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  • Lighting: Appliance or Application?

  • Are You Using State-of-the-Art Lighting Controls?

    Until the mid-1970s, buildings usually were designed without any type of lighting control. In fact, many also were designed without heating systems, because of the enormous heat produced by 24-hour operation of indoor lighting systems. In hot climates, you can imagine how this added to the amount...

  • Survey Finds Majority of Consumers are Unaware of the Incandescent Bulb Ban

    Osram Sylvania has released the results of its first annual Socket Survey, documenting consumer interest in energy-efficient lighting—including the discovery that a majority of consumers are unaware of the ban on most incandescent bulbs, as mandated by the Energy Independence and Security Act of...

  • Are LEDs Okay in Closets?

    A client wants to install LED light fixtures in his closets, but my local code inspector is hesitant to approve them. It seems to me that an LED fixture poses no more of a fire risk than a fluorescent light. What does the code say?

  • Seal of Approval

  • Healthcare Lighting: Teron-Sf

  • Solar-Powered Outdoor Lighting

    From very simple residential steplight systems to serious major lighting installations, there are a number of products designed for grid-free installations.

  • Center for Science and Computation, Annandale-On-Hudson, N.Y.

    The Bard College Center for Science and Computation in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., features a cost-effective lighting design accomplished with simple hardware—no custom or decorative fixtures—that “celebrates the architecture instead of calling attention to itself,” explains Keith Yancey, principal...

  • California Nanosystems Institute, Los Angeles

    Adhering to California's strict energy standards under Title 24 is no easy task, especially when creating a lighting scheme for laboratories that require high light levels.

  • Anatomy of a Lighting Course

    A novel approach to teaching architecture students the ways of the sun