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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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Indoor Lighting
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Energy efficiency, improved performance, ease of installation, ease of use and streamlined or otherwise improved statistics (smaller sizes, broader voltage ranges, lower or higher wattage, etc.) are among the benefits of many notable, new or enhanced indoor lighting products.

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Pros Fight Glare, Poor Color Quality in Stadium Lighting
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Do you think San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds could have hit 73 homes during the 2001 Major League Baseball (MLB) season with his eyes closed? Or that Ed McCafferty of the Denver Broncos could catch a Brian Griese pass in the dark?

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Future Bright for Low-voltage Lighting
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Ask most landscape lighting contractors about low voltage and you’re likely to get a shrug—unless you talk to the growing number of low-voltage specialists who are learning just how lucrative the jobs are.

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Warehouse Lighting: What's New?
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With energy costs continuing to skyrocket, warehouse managers are frantically seeking new methods of reducing lighting costs.

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Lighting the Innovative Office
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With the evolution of business management models over the last several decades, new planning philosophies for addressing workplace space issues have emerged. Concepts such as alternative officing, hoteling, desk sharing, or Just-In-Time (JIT) are becoming commonplace.

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New Outdoor Lighting
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Quality of light and end-user safety are driving forces behind a trend to retrofit or install whiter lighting. Popular lighting choices include pulse-start metal halide lamps, ceramic metal halide lamps, and electrode-less induction lighting.

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New Trends Emerge in Tunnel and Roadway Lighting
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When it comes to tunnel and roadway lighting, all technologies are not created equal. In fact, researchers have discovered two emerging trends to illustrate this point.

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