All 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.
UV-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.
In the 6th installment of this video series, HALO MINUTE, by Cooper Lighting Solutions Bryant Bilal and Maggie Hill discuessed light commercial retrofits.
Industrial environments from warehouses to manufacturing plants are more harsh than typical work environments such as commercial office space.
Lighting is an important product category for most electrical distributors.
The International Code Council (ICC) recently updated the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), which includes model codes for lighting.
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a free, easy-to-use online tool that will assist growers to evaluate the performance, efficiency, and economics of a wide variety of horticultural luminaires…
A net-zero building consumes the same or less energy from external sources than it produces itself, using a combination of energy efficiency and renewable energy production.
Human centric lighting puts people at the center of lighting design. It considers both the visual and non-visual effects of light from a physiological and psychological perspective and extends the scope of lighting beyond the traditional architectural design approach, which focuses on aesthetics, visibility and safety.
Most of us take light for granted. It has become so ubiquitous and cheap to use that we don’t really stop to think about emergencies. Thankfully most buildings are required by law since 1974 to be equipped with emergency lighting that automatically activates during power failures to facilitate our exit.
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) recently published a new DELTA report evaluating new sensor-controlled LED corridor lighting installed in a multifamily residential building in Albany, New York.
Government-mandated policies such as California’s Building Code, Title 24 have been instrumental in identifying new ways to reduce energy consumption. Title 24 requires that, by 2030, all new nonresidential construction must meet zero net energy requirements, which means a building cannot emit more energy than it produces…