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Volume 2 • Issue 15

Message From The Editor

Managing Editor, Line Goyette Experts and public issues — who gets the final word?

Some statements grab our attention more than others, especially if they appeal to our fears. The American Medical Association (AMA) recently initiated a discussion on the effects of blue light on our health, particularly the potential loss of melatonin and its beneficial effects. I've since had people ask me if they should switch out all the lamps of their homes or businesses so they would no longer be subjected to the nefarious effects of LEDs and be deprived of antioxidants forever. In this issue, we publish an article that responds to the AMA. Also, enjoy again our conversation with François-Xavier Souvay, including his comments on blue light. Good reading, and follow us on Twitter @LDSnewsletter.

Line Goyette, Managing Editor

Changing Scene

DLC DLC Proposes Changes to Technical Requirements for SSL Categories
The DesignLights Consortium has released for comment several new and revised technical requirements for categories of solid-state lighting (SSL) products. Deadline for comments: September 7, 2016…
Phillips New Appointments for Philips Lighting Concept Center
Ellen Godson has joined Philips Lighting Canada as Senior Manager of Lighting Education, and Daniela Garritano as Program Supervisor, Lighting Education…
Rogne Standard Appoints New Account Manager for BC, Alberta
Bryan Rogne joins Standard's sales team as Account Manager responsible for the BC and Alberta regions. Bryan has 16 years of experience in the lighting industry, 10 as account manager and another 6 as an inside sales supervisor…
  • Legrand Launches Comprehensive New Website
    Legrand North America's new Canadian and American websites are now viewable from a smart phone, tablet and laptop/desktop. That's not the only new feature…

  • Cree Expands LED Components Distribution Network with Avnet
    Cree, Inc. has announced a strategic agreement that expands coverage in the Americas with Avnet for the distribution of Cree's comprehensive portfolio of LED components…

  • Victoria, BC Undertakes $2.1M LED Streetlight Conversion
    BC's capital city plans to convert existing high pressure sodium streetlights to "warm" 3,000K LED fixtures in residential areas and brighter 4,000K fixtures in all signalized intersections and marked crosswalks…

  • Osram to Sell Lamp Business to Consortium Based in China
    Osram Licht AG has announced it will sell its lamp business unit, Ledvance, to a China-based consortium comprising LED packaging service provide MLS, strategic investor IDG Capital Partners, and Yiwu State-owned Assets Operation Center. Osram had indicated it would sell the unit over a year ago.

  • Small Business Lighting Incentive Program for Ontario
    Businesses across Ontario may qualify for up to $1,500 in free energy-efficient lighting and equipment upgrades. Eligible businesses will receive a free onsite lighting assessment, up to $2,000 in incentives towards eligible energy efficient lighting upgrades, and a turn-key lighting installation by a licensed contractor…

  • Eaton and NuLEDs Collaborate on Smart, Connected Lighting
    The two companies will go to market with a joint product offering that includes Eaton's portfolio of PoE-enabled LED luminaires and NuLEDs' drivers, software, sensors and keypads. The collaboration is aimed at making buildings smarter and seamlessly securely connected...

  • Contact Delage and GE Partner in Western Quebec
    Contact Delage Inc. is partnering with General Electric Canada, effective immediately, to represent GE Lighting in Western Quebec…


7 Canadian Architectural Lighting Projects Vie for International darc Awards

Darc Seven functional lighting installations in architecture from across the country have been shortlisted for the 2016 darc awards program by a panel of international lighting designers. The darc awards are the first ever peer-to-peer system for a lighting design awards: winners are determined by independent architectural lighting designers and light artists. The seven shortlisted Canadian installations include… Read More

AMA Response

LRC Responds to AMA Report on LED Lighting Health Hazards

AMA LRC Recently the American Medical Association (AMA) produced a document cautioning the public about In-Ga-N based LEDs used as sources of illumination. The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has received a large number of requests for an opinion. Professors Mark Rea and Mariana Figueiro of the LRC have prepared a response. Read More

Peers & Profiles

Lumenpulse's François-Xavier Souvay — Entrepreneur of the Year and Much More

By Line Goyette
Francois Xavier Souvay François-Xavier Souvay, founding president of lighting firm Lumenpulse, is a busy man. He flies from success to success, making new acquisitions, accumulating prestigious awards and patents, and yet keeping himself readily available to share his passion for lighting. I begin by asking what motivates him. "Building a strong brand that can survive and has meaning. My greatest pride is to see our products solve challenges in a masterly way, and to see employees take ownership of these projects." The Montreal-based company he founded in 2006 with 5 employees now has 600 on three continents. Read More

Peers & Profiles

Liteline Corporation — As Luck and Ingenuity Would Have It

By Line Goyette
Liteline Profile The beginnings of a successful company are often the result of a happy confluence of circumstances where intuition, knowledge, economic or social factors and a certain amount of luck all come together. I have met several members of the Silverstein family on various occasions, and each time I have seen a fire burning in their eyes — a fire of passion and pleasure. Here, work, family and leisure are interrelated, and after meeting president Steve Silverstein I might even add that it could be genetic. Mark Silverstein, VP Sales and Marketing, tells me the story that brought me to their facility. Read More

LED Technology

Building the Digital Enterprise

By John Gordon
Building Digital Enterprise I spend a lot of time working with cities to create digital cities — open, secure technology platforms that enable equitable economic growth. I've been building off a belief in recent posts that lighting and lighting-related IoT sensors can create the most pervasive and useful fabric to enable the next era of smart city innovation. I am just as often asked how these same principles can apply in the business world. There are certainly many parallels. Read More


New Phosphor Promises Cheaper and More Efficient Next-Generation LED Lighting

Fluorscent Lamp Spectrum Researchers from KU Leuven (Belgium), the University of Strasbourg, and CNRS have discovered a new phosphor that could make next-generation fluorescent and LED lighting even cheaper and more efficient. The team used highly luminescent clusters of silver atoms and the porous framework of minerals known as zeolites. Read More

New Products and Solutions

Linear LED Cove Lighting System

Eaton Lighting Solutions' Linear LED Cove Lighting System

This system offers the perfect combination of scale, performance, and control to create vibrant lighting effects. With an advanced system of low powered LEDs, the LC32 delivers smooth, diffuse and consistent light to architectural features and surfaces. Equipped with an integral dimmable driver, two lumen packages, and four colour temperatures, the LC32 can be easily tailored to the application while keeping energy consumption at a minimum. Read More
Magic Lite LED Wedge Light

Magic Lite LED Wedge Light

This LED Wedge Light, a 3-chip LED wedge base lamp mounted on outdoor rated SPT2 wire, is a robust all-weather product, ideal for building outlines and other decorative lighting applications. Its high brightness, low power consumption and long life make it a logical choice for decorative indoor and outdoor lighting applications. Available in 6" (15.2cm) standard lamp spacing, the LED Wedge Light can be cut to any length at any place on the wire. The LED Wedge Light operates on safe class 2, 12V power supplies. Read More
LED Recessed from Stanpro

MiLED — LED Recessed from Stanpro

The MiLED family includes virtually invisible architectural downlights. The shallow low profile version is exceptional for diffused lighting, while the standard version is the optimal solution for all your lighting needs, thanks to the IOS optics that make it possible to choose different light beams with a twist of the wrist. Perfect for commercial spaces, long hallways or offices. Read More

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