Manage Lighting to Reduce Energy Consumption and Cost by Jim Romeo

Improve lighting, and you will improve a facility’s energy efficiency. Manage your lighting—with equipment, technology and best practices—and you will reduce overall energy consumption and reduce costs. As LED and other lighting technology matures, contractors and other service firms are

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Full-Spectrum Controls Unlock the Potential of Dynamic Lighting by Lutron’s Craig Casey

New light sources and control technologies have now ushered in the era of dynamic light — light that is digitally controlled, flexible and responsive, and able to reflect the natural progression of daylight over the course of the day with

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Lighting: We’re Doing It All Wrong by Craig DiLouie

In an article published in LIGHT LINES, SLL Light Lines September/October 2020 by Matrix Print Consultants Ltd – issuu four lighting experts say current lighting design practices are based on satisfying outdated tasks, resulting in inadequate designs, missed opportunities, and

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A Brave New LED World by Chuck Ross

When General Electric (GE) inked the deal to sell off its consumer lighting unit in May, the last of that industry’s three original innovators was officially out of the business of manufacturing light bulbs. For more than a century, GE

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Improved Lighting Design Means Brighter Days for Seniors by Jeff Gavin

Our eyesight begins a slow decline starting at around age 30. By 80, the amount of light we take in has reduced to one-fifth of what we do at age 20. The construction industry is paying attention. Lighting professionals and

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OPINION: UV Can Make Us Safer – If It’s Used in the Right Way by Scientist Karl Linden of the University of Colorado

Ultraviolet light is an important tool in our fight against pathogens, but we must observe strict procedures in its deployment. It has a long history as a disinfectant and the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, is readily rendered harmless by UV light. The

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Place Your Order: The Changing World Of Online And Direct Buying by Claire Swedberg

While a purchasing transition was already underway, COVID-19 has created more uncertainty about the supply chain. Contractors have some choices when it comes to acquiring the necessary tools and materials for each new project. Purchasing these items online could make

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Tunable White Positions Itself As A Lighting Tool by Craig DiLouie

White-light color tuning is one of the most exciting advantages of LED lighting, providing the ability to adjust luminaire color output across the white light spectrum. As the timed spectral emission of light plays a part in circadian lighting—the application

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2020 Will Not Be Fondly Remembered — What About 2021? by Maury Wright

Most of us will be happy to see the year 2020 pass. So what about 2021? The LED and SSL sectors will have to deal with remnants of the pandemic even if multiple vaccines arrive for the start of the

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Ultraviolet Light Kills Coronavirus, But Caution Required by Naomi Millán

When used appropriately, ultraviolet radiation is very effective at killing or deactivating pathogens. It can also cause harm to humans, so care must be taken when evaluating new technologies racing to market in a bid to help mitigate the new

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Energy Efficiency as a Service is Catching On by Rick Laezman

One of those innovative financing mechanisms, energy efficiency as a service (EEaaS), is helping building owners invest in new technology to reduce energy use. Typically, a building owner enters into an agreement with a provider that pays for energy efficiency

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Employ the TM-30 Method to Find the Right Light by Craig DiLouie

From ensuring that merchandise looks vibrant in a retail store to including proper flesh tones in an office space, color quality is a key specification characteristic for light sources. TM-30 has three main outputs. The first is fidelity index (Rf), which

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Quantum Computing Meets Li-Fi by Mark Halper

It’s not entirely clear how “quantum” it really is, but one thing’s for sure: This is not your father’s lighting industry! The transformation continues. Lighting vendors are going all out to transform themselves into high-tech Internet and data communication players,

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Why Wireless Lighting Controls Work for Distributors by Tom Perich, Director of Channel Marketing, Lutron Electronics

Here are five strategies to consider when building a business in wireless lighting controls. The design-build approach to projects now accounts for nearly half of all U.S. nonresidential spending. It can help streamline schedules and reduce costs, but it can

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Six Trends in Solar Area Lighting by Leo Liao, CEO at SOLTECH Solar Lighting

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. The global solar area lighting market is projected to more than double to $10.8 billion

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Smart Lighting Beyond Energy Savings by Paul Tarricone

For this look at connected lighting projects, LD+A went in search of aspirational case studies. Our criteria: to be truly “smart,” connected lighting needs to go beyond the energy-use dashboard. Room occupancy data, employee satisfaction and productivity, and our old,

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What’s New in Connected Lighting by Craig DiLouie

Three leading lighting brands say demand for connected lighting is solidly increasing in both indoor and outdoor markets, driven by simplified energy code compliance and value-added features such as data and location services. As such, this premium segment of the

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Public Health Pushes the Needle on UV Partnership Opportunity by Carrie Meadows

 The coronavirus pandemic has perhaps heightened the profile of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, but the demands of the application mean pushing UV LEDs beyond current limitations for more widespread and sustainable solutions. While we do not deny the validity of other

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What to Consider When Switching to LEDs by Ellen Helm

Frustrated by frequent maintenance, poorly lit areas, and high-energy consumption, you’ve decided to upgrade your facility’s lighting. You’ve obtained the manager’s approval for the retrofit and are eager to begin the switch to LEDs, but before you purchase the luminaires

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The Rise of UV-C LEDs by Mike Krames

Recent technology breakthroughs entitle ultraviolet-C-band LEDs to a performance/cost roadmap akin to that of LEDs for solid-state lighting, just at a time when we desperately need it. Market analysts, even prior to COVID-19, predicted a UV LED market exceeding $1

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