Lighting Design & Specification
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Message From The Editor

Managing Editor, Line Goyette Light in all its forms

Light and lighting are the convergence of several industries, disciplines and trends. In the world of games, science, architecture and art, infrastructure, and networks, the lighting profession continues to diversify, and markets are heading in directions that I would venture to describe as yet unimagined. These are all good reasons to stay informed and share expertise. Feel free to share your ideas, projects and passions with us. Good reading!

Line Goyette, Managing Editor

Changing Scene

Fluxwerx Fold Fluxwerx Fold Wins iF Design Award 2017
Fluxwerx, a world leader of high-performance, LED luminaires for commercial and institutional spaces, is a winner of this year's world-renowned iF Design Award…
LED Jobsite Project Lind Equipment Concludes Massive LED Jobsite Project with Ledcor
Lind Equipment's LED Jobsite system of temporary LED lighting was a featured part of a BC construction site for an enormous, $600 million, 1.2 million square foot shopping mall…
The new office space of Douglas Lighting Controls Douglas Lighting Controls Opens New Office Space in Canada
Douglas Lighting Controls has opened a state-of-the-art facility in Burnaby, BC to serve as its headquarters. The new space exclusively features Douglas lighting systems throughout, as well as other advanced technologies…


Lighting Work and Play at Ubisoft Quebec City

Lighting Work and Play at Ubisoft Quebec City Ubisoft's 400 video game creators located in Quebec City have been settling in to their new workspaces since last May. An ambitious relocation project, the design of this new studio was done in an integrated way under the direction of the firm Coarchitecture, mandated by Ubisoft Quebec for this architectural challenge. The lighting of these new spaces, designed to encourage creative projects, was at the heart of the conception, and LumiGroup's expertise was called upon to achieve all of the project's objectives, including the importance of creating an efficient, dynamic, and inspiring living environment, representative of Ubisoft's DNA. Read More

Codes & Standards

Lighting Systems — An Introduction to ANSI C137.1

By Roy Harvey
An Introduction to ANSI C137.1 The recently formed ANSI C137 Lighting Systems Committee created a working group to develop a standard for a zero-to-10 volt analog interface between dimmable LED drivers, fluorescent ballasts and dimming controls. At present, there is no widely accepted industry standard for analog dimming of LED sources. The new standard, C137.1, will enhance interoperability of drivers and dimming controls and improve the uniformity of output of multiple drivers operating on the same control circuit. It also adds several new features. Read More


The Lighting Design Profession in 2020

By Leonardo David
Lighting Design Profession The fast pace at which lighting is evolving brings both opportunities and threats, not only for lighting designers but for all professionals in the industry. Those who adapt and update their knowledge will become more competitive, gaining access to lucrative opportunities, while those who ignore the most relevant industry trends do so at their own risk. Read More

Peers & Profiles

Mara Klammrodt: A Passionate YP and a Bright Light in Our Industry

By Julie Kerr
Mara Klammrodt A few months ago, we introduced you to Flux Lighting — a lighting agency located in Ottawa, serving Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. During our meeting with the company, we were introduced to Mara Klammrodt, partner and VP Sales & Marketing at Flux. LDS took the opportunity to speak with Mara about her time in the lighting industry and the opportunities and challenges she has faced along her journey to partner at Flux. Read More

Market Research

Light Sensor Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2016-2024

Light Sensor Market The global light sensor market is expected to expand steadily during the forecast period owing to increasing demand from the automotive sector, smart homes, and outdoor lighting applications. It is highly competitive and dominated by a few major players. Asia Pacific holds a major share in the global light sensors market. However, North America is projected to be promising. Read More


LED Stimulation: A New Treatment For Alzheimer's?

LED Stimulation Using LED lights flickering at a specific frequency, MIT researchers have shown that they can substantially reduce the beta amyloid plaques seen in Alzheimer's disease, in the visual cortex of mice. This treatment appears to work by inducing brain waves known as gamma oscillations, which the researchers discovered help the brain suppress beta amyloid production and invigorate cells responsible for destroying the plaques. Read More

New Products and Solutions

Magic Lite's Switchex

Magic Lite's Switchex Combines an Inwall LED Dimmer Switch and Power Supply in One Unit

Simplify LED array lighting systems with Magic LIte's new Switchex. It combines an inwall LED dimmer switch and power supply into a single integrated unit. The Switchex Dimmer + Driver accepts 120V AC and converts it to low voltage DC, all within a standard electrical box. Read More
Rittal Introduces First UL-Approved Lighting System for Industrial Enclosures

Rittal Introduces First UL-Approved Lighting System for Industrial Enclosures

Rittal Systems Ltd. has added to its offerings the LED System Light, the first lighting system designed specifically for enclosures. The LED technology shines into every corner of the industrial enclosure, from the roof to the floor, and delivers up to three times the luminous flux of its closest competitor. Read More
New Decora Smart In-Wall Dimmers and Switches

Leviton: New Decora Smart In-Wall Dimmers and Switches with Apple HomeKit Support

Leviton's new Decora Smart Apple HomeKit-enabled lighting control accessories can be used with your iPhone or iPad, including in-wall dimmers and switches. Apple HomeKit technology provides an easy, secure way to control HomeKit-enabled accessories using Siri voice control on your iPhone or iPad or Apple's Home app. Read More

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