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Agility Overcomes Risks of a Maturing Technology

Agility Overcomes Risks of a Maturing Technology

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Jes Munk Hansen, CEO, LEDVANCE, formerly known as OSRAM SYLVANIA Technological and business innovations are transforming what lighting can do, as well as the industry that delivers it. The primary change agent is solid-state lighting, notably the white-light properties of the light-emitting diode (LED). While still a relatively young technology, LED lighting has already proven superior to conventional Read more [...]
Setting New Standards for a Transforming Industry

Setting New Standards for a Transforming Industry

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Amy Huntington, Philips Lighting CEO, Market Group Americas Never has there been a more exciting time to be part of the lighting industry. Although we have witnessed many technological shifts, none has been quite as disruptive as the industry’s emerging digital transformation. The introduction of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) provided an efficient way to save energy, but the real value is realized when connected Read more [...]
Lighting Design Reflects Unique Culture of State-of-the-Art San Francisco Office

Lighting Design Reflects Unique Culture of State-of-the-Art San Francisco Office

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. In designing the interior of its new San Francisco office, Perkins+Will, a global leader in architecture and design, did not get every single item on its wish list. As so often happens, external factors tamed early expectations. You would never know that when touring the office today. A visitor is easily wowed by the gracious, sunlit space, with its open plan, high-performance features, and striking Read more [...]
Lighting Standards Keep Up with a Changing Industry

Lighting Standards Keep Up with a Changing Industry

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Karen Willis, Senior Lighting Program Manager, NEMA  ASC C136 Develops New Standards for Changing Industry As the outdoor lighting industry continues its rapid acceptance of light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires, utilities, municipalities, and other end users see enormous potential. New technologies have expanded the use capabilities from distinct on/off schedules to dimming abilities, remote control of Read more [...]
NEMA Advances Customs Classification of LED Lighting

NEMA Advances Customs Classification of LED Lighting

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA As a member of the Global Lighting Association (GLA), NEMA discusses issues with trade associations representing lighting manufacturers. A current topic is how national customs authorities classify light-emitting diode (LED) lighting products that challenge the status quo. The World Customs Organization (WCO) revises the Harmonized Commodity Description Read more [...]
Opportunities and Challenges in Modern Lighting: A Design Perspective

Opportunities and Challenges in Modern Lighting: A Design Perspective

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry.  David Ghatan, President, CM Kling + Associates Inc. The lighting systems market holds opportunities and barriers for designers, as systems integrate and communicate more comprehensively than ever. Without standard protocols and hardware, however, they’re hard to understand, specify, and maintain, and they don’t always work as intended. Lighting designers troubleshoot solutions and patchwork communications Read more [...]
Keeping Our Foot on the Efficacy Accelerator

Keeping Our Foot on the Efficacy Accelerator

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. James Brodrick, U.S. Department of Energy Although the impressive efficacy gains made by light-emitting diodes (LED) products over the last few years fall well short of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) ultimate targets, they’ve already surpassed the limits of conventional lighting in nearly all applications—which might prompt some people to say “good enough” and question the value of further Read more [...]
Delving into the Lighting Industry Market

Delving into the Lighting Industry Market

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Laurie Miller, Director, Statistical Operations, NEMA  NEMA Business Information Services (NEMA/BIS) works closely with members of the NEMA Lighting Systems Division to collect domestic product shipment data. On a quarterly schedule, NEMA/BIS uses the data collected from members and seasonal adjustment factors to produce three lamp index reports which are focused on A-line, high intensity discharge (HID), Read more [...]
Smart Lighting: What the industry is saying

Smart Lighting: What the industry is saying

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Smart lighting can deliver traditional illumination and provide new functionality. The Internet of Things, connected lighting, and smart lighting are terms commonly used in the lighting industry today. In the initial period of solid state lighting advancement, light-emitting diode (LED) sources succeeded in saving energy in most lighting applications. Now, with better lighting controls and connectivity to a Read more [...]
A Zoo and a College Campus: Different Venues, Same Outdoor Lighting Goals

A Zoo and a College Campus: Different Venues, Same Outdoor Lighting Goals

Two Institutions Reduce Energy Use by 85% with LED Retrofits This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Tom Salpietra, President and COO, EYE Lighting International Sleek, modern designs, as well as historically styled outdoor lighting fixtures, have been growing in popularity over the last few decades as cities, municipalities, and educational institutions make significant investments in lighting infrastructure, especially outdoor applications. Read more [...]