2014-02-06

An architectural lighting designer's perspectives of LEDs

In recent years, the LED light source has dramatically changed the lighting industry, adding numerous possibilities in lighting and it is expected both by the industry and the household users to completely replace the traditional light source as a brand new light solution in the near future.
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2014-02-06

U.S. Hilton Garden Inn Upgrades Incandescent Bulbs to LEDs

LEDtronics® announced that it helped the Hilton Garden Inn in Washington, D.C., eliminate the time and costs involved in maintaining old, incandescent bulbs on their marquee canopy by replacing them with the latest in lighting technology — LED bulbs
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2014-01-23

GE Lighting Sainsbury’s Highlights a Shopping List of Benefits with LED Lighting Solutions

Our Customer The first project of its kind, the new Sainsbury's store on Churnet Way, in Leek, Staffordshire is a 40,000sq ft store with a wide range of popular Sainsbury's food products and a selection of general merchandise items. The store, which was built with a number of other energy efficiency initiatives, opened its doors on the 16th January 2013. "To find a lighting solution that won't compromise our customers' shopping experience yet can help reduce our environmental impact also providing operating cost savings is key to us achieving our st...
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2014-01-21

Saint-Gertrudis Church in Nijvel, Belgium

One of the oldest and largest Romanesque churches in Europe, the Saint-Gertrudis Church in Nijvel, Belgium needed a new interior lighting solution that would emphasize its detailed architecture and artwork. Philips Color Kinetics provided the church with a LED lighting solution and helped it achieved its goal.
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2013-12-03

The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts, USA is one of the widest cable-stayed bridges in the world. Named for both the local civil rights activist Leonard P. Zakim and the American colonists who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill, the ten-lane bridge spans the Charles River and carries over 200,000 cars each day to and from major interstates on the north side of the city. At night, lit with bright blue light, the Zakim Bridge is an instantly recognizable feature of the city skyline. In an interview with The Boston Globe, bridge architect Miguel Rosales said: “the bridge is supposed to have the feel of a regal entry to Boston, the towers bathed in blue, the cables highlighted in gleaming white."
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2013-11-29

Lighting Designer’s Point of View: Color it right! Silver Cave in Guilin, China

Author: CC Hwang, Art Director of BeLight.com There is a Chinese proverb expresses: "Anyone who has been to Silver Cave would never short of money" and Silver Cave is a national AAAA scenic spot in Guilin, China. 20 years ago, I had been here once when I didn’t possess any knowledge about lighting. I remembered that I couldn’t appreciate the beautiful karst landscape at all as the over-colorful lighting kept distracting me. There were several scenic areas in the Silver Cave and each was assigned with different name and story according to its shape and people’s imagination. I was totally overwhelmed by the overly-elaborated stories and the overly-lit colorful stones.
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2013-11-28

Pulse Bamboo Pavilion – Macau, China

Designed and built by University of St Joseph (Macau) third- and fourth-year architecture students, Pulse Bamboo Pavilion was on display at Plaza Sai Van, adjacent to Macau Tower, from 1-10 June 2013. Led by two guest professors, the students choose Traxon’s Dot XL-9 system to create an astonishing lighting effect at night.
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2013-11-27

Less is More: Old but New Ideas for Lighting Design Expressed in a Cross Strait Conference

The 20th Cross Strait Conference on Lighting Technology and Marketing organized by Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association (TLFEA) and China Illuminating Engineering Society (CIES) was held in Taipei, Taiwan on November 26th and 27th . On the afternoon of 26th Nov., the conference was divided into two chambers to discuss lighting technology and lighting application respectively. Most of the designers shared one common idea on lighting application and design issues: less is more.
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2013-11-26

Dragon Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam

Being opened to traffic on March 29th, 2013, the Dragon Bridge, which was designed by the US-based Ammann & Whitney Consulting Engineers with Louis Berger Group, is the second bridge run across the Hàn River. The bridge is shaped as an eastern dragon and illuminated by Philips luminaires so it looks like a true dragon surfing on the water.
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2013-11-25

LED Hospitality Lighting - LED Energy Smart™ GU10 and MR16 for Mitchells & Butlers

The Mitchells & Butlers group is the leading operator of pubs and restaurants in the UK and has been at the forefront of the industry since 1898. The brands belonging to Mitchells & Butlers are located throughout the UK at more than 1600 individual sites in both city center and country locations - including All Bar One, Toby Carvery, O'Neill's and Harvester to name just a few. The group worked with GE to improve some of its branches’ lighting solution.
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2013-11-22

Patient Rooms as a Space for Recovery: A Review on Healthcare Lighting

Author: BeLight.com No one can escape from going to a hospital since the very first day we were given birth. Except for seeing doctors, undergoing surgeries and getting prescriptions, some patients have to stay in patient rooms for an extended period of time for further medical examination and better recovery. This is a space that should be as comfortable as your bedroom, but rarely are. BeLight is offering a review on this topic and share some news about lighting ideas for hospitals.
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2013-11-19

Taipei World Trade Center Architectural Lighting Project

Taipei World Trade Center is a postmodernist style architecture constructed with “bricks.” During the 1970s, the Taiwanese government started constructing this multiuse venue that combines exhibition space, conference facilities, offices and a hotel for international traders. In 2006, the owner commissioned GUANG Lighting Design to give this building a whole new night time face.
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2013-11-18

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan Mosque Lit Up with the Moon

Built in honor of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center (SZGMC), or “Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan Mosque,” is an extraordinary building that attaches special symbolic importance to light. With a grandiose structure in traditional Islamic style, it offers a sublime ambience all day long.
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2013-11-13

TDC wraps Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge Pylons in projection for Australian Naval Spectacular

Australia was celebrating the first entry of the national Australian fleet into Sydney Harbor one hundred years ago and re-telling the story for The Royal Australian Navy's International Fleet Review. Imagination Australia was the Creative team and Producer of the event, who engaged Technical Direction Company (TDC) as their video technology partner.
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2013-11-07

Emerald Laminata Represents Shimmering Water for a Rapid Transit Station in Taiwan

Situated in a Rapid Transit Station in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, the huge art work “Emerald Laminata” simulates a water-like surface, representing a shimmering lighting effect in a three-dimensional glass structure. Artists, architects, engineers and lighting designers from Canada, Europe and Taiwan worked together to complete this remarkable installation.
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2013-11-05

Debate on LED for Lighting Design – A short Review

Author: BeLight.com The trend in lighting source is turning towards LEDs backed by a positive outlook by most consumers.. However, not every lighting designer we’ve met admits that LED is a perfect – at least, better – choice. We will compare the debates made against LEDs against previous project published on Belight.
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2013-11-01

Tokyo Station - Historical Significance Lit Up with 5 Lighting Strategies

Surrounded by modern high-rise cityscape, the 100-year old, red-brick building, Tokyo Station stands out for its historical value. Recently preserved and restored, it is not only a historical railway station located near the Imperial Palace grounds and the Ginza commercial district, but also the busiest station in Japan.
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2013-10-30

Hong Kong International Lighting Fair Focuses on Sophisticated LEDs

The world’s second largest lighting expo, the 15th edition Hong Kong International Lighting Fair which runs from Oct. 27-30 this year, successfully kicked off at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center on Sunday. The fair broke another all time high record by attracting 2,360 manufacturers from more than 38 countries and regions to attend. This exhibition emphasized on the innovative application instead of lighting technology so visitors did have a tour of fancy lighting fixtures.
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2013-10-25

Let’s start from Observing!

Author: CC Hwang, Art Director of BeLight.com, Lighting Designer (Taiwan) Have you ever observed the light environment around you? How the sky color changes from dust to dawn? We always experience something, but are we aware of the experience we have?
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2013-10-23

Outdoor lighting in a Greener Way for Bristol, UK

The streetlighting of Bristol has been upgraded with GE’s CMH StreetWise™ lamps to deliver an energy efficient, white light solution - part of Bristol City Council's aim to reduce its carbon footprint and to promote a safer urban environment.
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2013-10-18

What a Good Lighting Is? – Presentation by C C Hwang on LEDforum Taipei 2013

Have you ever observed the light environment and thought if it’s good? C C Hwang, the Art Director of BeLight.com, did, and this experience may be one of the reasons why she decided to dedicate into lighting design. In LEDforum 2013 Taipei, Hwang shared her professional opinions on good lighting. Come with us and see the key idea!
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2013-10-17

Returning to the Reputation -- Burlington Arcade

Burlington Arcade, situated between Bond Street and Piccadilly, is one of the oldest and most famous shopping mall in the world as well as a Grade two listed one dating back to 1819. It has been lasting for around 200 years; however, in the 20th Century, the northern end was completely destroyed during the Blitz, leading to a restoration both of building and reputation. Speirs + Majors took a great part in the reconstructing array and lighted the Arcade up aiming to bring its old and classic beauty back.
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2013-10-15

Lighting Master Plan / Water System in Guilin, China - Two Rivers and Four Lakes

Locates in Guilin, Guanxi Province, China, the Two Rivers and Four Lakes Scenic Spot is named by its waters -- Li River, Taohua (peach blossom) River, Mulong Lake, Shanhu Lake, Ronghu Lake and Guihu Lake. In 1998, the Guilin City Government had designated the Water Touring System as a primary program when they rebuilt the city. They dredged waters in this area and rearranged scenic spots and architectures in hopes of creating a beautiful space for visitors to come.
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2013-10-11

Surreal Architecture Falling on the Ground: The Star Performing Arts Centre & Star Vista

Sometimes, profundity of a city or a country could be identified through its cultural activities; when it comes to the clearest representation of a city’s culture, that’s must be infrastructures related to it .The Star Performing Arts Center & Star Vista is exactly such a place – this is a multipurpose complex featuring a state-of-the-art with 5000 seat auditorium, above the theater located a vibrant shopping mall. The 2012 completed complex is truly a new representation of Singapore’s cultural style.
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2013-10-11

Light Hunters gathers in Taipei for PechaKucha Night

Since the first PechaKucha Night debut in Tokyo, Japan in 2003, lots of people around the world have been captivated by this enjoyable event. The main purpose of PechaKucha Night is to share speakers’ – no matter professionals or laymen – observations and opinions on light/lighting. PechaKucha Night is now a global sensation and has been held in more than 700 cities in the world. Of course in Taiwan it does, there is a PechaKucha Night event in Taipei, Taiwan every year.
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2013-10-07

Luxury and Amicability Unite in Ruentex Tun-Rein Residence Lobby

It is a restless intersection located in one of the busiest area in Taipei City, Taiwan; around the corner stands a luxurious but quiet construction with an entrance resembles in an egg knitted by steel and wooden materials. This is Runtex Tun-Rein Residence, a symbol of sophisticated taste and prestige. The most recognizable feature of this building is exactly its egg-shaped structure installed in the lobby. To illuminate its distinguished design, lighting designers from CMA Lighting Design (CWI Lighting Design then), Ta-Wei Lin, Su-Chen Wu and Jamie Liu brainstormed.
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2013-10-04

An Artistic Retrofit for the University of Dayton Ohio

“I visited the Philips Lighting Application Center earlier in the year which helped me learn more about the application of LEDs and where they made sense” Steve Kendig, Facilities Manager
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2013-10-03

Morals from TNT: Good or Bad is All About Feeling

To identify something “good” can be done according to various criteria, while searching for a “lighting hero” is not an exception. We had a report about how the TNT Night Watching Tour carries; after you read that article, you may wonder about the most crucial criterion mentioned by all those TNT members – HOW YOU FEEL. “They are detectives anyway,” you may ask. ”How can a detective search for heroes or villains by feeling?” Well, it’s time to tell you why feeling matters.
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2013-10-02

Twin Sails Bridge -- Lighting Animation

Standing in Poole, Dorset, England, the Twin Sails Bridge is the second road linking from Poole town center to Hamworthy. It is a lifting bridge which being designed in a pair of the sail-like triangular lifting leaves. Completed in April 2012, the bridge spans across the backwater channel in Holes Bay and the purpose is to connect four major sites together for vehicles. This is a project which began 30 years ago and Poole’s civic leaders believe their new Twin Sails Bridge is the key to regenerate the town. Lighting designers from Speirs + Major undertook the lighting design task and encountered challenges -- how to use light to encourage people to engage with the structure after dark, how to create a beautiful civic feature both when the bridge is open and closed.
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2013-10-01

GE’s LED Replacement Lamps Make Diamonds and Savings Shine at Riddle’s Jewelry Stores

Riddle’s Jewelry, known for diamonds and exceptional customer service, is newly engaged to an efficient LED lighting solution from GE. The retailer is changing halogen bulbs in its 57 locations to GE’s LED replacement lamps, saving 20 to 25 percent in annual jewelry store lighting costs while bringing a new sparkle to its stunning selection of fine rings, pendants and gemstones.
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Lumileds introduced the LUXEON MX, a multi-die emitter that delivers industry leading efficiency and flux for outdoor fixtures and high bay lighting applications. Lighting fixtures benefit from the emitter’s 1,200 lumen, 150 lm/W ef... READ MORE

The trading portfolio of IMM Photonics has been expanded in the segment Fabry-Perot laser diodes to include a 830 nanometer (nm) version by the Japanese manufacturer QD-Laser.

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