Category Archives: architectural lighting

Zumtobel Implements Large-Scale LED Lighting Installation

Vienna mall lighting is largest Architectural LED order for Zumtobel Kudos for Zumtobel and Ledon! It’s always great to see LED innovation in architecture but the one thing, I think, that is on everyone’s mind is how the heck do … 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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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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3D Light Design Rendering Using Sketchup & Kerkythea

As promised, I am posting a rendering (using the Metropolis Light Transport rendering method) showing what the great combination of Google Sketchup Pro and Kerkythea is capable of. The picture is of a simple, small commercial staircase with metal and … 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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Yeah, it figures…only the VIP’s get the LEDs

LEDs create magical walk for VIP Entrance at O2 Really, this article demonstrates a fine example of solid-state architectural lighting but come one….just for the VIP’s? What do the rest of us get? Flickering old T8 fixtures?!?! Just kidding. 😉 … 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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