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Study: Improved Long-Term Performance of LED Lighting

Solid-state lighting (SSL) is bringing new capabilities to lighting, in part because light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can be easily packaged together on a printed circuit board to form sources that are multicomponent and multifunctional. But the long-term performance of such systems hasn’t yet been fully investigated, despite the fact that next to energy efficiency, long life is the most publicized advantage of SSL. That’s why the U.S. Department of Energy is funding an ongoing series of studies on the reliability of LED lighting products conducted by RTI International, an independent research firm.

Parking Garage Lighting Design: Things to Consider

A parking garage is one of the most utilitarian architectural structures, yet as the “front door” of many buildings and complexes, it’s also a golden opportunity for owners to make a statement. How can parking garage lighting design add visual appeal, meet energy standards and improve user safety? The team at the Lighting reSOURCE talked with Ardra Zinkon, CLD, IALD, president and director of lighting design at Tec Studio Inc., about this oft-overlooked area.

Five ways industrial LED lighting reduces workplace accidents

Nearly 3 million American workers are hurt on the job each year, and poor lighting is to blame for the most common accidents, including slips, trips, falls, and contact with objects and equipment. Research has shown that simply improving workplace lighting can reduce accidents by as much as 60% percent in industrial facilities. 

Lighting vendors should target IT departments more than facilities managers

Info techies are more influential decision makers in today’s IoT-oriented, smart lighting, smart building environment, according to a survey by GE’s Current group.

IWBI Releases V2 of WELL Building Standard

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) recently unveiled the WELL v2 pilot, the next version of its WELL Building Standard, the first building rating system to focus exclusively on the impacts of buildings on human health and wellness.