Category: Lighting design

TM-30 Guidelines Presentation at IES Annual Conference

This year's IES Annual Conference in Louisville, KY runs from August 8 to 10 and will include two events to help specifiers better understand ANSI/IES TM-30 IES Method for Evaluating Light Source Color Rendition.  

Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor Stories

One of our projects, the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor in Le Mars, IA will open on Wednesday the 18th.  The $3M project has received quite a bit of attention in Iowa.  Here are links to some of the stories.  We'll be posting more as they become available. We'll also be adding a page to our online portfolio as soon as the photos are ready.

Tariffs Impact Lighting Costs

We have been hearing from contractors that many fixture manufacturers, including Acuity Brands, Hubbell Lighting and Eaton, are being forced to raise prices because of the recent tariff increase on Chinese goods.  

Soraa Profiles Studio T+L and Jason Livingston

Soraa, the LED lamp and fixture manufacturer, just published a profile of us as part of their "Masters of Light" series.  You can find it here

Understanding and Applying TM-30

Studio T+L's Jason Livingston will be presenting Understanding and Applying TM-30 to the New Jersey section of the IES on Tuesday, March 19th.  If you're interested in attending you can register at http://www.iesofnj.org/TM3015.html.

The DLFNY Annual "Debate"

On February 28th our Jason Livingston be one of the panelists at the annual DLFNY "Debate".  Here's how they describe it:

Lighting a New Board Room

This week I'll be focusing and setting light levels in a corporate board room.  The photo below shows the installation and testing of a cove illuminated with RGBW LED fixtures.  The second photo shows the installation of a hard dropped ceiling with downlights surrounding a luminous ceiling.

NYT Talks Lighting Design, But Not With Lighting Designers

Sometimes the New York Times is oblivious and yesterday was one of them.  In an article titled Lighting a Room, Simplified the author wrote about the importance of lighting in the home.  In preparing the article, she spoke to and quoted four interior designers, one fixture manufacturers and  one professional lighting designer.  In addition, all eight of the photos in the article are taken during the day, so they're nice illustrations of the use of windows and daylight in residential interiors but terrible illustrations of electric lighting, which is the topic of the article.  They seem to  be marketing photos for particular lighting fixtures, not examples of good lighting.

Fixture Cost Frustration

At a project meeting yesterday a client expressed frustration with the caveats we place at the end of our lighting fixture budget. Why can’t we give the client a simple, accurate budget estimate?  

IES Releases Ready Reference App

For many years the IES Ready Reference was on the desk of every lighting designer, and we were all baffled when they stopped publishing it.  Great news, it's back!  This time as an app for your phone or tablet that's available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.  According to the IES, the app  provides:  
  • Core lighting knowledge, including values from illuminance tables
  • General knowledge information, assembled from The Lighting Handbook, 10th Edition and IES standards
  • Simple calculators for quick and easy basic lighting and energy and economic calculations
  • A search feature allowing you to find the information you want

Download it from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

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