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Volume 2 • Issue 1

Message From The Editor

Managing Editor, Line Goyette Under the microscope for 2016 — common challenges?

Since lighting has undergone its LED revolution, projects multiply: cities are no longer the same, works of art, museums and heritage buildings have new life, and a lack of windows no longer means cold, hard light. In short, the bulb has changed since Edison produced his first version. Lighting competitions also proliferate; many are listed in this issue and confirm, if anyone needed proof, the merger of science, art and technology. They even encourage us to play outside in the winter. Good reading and have an excellent 2016.

Line Goyette, Managing Editor

Changing Scene

Lightfair 2016 Light and Technology in a New Language at Lightfair International 2016
Light, technology and design will converge to reveal new solutions, new knowledge and new discoveries at the world's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference…
Lighting Controls Products Report: Lighting Controls Business 2015 to 2020
Memoori Business Intelligence Ltd. has revised its estimate of the total value of lighting controls in its latest report, believing sales in 2013 reached US$1.814 billion, 8.7% higher than previously thought…
Metalumen ISO Metalumen Earns ISO 9001:2008 Certification
"This is exciting news for our organization and business partners as we work our processes throughout the organization to maintain top quality manufacturing and even faster response and lead times," the company says.

New Technologies

The Future of Lighting Delivers Value Beyond Illumination

Future LED Lighting The lighting industry is undergoing its second major transformation in the past 20 years. The first, beginning in the late 1990s, introduced energy-efficient, high-brightness LEDs. The second transformation, unfolding now, allows lighting systems to participate in the Internet of Things. To fully realize the promise of IoT, lighting and IT companies must partner to give customers the best that the industry has to offer. To showcase how Philips Lighting and Cisco can work together to unlock the benefits of the IoT in offices, Cisco has installed a state-of-the-art Philips connected lighting system at its Canadian headquarters in Toronto... Read More

LED Technology

Plug-and-Play LED Lamps: Notes from the Field

By Jim Colantoni
Lunera Helen Susan Lucy LED For almost three years now, I've been selling and working on projects with plug-and-play LED Lamps, from the very first TLEDs (T8 LED Lamps) that were released, to Lunera Lighting's own Helen Lamps. I've been through all of the early challenges that we have experienced, including obstacles that many new entrants are just now experiencing on their first pass: incompatibilities with ballasts, form factor issues, light output constraints, and even dramatic lamp failures. I'm going to dive into what I've seen and heard the most over the past two years in this plug-and-play LED industry... Read More

Lighting Project

Lighting Up Artopex's New Showroom

Artopex Artopex, one of the biggest office furniture manufacturers in Quebec, just unveiled its new showroom in the heart of Old Montreal. In collaboration with Lemay, LumiGroup created the lighting of this space, previously vacant for 25 years. Located in the basement of the former Royal Bank of Canada, this showroom was presented with a formidable lighting challenge: the almost total absence of natural light... Read More

Outdoor Lighting

2 Lighting Festivals Bring Canadians Outdoors

Project Lighting Montreal Impulse Two outdoor lighting festivals at opposite points in the country showcase Canadian creativity and ingenuity. Although at different stages in their life cycle — Montreal's Luminothérapie is already a sophisticated six years old while Lumiere Festival Vancouver is a fresh-faced two-year-old — both are vibrant exercises in engaging talented professionals and the community at large... Read More

Market Research: Industrial Lighting

Sales of High-Bay Luminaires Forecast to Peak in 2017

High Bay Luminaires Global sales of high-bay luminaires and lamps are expected to peak at almost US$23.5 billion in 2017 and then decline to US$20.4 billion in 2024, according to a Navigant Research report. The high-bay lighting market is currently experiencing a rapid shift in technology, similar to the shift toward LED lighting that has already begun in commercial buildings. The transition to networked lighting controls has also begun to affect this market... Read More


Light-Based Microprocessor Chip Could Lead to More Powerful Computers, Network Infrastructure

Optical Chip Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder, in collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have developed a groundbreaking microprocessor chip that uses light, rather than electricity, to transfer data at rapid speeds while consuming minute amounts of energy. The new technology could pave the way for faster, more powerful computing systems and network infrastructure... Read More

New Products & Solutions

Luminis Eplipse Mini

Luminis Expands Outdoor LED Lighting Series with New Eclipse Mini

Luminis' new Eclipse Mini collection features a range of bollards, pendants, post-top, and wall mount luminaires designed for exterior architectural and area lighting applications. Combining functionality with a classically decorative design and smaller 6" footprint, the Eclipse family is ideal for parks and pedestrian areas...
LED Vline Floodlight

ABBlighting Releases Customizable LED V-Line Flood Lights

ABBLighting has launched its V-line series of next generation LED flood lights. The die-cast aluminum housing with powder coat finish meets the most demanding market requirements, with an industry-leading 100,000 hour life rating at 40C, a 5-year warranty, DLC V3.1 Premium listing, ETL listing, and IP65 wet location listing...
Legrand Dimming Panel

Legrand Launches Best-in-Class Architectural Dimming Panel Platform

Legrand's new lighting control and automation panel (LCAP) series, an architectural dimming and integration platform, provides enhanced end-user experiences, complies with the latest energy codes and standards, and simplifies design for future space requirements...

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