December 2013: Lighting Special Report

 

The benefits of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as a brighter, more efficient alternative to fluorescent lamps...

In the future, windows may not only serve the primary functions of allowing light indoors...

LED illumination is adding drama to corporate campuses.

It’s a little like the chicken and the egg when you ask who sets lighting...

As the LED revolution continues to proliferate with new lighting solutions that compete with conventional...

In a YouTube video, two psychology professors staged a playful indoor exercise featuring six men...

The opportunity in the LED retrofit market is enormous, and the missteps made in rushing...

Maxis 510 Wire Wagon loader with wire, tools and supplies

Electricians frequently find themselves on job sites without a place to lay out plans and...

According to the U.S. Energy Information Association’s most recent Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS),...


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| December 2013
For those of you who are new to electrical estimating software, it is important to understand the basic concepts behind the shiny images on the computer screen.

| December 2013
Last month, I discussed the evolution of PC networks to Ethernet over twisted-pair cables.

| December 2013
Charlie Trout, author of Code FAQs and Code Question of the Day, has retired. Enjoy these highlights from his past responses.

LED illumination is adding drama to corporate campuses., Designing light for today's office focuses on task-ambient lighting, controls and an overall strategy of lowering energy costs., Introducing or maximizing natural light within a lighting design is becoming increasingly popular, as illustrated in this Gabler-Youngston LEED scenario for HOK., Office workstation lighting combined with sustainability is one of today's office lighting preferences.
| December 2013
It’s a little like the chicken and the egg when you ask who sets lighting trends. Is it the manufacturer or the lighting designer? In truth, it’s likely both.

| December 2013
As the LED revolution continues to proliferate with new lighting solutions that compete with conventional lighting, some novel technologies haven’t gotten as much attention.

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