Task Lighting Gone Extreme

Task Lighting Gone Extreme

Do you ever feel like you cannot get enough task lighting? Well here is your answer! Dear Ingo, designed by Ron Gilad in 2003 for a unique project in Amsterdam.     This talented artist has been described as: Ron Gilads hybrid objects combine material with aesthetic play; they sit on the fat delicious line between the abstract and the functional. The Dear Ingo is now officially part of the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Dear Ingo is available in black and white with a maximum extension of 94 inches, this is my perfect task lighting gone extreme. Photos courtesy of Moooi:...
This week!! Light Show West in Los Angeles Oct 26th & 27th

This week!! Light Show West in Los Angeles Oct 26th & 27th

Right now is a very exciting time for lighting, and the trade show Light Show West in Los Angeles this week will bring some insight to those looking to find out why! Light Show West will be at the Los Angeles Convention Center on October 26th and 27th, 2011.  Sponsored by Southern California’s leading lighting agencies Light Show West  is the only trade show specifically created for west coast  specifiers of lighting products. Light Show West  is a great way to see thousands of  products  from  top manufacturers  and stay current on the latest lighting trends through many of their free educational seminars, informational booths and exhibits that are offered  both days of the show! PHOTO: PLEC, designed by Guimer  icinca for Estiluz The 2011 Light Show West Seminar Schedule is full of upbeat and informative presentations such as New Visions for OLED Lighting,  Latest Technology Induction and Plasma Lighting for High Illuminance Applications,  Breakthrough in Office Lighting, Turning Your Architecture into a Canvas: Harnessing the Power of Color LED Lighting and much more.  See Schedule link:  http://www.lightshowwest.com/Seminars/tabid/501/Default.aspx And best of all Lightopiaonline.com will be there with Edge Lighting, and the soft line LED product will be on display.   Come by and see us! And don’t miss the free wine and cheese networking reception on the 26th from 5-7pm....
Know your Lighting: Part 2- Lighting Terminology

Know your Lighting: Part 2- Lighting Terminology

        Know your Lighting: Part 2- Lighting Terminology Here are some basic vocabulary terms used in the lighting industry. Accent Lighting: directional lighting used to emphasize a certain object or also used to draw attention or display item. Amperes or Amps: measure of electrical current. In incandescent lamps, the current is related to voltage and power as follows: Watts (power) = Volts x Amps (current). Ballast: a separate piece of equipment needed to start and properly control the flow of current to gas discharge light sources such as  fluorescent  and  high intensity discharge (HID) lamps.     BTU’s or British Thermal Units: measurement of heat output. Capacitor: a device in the ballast that stores electrical energy. Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL): a general term applied to  fluorescent lamps  that are single-ended and that have smaller diameter tubes that are bent to form a compact shape. Some CFLs have integral ballasts and medium or candelabra screw bases for easy replacement. Dimmable: Whether or not the lamp lumens can be varied while maintaining reliability. Dimmer, Dimming Control: a device used to lower the light output of a source, usually by reducing the wattage it is being operated at.  Dimming controls are increasing in popularity as energy conserving devices. Drop: the distance from the top of the lamp shade to the center of the fitter. Efficacy: a measurement of how effective the light source is in converting electrical energy to lumens of visible light. Efficiency: the efficiency of a light source is simply the fraction of electrical energy converted to light, i.e. watts of visible light produced for each watt...