March-April 2012 Table of Contents

Comment Building A Collective History

This winter, the architecture and design community lost several leading figures—legendary designer Eva Zeisel, and architects Ricardo Legoretta, Yoshiko Sato, and Jacques Brownson. Closer to home, the lighting industry also lost some notable leaders—Marvin Gelman, founder of lighting company Lighting Services Inc, and William Blitzer, whose family founded lighting manufacturer Lightolier. Read more

Visual Acuity Briefs Visual Acuity

The IES's first research symposium—Light + Seniors—A Vision for the Future—looks at light, vision, and the aging eye. Read more

Students Shine In Lighting Competition Students Shine In Lighting Competition

The IESNYC's lighting competition continues to engage area design students in the fundamentals of light. Read more

LEDucation 6 LEDucation 6

More than 2,000 industry professionals gather to see and discuss the latest in solid-state lighting. Read more

Professional Practice
International Waters Professional Practice International Waters

A primer for lighting designers interested in working overseas. Read more

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

With visions of transforming a $100 billion market, investors are flocking to lighting startups. How will venture capital change the lighting industry? Read more

In Focus
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

A world-class performance venue makes Kansas City a cultural destination. Read more

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

Aro, Leucos USA Aro, Leucos USA

Designed by Jorge Pensi for Leucos, the Aro pendant uses a 55W T5 circular fluorescent tube as the light source. Read more

Universal Dimmers, Leviton Products Universal Dimmers, Leviton

Compatible with incandescent lamps as well as dimmable CFLs and LEDs, Universal Dimmers are designed to address performance issues such as flickering and low-level start-up that can occur when energy-efficient fixtures are used with conventional dimmers. Read more

iLine Accent, OptoLum iLine Accent, OptoLum

Designed to provide directional and accent lighting for retail and exhibition spaces, the iLine Accent combines miniature spotlights with linear LED infill strips in an anodized aluminum housing. Read more

Solar Studies

A collaborative effort by the lighting designer and architect helps the Anacostia Public Library maximize daylight and become a compelling, inviting destination. Read more

Illuminated Ingenuity Projects Illuminated Ingenuity

An ingenious (and economical) combo of glass and light transforms Austin, Texas's AMOA-Arthouse at the Jones Center. Read more

One-on-One with Richard Renfro One-on-One One-on-One with Richard Renfro

Although trained as an architect, Richard Renfro's focus has never been far from lighting. Read more

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