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Call to action – Give Me Your Architectural Lighting Finest!

Jeesh! Does nothing interesting happen in the world of architectural lighting these days? I keep patrolling the web for interesting stories on any topic remotely related and I keep coming up with old stuff. You go to all of the … Continue reading

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A final note on the LED Wall Washer Color Problem

Well, it’s been a long time since my last post – sorry. I thought I would start with an update on the project where my company corrected the color output of high power LEDs on linear array boards (used for wall washing applications) using colored ink-jet printed transparency film lenses (see post below). In the end, the customer came around… Continue reading

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Application Note: Easy Solution to LED Wall Washing Color Problem

Remember our color temperature drifting in our LED wall washing application note? No? Click here to read all about it Well, as you may recall we had 6 high power LEDs on a linear board to be installed either in … Continue reading

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Application note: LED Use in Wall Washing Applications

LEDs are quickly expanding into the world of architectural lighting into many specific applications once occupied by metal halide or tungsten halogen lamps (think MR16 sized) such as spot lighting, marker lighting (stairs, railings, doorways etc..), and wall washing. Its … Continue reading

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Dialux Videos

Using the website Truveo, I have found several Dialux-related videos from across the web.┬á 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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Another Sketchup & Kerkythea Image

Here is another example of the power of Google Sketchup Pro 6 and Kerkythea as it pertains to lighting. This is an concept OEM LED Undercabinet lighting fixture that my company, International Light Technologies is manufacturing for a customer (the … Continue reading

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Story on LED Replacement Lamps Highlights Need for Standardized Testing Methods

I recently read a story on LEDs magazine about Toronto’s Palace Pier condominium tower becoming the largest residential LED conversion in North America. The Palace Pier is an upscale, 44 floor condo building with spectacular views that the designers wanted … 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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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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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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