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

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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April 2013
In any lighting system, lamps and auxiliary electrical devices fail and must be replaced. Dirt and dust accumulates on fixture surfaces and should be cleaned. System problems must be corrected, and lighting controls should be adjusted as space conditions change.
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April 2013
Specifiers enjoy a choice of brands and components to provide optimal solutions for their applications. Owners can replace components for maintenance or upgrade purposes while retaining the hardware. And manufacturers, specifiers and owners all benefit from having a choice of components from different suppliers with associated economy of competition. 
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March 2013
In the April 2012 issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR, we challenged the presumption that light-emitting diode (LED) lighting is maintenance-free. We found that, while it produces significant maintenance benefits over conventional technology, it must be maintained, though it requires rethinking of some aspects of how that service is performed.
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February 2013
In the lighting field, one often hears the gospel of lighting quality. We are told lighting quality should not be sacrificed for energy savings. Lighting quality, after all, ensures people are satisfied with the visual environment. It is lighting quality that provides true economic value to the owner by supporting productivity, sales, etc.
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January 2013
The Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction (CBTD) was created by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to encourage investment in energy-efficient interior lighting, HVAC/hot water systems and the building envelope.
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