Author Archives: craigbic

Second Phase of HYVE/Osram “LED-Emotionalize your light” Design Contest Starts

I just received a follow up email from HYVE regarding the “LED-Emotionalize your light” design contest. Here it is for any of my readers that have participated: The second phase of the LED-Emotionalize your light! Idea Contest has started! At … Continue reading

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Dialux Videos

Using the website Truveo, I have found several Dialux-related videos from across the web.  I cannot watch many types of online videos from work so I cant tell you what they entail or what their quality is but it’s worth … Continue reading

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HYVE Innovation Community in collaboration with OSRAM, are hosting an online idea and design competition

First off, let me say that I am NOT posting this late. I did not get this until 25MAY09 but the contest runs until the end of July so you still have time. I am posting the email sent to … Continue reading

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Smart LED Parking Lot Lights

Ruud Lighting/BetaLED along with the University of California at Davis have developed “smart” LED parking lot lights that reduce the energy consumption by 80% over the more traditional metal-halide lamps they replaced. The 50 LED light fixtures implement a two-level … Continue reading

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Submit your craziest, goofiest, or kookiest light fixture design pics

Here’s an idea. I am really interested to see what any of the light fixture designers of the world have come up with for really far out light fixtures, maybe while they were in design school or something. Don’t worry, … Continue reading

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Announcing the Sketchup Graphics Blog!

I would like to inform all my readers that I have a new blog, the Sketchup Graphics Blog, that is about all things Sketchup. I have taken the Sketchup related posts from here and copied them over to the new … Continue reading

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DIALux now has an official support board

Mr. Willi Bremecker, the Team Leader for Sales at DIAL – makers of DIALux – has informed me that there is now an official DIALux forum on their website! Hooorayy!!!! 8) While I don’t want to chase traffic away from … Continue reading

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Architectural Lighting Blog wins award…sort of…

I got tired of not having awards so I did what I think ALL blog writers SHOULD do….give themselves an award. So I came up with the Self-Awarded Blog Award for 2008 and gave it to the Architectural Lighting Blog. … Continue reading

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FREE Commercial Building Lighting Web Tool

The Department of Energy (DOE) has developed an interactive web tool called Commercial Lighting Solutions (CLS) intended to provide “how to” advice about ways to improve interior lighting efficiency and reduce energy consumption for a potential savings of 30% or … Continue reading

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Another New DIALux Plugin

Hess has introduced a large DIALux plugin with over 2200 luminaires and variations! Kewl 8) They have mimicked their website’s navigation in the plugin’s user interface which should make for easy browsing. Click here to shoot off to their website … Continue reading

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