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Boston Consulting Group, Los Angeles, CA - Targetti

The lighting design for this business consulting firm was awarded an Lumen Award of Excellence for Interior Lighting Design.  Oculus Light Studio’s core beliefs of “partnership and transformation by integrating lighting within the architecture to transform it into a sustainable, enjoyable, and open environment” helped to secure this award of distinction from the IESNA.

DOE studies power losses over cable runs in PoE-based smart lighting systems

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released an energy-efficiency research study focused on the use of Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology to both connect and power luminaires in a smart lighting or Internet of Things (IoT) installation. PoE technology appears to be a good fit for many commercial building installations, especially new buildings or buildings undergoing a major retrofit.

Changing a gadget's nighttime screen hue makes no difference to sleep

A warm Apple iPad can be as guilty as a cold one at disrupting an important nighttime hormone, study shows. It’s the brightness that really counts.  In a small study bucking the theory that bedtime exposure to blue wavelengths in particular can disturb sleep, a well-known academic group has implicated the entire spectrum of light emitted by Apple iPads, and declared that Apple’s “Night Shift” lighting feature can be ineffective.

California Energy Commission Accepts California Energy Alliance Code Change Proposal

The California Energy Alliance (CEA), a member-based organization committed to smart, sustainable energy use within the built environment, is pleased to announce that its code change proposal dedicated to improving the lighting control requirements for lighting alterations was accepted by the California Energy Commission (CEC) in its recently published Draft Express Terms. This publication, released on January 19, 2018, commences the formal rule-making process for the 2019 updates to California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24; Standards; Energy Code).

Lighting set to ‘cut aggression’ in psychiatric hospital

CUSTOMISED lighting has been installed in a Danish psychiatric hospital in a bid to cut aggressive behaviour and conflicts between patients and staff. The sophisticated dynamic circadian lighting system is now operational at the Esbjerg Psychiatric Hospital, 200 kilometres west of Copenhagen.