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    The Era of Circadian Lighting is Here

    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…


    Covid-19 and Safer Environments

    LDS is committed to assisting the facilities, customers, and the communities we serve while we all struggle through the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19. We stand ready to assist with germicidal products, special incentives, and financing to help you ensure the safety of those around you. Please contact us for more information. Most importantly, we encourage you to care…


    Needed UV-C Regulations Are Coming By Years End

      IES and IUVA Will Collaborate to Publish ANSI Standards for Measuring Ultraviolet C-Band (UV-C) Sources Used for Disinfection    New York, NY, June 22, 2020 – The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES, est. 1906) and the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA, est. 1999) have partnered to assemble experts in the measurement of ultraviolet C-band emissions (UV-C)…


    Specifier’s Guide: Holophane Glass vs. Plastic Reflectors

    6-16-20 Plastic reflectors have made great inroads into lighting large spaces over the past several years and it now seems that they are marginally acceptable in certain applications. However, there are still significant limitations to their use. Issue: Acrylic and Product Life Acrylic is a thermo plastic, deforming and discoloring under conditions of high heat…


    Illuminating Engineering Society releases new report on Germicidal Ultraviolet (GUV) and how it could reduce the spread of COVID-19

    6-18-20 Reprinted by permission; edited for length ILLUMINATING ENGINEERING SOCIETY   New York, NY, April 17, 2020. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and a wave of seemingly conflicting statements and opinions about the disinfection capabilities and safety of GUV, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has issued a report explaining germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) disinfection and…


    Unlike in other states, Lighting Rebate Programs Still Active In Wisconsin and Minnesota.

    May 20, 2020: The Covid-19 Pandemic  has halted utility rebate programs across much of the country, but most businesses and schools in Wisconsin and Minnesota still have the opportunity to obtain financial incentives for increased energy efficiency, especially LED lighting. “The payback on LED lighting is substantial because of the reduced operating costs and maintenance”…


    Comprehensive Lighting Solutions from Focus On Energy

    May 30, 2020: Comprehensive Lighting Solutions (CLS) from FOCUS ON ENERGY® aims to help customers optimize light levels while maximizing energy savings. Whether it be fixture upgrades, a complete lighting redesign, or integrating connected controls, Lighting Design Solutions and Focus on Energy are here to help put you on the path to savings.  The Comprehensive Lighting…


    The Five Principles of Responsible Outdoor Lighting Design

    May 15, 2020: IDA and IES announce strategic collaboration to advance quality lighting to reduce light pollution New York, NY, April 16, 2020. The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) announce a strategic collaboration to address the global issue of light pollution that negatively affects our environment and the human condition….


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