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The latest news, personnel notes, business developments and buzz-worthy announcements from around the industry.

Lighting Companies Among the Fasting Growing on Deloitte List

Deloitte’s 2015 “Technology Fast 500” list is largely dominated by software companies, but the lighting industry is also represented.

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The LED Driver Dilemma

In his December “Product Safety” column in LD+A, Jerry Plank discusses how LED driver substitution continues to be hampered by a lack of standards.

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Prepare for New Job Titles in the Lighting Industry

In his November column, LD+A contributor Don Peifer takes a look how the emergence of solid-state lighting may create a new lexicon of job titles in manufacturing companies—one of which being chief technology officer (CTO).

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Maintenance Just As Important for LEDs

“Install it and forget it” is no way to maintain an LED system, writes Norma Frank in her October “Maintenance” column in LD+A.

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Will Hackers Cast Their Eye on Smart Lighting?

Lighting might be the platform for big data, but it may also become a tempting target for cyber criminals.
By Jerry Plank

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How Designers Can Ease the Pain of Value Engineering

In this excerpt from his recent “Point of View” column in LD+A, lighting designer Stephen Hoppe offers five ideas that can soften the blow of value engineering (VE).

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Will Your Résumé Make the Cut?

In a recent LD+A column, Paul Pompeo offered ideas for making a résumé rise to the top of a recruiter’s pile.

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Quantifying Value is the Lighting Professional’s Extra Burden

In his May column in LD+A, the Lighting Research Center’s Daniel Frering makes the case that the knowledge and skills needed to specify equipment are not enough for today’s professional. Instead, they must provide quantifiable measures of lighting’s value to the end user and owner.

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Product Testing Labs Must Follow the Same Rules

In his April “Product Safety” column in LD+A, Jerry Plank argues that trustworthy data on product performance starts with good lab procedures.

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Is a Lighting Career a Journey or a Destination?

In the “Emerging Professionals” column appearing in the March issue of LD+A, Kacie Stigliano writes about the career-path decisions younger lighting professionals face once they enter the industry.

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