Lighting Design & Specification
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Message From The Editor

Managing Editor, Line Goyette What your customers know, and what we know about this

Immersed in reports, studies and readings on new technologies related to lighting, we often lose sight of how much our end users — lighting consumers — know or don't know. Especially since some biases have a long life in the non-specialized media. I am always amazed when I participate in technical workshops by the level of knowledge of participants who are not directly related to our industry. In this issue, survey results that tell us a little more about this knowledge and much more. Good reading!

Line Goyette, Managing Editor

Changing Scene

Lighting Controls

Best Practices for Using PIR Sensors

PIR Sensors This is the second of a 2-part introductory series on passive infrared (PIR) sensors. Part 1 highlighted how PIR sensors detect motion, discussed the importance of the sensor lens, and the different types of motion that can be detected. Here in Part 2: proper sensor placement and setting accurate sensitivity levels, as well as how to reduce false triggers and sensor time-outs. Read More

Peers & Profiles

Chad Mitchell, Lighting the Way at Home and in the Industry

By Owen Hurst
Chad Mitchell Last fall LDS attended the opening of the Philips Lighting Concept Centre, where we were introduced to Chad Mitchell, Director, Marketing — Professional Products & Systems, Philips Lighting Canada. This month LDS had a chance to catch up with Chad to discuss his position in the lighting industry and gain insight on the future of the industry. Read More

LED Technology

Comparing LED and HID Horticultural Luminaires

LED and HID Horticultural Luminaires An evaluation of the energy and economic performance of LED horticultural luminaires compared to high-pressure sodium (HPS) and metal halide (MH) horticultural luminaires has found that the LEDs cannot replace HPS luminaires on a one-for-one basis while still maintaining the original photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD). The evaluation was conducted by the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and funded in part by Natural Resources Canada. Read More

Market Research

What Do Your Customers Really Know About Light?

What Do Your Customers Really Know About Light? In honour of the International Day of Light, LEDVANCE has released the results of an international consumer study exploring their understanding of lighting technologies. What do people know about lighting technologies? Or rather: what do they think they know? Do they know their watts from their kelvins and lumens? What do they think about the biological effects of light? Read More

New Products and Solutions

Standard LED Lumeina Downlight

Standard LED Lumeina Downlight

Standard has launched a new product in its Lumeina downlight series: this 6-watt module is now available in 2,700 K colour temperature. With interchangeable trims and reflectors... Read More
Beghelli Nova UAC-P 2500W

Beghelli Nova UAC-P 2500W

The Nova UAC-P 2500W is a larger emergency lighting power supply than Beghelli's classic Nova UAC-P. The Nova UAC-P 2500W allows standard lighting to also be used as emergency lighting... Read More
SGI Lighting 1 Watt StarBurst LED Step Light

SGI Lighting 1 Watt StarBurst LED Step Light

SGi's 1 watt dimmable StarBurst LED step light promotes equal amounts of beauty and safety. Use these lights as LED stair lighting, LED walkway lighting or LED pathway lighting. Read More

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