Research/Technology

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.

Light-Emitting Dynasty

Flos has re-engineered some of Gino Sarfatti’s classic luminaires to accept LEDs.

 
 
 
 

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