Lighting Design & Specification

Use of tubular retrofit lamps fitted into existing luminaires is worth considering as an economic next-step for achieving increased energy efficiency and longer in-service life over fluorescent bulbs...

 

 

 

A study conducted at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, shows that selectively reducing the amount of short-wavelength (blue) light emitted by a light reduced the alerting effects of typical indoor bedroom intensities before bed...

 

 

 

There has been a lot of discussion around the office lately about the relationship between energy management and power management. While sometimes used interchangeably, the distinction made between these two disciplines typically involves analysis of power distribution systems for energy cost saving (energy management) or for improvement of electrical reliability or availability (power management)...

 

 

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The lighting design needed to accentuate and celebrate this historic structure's arresting grandeur without washing out the ornate details, while also creating a functional and welcoming workplace. "The space was so gloomy the National Bank was not even sure it could be transformed into a modern workspace. Most people wanted to move out," said Principal Senior Architect at Architecture 49, Alexandre Sauve.

 

 

bridge with illuminated streetlightsThe study focused on the impact of luminaire dirt depreciation (LDD) on average illuminance and light distribution projected onto the road for LED luminaires. Producing generalized LDD characterizations for LED luminaires proved challenging due to the many designs available on the market.

Health Effects

LED lamps and displays appear to pose no direct adverse health effects among the general healthy population, concluded a just-published literature review. However, the review found that gaps exist in our understanding of potential LED health hazards, and other population groups may be at risk. For example, exposure to LEDs and other light in the late evening may affect our circadian rhythm. LEDs may also have specific effects on young children and the elderly. Among its findings, the review noted that…

 

 

Color rendering index

 

The Color Rendering Index is intended to be an objective index, measured on a scale from 0 to 100, that compares a light source to the light emitted by a source emitting perfect blackbody radiation...

 

 

LED Heat Sink

 

LED lights do not generate light in the infrared spectrum and are, in fact, both cooler and more efficient than incandescents. Unlike traditional light bulbs that typically convert less than 10% of electrical energy input into illumination, LED fixtures can convert up to 45% of electrical power input into light.

 

 

As a mainstay in architectural and emergency vehicle lighting, colour LEDs bring about intrinsic advantages such as durability and reliability, in addition to the possibility of delivering controlled “colour light performances.” In recent years, however, the evolving architectural and emergency vehicle lighting landscape has necessitated developing colour LEDs that can enable the most effective and optimized system design...

 

 

Over the past decades light has been used to diagnose disease, enable digital communication through fibre optics, and generate power through solar panels. Most recently, advances in solid state lighting has transformed the most commonplace source of light, the lightbulb. The latest LED technology is not only making lighting more sustainable but also allows unprecedented control of light quality, colour, intensity as well as the inclusion of data and computation that was unimaginable with incandescent or fluorescent lighting...

 

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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