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Volume 1 • Issue 5

Message From The Editor

Managing Editor, Line Goyette Games and light on Canadian athletes

Lighting often brings new light to events by becoming itself an event. So last month, the cities of Toronto and Montreal were the scene of spectacular lighting in honour of Canadian athletes. The official opening of Canadian Olympic House emphasized Canadian Olympic excellence and the five famous rings are now visible, for the first time outside of Lausanne, at the top of an office tower in downtown Montreal. The lighting of the Bloor viaduct for the opening of the Pan American Games, which is the subject of an article in this issue, may change forever the perception and reputation of this Toronto landmark. Good reading.

Line Goyette
Managing Editor

Changing Scene

Grant Wright Grant Wright as New CEO for the Osram Americas Region
Osram has announced the appointment of Grant Wright as CEO/CFO of Osram Americas and President and CEO/CFO of Osram Sylvania...
LED Licensing Hubbell Signs LED Luminaires License Agreement with Philips

Hubbell Lighting has joined Philips' LED Luminaires and Retrofit Bulbs Licensing Program, which provides access to 220 inventions and 1,400 granted patents to companies that sell their own branded LED products.
CDM2 Lightsworks CDM2 Lightworks to Represent Peerless Electric in BC

Peerless Electric has appointed CDM2 Lightworks as its new agent for the province of British Columbia.
Osram Smartphones Osram First to Market with LED for Unlocking Smartphones

Infrared light emitting diodes (IREDs) from Osram will soon enable Fujitsu smartphone owners to unlock the device with an iris scan.

Lighting & Design: Municipal

The Luminous Veil: Transforming Infrastructure into Art

By LDS Editorial team
The Luminous Veil The Luminous Veil, a once controversial suicide prevention barrier installed along Toronto's historic Prince Edward Viaduct — popularly known as the Bloor viaduct — has become Toronto's latest and most spectacular illuminated art installation, courtesy of artist Dereck Revington and Mulvey & Banani International Inc., the engineering firm that worked with Revington to translate his vision into reality. Read More

Best Practices: Specifying

How Much Home Lighting Do You Need? Another Approach

By Craig DiLouie
Modern Home Lighting One way to determine required light levels for a room is to use simplified lighting design calculations to determine the number of lumens required and, in turn, the number of lamps and luminaires needed to produce these lumens. There's another approach, more like a rule of thumb in residential lighting design, that is worth mentioning. This approach is based on wattage. Read More

Lighting & Design

Meet the Luminous Veil Lighting Design Team

By LDS Editorial team
Luminous Veil Lighting Design Team Learn more about Mulvey & Banani International Inc. and the lighting design team assembled for the Luminous Veil project by reading their collective answers to LDS' questions. LDS periodically asks members of Canada's lighting community for their perspective on the industry, as a way of helping our readers get to know leading members of the industry better. In this instance, Paul Boken, Associate and Manager, MVII's Lighting Design Division, responded on behalf of the team. Read More

Peers & Profiles

Peerless Electric Wants You to Keep Your Eyes Up

By LDS Editorial team
Peerless Whether you've enjoyed a hockey game at the Bell Centre in Montreal, shopped at a Wal-Mart store or flown through Pearson International Airport in Toronto, you've likely stood under a Peerless Electric luminaire. Some of their projects include Canadian Tire stores, Dollarama stores, Montreal metro stations, the University of Toronto, and the Alberta Children's Hospital. Read More

Best Practices: Industrial

14 Strategies to Save Up to 70% in Energy Costs Using the Latest in Warehouse Lighting... and More (Part 1)

Latest in Warehouse Lighting There is no place for poor lighting in warehouses or distribution centres. These facilities support a variety of important tasks from picking and packaging to shipping and receiving, light assembly and even office work. Since multiple functions are often performed in the same area, lighting takes on even more significance because of the need for different light levels... Read More


Global Market Analysis and Forecasts: Intelligent Lighting Controls in Commercial Buildings

Intelligent Lighting Controls In the midst of the ongoing transformation from previously dominant fluorescent lighting to more efficient and flexible LED lighting, the market for lighting controls has expanded broadly… Read More


Nanowires: the LEDs of the Future?

Chip-on-Board LED Research from the University of Copenhagen shows that LEDs made from nanowires will use less energy and provide better light. Researchers from the university's Niels Bohr Institute studied nanowires using X-ray microscopy, and with this method they can pinpoint exactly how to design nanowire so that it gives the best properties. Professor Robert Feidenhans'l explains that there is great potential in such nanowires, and they could be in use within five years. Read More

New Products & Solutions

Cree's XHP35 Family

Cree's XHP35 Family: a New Performance Standard for High Power LEDs

Cree, Inc.'s new XLamp XHP35 family of LEDs offers 50% more light output than Cree's previous highest-performing single-die LED, setting a new performance standard for the 3.5mm footprint.
MX Downlight Series

Intense Lighting Launches the MX Downlight Series

Intense Lighting, Inc.'s new MX Downlight series features three configurations: 3.5-inch small aperture LED downlight, adjustable and wall wash luminaires…
Edge Lighting

Edge Lighting's Bardot Vanity

The Bardot features a lambertian white diffuser lens that provides uniform, tuneable white light without hotspots. At 10 total watts per foot, the 24VDC Vanity contains commercial-grade, 90+CRI variable white LEDs ranging from 2000K to 4000K…

TruLine 1.6A TruQuad, 24VDC - Plaster-In LED System

TruLine 1.6A TruQuad allows for creation of glare-free architectural lighting accents — in square or rectangular configurations — within 5/8" drywall…

Lumileds' Luxeon CoB Core Range: Breakthrough Performance Upgrade

Lumileds' next generation LUXEON CoB Core Range now delivers an average of 10% higher efficacy and 10% higher flux with a lower voltage and the same footprint…

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