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. 

Major lighting trends—including LED, intelligent lighting controls, the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), power over ethernet (PoE), energy codes, and light and health—are creating new opportunities and challenges for electrical contractors.

Crops, of course, have always relied on three things from nature: soil, water, and sunlight. If executives at AeroFarms have their way, though, the future of crop growing will be mesh cloth, small amounts of water, and LED lights.

Color tuning opens a world of opportunities in lighting design, proving itself useful in a seemingly endless supply of applications—designing lighting “scenes” for special occasions, creating different atmospheres for a hotel versus a hospital or shifting the color temperature of the light in the ro

Light-emitting diode tube lights, or TLEDs, are gaining recognition of their own in residential and commercial buildings.

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Green Lights for Kitchens and Baths
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  Fluorescents, pendants, LEDs and Title 24 create options for contractors:

Light Savers

High-efficiency lighting sparks new market for electrical contractors:

In With the New

An update on the metal halide lamp industry: The opportunity to replace the approximately 7 billion residential and commercial lamps that are currently in use in the United States probably won’t arise, since two-thirds of the lamps in question are incandescents in use in residential installations; h

Lighting Design Illuminates Greater Profit

Getting help to gain a larger residential lighting design market share: If electrical contractors want to grab a larger slice of the lighting design pie, they must “become certified lighting consultants,” said Mark Lien, accredited lighting professional and manager of the SOURCE Educational Center f

Finding the Right Guiding Light

Lighting options for roadways, tunnels and bridges New technologies in tunnel, bridge and roadway lighting continue to surface, while existing high-intensity discharge (HID) and fluorescent technologies generate mixed reviews from lighting experts. Glare control is critical.

Get the LED out

Lighting applications today and tomorrow