Lighting Design & Specification
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Message From The Editor

Managing Editor, Line Goyette Beyond lighting, or after the LED revolution

Even if the conversion to LED technology is still ongoing, it is already widely accepted and people talk willingly of "revolution." Everything is up for review — business models, specifications, applications, how to think about lighting. Some markets are less developed, but we know that it is only a question of time, not of choice. A sign of the times: we hear more and more about what comes after lighting — connectivity, PoE, IoT, and more. Earlier this month the U of T Impact Centre's Smart Sustainable Lighting Network (SSLNet) hosted the Beyond Lighting Conference. Last week at Lightfair new pavilions opened to facilitate discussions about light and art, science, medicine… in short, everything that can be found beyond lighting. Exciting. Good reading!

Line Goyette, Managing Editor


Changing Scene

MCEE 2017 MCEE 2017: 13 Companies Win New Product Competition Awards
A special jury of industry experts has chosen the winners of the New Product Competition at MCEE 2017, Canada's largest mechanical, electrical and lighting expo…
Westin Ottawa Lighting Helps Westin Ottawa Make Sustainability a Permanent Guest
Lighting changes will help the Westin Ottawa will become one of the first hotels in the chain to achieve long-term sustainability. Under its 30/20 by 2020 conservation plan, the hotel will reduce energy use by 30% by 2020…
François-Xavier Souvay Lumenpulse to Be Taken Private
A group led by Lumenpulse founder François-Xavier Souvay has reached an agreement with Lumenpulse Inc., to acquire all of the common shares. Souvay will remain involved in all aspects of the business and operations…

Peers & Profiles

Shirley Coyle: Calm, Composed, and Fully Engaged

By Line Goyette
Shirley Coyle I met Shirley Coyle, President of Cree Canada and President of IESNA 2016-2017, when she was speaking at an IES Montreal Section meeting on March 21. The conference focused on the convergence of intelligent lighting systems with the Internet of things, and how this convergence would help improve the quality of our lives at work and at home, improve security, and increase the value of building systems. Her composure as we discussed such a complex topic reflects her extensive experience in the lighting industry and her involvement in IES and CSA committees. Read More

LED Technology

LEDs Optimized for Architectural and Emergency Vehicle Lighting Applications

LEDs Optimized for Architectural and Emergency Vehicle Lighting Applications As a mainstay in architectural and emergency vehicle lighting, colour LEDs bring about intrinsic advantages such as durability and reliability, in addition to the possibility of delivering controlled "colour light performances." In recent years, however, the evolving architectural and emergency vehicle lighting landscape has necessitated developing colour LEDs that can enable the most effective and optimized system design. Read More

Conference Report

Beyond Lighting: State-of-the-Art and Future Applications of LED Lighting

By Scott McAuley
Beyond Lighting conference On May 3, the University of Toronto Impact Centre's Smart Sustainable Lighting Network (SSLNet) hosted the Beyond Lighting Conference at the university's Mississauga campus. The day included talks by leading academics and industry representatives who are leading the charge to understand and transform the function of visible light from simple illumination into new areas of human health, agriculture and digital communication. Read More


IESNA Illumination Awards: Toronto Team Recognized for Two Projects

IESNA Illumination Awards: Toronto Team Recognized for Two Projects The Illuminating Engineering Society Illumination Awards are an annual recognition of creativity, originality, and professionalism in lighting design. This year, the Smith + Andersen Toronto Lighting Team received two Section Awards for two projects: 619/621 Queen West façade lighting, and the One Queen East lobby lighting. Read More

Natural Light

Daylight Management Opens the Window to Comfort And Energy Efficiency

Daylight Management Daylight management is an emerging term referring to strategies and technologies for controlling daylight penetration in interior spaces through windows, clerestories, skylights, tubular daylighting devices, and building core sun-lighting systems to maximize daylight benefits. This article presents key performance aspects affected by daylight penetration in interior spaces, along with strategies and technologies used to effectively manage its dispersion to address the daily and seasonal changes in outdoor and indoor conditions. Read More


Why Strategic Light Therapies Offer New Hope for People Parkinson's Disease

By Gary Sharpe
Strategic Light Therapies Parkinson's Disease was once thought of as "simply" due to a lack of dopamine production in the brain, but in recent years we have come to understand the profound importance of highly complex interplays between various hormones and neurotransmitters in the body and brain. Applications of light therapy are now showing promise as a treatment strategy. It is believed that light therapies help to restore the natural balances between dopamine and melatonin and restore our circadian rhythm. Read More

New Products and Solutions

Cree ZR Series LED Troffer

Cree ZR Series LED Troffer

The Cree ZR series LED troffer delivers a broad portfolio of class-leading efficiency and better light performance. Among the features: Cree TrueWhite Technology or 80+ CRI, 90 - 130 LPW, 3,200, 4000 or 5,000 lumens, 2×2, 1×4 and 2×4 options, 0-10V dimming control to 5% (standard all types) or optional Cree SmartCast Technology, and more. Read More
Eaton NFFLD Night Falcon

Eaton NFFLD Night Falcon

The Night Falcon LED floodlight luminaire combines high-efficiency optics, superior thermal management and energy efficiency. The compact, robust design incorporates a separate driver compartment for maximum heat dissipation, resulting in longer fixture and LED life. The luminaire uses precision engineered optics, delivering superior uniformity and excellent illumination to the targeted application. Read More
Luminis TORX TR2450 Luminaire

Luminis TORX TR2450 Luminaire

Torx TR2450 is a decorative and functional ceiling pendant luminaire with a frosted acrylic refractor for general illumination. Torx is part of Luminis' LED pendant collection available in four distinct groups of luminaires: Aramis, Prisma, Kronos, and Torx. This extensive collection offers a wide range of choice in design and performance. Read More
Ecopower T8U LED U-Bulb

Ecopower T8U LED U-Bulb

This 2' x 2' troffer retrofit T-8 LED U-Bulb with dimming option is a unique and energy efficient lighting product. Among the features: 15W, internal/external power source, -10 - 30 degrees Celsius operating temperature, clear or frosted lens (6% lumen output loss with frosted lens), 120-degree beam angle, and more. Read More
Magic Lite DLC 4.0 LED Panel Lights

Magic Lite DLC 4.0 LED Panel Lights

Magic Lite's LED panel lights are designed for residential and commercial suspended grid ceilings in 1'x4', 2'x2' and 2'x4' sizes. They can be used for office lighting, basement lighting, light box and sign back-lighting, gym lighting, school lighting, hospital lighting, and more. LED panel lights can replace existing fluorescent troffer light fixtures or be used for new construction applications. The DLC 4.0 Standard series is available with 100 - 120lm/watt; the DLC 4.0 Premium series, with 125 -140lm/watt and output of up to 7,800 lumens. Read More

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