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

March 2010
“CFLs in America: Lessons Learned on the Way to Market,” published by the Department of Energy (DOE), concludes that technical and quality problems with early compact fluorescents snowballed into major obstacles to acceptance by consumers and retailers. READ MORE
March 2010
Some of the most dramatic lighting performance gains can be achieved by adopting solid-state lighting in the home, where incandescent lighting has met its match with products that combine the efficiency of compact fluorescent and the quality of halogen. READ MORE
February 2010
Digital control entails using digital communication architecture to network intelligent lighting control devices. It enables more economical integration of multiple control strategies, while being flexible and capable of generating feedback. READ MORE
January 2010
Control wiring is used to communicate commands and other information between control devices in a lighting system. READ MORE
November 2009
Earlier this year, the US Department of Energy (DOE) launched Commercial Lighting Solutions, an interactive Web tool that provides lighting templates, supported by construction documents, that can help commercial building owners achieve desirable lighting quality while improving lighting efficiency by at least 30 percent over the ASHRAE 90.1-2004 energy standard. READ MORE
October 2009
Bilevel switching, in which alternate rows, fixtures or lamps are separately circuited and independently controlled, has been demonstrated in one study to produce 22 percent energy savings in private offices. READ MORE
September 2009
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) predicts that solid-state lighting will achieve efficacies as high as 160 lumens per watt and provide most of our general lighting needs within the next 20 years, thereby reducing the nation’s energy costs by 6–7 percent. READ MORE
August 2009
Between 1984 and 2003, the percentage of people directly using a computer at work more than doubled to nearly 57 percent. The widespread adoption of computers not only changed office environments but also best practices in lighting and, by extension, office lighting technology. READ MORE
July 2009
In Turner Construction's 2008 Green Building Market Barometer survey of 754 commercial real estate executives, a significant percentage of respondents view green buildings as having lower operating costs and higher building values, rent requirements, occupancy rates and overall return on investment. According to the U.S. READ MORE

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