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Volume 1 • Issue 3

Message From The Editor

Managing Editor, Line Goyette Excitement in the face of novelty and innovation can reach a saturation point

The feeling that comes from navigating the aisles of LightFair with some 100,000 other visitors is probably similar to a child in a huge Toys"R"Us. Can we really touch everything and try everything? It is also a place where you can see what the future will be made of, and we were told that the future will be green, smart and perfect. Meanwhile, better continue learning how to make the right choices. Good reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor, Lighting Design & Specification

Changing Scene

Intense Lighting Leviton Acquires Intense Lighting, LLC
Leviton recently announced the acquisition of Intense Lighting, LLC, a leading solutions-based manufacturer of LED luminaires.
Next Gen Luminaires Design Competition Next Gen Luminaires Design Competition Recognizes Commercial LED Products
Twenty-eight commercial LED indoor and outdoor lighting products were recognized for excellence by the Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Design Competition...
Efficient Streetlights Richmond, BC Pilot Project Tests 5 Models of Efficient Streetlights
They've become the best option for indoor lighting. Now, efficient LEDs are also starting to show up over roadways and parking lots around the province...


A Qualitative Policy of Urban Lighting in the Master Plan [Understanding Urban Context when Developing a Lighting Plan?]

By Gilles Arpin
Urban Lighting in the Master Plan Analyzing the context is the first step in establishing a lighting plan on a site. The context is of course first the site's physical environment, its morphology: the location of the site on a promontory or in a valley, its alignment flush with or indented from the street, its proximity to a body of water or a large park... The approach must adapt to the urban form, whether it is a heritage district, urban centre, industrial park, suburb, shopping mall, entertainment district, campus, hospital, sports arena, or administrative centre... Read More

Lightfair Report

Lightfair International 2015 - Innovation and Artistry

By Line Goyette
Lightfair 2015 From May 3 to 7, New York City's Javits Centre hosted the 26th edition of Lightfair International (LFI), the world's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. All the speakers, exhibitors and delegates were able to see that the LED revolution is indeed there. The industry is grafting onto LED technology intelligent controls, as well as adjustable white and programmable colours. One way to tour the innovations displayed during this conference and trade show is to take a glance at the projects and technologies that have received awards for innovation and design... Read More

Technology: Controls

Dimming Protocols: Part II

By Andrew Parker
Dimming Protocols Lighting controls are readily used in commercial, industrial and residential buildings to save energy, but the origin of lighting controls is in the theatre. London's Savoy Theatre was the first in the world to install an electric lighting system in 1881; it used over 1,150 lights to illuminate the stage and auditorium. In 1903, the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City had a similar system featuring 96 resistance dimmers. These first controllers were bulky and required manual operation. We've come a long way since then... Read More

Lighting & Design: Performance

Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures Performing Arts Venue: GigaCore Ethernet Switches Facilitate AV and Lighting

Luminex A single backbone fibre ring of Luminex GigaCore Ethernet switches unifies and simplifies all the AV and lighting functions at Desjardins Hall, a performing arts venue in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Quebec. Located in the Jean-Marie Roy Community Centre, Desjardins Hall is part of a multi-use facility on the site of a former college. It will be used for community theatrical and musical performances as well as for visiting artists and troupes... Read More

LED Technology

In-depth Assessment of OLED Display Quality

By Pierre M. Boher and Thierry Leroux
OLED Organic LEDs (OLEDs) are an interesting and promising new display technology. They provide a number of major technology enhancements for displays and televisions, such as high contrast ratio, wide viewing angle, and very fast response time. Nevertheless, like other display technologies, OLEDs require very good manufacturing control to achieve optimized and homogeneous emissive properties. For instance, the multilayer structure of OLEDs can cause colour shifts that depend on the viewing angle, and in some cases inhomogeneity of the active layers within the display can also produce local colour 'mura' (Japanese for 'unevenness') defects. Standard evaluation of OLEDs considers their colour and luminance, but we are the first to evaluate their spectral emission... Read More

Internet of Light

Semantic Lighting: Connecting the Physical and Digital World

Semantic Lighting The evolution of lighting technology is giving birth to amazing new possibilities. Where lighting once played a purely functional role in our lives, it can now be used to communicate, create and inspire. The next stage in this evolution is Semantic Lighting: an illumination system that is connecting the physical and digital worlds... Read More


Circadian Rhythm More Sensitive to Lighting Colour Cues

Circadian Rhythm Research by scientists at The University of Manchester has revealed that the colour of light has a major impact on how our body clock measures the time of day. Dr. Timothy Brown from the Faculty of Life Sciences led the research: He posits that "in theory colour could be used to manipulate our clock, which could be useful for shift workers or travellers wanting to minimize jet lag." Taking the theory further, using light to adjust our circadian rhythm could offer enormous potential for optimizing personal productivity and well-being... Read More

Peers & Profiles

Lighting Design Innovations

Lighting Design Innovations Lighting Design Innovations (LDI), founded by the partnership of Paul and Kimberly Mercier, incorporates lighting into architecture, in a way that both humanizes and complements the space and environment. Calgary's Centre Street Bridge, approaching its centennial year in 2016, is just one of many award-winning projects. With offices in Alberta and New York, LDI has participated in and completed many interior, exterior, and artistic lighting projects across the United States and Canada since 2000... Read More

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