26 12, 2012

Recycle those CFLs

An article from IES's Light Logic, that reminds us all to recycle those CFLs. "Over the past decade, most consumers have become familiar with the benefits of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and the fact that this [...]

25 12, 2012

Dimming to warmer color temperature: yes or no?

This is an interesting opinion piece from Luminique SSL, discussing a point of view on the value of LED replacement lamps dimming to a warmer color temperature. Warm dimming LED products may be a better [...]

20 12, 2012

Flicker research

Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are ubiquitous in home and personal electronics, and have recently been gaining popularity for use in the automobile industry (car interiors as well as headlamps), outdoor and area lighting, and recently [...]

20 12, 2012

Harald Haas: Wireless data from every light bulb

"What if every light bulb in the world could also transmit data? At TEDGlobal, Harald Haas demonstrates, for the first time, a device that could do exactly that. By flickering the light from a [...]

18 12, 2012

NEW: U. S. Department of Energy’s Certification Database

The U. S. Department of Energy has introduced a new website featuring a Certification Database. The Certification Database houses certification reports and compliance statements submitted by manufacturers for covered products and equipment subject to Federal [...]

15 12, 2012

Eco-Luminance study by the Lighting Research Center

From the Lighting Research Center (LRC) press release: Roundabouts, also known as traffic circles, are increasing in number across the U.S. These intersections generally increase traffic throughput while reducing the severity of automobile accidents. [...]

9 12, 2012

Event Lighting: Albany Barn

In late 2011, I volunteered to be the lighting designer for a fundraiser event for the Albany Barn. This project had a total budget of $100. The event was a fundraiser for the Albany Barn, [...]

8 12, 2012

Smart control integration becoming more popular

This article from ArchLighting discusses a automated lighting control options that may save more energy than traditional manually controlled lighting. "Lighting controls have always been an essential component of a lighting system, as they enable [...]

8 12, 2012

ConEd (NYC) accepting rebates for LED T8

Con Edison of NYC announced that they are accepting LED T8 replacements for a custom rebate program, but are the products ready for this endorsement? Con Edison of New York City Accepts LED Tubes with Internal [...]