Metal

Keeping It Cool with Innovative Heat Sink Designs
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Keeping It Cool with Innovative Heat Sink Designs

Advancements in thermal management promise the most efficient generation of LEDs yet. More

Outdoor/Landscape
Decorative
Cree LR6 LED Luminaire Takes Home Silver
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Cree LR6 LED Luminaire Takes Home Silver

Cree's LR6 LED recessed downlight received a Silver International Design... More

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Precious Metal

The anchor tenant of a light industrial park in Topeka, Kan., Cox Communications (CC) was in need of more space for its growing inventory—a new distribution center to respond to increased sales in the greater Topeka area. This was just the opportunity for CC's landlord, the owner of the office park who had inherited the outdated site from his father, to rewrite its architectural landscape by updating one building at a time. More

Guiding Light
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Ceramic Metal Halide Goes Outside

ceramic metal halide (cmh) lamps were first introduced in 1994 after Philips engineers essentially borrowed a ceramic arc tube from a sodium lamp and put it in a metal halide lamp to create something entirely new. The final product delivered a crisp, white light and better color appearance and color control than standard metal halide lamps. These qualities make CMH lamps ideal for color critical areas in commercial applications, where a high-efficiency, long-life alternative to incandescent and halogen lamps is desired: for example, accent and recessed lighting in retail spaces. While still primarily used for indoor lighting applications, ceramic metal halide is also becoming popular for high-end outdoor installations. More

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