Craig DiLouie

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Fluorescent and HID: Alive and Kicking Fluorescent and HID: Alive and Kicking

Although LEDs have been dominating new product development, 99 percent of existing installations in the U.S. are serviced by traditional sources, according to the Department of Energy (DOE). The innovations having the most immediate impact in nonresidential buildings are in fluorescent and high-intensity discharge (HID). Read more

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Control Integration Control Integration

Lighting controls have always been an essential component of a lighting system, as they enable basic functionality: turning lights on and off, and dimming. Read more

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Controlled Efficiency Controlled Efficiency

Today, we are in the midst of an era of regulated efficiency. And as a major consumer of electric energy in commercial buildings, lighting is subject to a large host of design restrictions and control requirements. Various product standards are affecting the availability of lighting equipment, while municipal lighting ordinances are setting boundaries on outdoor lighting design, and energy codes are dictating building design efficiency. Read more

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Taking Aim At Reflector Lamps Taking Aim At Reflector Lamps

Upcoming regulations are set to have a large-scale impact on reflector lamp availability as the least-efficient and lowest-cost options give way to higher-efficacy models. Read more

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After CRI After CRI

Lighting designers commonly rely on two metrics to evaluate, compare, and predict the color performance of white light sources in applications where color is important: correlated color temperature (CCT) and color-rendering index (CRI). Read more

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