Behind the Scenes: Lighting Research
despite persistent funding concerns, two u.s. research facilities continue to discover new and improved practices for the lighting industry. The Lighting Research Center (LRC), located in Troy, New York, and part of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's School of Architecture, is devoted solely to...
Planning for Daylight
Somewhere at the beginning of the design process, the first question invariably asked by the client of the daylighting consultant is 'What is it that you do anyway?'
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Light of Tomorrow
Paying tribute to daylight, the 2006 International Velux Award encourages students of architecture to discuss, simulate, and rethink daylight in a role in which it is not merely moderated by the architecture, but becomes a crucial primary aspect of the design. 'Light of Tomorrow,' the theme of the...
Hydrel expands G2 Series
Daylighting-LEED Has Made All the Difference
Someone brought me a copy of A|L recently, and the article, 'One Word: Daylight' (Jan/Feb 2004, page 17), made me smile. Evidently I had just returned from that daylighting conference back in 1986 when I wrote the editorial for the January 1987 issue (Vol. 1, No. 1).
Light and Dark: The New Drugs
Lighting is complex. designers worry about task visibility and visual comfort, color rendering and flicker, and how lighting products and lighting patterns support the mood, safety, function, and appearance of spaces. Now there is a new consideration: Researchers are learning that the natural...
China: Bright Lights, Big Country
A|L visits China's Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2004.
An unprecedented combination of light, color and reflection, the Mood Light Reflector-a stunningly beautiful mirror-finished LED panel-is an expansion of Traxon USA's Mood Light line. Available in remote-controlled or DMX-compatible models, the Reflector panel measures 19.5 inches x 19.5 inches x...
Daylighting for the 21st Century
daylighting is one of the oldest and most treasured aspects of architectural design. Perhaps its history is why designers treat it more like fine art than building technology. In the title of his quintessential book, legendary lighting designer and educator William Lam describes daylight in...