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Orro Announces Alexa Built-in Integration for its Orro Smart Living System
April 20, 2021 | Orro

Built to meet the rigors and requirements of professional home builders, electricians and insta...

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101 Top Products for 2019
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top building products for...

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Top Building Systems Products for 2019 Flos Architectural 101 Top Products report
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

FabricAir’s ceiling-hung fabric duct and Ellumi Lighting’s bacteria-killing lights are among the...

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Willis Tower lights

Photo courtesy EQ Office

August 01, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new lights will save Willis Tower more than 70% in antenna-lighting energy costs.

May 09, 2018 | Jeff Gunning

The earliest American malls didn’t offer much in the way of natural light; the big selling points...

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February 19, 2018 | Brad Pease

In the real estate industry, understanding how our buildings are used is critical to understandin...

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The full lineup of BIG and Artemide's Alphabet of Light

Courtesy Artemide/BIG

December 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Bjarke Ingels Group creates words and numbers using light.

November 06, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Design elements such as colored-glass room dividers and distinctive curvatures in the carpet, cei...

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The SpectraLoc light form Hubbell Lighting
September 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The SpectraLoc LED blue-spectrum high-bay fixture converts harmful blue light under 500 nanometer...

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JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America. Photo courtesy JW Marriott

August 02, 2017 | Sean Avery, PE, LEED AP

By varying an LED luminaire’s color temperature, it is possible to mimic daylighting, to some ext...

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June 13, 2017 |
Architect and materials guru Blaine Brownell reveals emerging trends and applications that are trans... read more

LED lighting in the catwalk shining down on the relit main arena floor during warm up prior an NBA game. Photo: Musco Sports Lighting

June 07, 2017 | Ian LaHiff, PE, LEED AP BD+C, and Wayne Allred, PE, CxA, LEED AP BD+C

Lighting retrofit of Orlando’s Amway Center slashes energy costs

As part of its two-year restoration and renovation, Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library deployed LED lighting in a variety of ways—as spots, for reading areas, and to illuminate larger spaces—to help optimize the building’s energy performance. ©Robert Benson Photography

April 10, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

As LED lighting sources proliferate, AEC firms are more diligent about validating performance bef...

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Image courtesy of Dyson

December 08, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The light is fitted with just two LEDs and uses custome-engineered lenses to spread the glow.


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October 06, 2016 | John Beeck, Vanita Negandhi, CBRE Healthcare

There has been a rapid improvement and availability of LED products as primary light sources in m...

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Photo courtesy NBBJ

August 26, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The technology measures light levels, humidity and temperature, motion, and sound.

Lighting experts explore applications for OLED, LiFi, and laser diodes

Decorative OLED fixtures brighten the lobby of the Irondequoit (N.Y.) Public Library. Passero Associates was project manager and architect of record; Concord Electric, the lighting contractor. Photo: Donald Cochran Photography.

April 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

LEDs still have room for improvement. That may explain why this technology has yet to be challeng...

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Lighting requirements for high-rise dwellings proposed for energy standard

Photo: Kenny Louie/Creative Commons

April 05, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The requirements would effectively eliminate incandescent and halogen bulbs.

DOE unveils proposal for new light bulb efficiency standards

Photo: Alex Liivet/Creative Commons.

February 29, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Only LEDs meet this efficiency level today.


Lighting and climate zone changes proposed for ASHRAE/IES energy standard

Blue LED lights above the High Trestle Trail Bridge in Madrid, Iowa. Photo: Phil Roeder/Creative Commons

September 11, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Twenty-three items open for public review through Oct. 4

Philips sheds new light on growing fresh food indoors

Philips City Farm Research Center, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Photo courtesy Philips

July 07, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A research center in The Netherlands is testing the latest techniques in urban farming. 

LED lighting: Replaceable or disposable?

Photo: SmithGroupJJR

June 17, 2015 | Michael Nowicki

While first generation LED lighting fixtures were basically your standard incandescent or fluores...

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Melbourne tower will light up depending on weather

"Real-time weather data [makes] the light move, and articulate the architecture of the building to give it a sense of elegance and presence,” lighting designer Bruce Ramus said. Rendering courtesy Lend Lease Group

April 06, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The tower will be illuminated by 164-foot-tall beams of LED light based on weather updates from t...

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Photos by Daniel Bche via The Creators Project
October 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project, named Lichtgrenze (or Border of Light), makes for a colossal art installation dividi...

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David Cyr will helm Lilker's new Lighting Group.
June 23, 2014 | Lilker Associates

New division rounds out building systems services offerings for the Manhattan-based consulting fi...

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Set to open next month, the $75 million, 215,000-sf Kamloops Internet Data Centr
May 23, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Building Teams are employing a range of creative solutions—from evaporative cooling to novel hot/...

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This 20-foot fixture, billed as the world's largest outdoor chandelier, is the c
May 02, 2014 | BD+C staff

Streetscape project includes monumental gateway portals, LED signage, and a new plaza, fire pit,...

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