City of Los Angeles and Philips Lighting Pilot Smart City Connected Street Lighting

Philips Lighting has announced that the City of Los Angeles is embarking on a new pilot project to expand its smart city capabilities designed to help improve public safety and support city services for residents, visitors and local businesses. By leveraging the ubiquity and scale of Los Angeles’s existing connected street lighting infrastructure, Philips Lighting […]


Three Ways to Drive LEDs in an Increasingly Colorful World

In the era of low-power LEDs – when these electroluminescent chips could deliver little more than the glimmer from a glow worm – red LEDs dominated. We used them as status indicators in electrical and electronic equipment, sometimes employing a string of them to indicate relative levels. As materials science and the design LEDs and […]


Musco Installs LED System for Middlesbrough Football Club

Middlesbrough Football Club in Middlesbrough, England unveiled the newly installed Musco LED lighting solution for the 2016/2017 Premier League season. After the club had finished second place in the Football League Championship this past season, Middlesbrough FC earned its promotion back into the Premier League. With the move back into England’s top football league in […]


Zumtobel Partners with Faro Foundation

The FARO Foundation recently relocated their headquarters to Windisch, Switzerland. They chose Zumtobel Group to be their lighting partner. The foundation just concluded an LED lighting installation in which Zumtobel installed LED lighting though out the new premises. Zumtobel says that the LED lighting greatly improves the lighting quality and energy efficiency in the FARO […]


Cleveland Browns Name Cree as Official Lighting Partner

Durham, North Carolina-based Cree, Inc. reports that its has been named the exclusive Official Lighting Partner of the Cleveland Browns profession football organization (American football not soccer). As part of the lighting sponsorship, FirstEnergy Stadium now has a Cree-branded gate. The Cleveland Browns organization installed the Cree LED lighting throughout the new Cree branded gate. […]


Leading Istanbul galleries join forces for new Gallery Weekend

Fourteen dealers aim to bring “positive energy” to the city in wake of failed coup. Istanbul Gallery Weekend, a new initiative launched in the beleaguered city by a group of commercial galleries, is due to take place later this month (30 September-2 October). Fourteen galleries, including Pi Artworks, Galeri Nev and Zilberman Gallery, have joined […]


What makes a great museum?

Artists, architects and curators tell us about the spaces they love—and hate. What makes a museum building successful? Until the arrival of Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim in Bilbao in 1997, this question might have been almost exclusively focused on the best environments in which to view art. But the Guggenheim’s phenomenal success, which allowed the Basque […]



In the Spotlight this month is Kaoru Mende, FIALD, Mari Kobota, Associate IALD, and Mikine Yamamoto, Associate IALD, of Lighting Planners Associates, IALD member winners of an IALD Award of Merit + Sustainability in Lighting Design at the 33rd Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards. The main feature of this two story multi-use facility is […]


100 lm/W from a ‘100W’ LED replacement light bulb

Cree’s lighting division has created a range of high-end high-efficiency LED replacements for incandescent light bulbs. The 100W replacement, for example, achieves a highly creditable 100 lm/W – delivering 1,650 lm from 16.5W. What makes this remarkable this is the 2,700K (warm) white version, with a CRI of 85, and the bulb is dimmable – […]


New Invention Turns Beach Umbrellas into Mobile Phone Chargers

CGN energy, a prestigious Greek firm providing environmentally-friendly energy solutions, is coming to Dubai with their brand new invention which turns umbrellas at the hotels and resorts’ beaches to mobile phone chargers to be used around the clock. CGN has pitched this offer to several hotels in Greece following extensive studies that saw the company get […]