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Volume 3 • Issue 23

Message From The Editor

Managing Editor, Line Goyette Lighting is a tool for opening ourselves up to the world

New problems, new solutions, this is why it's important to identify the main trends that will mark lighting in the years to come. It is often said, but still relevant and fascinating, that as an industry lighting has been stable for more than a century. Since the appearance of LED technology, the industry continues to redefine and reinvent itself in terms of design, business practices and solutions. The route taken by Jean-Claude Calabro, President of LumiGroup, which we present in this issue, reflects the constant demand for creativity and innovation. In this season, when lighting is more present than ever to celebrate the holidays and the end of the year, it's important to keep our eyes and our critical senses open. Good reading!

Line Goyette, Managing Editor

Changing Scene

LightPro Hiring Lighting Industry Professionals Online Becomes Easy and Affordable Like Never Before with the Launch of LightPro
LightPro, a just launched skills marketplace, is all set to revolutionize the global lighting industry. This online destination will function as a central location to hire lighting professionals from many different categories for a reasonable price…
Lumenpulse Lumenpulse Group Begins Construction of New Head Office and Immersive Experience Centre
Lumenpulse Group has begun construction of its future head office in Longueuil, Quebec...
ELIOT Legrand's ELIOT IoT Program Advances Connectivity and Intelligence in the Built Environment
Last month Legrand North and Central America launched ELIOT, a groundbreaking IoT program that advances connectivity and intelligence in the built environment and enhances value in the use of connected products…

Peers & Profiles

Jean-Claude Calabro — President of LumiGroup — a Man Rooted in His Environment and His Industry

By Line Goyette
Jean-Claude Calabro Aesthetics, design, flair, anchored in his community, these are words easily associated with Jean-Claude Calabro, President of LumiGroup, a manufacturer's agent for lighting and control products. Located in Montreal's Mile-End, LumiGroup has a 10,000+ square foot showroom on two floors. To mark the company's 20th anniversary, LumiGroup opened "Le Studio" in spring 2016, a contemporary gallery-like space with an international collection of luminaires. I recently met with Jean-Claude Calabro to learn a little more about the man behind LumiGroup's success and the company that contributes so actively to charitable organizations in local communities. Read More


Li-Fi: 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi

By Qusi Alqarqaz
Li-Fi The use of light as a means to transmit Internet data has been coined Li-Fi. The high-speed communication technology is similar to Wi-Fi but faster, allowing you to send and receive more data in less time. By swapping incandescent bulbs with LEDs — which have electronic properties — Li-Fi could bring Internet access to more areas and revolutionize the telecommunications industry. Li-Fi is expected to be a US$75 billion industry by 2023, according to Global Market Insights. Its potential is great, but most of us have hardly heard about the technology or how it works... Read More


Top 10 Future Trends in the Lighting Industry

By Leonardo David
Future trends The 20th century was relatively static for the lighting industry, and the only notable breakthrough was the commercialization of fluorescent lamps, offering 75% savings over incandescent lighting. The 21st century, on the other hand, promises to be much more dynamic: LED lighting is completely changing the rules of the game with its efficiency and versatility. This article provides an overview of the top trends currently shaping the industry. Read More


Lighting the Way to Improving Safety and Efficiency

By Julie Kerr
Safety and Efficiency Lighting technology is evolving at such a fast pace that what is relevant today may not be tomorrow. This constant change is challenging industry stakeholders to adapt to the sweeping changes and meet the demanding requirements and energy efficiency. EIN spoke with Alison Drover, Marketing Project Manager at CSA Group, about what programs are already in place to monitor the rapidly changing landscape, and what stakeholders can look out for moving forward. Read More


Bringing a Taste of Tokyo to a Russian Mall

The project of the Vegas super mall Retail lighting is transforming the shopping experience at the Vegas super mall in Moscow, one of the largest retail sites in the world. Could Philips help to create a vibrant atmosphere in the mall's new Ginza shopping area? The idea was to recreate the pulsating, vibrant atmosphere of Tokyo's famous Ginza shopping street within the mall. To achieve this vision, a lighting solution would have to highlight the distinctive features and materials in each of the 32 separate facades along the 130-metre street. Read More


Bristol University Shows LED Lights Attract Fewer Insects Than Other Lights

LED Lights Attract Fewer Insects New research by scientists from the University of Bristol has revealed that domestic LED lights are much less attractive to nuisance insects such as biting midges than traditional filament lamps. The team now highlights the urgent need for further research on other heat-seeking flies that transmit disease, including mosquitoes that are carriers of pathogens that cause damaging diseases such as malaria and Zika fever. The study used customized traps at 18 field test sites across south-west England, illuminated by a series of LED, filament and fluorescent light sources. Over 4,000 insects were carefully identified. The results showed that… Read More

New Products and Solutions


Standard's Lumeina LED Downlight

This small LED module provides higher lumen performance than an LED lamp, reproduces the look of an MR16 halogen lamp, and is very easy to install. No housing required Read More
Nano 2.0

Lumenpulse Launches Lumencove Nano 2.0 in North America

Lumenpulse has upgraded the Lumencove Nano luminaire, the dimmable cove lighting system that dispenses with the need for a power supply, resulting in unequalled performance and longevity. The luminaire features Lumendrive, a breakthrough proprietary ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) technology that directly powers LEDs from the AC mains, eliminating the need for the power supply while allowing full digital dimming and control. Read More
Raccords modulaires d'Arani

Arani Modular Connect Series

Arani's Modular Connect series delivers 4000 lumens at 40W and has a built-in locking system that aligns and secures the luminaires with ease. The series enables endless possibilities, allowing up to 25 luminaires to be connected in a row at 110VAC, or up to 45 luminaires in a row at 230VAC. Read More

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