By David P. Drumel P.E.- 3/11/21  At the last trade show I attended before Covid ruined the party, an ESCO contractor came to the LDS show booth to chat during a slow moment.  He was boasting about a large national-brand project he had won by proposing cheap substitutes for the luminaires specified by a talented…

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Unlike many of the investments your school will make, lighting choices have the potential to impact the health, safety, productivity, and mood of your staff and students. With advances in lighting & controls technology, and scientific research to support the real health effects of lighting, you deserve the expertise of a professional whose sole focus…

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January 14, 2021 Author: David P. Drumel, P.E. Images courtesy of IES. There has been a substantial level of excitement in the industry and in the news about the potential of GUV (Germicidal Ultra-Violet) to help in the fight against Coronavirus.  The concept isn’t new; it has been in use for 75 years for Tuberculosis…

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Designing Lighting magazine, Dec. 2020. By: Beatrice Witzgall. As the season for outdoor gatherings quickly draws to a close, people may again consider gathering indoors — despite the risk. So how do we avoid another global outbreak and lockdown? As an architect and technology entrepreneur, I asked myself: What would help me feel comfortable going…

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Consumer UVC germicidal devices are entering the market rapidly because of an increased demand for sanitizing and germicidal capabilities in the face of COVID-19. But are they all safe? UVC radiation (the most energetic in the UV spectrum; 180nm to 280 nm) is proven to have sanitizing and germicidal effects, and first proof of effectiveness…

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As a designer, it is your responsibility to ensure the lighting is the best it can be.  You put a lot of effort into researching the optimal products to achieve your goals only to have your design undermined by someone in the VE process who has no idea what your goals were in the first…

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07-28-20 Courtesy of Philadelphia Inquirer The Medical Behavioral Unit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) was an unusual concept from the start. The first of its kind in the nation, it would be a special place for kids with medical problems who also had underlying behavioral conditions such as depression, anxiety, and autism. Although there’s…

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