Craig DiLouie

Lighting Columnist

Craig DiLouie, a lighting industry journalist, analyst and marketing consultant, is principal of ZING Communications. He can be reached at www.zinginc.com.

Articles by Craig DiLouie

October 2013
ASHRAE/IES 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, was developed as a model commercial building energy code that jurisdictions can adopt in whole or in part. It is updated every three years; as of the time of writing, the 2013 version was expected to be published this month.
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September 2013
The average commercial building electric bill often features a consumption and demand component. The consumption component reflects the amount of electric energy (kilowatt-hours) used, and the demand component shows the maximum demand (kilowatts) during the billing period.
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September 2013
Estimating lighting control energy savings is challenging, as actual savings depend on application characteristics, such as occupant behavior, building design, site orientation, daylight apertures, interior reflectances, device settings and level of commissioning. But what about measuring savings after responsive lighting is installed?
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  • Acuity Brands' Aera recessed luminaires have three control functions to manage the white ambient light independently.
September 2013
While light makes sight, lighting shapes perception, particularly in regard to color in the things we see. This is because visible white light is made of colors. For us to see an object as a certain color, that color must be present in both the light and the object.
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August 2013
Retailers are considering upgrading to directional light-emitting diode (LED) replacement lamps; however, lacking relevant education, they are making these decisions primarily based on initial cost and payback, according to a survey of retailers conducted by Pacific Gas & Electric and the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC).
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July 2013
While Light-emitting diode (LED) general lighting continues to rapidly develop and transform the lighting industry, the organic LED light source, or OLED, offers equally dramatic possibilities. Let’s look at the current status of this remarkable technology.
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June 2013
In March 2012, the International Code Council (ICC) announced the availability of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), a new model code for constructing and remodeling buildings to a higher sustainability standard. READ MORE
May 2013
About $2 billion was budgeted for industrial/commercial energy efficiency programs such as utility rebates in 2010, according to the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE). READ MORE
May 2013
Due to the proliferation of tough commercial building energy codes and green construction, automatic energy-saving lighting control devices and systems are now common in new buildings.
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