Category Archives: Architectural Lighting Industry

Local Massachusetts Company Announces Partnership with ABS Lighting

Billerica, Mass. based Luminus Devices, expands into the transportation industry with the 1st highway/road fixture built with their PhlatLight® LEDs. Luminous Devices, announced its expansion into the transportation industry through a partnership with ABS Lighting. The company’s CSM-360 White PhlatLight … Continue reading

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How LED lighting can save on costs and help the environment

Harking back to a topic I posted earlier on this blog about LED replacement lamps for amusement park rides or lack thereof I thought you might find a recently published article from Funworld Magazine in which I was quoted interesting. … 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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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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Awesome FREE Lighting Analysis Software!

Recently, I stumbled across DIALux which is an advanced, yet easy to use lighting analysis package. I was totally amazed to find that such a well-polished program would be distributed totally free! The program is for anyone who is responsible … Continue reading

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Inexpensive Tools for Architectural Lighting Analysis

For any lighting designers or architects that have to work with lighting design and want to do some visualization for your clients might I suggest the powerful yet low cost combination of Google Sketchup Pro and Kerkythea Rendering System. Google … Continue reading

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Solid-State Lighting Trashes Fluorescent Tubes

Well, at least in one way the just dawned on me that may not be evident to everyone and I am sure is overlooked when discussing the cost savings of switching from T-x based fluorescent lighting (you know, the tubes … Continue reading

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Lighting Form, Fit, and Function Combine With Architecture with Stunning Results

Fluid, flowing architecture demands lighting equally flowing and dramatic. Lighting designers are forces to work hand-in-hand with artists and architects to fully realize a clients visions while still remaining fully grounded in practicality. It is often a touch-and-go two-step dance … Continue reading

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Architectural Designers Require New Approach From LED Distributors

Distributors see LED lighting opportunity Sometimes the architectural designers tries to go outside the specs in the pursuit of the aesthetic and the distributor, if properly positioned with knowledgeable applications engineers, has to set them back on the straight and … Continue reading

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