Monthly Archives: September 2007

Free Online Lighting Course Counts for Credit!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I took and past the excellent learning 2.0 type FREE online course called Lessons in Lighting which covers basic lighting fundamentals and is provided by Lightolier. This may sound “not serious” or … Continue reading

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Even More Free Architectural Lighting Design Tools!

I just discovered a terrific resource for architectural lighting designers called the New Buildings Institute! I’ll let the NBI explain who the NBI is here: “The NBI works with national, regional, state and utility groups to promote improved energy performance … Continue reading

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Department of Energy Finalizes Energy Star Requirements for Solid-State Lighting

DOE issues final Energy Star criteria for SSL products effective 30SEPT2007 In an effort to accelerate the market introduction of highly efficient LED-based general illumination products, the DOE is leading the Energy Star management for SSL lighting, keeping tighter control … Continue reading

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Typical Examples of Luminous Efficacy

While we’re on the subject of luminous efficacy (lumens of light output per watt of power consumption), I thought I would borrow a page (almost literally) from wikipedia and post some typical luminous efficacy numbers for various light sources since … Continue reading

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Architectural Lighting Asks, “What will be the fate of the incandescent lamp?”

Architectural Lighting called for submissions to answer the question, “What will be the fate of the incandescent lamp?”. In Jeff Miller’s (President-elect IALD, Director Pivotal Lighting) submission he makes an interesting, if nostalgic and sentimental argument in favor of the … Continue reading

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Osram supplies LEDs for street lights, unveils new Dragon

…green clovers, blue stars, and now with NEW Golden Dragons…. For all you architectural lighting designers and engineers out there: Osram has released a new Golden Dragon LED which incorporates new oval shaped lenses (20 and 40 degree viewing angles) … Continue reading

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