Ed Lawrence

Freelance Writer

Ed Lawrence is a freelance writer and photographer based in Bozeman, Mont. He can be reached at hrscrk@mcn.net.

Articles by Ed Lawrence

December 2008
Once again, with the price of everything going through the roof, politicians, consumers and the media have (justifiably) moved energy conservation to the forefront. To its credit, the lighting industry continues a pattern of forging ahead with the development of energy-saving lamps and fixtures. READ MORE
November 2008
That the United States is still relying on nonrenewable energy sources to turn on light bulbs in the 21st century is just nutty. Consider this: there’s more potential wind power in North Dakota, which has few wind farms, than in Germany, for which wind power has been a major power source for years. READ MORE
July 2008
Terry McGowan has an interesting way of presenting a historical perspective to current advancements in the lighting world. In his view, we are beginning another age of light. From his vantage point as the director of engineering for the American Lighting Association, he described the progression of electric-powered lighting development. READ MORE
May 2008
Here's a statistic: Lightning strikes the United States more than 25 million times each year. Sadly, these strikes are responsible for nearly 500 deaths and more than 2,000 injuries. According to Underwriters Laboratories (UL), lightning accounts for more than $1 billion in annual structural damage. READ MORE
December 2007
The functional and artistic aspects of lighting spaces continue to reach new levels of sophistication. READ MORE
June 2007
It’s impossible to ignore the quantum leaps in lamp and fixture technology. For your customers’ sake, you shouldn’t. Compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) are not new to the market, but continue to be refined. READ MORE
April 2007
Update on technology helps the customer: Considering the messages electronics manufacturers are delivering, one could wrongly conclude that there is little difference between the video cameras and recorders marketed to memorialize a vacation and those required to protect a business establishment. READ MORE
November 2006
A market is opening for alternative energy You electrical contractors better get with the program, or you are going to lose a huge corner of the market in alternative energy,” said Lori Ryker, describing the marketplace as it relates to electrical contractors and the increasing demand by consumers. READ MORE
October 2006
Wireless technology is ready for deployment in hotel security Some members of the legal profession—those who specialize in plaintiffs’ liability lawsuits, for example—are licking their chops at the potential opportunities when hoteliers neglect the issue of door locks. Simply stated, door locks are no longer simple pieces of hardware intended to provide access to a room. READ MORE