Following the quest for LEDs that mimic halogen in every positive way, the retail lighting industry is starting to miss a few things. Brick-and-mortar retailers - with their intense awareness of how lighting impacts product appearance and therefore sales - find themselves pining for the cool whiteness of metal halide, the yellow baked goodness of incandescent and maybe even that touch of UV that makes merchandise pop. Manufacturers are working hard to bring back some of those "quirks" of legacy light sources while maintaining energy efficiency. They are developing modules and replacement lamps with specialty spectra to meet specific needs.
More than 400 industry professionals and guests celebrated beautiful lighting design and honored lighting designers in both the Los Angeles and Orange County areas at the festive 2016 Lumen West Awards banquet. The program was hosted by the Illuminating Engineering Society Los Angeles Section (IESLA) June 25 at the historic theater, The Wiltern. The "Under the Big Top" theme featured clowns, circus acts and splashy carnival photo ops. In addition to spectacular lighting designs, individuals and firms were recognized for their service to section and several scholarships were presented to young lighting and design students.
Acolyte LED Appoints Prudential Lighting Products as Representative
Contributed by ACOLYTE LED
Acolyte LED is pleased to announce Prudential Lighting Products (PLP) as its Southern California agent. "It is our strategy to have the #1 specification agency in all major markets, and we are delighted to have Prudential Lighting Products join our agency network," said Travis Jones, North American President of Acolyte LED.
LED Specifier Summit Northwest Boasts Numerous Continuing Education Opportunities
After three successful years in Chicago, LED Specifier Summit is expanding westward with the debut of LED Specifier Summit Northwest on September 22 at the Washington State Conference Center in Seattle. Following the format of the Midwest event, the new program will feature a sold-out exhibit hall along with top-notch education from many of the industry's leaders. Each of the 12 seminars is eligible for a variety of continuing education units, including AIA, IDCEC, LA CES and/or NCQLP.