Lighting Design & Specification
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Message From The Editor

Managing Editor, Line Goyette The integration of lighting technology continues

Cisco System's new Canadian headquarters in downtown Toronto integrates lighting systems technologies and becomes the first commercial facility in North America to use PoE fixtures on a large scale. Also in this issue, we learn that robotic systems can create optimal lighting in operating rooms. Amy Huntingdon, CEO of Philips Lighting Americas, talks to us in this issue about this convergence of technologies and the immense possibilities that will follow. The speed with which we're integrating these technologies raises the topic of accurate, repeatable measurements. Some aspects of this topic appear in this issue. Good reading!

Line Goyette, Managing Editor

Changing Scene

Canwest Agency to Represent Current, Powered by GE Canwest Agency to Represent Current, Powered by GE in BC
Current, powered by GE's Canadian Manager, Kevin Podmore, has appointed Canwest Agency as the newest agent representative for British Columbia…
Lambert & Fils and Kastella Lambert & Fils and Kastella: A Perfect Fit
Lambert & Fils and Kastella join forces in a new retail partnership: the lighting studio and the furniture design house will share the same roof as Kastella welcomes Lambert & Fils in their Montreal showroom…
Blair MacGillis Universal Lighting Appoints New Sales Manager for Quebec, Eastern Canada
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. has named Blair MacGillis as the company's Canadian Distribution and OEM Regional Sales Manager for Quebec and Eastern Canada…


Setting New Standards for a Transforming Industry

By Amy Huntington
Amy Huntington Never has there been a more exciting time to be part of the lighting industry. Although we have witnessed many technological shifts, none has been quite as disruptive as the industry's emerging digital transformation. The introduction of LEDs provided an efficient way to save energy, but the real value is realized when connected technology is added to LED infrastructure. A new class of standards is vital to this evolution. Now we must collaborate, embrace and support standards that address the future of the lighting industry. Read More


How PoE Lighting Technology Will Affect Distributors

By David Gordon
David Gordon The lighting market is changing and electrical distributors are at risk of losing aspects of the lighting segment. While it's doubtful that they'll lose the majority in the "near" future (5, 10, 15, 20 years), it is being whittled away by a number of factors. The point is that the lighting space is not the sole domain of electrical or lighting distributors. The emergence of LED and the fact that it is an electronic device changes the game. With lighting fixtures representing 20-33% of distributor sales (changes by distributor and their focus) and lamp sales declining, distributors should consider this as a critical business segment that requires attention. Read More


Cisco Systems Canada Wins 2016 IES Lighting Control Innovation Award

Cisco Systems Canada Wins 2016 IES Lighting Control Innovation Award The Canadian headquarters of IT giant Cisco Systems, an award-winning project, encompasses a 4-storey fit-out over 80,000 sq.ft. in Toronto, ON. Located within a new sustainability-leading downtown high-rise, the fit-up is targeting LEED Gold certification. Given the client's "Internet of Things" mandate, base building fluorescent luminaires were replaced with LED Power over Ethernet (PoE) luminaires, boasting the first large-scale commercial installation of PoE-enabled luminaires in North America. Read More

LED Technology

Optical Measurement Guidelines for High-Power LEDs and Solid State Lighting Products, Part 1

Optical Measurement Guidelines for High-Power LEDs and Solid State Lighting Products, Part 1 The rapid growth of the LED industry brings up a need for reliable measurements of LEDs and solid state lighting products, which often form the foundation for comparisons among SSL products from different vendors. Consequently, there is an industry-wide push for standards that ensure accurate and repeatable measurements of products' optical properties. This white paper introduces appropriate calibration procedures and operating guidelines for integrating spheres used to characterize LEDs and SSL products. Read More


Lighting Industry's New Normal Seems To Be In Effect, NLB Says

Lighting Industry's New Normal Seems To Be In Effect, NLB Says Lighting-equipment demand fell 4.7% between the second and third quarters of 2016, according to data developed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) for its Lighting-Systems Index (LSI), a seasonality- and inflation-adjusted composite measure of luminaires, ballasts, miniature lamps, large lamps, and emergency lighting shipped by NEMA members. NEMA used 2002 data to create the LSI's 100-point benchmark. Read More


Robotic Lighting System Gives Surgeons Clearer View in Operating Theatres

Robotic Lighting System A team at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya has developed an innovative smart lighting system for operating theatres. Equipped with LED luminaires, the new system allows users to efficiently control the direction and intensity of the light beam projected onto the surgical field as required during an operation. It has generated two patents and is now at the stage of being placed on the market. Read More

New Products and Solutions

Philips Xitanium SR Drivers

Philips Xitanium SR Drivers Now Available for Outdoor Applications

Outdoor SR drivers are tailored for use in city management systems with higher node power, tight metering accuracy requirements, and additional functional needs such as diagnostics and asset management tools. 150W models, now available at 700ma and 1050ma drive currents, are also suitable for other outdoor connected lighting applications such as site and area lighting. Read More
Cree's XLamp CXA2 LEDs

Cree's XLamp CXA2 LEDs Set a New Standard for Better Performance

Cree, Inc. has enhanced its XLamp CXA2 family of chip-on-board (COB) LEDs, with new premium colour options, higher light output levels, and the longest lifetimes published for this type of LED. The premium colour quality options include high fidelity (98 CRI) and specialty colour points for the 9 to 19 mm LES sizes with up to 50% higher efficacy than LEDs of similar sizes and light quality. Read More
Beghelli's Pluraluce

Beghelli Pluraluce: Indoor and Industrial Emergency Lighting

The Pluraluce is a revolutionary concept in emergency lighting. The minimalist design is the perfect embodiment of simplicity and style without sacrificing performance. Available for either recessed or surface mounting, the minimal size of Pluraluce and optional finishes blend seamlessly with any decor. The Pluraluce family also includes both Hazardous and NEMA 4X models. Read More

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