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The Magazine of the Illuminating Engineering Society

LD+A Magazine

LD+A is a magazine for professionals involved in the art, science, study, manufacture, teaching and implementation of lighting. LD+A is designed to enhance and improve the practice of lighting. Every issue of LD+A includes feature articles on design projects, technical articles on the science of illumination, new product developments, industry trends, news of the Illuminating Engineering Society, and vital information about the illuminating profession.

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LD+A April 2024 | A Third-Place Finish | Starbucks Reserve leans on Wuhan’s local vibe
Starbucks Reserve leans on Wuhan’s local vibe.

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A Third-Place Finish

With more than 38,000 stores in more than 80 countries, you might believe that if you visited one Starbucks, you have seen them all. Well, grab a “cup of Joe”…

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A Third-Place Finish

With more than 38,000 stores in more than 80 countries, you might believe that if you visited one Starbucks, you have seen them all. Well, grab a “cup of Joe”…
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LD+A April 2024 | A Third-Place Finish | Starbucks Reserve leans on Wuhan’s local vibe
Starbucks Reserve leans on Wuhan’s local vibe.

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How They Did It: Tiffany Window

To illuminate Light in Heaven and Earth with electric lights for The Art Institute of Chicago, designers from Schuler Shook worked closely with museum curators, conservators and exhibit designers to…

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Spectral Light Meter Obtains WELL Eligibility

The MSC15-CS spectral circadian light meter by Germany-based manufacturer Gigahertz-Optik, known for UV-VIS-NIR optical radiation measurement tools, has received the Works with WELL trademark offered through the International WELL Building…

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LIA, Loughborough University, Holophane Europe Join Forces for Students

In an ongoing effort to encourage the next generation of students to find successful career opportunities in the lighting design industry, the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) and Holophane Europe, Ltd.—a…

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Nuckolls Fund Provides $130,000 in Grants

The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education has welcomed five new board members and voted to distribute three $30,000 grants to three institutions; one $20,000 scholarship; and four $5,000 achievement awards…

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Last Look: A New Old-Fashioned Way

he 2023 holiday season welcomed a twist to the traditional festive window displays in New York City.

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Project in Pictures: Gucci Meatpacking District

Gucci has packed its handbags and opened up shop on the corner of West 14th Street and Ninth Avenue in the historic Meatpacking District in New York City. The design…

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Out of Office

Parks are invaluable resources for enjoyment, relaxation, learning and exploration. Most people have a favorite park—whether it’s the childhood playground that was across the street from their apartment building; the…

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My Retail Anchor

When anyone asks me how long I have been involved with lighting for retail store rollouts, I just say my age. As a second-generation lighting professional, retail lighting was ingrained…

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Cloud City

The exterior design of the façade draws its inspiration from the French term “nuage,” meaning “cloud.’’ It features a floating hexagonal design that envelops the outer surface.

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Every issue of LD+A includes feature articles on design projects, technical articles on the science of illumination, new product developments.

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LD+A is an Award-Winning Magazine

AM&P EXCEL Silver Winner 2021

EXCEL Awards from the Association Media and Publishing for 2021: General Excellence and Design Excellence

AM&P EXCEL Silver Winner 2019

EXCEL Awards from the Association Media and Publishing for 2019: General Excellence, Excel Bronze Single Topic Issue, Excel Bronze Design Excellence

AM&P EXCEL Silver Winner 2016

EXCEL Awards form the Association Media and Publishing for 2018: Silver Award in the General Excellence Category; Bronze Award in the Media Kit Category

AM&P EXCEL Silver Winner 2017

EXCEL Awards from the Association Media and Publishing for 2017: Gold Award in the Theme Issue Category (Light and Health); Silver Award in the Design Excellence Category; Bronze Award in the General...

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LD+A is a magazine for professionals involved in the art, science, study, manufacture, teaching and implementation of lighting. LD+A is designed to enhance and improve the practice of lighting.
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Editorial Calendar

Every issue of LD+A includes feature articles on design projects, technical articles on the science of illumination, new product developments,...
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Subscribe

All IES Members receive LD+A as part of their membership. Non-Members may also subscribe.
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Featured Content

LD+A April 2024 | A Third-Place Finish | Starbucks Reserve leans on Wuhan’s local vibe
Starbucks Reserve leans on Wuhan’s local vibe.

A Third-Place Finish

With more than 38,000 stores in more than 80 countries, you might believe that if you visited one Starbucks, you have seen them all. Well, grab a “cup of Joe”…
Read More
How They Did It: Tiffany Window | IES Illumination Award of Merit
IES Illumination Award of Merit.

How They Did It: Tiffany Window

To illuminate Light in Heaven and Earth with electric lights for The Art Institute of Chicago, designers from Schuler Shook worked closely with museum curators, conservators and exhibit designers to…
Read More
Spectral Light Meter Obtains WELL Eligibility

Spectral Light Meter Obtains WELL Eligibility

The MSC15-CS spectral circadian light meter by Germany-based manufacturer Gigahertz-Optik, known for UV-VIS-NIR optical radiation measurement tools, has received the Works with WELL trademark offered through the International WELL Building…
Read More
LIA, Loughborough University, Holophane Europe Join Forces for Students
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LIA, Loughborough University, Holophane Europe Join Forces for Students

In an ongoing effort to encourage the next generation of students to find successful career opportunities in the lighting design industry, the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) and Holophane Europe, Ltd.—a…
Read More
Nuckolls Fund Provides $130,000 in Grants

Nuckolls Fund Provides $130,000 in Grants

The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education has welcomed five new board members and voted to distribute three $30,000 grants to three institutions; one $20,000 scholarship; and four $5,000 achievement awards…
Read More
LD+A April 2024 | Last Look | Dior's Carousel of Dreams at Saks Facade
Photo: Paul Vu

Last Look: A New Old-Fashioned Way

he 2023 holiday season welcomed a twist to the traditional festive window displays in New York City.
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Project in Pictures: Gucci Meatpacking District | Base layers of lighting
The base layers of lighting in the main retail space include a semi custom linear LED “grid” and a series of suspended track accent lights for product lighting. The design firm collaborated with PreciseLED to develop the grid linear LED fixture, with Delta Light’s Spy 39 serving as the suspended track.

Project in Pictures: Gucci Meatpacking District

Gucci has packed its handbags and opened up shop on the corner of West 14th Street and Ninth Avenue in the historic Meatpacking District in New York City. The design…
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Out of Office | Lighting industry experts discuss designing the spaces we use for fun
Photo: Joshua Spitzig

Out of Office

Parks are invaluable resources for enjoyment, relaxation, learning and exploration. Most people have a favorite park—whether it’s the childhood playground that was across the street from their apartment building; the…
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LD+A April 2024 featured content | My Retail Anchor | Business Strategy

My Retail Anchor

When anyone asks me how long I have been involved with lighting for retail store rollouts, I just say my age. As a second-generation lighting professional, retail lighting was ingrained…
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Cloud City | Jio World Drive Mall and Club serves as a center of urban sophistication

Cloud City

The exterior design of the façade draws its inspiration from the French term “nuage,” meaning “cloud.’’ It features a floating hexagonal design that envelops the outer surface.
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Awards

AM&P EXCEL Silver Winner 2021

EXCEL Awards from the Association Media and Publishing for 2021: General Excellence and Design Excellence

AM&P EXCEL Silver Winner 2019

EXCEL Awards from the Association Media and Publishing for 2019: General Excellence, Excel Bronze Single Topic Issue, Excel Bronze Design Excellence

AM&P EXCEL Multi-Award Winner 2016

EXCEL Awards form the Association Media and Publishing for 2018: Silver Award in the General Excellence Category; Bronze Award in the Media Kit Category

AM&P EXCEL Multi-Award Winner 2017

EXCEL Awards from the Association Media and Publishing for 2017: Gold Award in the Theme Issue Category (Light and Health); Silver Award in the Design Excellence Category; Bronze Award in the General Excellence Category; Bronze Award in the Media Kit Category