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Message From The Editor

Managing Editor, Line Goyette The meeting of all worlds and all services

This is the season of European and North American mega-expos. Contributor David Gordon urges you to participate. These events have evolved into encounters among all scientific, artistic and commercial disciplines. This issue reflects this reality well. It talks about science and how a superacid treatment could be the key to a new generation of LEDs, and the ins and outs of light quality. Because lighting is a major investment, we explore the sustainability of lighting systems and the link between urban lighting and crime. Good reading!

Line Goyette, Managing Editor

Changing Scene

LED Technology

True-to-Life Lighting Demonstrations: What's the Best Way to Faithfully Showcase Quality of Light?

By Matthew Cobham
Quality of Light Many manufacturers claim that their products deliver the best quality of light. That's good, because lighting professionals say they need the best quality of light to make their designs really come to life. But what does quality of light actually mean, and how can it be demonstrated most faithfully to be sure it will be the same in the actual application? There are different methods of demonstrating and explaining lighting. We'll now look at the most relevant ones. Read More


Value Engineering Through LED Education

By David Gordon
David Gordon The lighting market is more competitive than ever before. And with unit sales rates exceeding revenue growth rates, aside from declining materials costs, as they say "it's the competition, stupid." Historically the term "value engineering" is derisively referred to as "seeking product that meets performance specifications but at a lower price." There's lots of that, at least perceptually, in the lighting market. The other definition of value engineering is where value is added to the sales process. This is commonly called "demand generation." And demand generation requires knowledge. Read More

Lighting Systems

A Business Case for Future-proofing Building Lighting Systems, Part 2

Building Lighting Systems This business case lays out a rationale for future-proofing buildings and provides tools that will enable building owners to think more strategically about how they are looking at their building management systems and make initial investments for long-term benefit. Previously published in Part 1: four arguments to make in your business case, starting with why do it now. Here in Part 2: common misconceptions about future-proofing and what to consider before you start the process. Read More

Case Study

The Impact of Street Lighting on Crime

By Aaron Chalfin, Benjamin Hansen, Lucie Parker, and Jason Lerner
Street Lighting Researchers who conducted a 6-month study on the effects of improved nighttime lighting in New York City housing developments concluded that over 20 years additional lighting would reduce victimization by US$14 million per development. While the upfront costs were estimated to be US$3-4 million for a development of 720,000 square feet, these costs would become cost effective in six years. The estimates included removing old, non-LED hardware and installing LED lighting. Read More


"Quantum Dot" Lighting Technology Takes Forward Leap

Quantum Dot A "superacid" much stronger than automobile battery acid has enabled a key advance toward a new generation of LED lighting that's safer, less expensive and more user friendly. Quantum dots can be applied to a variety of products and technologies, but for mass consumer use possibly the most important is improved LED lighting. Manufacturing techniques being developed at Oregon State University should scale up to large volumes for low-cost commercial applications. Read More

New Products and Solutions

OSRAM Wireless Site Lighting Control (WSLC) Module

OSRAM Wireless Site Lighting Control (WSLC) Module

The OSRAM Wireless Site Lighting Control (WSLC) Module extends the OSRAM ENCELIUM Light Management System's controls capability to a building's surroundings or site such as parking lots and short pathways, via a wireless mesh network based on ZigBee standards. The WSLC installs on top of a light pole via an ANSI C136.41 compliant 3, 5 or 7-pin twist-lock connector. The WSLC is individually addressable via the OSRAM ENCELIUM Wireless System Manager and can switch luminaires ON/OFF via an integrated high current relay, dim luminaires equipped with 0-10V dimming drivers or ballasts, DEXAL or DALI dimming drivers or ballasts and has an input for an external occupancy sensor. Read More
Kim Lighting Pavilion

Kim Lighting Pavilion

Pavilion redefines the bollard category with state of the art design, performance, and technology. An integral NEMA 3R enclosure, 2-Gang recessed box, and Bluetooth RGBW accent are just a few of the industry first features of Pavilion. Every site is unique and the lighting should echo the design intent of the architect or lighting designer. Pavilion can be configured with traditional elements or optimized LED optics to achieve the desired environmental illumination. Read More
The Dawn Chandelier

Matthew McCormick Studio Introduces the Dawn Chandelier

Inspired by intricacies of delicate jewelry, the Dawn chandelier is aesthetically pleasing from every angle and vantage point. Organic feel and sporadic in nature, the fixture gleams with a hand-polished finish while the custom hand-blown glass tubes provide perfect soft illumination. This modular system allows the chandelier to articulate and be configured in countless positions, both in horizontal or vertical orientations that suit the spacial needs. Read More
Eureka Fleet

Eureka Fleet

Eureka's Fleet broadens the possibilities of its powerful Dial projector with a modern and distinctive package. This luminaire is available in two formats: small (2 projectors) or large (3 projectors). Straightforward installation with no visible screws. The independent projectors can effortlessly be oriented without tools due to their precisely engineered two-axis hinge. 2 or 3 LED luminaires for a combined 38 or 50W illumination. Standard 0-10V or phase dimming. Read More

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