Lighting Design & Specification

LightingAs LEDs replace traditional lighting systems, they bring more smart capabilities to everyday lighting. While you might use your smartphone to dim LED lighting at home, researchers have taken this further by tapping into dynamically controlled LEDs to create a simple illumination system for 3D imaging.

The invention of the LED has left an indelible mark on not only lighting, but also building power systems. Aggressive market adoption of LED lighting and falling prices have enabled greater use of control systems in every lighting market segment. In turn, the integration of control systems with LED lighting has created an upsurge of low voltage devices in the ceiling.

 

 

 

LEDs have been in widespread use for more than a decade, lighting everything from traffic signals and cell phones to computers and TVs, due to their extremely low energy use, long life span and high-quality light. While not new, LEDs now offer unique and compelling characteristics for industrial applications. LEDs are more durable, reliable and lack the maintenance requirements (e.g. re-lamping, re-ballasting) associated with traditional lighting.

 

 

 


International standards development organizations including ISO/IEC and ANSI/TIA are updating several key standards documents that affect field-testing of fibre optic cabling. In particular the standards now describe the use of encircled flux compliant light sources...

 

 

 

 

Since C.W Tang demonstrated the first organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) based on a double-layer structure of organic materials in 1987, flat-panel displays and lighting applications based on OLED technology have grown dramatically because of their attractive features such as simple fabrication process, ultra-thin structure, light weight and flexibility.

Since C.W Tang demonstrated the first organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) based on a double-layer structure of organic materials in 1987, flat-panel displays and lighting applications based on OLED technology have grown dramatically because of their attractive features such as simple fabrication process, ultra-thin structure, light weight and flexibility.

Lighting TechEmpa and the University Hospital Zurich have joined forces to develop a sensor that gauges blood sugar through skin contact. And best of all: No blood samples are necessary, not even to calibrate the sensor. “Glucolight” is initially to be used in premature babies to avoid hypoglycemia and subsequent brain damage.

 

Evolution of Lighting ControlsUntil recently, lighting controls were predominantly systems of relay panels with low voltage switches and some form of scheduling or time clock. Occupancy sensors provided automatic switching of relays based on detecting the presence of a person in the space...

 

 

Retrofit LEDThe University of Nottingham is a world-class university ranked in the UK and European top 30 and features in the top one per cent of all universities worldwide. It has four UK campuses in and around Nottingham that together with those in Malaysia and China host in excess of 43,000 students.  

 

 

Future of LightHaving lighting as part of the “Internet of Things” is allowing light to be integrated into our lives in totally new ways, says Mike Simpson, Technical and Design Director, Philips UK and Ireland. According to Simpson, the future is limited only by our imaginations. The digital age of lighting and the magic of the Internet have combined to create a whole new world of possibilities. LEDs have created an era of controllability that goes much further than just dimming, changing colour temperatures or the use of colour. Lighting can now alter how people view their surroundings in completely new ways and in some situations even act as a communication tool.

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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 ...
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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 ...

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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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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 ...
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In Part 1 of this interview with Leora Radetsky, we covered smart lighting, ...
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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 ...
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Philips Hue Phoenix from Royal Philips is the first in a new range of white ambience connected ...
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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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