have been concerned with improving the perceived sense of ...
In a recent article on LEDs, we covered numerous topics and questions to help consumers buy ...
When the Government of Canada contemplated developing a co-working concept, they chose Orleans, a ...
Building a control system for a modern lighting installation can seem like an impossibly complex ...
The design of outdoor architectural fixtures requires the consideration of multiple environmental ...
As part of the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University, the ...

LED Technology

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The Alberta Electrical Association (AEA) held their first virtual Learning Expo this past week, ...
Some of the recent blog posts have described different components in Networked Lighting Control ...
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) recently published a study seeking to compare ...
Consumer UVC germicidal devices are entering the market rapidly because of an increased demand for ...
Scientists at the Circadian Light Research Center have identified the narrow band of blue light ...
Pierre Longtin, President of Nyx Hemera, was proud to announce the installation of TLACS-A, ...

New Products

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The new WSXA Series offers all the benefits of the WSX Series but with improved functionality and ...
The new AimLite LED backlit panel lights P14BR series utilize next-generation backlit technology, ...
Liteline Corporation's 4¼" aluminum remodel housing is now available in black in addition to ...
Aculux 2" LED Precision Luminaires With the diminutive 2"Aculux LED precision luminaire, you can ...
Enjoy faster, simpler installation with preconfigured wireless occupancy sensor kits, resulting in ...
Philips Hue Phoenix from Royal Philips is the first in a new range of white ambience connected ...
Eaton has helped improve the lighting performance and energy efficiency in a campus recreation ...
OLED is the next-generation of energy-efficient lighting that generates beautiful, warm, natural ...
LightGrid is a groundbreaking outdoor wireless control system for street and roadway lights. The ...
Lambert &Fils unveiled an all-new lighting fixture during the 27th International Contemporary ...
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