Lighting Design & Specification

Modern Home Lighting One way to determine required light levels for a room is to use simplified lighting design calculations to determine the number of lumens required and, in turn, the number of lamps and luminaires needed to produce these lumens...

Urban Lighting PlanAs previously seen, a contextual analysis establishes the repertoire and hierarchy of the elements of composition among roads, open spaces, buildings. The analysis also helps to establish

Wireless ControlsWhat does anyone expect out of a wireless lighting control system or any lighting control system? Certainly the basics of occupancy/vacancy control, daylight harvesting and scheduling are required. Energy savings are also necessary, or why else do you install a control system. Worry free operation needs to be the norm for any system.

Urban LightingIn recent years we have become committed to making our cities pleasant and friendly places to live. We do this by remaking public spaces so that urban life becomes more humane, more safe, and more comfortable.

 

 

Urban Lighting DesignAnalyzing the context is the first step in establishing a lighting plan on a site. The context is of course first the site’s physical environment, its morphology: the location of the site on a promontory or in a valley, its alignment flush with or indented from the street, its proximity to a body of water or a large park..

Circadian RhythmResearch by scientists at The University of Manchester has revealed that the colour of light has a major impact on how our body clock measures the time of day.It’s the first time the impact of colour has been tested, and demonstrates that colour provides a more reliable way of telling the time than measuring brightness.

Lighting IndustryMost distributors are perceived as demand fulfillers, waiting for a customer to generate an order, be it from a contractor or an MRO opportunity. Few have mastered the skill of creating demand while also fulfilling customer needs. Typically, these few have added sales specialists (automation, lighting or vertical market focused). These companies are considered the innovators and entities that can drive profitable growth for themselves.

 

Lighting ControlsThe global residential lighting market is on the verge of a major transformation. According to Navigant Research, global revenue associated with the installation of residential lighting controls is expected to grow from US$2.4 billion in 2014 to US$4.6 billion in 2023.

 

 

Lights RecycleCanadian light recycle programs are so far posting good numbers, but to truly make a dent, education remains a priority. 

 

 

Aaron KlessIn the March 25 issue of Electrical Industry Newsweek, Aaron Kless laid out the first 2 parts of a 4-part guide to assessing the costs and benefits of various lighting solutions, incorporating lessons learned from more than 100 million square feet of installed intelligent LED systems across many of the most challenging production environments worldwide. Step 1 identified various evaluation criteria; step 2, identifying incentives and tax deductions. Appearing below are the remaining 2 parts.

 

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 ...
A new edition of UL 8802, the Outline of Investigation for Germicidal Systems, titled UV ...
The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking consultant ...

Changing Scene

ILS Inter-Lite SalesPanasonic Lighting Americas, Inc. recently announced a strategic partnership with Inter-Lite Sales (ILS). Based in Coquitlam, British Columbia, the agency will support both Universal Lighting Technologies (ULT) and Douglas Lighting Controls (DLC) distributor networks across the British Columbia region.

Panasonic Lighting Americas provides technical leadership, supply chain security, cost-effective reliability, and innovative lighting control solutions under the ULT and DLC brands. The company designs, manufactures and commercializes advanced lighting solutions for any job.


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Design

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Ottawa’s River Dental location, adjacent to the Rideau River and Rideau Canal, inspired an office ...
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 ...

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, ...
SKYE is a high-performance, easy to install residential grade downlight solution that offers good ...
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 ...
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