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  • specification insights

    presented at the s fifth annual education conference in Alexandria, Virginia, last October, and sent to IALD members in December, the 2005 Edition of Guidelines for Specification Integrity, a joint venture with the Lighting Industry Resource Council, is only the second time such a document has been...

  • Drop-In LED Replacement Lamps

    The BSD1890 and BSD1888 passenger reading replacement lamps for incandescent and halogen are used for 28V reading-light fixtures in airplane cabins, passenger trains, and coach buses. They are energy-efficient with a long life and are available in 9 millimeter and 15 millimeter single-contact...

  • Derek phillips

    Derek Phillips is credited with being the first lighting designer in the UK to jump from architecture to the illuminating life. Not only is Phillips the first independent lighting designer in the UK, he is also a founding member of the IALD in the UK, thus effectively making the organization truly...

  • New NECA Book

    Recommended Practice for Commissioning Building Electrical Systems' is the newest publication from the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), and executive director for standards and safety, Brooke Staugger points out the book is a bit of a departure for the organization.

  • HessAmerica Project Photography Book

    has released a book of notable lighting installations it has completed in the United States providing designers with a new visual tool for project development. A free copy of the book can be ordered from the company's website at

  • Behind the scenes

    Lara Swimmer has been photographing the architectural landscape of the Pacific North-west for the last decade. Her work has captured some of the most significant buildings to transform the region, and her images of the Seattle Central Library are no exception. This little jewel of a book captures...

  • Report from Greenbuild

    greenbuild , the annual international conference and expo organized by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) was held this November in Atlanta. Attended this year by nearly 12,000 people (up 3,000 from last year), Greenbuild attracts a larger audience every year. Keynote speakers included...

  • A Trio of Titles for the Bookshelf

    Rarely does a trio of titles come along that speaks so directly to both lighting designers and architects. Important additions to one's design library, these volumes are not to be missed.

  • Hanging A Door From Scratch

    With a router, a hinge template, and a few other specialized tools, custom doors are almost as easy to fit as prehungs.

  • Letters

    Attic temperatures and asphalt shingles; cynicism vs. basic economics; when employees compete