Industry News

Briefs

  • Phil Gabriel, 1939 - 2014

    Lighting designer Phil Gabriel passed away on Aug. 9. A great advocate of the profession and of lighting education, his efforts on behalf of the lighting design community will be missed.

     
  • 2014 Lumen Awards Recognizes 12 Projects

    On June 19, the Illuminating Engineering Society New York City Section (IESNYC) recognized the work of its members during its annual award dinner the 46th Lumen Awards. Twelve projects representing 10 New York City-based design firms received awards.

     
  • September 2014 Lighting Events and Deadlines

    Here is a listing of some of the lighting industry events and deadlines that will be occurring in September 2014. Information is correct at this posting. Be sure to check the respective event websites directly regarding any updates or changes.

     
  • Electrix Acquired by Evolution Lighting

    New Haven, Conn.-based lighting manufacturer Electrix Inc. has announced that as of July 31, 2014, the company’s assets have been acquired by Evolution Lighting LLC and its investor partner Boyne Capital Partners.

     
  • MaxLite Announces New VP of Operations

    West Caldwell, N.J.-based lighting manufacturer MaxLite has announced the appointment of Paul Shaskan as vice president of operations.

     
  • DOE’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program Accepting Applications

    The Dept. of Energy’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program is currently accepting applications for the 2015 spring semester at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Deadline is 5:00p.m. EST on Oct. 7, 2014.

     
  • Dept. of Energy Suspends L Prize PAR38 Competition

    On June 13, 2014, the Dept. of Energy announced that it had officially suspended the L Prize PAR38 competition. The PAR38 category has been in limbo since Jan. 5, 2011, when it was put on hold.

     
  • Lightfair 2015 Call for Speakers

    Lightfair has announced the Call for Speakers for its 2015 conference. Proposals are due Sept. 12, 2014. Full details are available at: lightfair.com.

     
  • LEDucation9 Call for Speakers

    LEDucation has announced the Call for Speakers for its 2015 conference. Proposals are due Oct. 17, 2014. Full details are available at: leducation.org.

     
  • Jim Toole Joins Flos USA

    Flos has announced that Jim Toole has joined the company as Vice President and General Manager of the Flos Architectural Division on the U.S.

     

Co. Buzz

  • Phil Gabriel, 1939 - 2014

    Lighting designer Phil Gabriel passed away on Aug. 9. A great advocate of the profession and of lighting education, his efforts on behalf of the lighting design community will be missed.

     
  • 2014 Lumen Awards Recognizes 12 Projects

    On June 19, the Illuminating Engineering Society New York City Section (IESNYC) recognized the work of its members during its annual award dinner the 46th Lumen Awards. Twelve projects representing 10 New York City-based design firms received awards.

     
  • September 2014 Lighting Events and Deadlines

    Here is a listing of some of the lighting industry events and deadlines that will be occurring in September 2014. Information is correct at this posting. Be sure to check the respective event websites directly regarding any updates or changes.

     
  • Electrix Acquired by Evolution Lighting

    New Haven, Conn.-based lighting manufacturer Electrix Inc. has announced that as of July 31, 2014, the company’s assets have been acquired by Evolution Lighting LLC and its investor partner Boyne Capital Partners.

     
  • MaxLite Announces New VP of Operations

    West Caldwell, N.J.-based lighting manufacturer MaxLite has announced the appointment of Paul Shaskan as vice president of operations.

     
  • DOE’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program Accepting Applications

    The Dept. of Energy’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program is currently accepting applications for the 2015 spring semester at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Deadline is 5:00p.m. EST on Oct. 7, 2014.

     
  • Dept. of Energy Suspends L Prize PAR38 Competition

    On June 13, 2014, the Dept. of Energy announced that it had officially suspended the L Prize PAR38 competition. The PAR38 category has been in limbo since Jan. 5, 2011, when it was put on hold.

     
  • Lightfair 2015 Call for Speakers

    Lightfair has announced the Call for Speakers for its 2015 conference. Proposals are due Sept. 12, 2014. Full details are available at: lightfair.com.

     
  • LEDucation9 Call for Speakers

    LEDucation has announced the Call for Speakers for its 2015 conference. Proposals are due Oct. 17, 2014. Full details are available at: leducation.org.

     
  • Jim Toole Joins Flos USA

    Flos has announced that Jim Toole has joined the company as Vice President and General Manager of the Flos Architectural Division on the U.S.

     

Reports

  • It's the End of the Bulb as We Know It (and EISA Feels Fine)

    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.

     
  • After the Recession, the Restructuring

    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.

     
  • The Atlantic Divide on Energy Codes

    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...

     
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    Meet the Replacements

    Many lamp options don’t meet EISA energy standards. Large-scale replacement raises questions for architects, lighting designers, lighting manufacturers, and clients.

     
  • Mark Major

    What are the issues that will impact lighting in 2013?

    ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING asked constituents of the lighting community for their thoughts, given their particular vantage point, on the coming year in lighting.

     
  • Safety Net: Choosing the right type of insurance policy for your design firm can make all the difference in establishing a successful practice.

    Safety Net: Choosing the Right Type of Insurace Policy for Your Firm

    Discussion of the key types of insurance policies a design firm should have for establishing a successful practice.

     
  • London's Legacy

    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...

     
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    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?

     
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    Into the Light

    It's deep into the normally quiet month of December—only a few days before the holiday—but lighting designer Jim Baney is at work on several lighting-design proposals for the coming year. His partner Bob Shook is, too. “The last three or four months have been very strong,” says Baney, a partner at...

     

One-on-One

Professional Practice

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    Email, Digital Documents, and Signatures

    While most businesses enjoy the ease of digital communication and negotiation, many wonder if email communications or digital signatures are legally binding. What are the legal ramifications of using email and digital signatures to conduct business and to negotiate and sign business documents?

     
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    Partnerships, Collaborations, and Transitions

    Ways to structure collaborative working relationships for a positive outcome.

     
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    Managing Scope-Creep

    Limit liability and increase profitability by defining your scope of work.

     
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    Preparing for the Unexpected

    After last year's superstorm, ask yourself, 'Does my current insurance coverage adequately protect me?'

     
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    Business Relations

    The importance of effective human-resource management for a lighting design business cannot be overlooked.

     
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    Design Ownership

    Intellectual property laws can be challenging for even the most sophisticated business person.