Lighting

 

 

Lighting and controls is a huge, constantly changing, dynamic market. The ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR lighting editorial listed below keeps current on technological innovations from LEDs, controls, and design to innovations in efficiency by traditional lighting formats. 

Landscape lighting is one of the most artistic lighting design disciplines. Its primary purpose is ambience—to make nighttime spaces aesthetic and inviting. On a more practical level, it can extend the usable hours of a site, facilitate wayfinding, improve safety and provide a sense of security.


With schools and healthcare facilities struggling to balance rising costs with ever-tightening budgets, energy-efficient lighting upgrades can be an easy and effective way to improve a facility’s lighting quality and performance while significantly reducing operating costs.

Craig Bernecker, Ph.D., director, Lighting Education Institute and professor at Parsons The New School for Design, recently gave a talk as part of the ongoing Philips Lighting University series of webinars.

Don’t leave savings on the table


When commissioning a high-performance building, one element of lighting control is sometimes left out: the daylight harvesting system. It’s assumed such systems will work right out of the box after some simple calibration. Working is one thing, but working optimally is another.

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Control & Command
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Schools and research and development (R&D) facilities are multifaceted, multifunction organizations with the need for flexible and adaptable lighting for safety, security and working tasks. Start with a thorough site survey and analysis of the facility.

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Learning Lighting Design
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If you want to learn about lighting design, opportunities are plentiful and easily accessible.

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Outdoor Lighting
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Advancements in lamp and fixture technology, new approaches to design and the influence of the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) are making waves in the outdoor lighting world. “This is the most exciting time ever in the lighting business.

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Designed for Hospitality
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You are going out for a meal on a special occasion in the dining room of a luxury hotel. In addition to exquisite food, you would like a romantic atmosphere, rather than the bright lights and noise of a bistro.

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New Trends in Commercial Lighting
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On three faces of the new downtown Los Angeles headquarters of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), 2,000 innovative outdoor metal panel scrim louvers open and close in vertical banks.

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The Path to Success in Emergency Lighting
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Mandated by building codes such as the National Fire Protection Association's Life Safety Code and the National Electrical Code (NEC), emergency lighting systems and exit signs are used in every commercial and industrial setting throughout the country.

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Lighting Our National Parks
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The National Park Service (NPS) is in charge of protecting our national parks. It only makes sense, then, that NPS is pushing for environmentally friendly lighting systems in those parks. Green Energy Parks, a joint program of the NPS, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S.

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