January-February 2012 Table of Contents

A Question of “Light” Responsibility

Highland Park, Mich., New Orleans, La., and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Not three cities you might expect to see grouped together, and yet they all share one thing in common: They are grappling with outdoor-lighting issues. Read more

Green Light New York Briefs Green Light New York

Although there are more than 100,000 architecture, lighting design, and real estate professionals in the New York City area who design, specify, supply, purchase, and install some form of lighting, there is no independent lighting-resource center that can meet the needs of this diverse professional population. Read more

National Mall Gets a Lighting Facelift National Mall Gets a Lighting Facelift

One of the most actively used public outdoor spaces, the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is visited by more than 30 million people each year. Read more

A Washington that Could Have Been A Washington that Could Have Been

“Unbuilt Washington,” on view through May 28 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., assembles an impressive collection of drawings, models, and photographs documenting proposed architectural and urban design projects for the nation's capital including alternative schemes for the Washington Monument, the National Mall, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Kennedy Center. Read more

Rembrandt's Night Watch Comes into View Briefs Rembrandt's Night Watch Comes into View

How do you light a masterpiece? That has been the Rijksmuseum's dilemma ever since the Amsterdam museum opened in 1885 and has housed the signature painting of its collection, Rembrandt's Night Watch. Read more

Professional Practice
Accounts Receivable Professional Practice Accounts Receivable

One of the most important aspects of a designer's business is his or her ability to obtain, and retain, clients. It's key to developing and growing a successful design practice. Read more

Report Into the Light

As the lighting industry brushes itself off after a difficult recession, designers and manufacturers look to capitalize on opportunities in the next few years. Read more

After CRI Technology 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

Bright Lights Bright Lights

A selection of luminaires for exterior applications. Read more

The Future Of Lighting The Future Of Lighting

To celebrate ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING's 25th anniversary, the magazine held an event at Jack Studios in New York City on Dec. 8. More than 400 guests representing all facets of the lighting community from design to manufacturing gathered to acknowledge the magazine's 25-year milestone and to celebrate light itself. Read more

Philips Color Kinetics The Future of Lighting Philips Color Kinetics

Philips also displayed its Color Kinetics and RGB Lights Flexi-flex, a flexible, thin, and translucent modular LED panel system. Read more

ACDC & Inter-Lux The Future of Lighting ACDC & Inter-Lux

When it comes to lighting some of the tallest buildings in the world, UK-based ACDC knows a thing or two. Read more

Whitegoods (inter-lux) The Future of Lighting Whitegoods (inter-lux)

With the speed at which technology is changing the world, perhaps the only certainty for the future is uncertainty. Read more

Lighting Services Inc The Future of Lighting Lighting Services Inc

“Everyone is a control freak,” says Ken Kane, executive vice president of Lighting Services Inc. “You control when you hear music. You control when you watch movies, TV, or the news. The world is changing to be what you want it to be. So what if you could control your emotions with light?” Read more

Lumenpulse The Future of Lighting Lumenpulse

Lumenpulse's installation—Lumensquare—was a contemporary twist on a miniature disco cave: a sleek, black, walk-in closet-sized box with textured walls and an angled mirrored ceiling from which a prismatic array of changing colored light was emitted. Read more

Bartco The Future of Lighting Bartco

Recognizing that many consider the commonplace fluorescent light strip to be just that—commonplace, generic, and unremarkable—Bartco Lighting challenged assumptions with its exhibit-as-art installation of designer linear T5 fluorescents. Read more

Rab Lighting The Future of Lighting Rab Lighting

Light you can see and interact with, but energy you generally can't. So Ross Barna, CEO of New Jersey–based RAB Lighting, set out to make the invisible visible for those at the 25th anniversary event. Read more

USAI The Future of Lighting USAI

ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING asked all of the event sponsors who were exhibiting what the future of lighting would hold, but USAI was the only one to answer with a brand-new luminaire. Read more

Acuity Brands The Future of Lighting Acuity Brands

To descry the future of lighting, Acuity Brands didn't have to look any further than its latest line of luminaires. Read more

Selux The Future of Lighting Selux

Selux saw the “future of lighting” challenge as a way of engaging with the next generation of lighting designers, and enlisted a trio of students in the lighting-design program at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hildesheim, Germany, to design its installation. Read more

Toshiba The Future of Lighting Toshiba

The lamps took center stage in Toshiba's installation, with an elaborate chandelier showcasing the company's myriad lamp types, color temperatures, and light distributions. Read more

Amerlux The Future of Lighting Amerlux

"The future is LEDS," says Bill Plageman, Amerlux's vice president of marketing and product management, voicing the refrain heard from almost all the event's exhibiting sponsors. Read more

Osram Sylvania and Traxon E:cue The Future of Lighting Osram Sylvania and Traxon E:cue

Giving us a peek at karaoke bars of the near future, Osram Sylvania and Traxon e:cue's “Illumination Idol” wrapped aspiring singers in a 3-foot-by-12-foot curving web of colored points of light that responded to each note, bass line, and voice crack. Read more

Luminis The Future of Lighting Luminis

Predicting the future of lighting is a daunting task and no single would-be prophet could be expected to have the right answer. So when ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING asked Luminis Lighting to weigh in on the matter, the company invited lighting professionals across North America to offer their thoughts. Read more

Delta Light The Future of Lighting Delta Light

Gone are the days of cold interior LED lighting that feels like a sad substitute for incandescent. According to Delta Light USA, the future is all about a marriage of form, function, and beauty. “Before, LED interior lighting was either strong in design or in technology. Now we are able to do both,” says Laurence Combrouze of Delta Light USA. Read more

Civil Lights Projects Civil Lights

Years in the making, a permanent place now exists in our nation's capital for the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement. Read more

One-on-One with Randy Burkett One-on-One One-on-One with Randy Burkett

Interview with Randy Burkett, president and design principal of St. Louis–based Randy Burkett Lighting Design. Read more

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