Along with their energy-sparing advantages over high-pressure sodium, LEDs’ color temperature brightens outdoor spaces in ways that can increase safety and comfort around roads and streets.
California’s Title 24, Part 6’s new standards mandate flexibility in controls and greater lights-out time.
Consumers haven’t gotten the full story about the phase-out of inefficient incandescent lamps. The change in standards is expanding options, not reducing them. We talk to experts who boil down the essential information.
The 2008 economic contraction put a lot of architects out of work, with consequences for lighting designers and allied professionals. Reshaped firms now face the bracing conditions of a livelier market, changing expectations, and, for some, unprecedented opportunities.
While all energy codes strive for continual improvement, they reflect different philosophies affecting buildings' form and performance. In the U.S., jurisdictions prescribe specific practices at the design and construction stages, while Europeans tend to set broad benchmarks, implement...
Many lamp options don’t meet EISA energy standards. Large-scale replacement raises questions for architects, lighting designers, lighting manufacturers, and clients.
ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING asked constituents of the lighting community for their thoughts, given their particular vantage point, on the coming year in lighting.
Discussion of the key types of insurance policies a design firm should have for establishing a successful practice.
There's a buzzword at the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, and it has nothing to do with Wenlock, the games' shiny, one-eyed mascot. "Legacy" is the word on the tip of everybody's tongue: From the 618-acre Olympic Park, set to become a focal point in the regeneration of its East London...
Credentialing for architectural lighting designers has stirred ongoing discussions among industry professionals for the past four decades. In fact, the subject was part of the initial set of agenda issues that the original founders of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)...