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A Close Look at LED MR16s

The U.S. Department of Energy’s CALiPER program has released a new report on the photoelectric performance of LED MR16 lamps, which present unique driver design challenges and tradeoffs.



IALD VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: GREENBUILD EXPO 2015

The 2015 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will be held at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC USA, 18-20 November 2015. The IALD will be at Booth 701 in the Lighting Solutions Pavilion, which is open Wednesday and Thursday, 18-19 November.



A NEW WAY TO EVALUATE COLOR RENDITION

The advent of solid-state lighting, which offers much scope for spectral engineering and optimization, has increased the need for a viable alternative to the International Commission on Illumination’s (CIE) Color Rendering Index (CRI), whose limitations are well-known. To address that need, IES recently published TM-30-15, a technical memorandum that presents a new system for evaluating color rendition.




ASHRAE 90.1 ADDENDA NOW OPEN FOR PUBLIC REVIEW

Don’t miss your chance to shape the energy codes that affect you. The proposed addenda to the current version of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 energy code were released last Friday, 4 September. The addenda will be open for public review and comments for 30 and 45 day public review and comment period until October 2015.



FIND A LIGHTING PROGRAM : SEARCH HELP

IALD Education Trust’s Find a Lighting Program feature includes four search options:

  • School, Region and Program Type can be searched using the drop-down menus.
  • To search by keyword, type in any word or phrase of interest (example: program’s name, company name, project name, zip code). The search will yield any profiles that include the keyword you’ve used, or will yield no results if your keyword is not found exactly as entered.

You can use one field or a combination of fields to locate the desired lighting program. If you are having trouble with the search, or need further assistance, please contact IALD Education Trust at jill@iald.org or by calling +1 312 527 3677.