Editorials

Hurricanes Remind Us Not to Take Lighting for Granted.

With the major hurricanes in the past few weeks and the recent announcement of Philips Lighting’s establishment of the Philips Lighting Foundation, I have realized that people have forgotten how important artificial light is to our lives. We get a few reminders when lightning strikes cause the power to go …

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Standards and Standards Groups Still Needed to Accelerate the Adoption of the Internet of Things

As we the new fiscal year begins, it is time to look at how the industry is doing in developing the Internet of Things and what can be done to accelerate its adoption. Numerous companies have introduced IoT enabled lighting products in the past year. One of the biggest impediments …

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Designing More Aesthetic Emergency Lighting Systems

By Jeff Elliot with input from lighting designer John Decker, IALD of Lighting Design Studio and specialty lighting distributor, Ron Doyle of Wiedenbach Brown   Meeting code requirements for emergency lighting with modern, stylish lighting fixtures Emergency lighting is mandated by the NFPA and International Building Code (IBC) to ensure …

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Usability and Security Should not be Mutually Exclusive in IoT-Connected Lighting

Interoperability is the goal for many Internet of Things devices. However, one issue that is often overlooked in the installation Internet-connected devices including lighting is the security of such systems. This multi-protocol compatibility that allows interoperability can open up such devices to the security issues of those multiple protocols. The …

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Not All Blue Light the Same

Guest Editorial By John Bachner Executive Director of the National Lighting Bureau AMA LIGHTING RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON WRONG METRIC, SAY SPEAKERS AT NATIONAL LIGHTING BUREAU FORUM. The American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) warnings about too much “blue light” at night are seriously flawed: The AMA developed them using a measuring tool that …

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A look back at 2016 and Predictions for 2017

During 2016, the LED lighting industry saw the adoption of LED lighting expand across all segments. More and more companies began producing LED lamps and luminaires. This increased competition drove down the prices for LED lighting resulting in reduced profit margins, especially for the well-established firms.LED chip makers were the …

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