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Monthly Archives: February 2012
Dimmers are practical, they save energy and with energy costs going up, Lutron believes that the energy-saving aspects of absolute control over your everyday lighting components only makes sense. Since Lutron’s beginning, over 50 years ago, their company focus has remained the same, exceptional quality and design, with high levels of customer service.
This outstanding company is a long time leader in high-quality lighting controls for fluorescent, halogen incandescent, magnetic low-voltage, electronic low-voltage and LED light sources. Lutron holds over 2,700 worldwide patents, and was the first to successfully mass-market the dimmer. Quite simply Lutron’s light control products range from individual dimmers to total light management systems that control entire building complexes.
Here are just a few examples of Lutron’s larger light control systems:
You may be a newbie to LEDs, or maybe you have recently installed a dimmer for your LED lights. When converting your old incandescents or CFLs over to LED you may experience a change in lighting behavior. Here are a few questions that we at Lightopia have come across while working with customers who are new to the LED lighting experience.
Wondering what to do with your left over used or new incandescents or CFL bulbs, check out this motivating lighting piece by Castor Designs. The Invisible Chandelier presents a collection of burnt out light bulbs illuminated from within. These unique chandeliers are produced custom by Castor Designs.
PHOTO: The Invisible Chandelier by Castor Designs
Cree Lighting is a well known leader in the lighting industry, a true LED innovator that entered the market with the blue LED in 1989. Today Cree’s LEDs continually exceed industry standards for brightness and efficiency. And on Friday, March 2nd, 2012 Cree will be on-site at Lightopia in Laguna Beach, California during our “State of LED” presentation.
Some of Cree’s recent projects include:
- LEED Certification McDonald’s Restaurant Cary, NC
- Cree joins forces with League of Green Embassies to drive energy savings and showcase sustainable U.S. building products
- Chevron petroleum station goes green with Cree LED lighting
- Asheville boasts first large-scale LED street light deployment in North Carolina.
- Cree introduces the next generation of Lighting-Class LEDs
Join us online for our annual Green Lighting Trade Show on Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 11am – 1pm PST at LightopiaOnline.com.
“Cree’s LED lighting products are an important element in our ability to reach our energy-efficiency targets.” explained Ric Richards, franchise owner/operator of McDonald’s in Cary, NC.
One of the top lighting designers in the US
-American Express Departures Magazine
At the leading edge of lighting a daylighting expert
Not many people have a resume like James Benya, and even fewer specialize in the art of LED lighting. We at Lightopia are fortunate to have James Benya, the “LED Expert” speak at our annual Green Lighting Trade Show on March 2nd, 2012, with an exclusive professional briefing on the how and why to use LED today.
Just some of James Benya’s achievements include: Writer, designer, teacher at University of California at Davis, AIA Certified Education Provider, a BOMA certified instructor, an ASID Professional Development Instructor, and an instructor for the IALD’s Academy of Lighting Design, contributing editor to Architectural Lighting magazine, co-author of Lighting Design Basics and product designer for the Finelite Series 2 and 4 and Lithonia’s Avante Sconces.
Other expert work by James includes the technical research and writing of California’s Title 24 Energy Code for Lighting, (in which we will be covering later in our blog). For more on James Benya and LED lighting tune in to Lightopia’s Free Green Lighting Webinar on March 2nd, 2012 .
Source: Benya Lighting Design