Research/Technology

LEDS: Decoding Color Performance

Solid-state lighting is forcing the industry to examine longstanding metrics.

New Tech Gives Occupants Control of Lighting for Health

New luminaires for the home and workplace claim to improve occupant health by regulating the intensity and frequency of light.

LEDs Give Luminaires New Shape and More Functions

Integrated technology is bringing new form factors and roles to solid-state luminaires.

Crowdfunding Spurs Lighting Startups and Research

Crowdfunding is helping startups and research teams gain a competitive edge by securing consumer support before production starts.

3D Printing Opens Doors to Product Design and Tech Development

Additive manufacturing technology is yielding high-design and high-tech lamps, luminaires, and lighting systems.

LEDs: A Deep Dive in Dimming

By its nature, solid-state lighting can dim smoothly, but when paired with legacy technology, some outstanding issues may reappear. This is the second article in a multi-part series examining critical issues in solid-state lighting.

LEDs: Fighting Flicker

The onset of LEDs in lighting has brought manufacturers and designers back to the drawing board to discuss an age-old problem. This is the first in a multipart series on critical issues surrounding solid-state lighting.

The Benefits of Natural Light

Research supports daylighting's positive effect on building performance and human health.

Why LED Lamps’ Form May be Key to Getting Consumers to Bite

Philip’s latest LED 60W-replacement is among a new crop of lamps melding old-school form with new technology to create an LED “light bulb” that consumers may actually like.

 
 
 
 

Most Recent

  • 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.

     
  • 2014 AL Design Awards Postscript

    This year, two projects played the roles of design-issue instigators: the Lowline and the New York City Streetlight.

     
  • 2014 AL Design Awards - Memorial to the Victims of Violence

    A white-light color palette distinguishes between the man-made and natural elements of this memorial commemorating those that have been lost to politically and socially charged violence.

     
  • Light Industry: Seven Products for Specialized Applications

    Fixtures from Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Business, Hubbell Lighting, Acuity Brands/Holophane, and Cree offer high output and sturdy construction for a range of high-traffic and hazardous spaces.

     
  • 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.