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Building the Evidence Outside the Lab

Research in the field is uncovering lighting’s impact on human health and performance
By Morgan Pattison

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Temple University Adds 250 LED Fixtures

Temple University recently upgraded to new outdoor lighting on its high-rise buildings with LED fixtures.

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Edison Price Lighting Fulfills $50,000 Pledge to The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education

The receipt of a $50,000 contribution pledged by Edison Price Lighting to The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education was announced by Jeffrey A, Milham, president. “With this significant donation, Edison Price Lighting has become an Advocate of the Fund which is the Fund’s highest category of giving,” says Milham.

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James Brodrick, DOE’s Leading Voice for SSL Adoption, To Retire

Dr. James R. Brodrick—lighting program manager for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and a regular columnist in LD+A since 2008—has retired after 23 years of DOE service.

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New Lutron Experience Center Opens in NYC

Lutron Electronics has reimagined its Residential Experience and Training Center in the Decoration and Design Building in New York City. Nearly three times the size of Lutron’s former New York space, the new center will be the design destination for the tri-state area specification community and their clients. “Lutron is making significant investments in business tools and product innovations to ensure the continued success of our customers,” said Ed Blair, executive vice-president at Lutron. “Lutron’s experience centers offer space for…

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‘Plug Fest’ Stresses System Compatibility for Smart Cities

The TALQ Consortium organized the first “plug fest” to verify interoperability of multiple smart city sensors and controllers with Central Management Software (CMS) from various vendors. Thirteen TALQ member companies attended a developers’ workshop and plug fest event to test implementations of TALQ version 2.0 against each other. Each of the tested CMS could successfully control each Smart City Network and Gateway, demonstrating that interoperability looks set to become the standard in Smart City projects. The official TALQ version 2.0…

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DLC Study: Controls an Underused Tool for Energy Savings

Commercial buildings such as schools, offices, and industrial facilities can reap significant energy savings by tapping a readily available but under-utilized technology–networked lighting controls (NLCs).

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Opening Session Offers a Healthy Dose of Debate

The opening plenary session, “Healthy Light: What Do We Know That We Can Apply Now?” featured a panel including three researchers and a practitioner, moderated by Naomi Miller of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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DOE Announces Up to $15 Million for Early-Stage SSL Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $15 million to conduct early-stage, innovative research to drive further breakthroughs in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology.

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LRC’s Mark Rea Chair Task Group Developing Circadian Lighting Recommended Practice

Mark S. Rea, Professor of Architecture and Cognitive Sciences at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has agreed to chair a task group with Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

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