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2023 U.S. Commercial Lighting Energy Standards Primer

Besides the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Department of Energy (DOE), five agencies and officially recognized codes control energy consumption by regulating commercial lighting in the United States.

Interview: Lighting Designers on the Role of Uplighting

Besides providing additional lighting with minimal glare in commercial applications such as offices, classrooms and libraries, indirect lighting can also highlight architectural ceiling details such as beams, pipes and other distinctive ceiling traits.

Who Designed the Classic Ring Pendant in 1964’s Dr. Strangelove’?

The war room ring pendant in Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove may be the first modern appearance of the famous ring light trending in conference room lighting today. The epic, 22-foot diameter light hangs over upper echelon military personnel in the fictional depiction of a war room in Kubrick’s movie.

What is Architectural Lighting?

The term Architectural Lighting encompasses three main factors. The first is the building’s aesthetic, which is crucial for any commercial, especially retail, environment. The second consideration is ergonomic or functional — any aspect which improves one’s ability to live, work, function, relax or play — to make the space easier to use. The third aspect involves the efficiency of energy, ensuring that light is properly, which is to say economically or optimally, used and distributed.

The first Lighting Industry CEO: Thomas Edison

As an industry, electrical lighting is relatively new—less than 150 years old —and it originated thanks to an entrepreneur. This individual conceived of electrical lighting as a process of busy, active thought, contemplation, deliberation, experimentation and invention. His name is Thomas Edison.

Edison founded the American lighting industry.

How Art Influences Lighting, Design and Architecture: Charles Eames

Besides the modern era’s renowned architects, such as Wright, Saarinen and Neutra, Charles Eames stands out as a singularly influential designer. This post introduces Eames as one of lighting design’s modern influencers.

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The first Lighting Industry CEO: Thomas Edison

As an industry, electrical lighting is relatively new—less than 150 years old —and it originated thanks to an entrepreneur. This individual conceived of electrical lighting as a process of busy, active thought, contemplation, deliberation, experimentation and invention. His name is Thomas Edison.

Edison founded the American lighting industry.

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