Codes & Standards: Lighting

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Lighting January 1, 2020

T-Series downlight driver by Lutron

The T-Series downlight driver makes specifying tunable white easier

Lighting December 31, 2019

Commissioning lighting occupancy sensors

Installing lighting occupancy sensors and commissioning the devices have many benefits, including reducing operational and maintenance costs

By Michael Chow, PE, CxA, LEED AP BD+C
Lighting December 10, 2019

Video: Design for Dynamic Light: How to Create Successful Dynamic Lighting Systems

Quality of tunable lighting sources is shown in a way that can be easily specified based on performance.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Lighting November 27, 2019

Designing an energy-efficient lighting system

Understanding codes, controls and commissioning are key to an effective lighting design for a new or existing building

By Jerry Manavalan, Kohler Ronan LLC, Danbury, Connecticut
Lighting November 14, 2019

Following an OPR to design lighting systems

Lighting designers must consider many factors when specifying lighting systems and lighting controls for nonresidential buildings, including the owner’s project requirements

By Michael Chow, PE, CxA, LEED AP BD+C
Lighting September 20, 2019

Understanding the importance of human-centric lighting design

The concept of human-centric lighting combines complex design elements — such as circadian rhythms, mood, visual acuity, visual comfort and improved productivity — into a combined holistic approach

By Melanie Taylor, CLD, IALD, LEED BD+C, WSP USA, New York City; and Lilian Fu, IALD, LC, WSP USA, San Francisco
Lighting September 13, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: September 6-12

Read the best articles from the past week. A circadian approach to lighting design, designing a smart building, 2019 MEP Giants, ways to improve engineer retention and energy efficiency in schools.

By Brian Gross
Lighting September 13, 2019

Designing lighting applications for active senior living facilities

Due to the increase in active age of many seniors, the dangers from symptoms such as losses of balance, hearing, and sight impairments are prevalent at many senior care facilities.

By J Paul Lewis
Lighting August 26, 2019

Human-centric lighting explained

Lighting designers can create natural-looking lighting options using various technologies and methods

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE
Lighting August 21, 2019

Light and wellness: A circadian approach to lighting design

A growing body of research shows that lighting has a significant impact on people’s well-being

By Brian Stacy, IALD, LEED AP, Arup, New York City