Lighting

The Six Components of Successful Daylighting Part II

by Anthony Ries March 24, 2016

Last week we talked about the first two components of successful daylighting. This week we follow up with the next two: Assess lighting needs for typical visual needs Use of apertures to create focus and mood These two components are somewhat advanced strategies the breathe […]

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sEVen Tips to Take Your Interior Space to the Next Level!

by EVstudio AEP March 10, 2016
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SEVEN Tips to take an interior space to the next level: Most people invest a good amount of time and energy in tailoring the spaces they inhabit to their personal needs and preferences. This process is different for every person, as it often relates to […]

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New Cost Effective Ideas for Daylighting at NREL

by Dean Dalvit February 5, 2016

We toured the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Research Support Facility, and were able to see a number of design solutions that were relatively low-cost, but provided a great sustainable approach to many of their design goals. One in particular was with Daylighting. The challenge was […]

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Keeping the Night Sky Dark is a Necessity for Human and Environmental Sustainability

by EVstudio AEP January 21, 2016

Second in a three part Dark Sky series “Darkness is as essential to our biological welfare, to our internal clockwork, as light itself.” -Verlyn Klinkenborg, “Our Vanishing Night,” National Geographic magazine, November 2008 Last week in the first article of our three part series on […]

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9 Lighting Disasters to Avoid in the Kitchen and Bathroom

by EVstudio AEP November 4, 2015
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Many common solutions we typically see in kitchens and baths are far from the best solutions, but are repeated again and again because people are not sure how to light those spaces well.  Lighting design can transform a space from drab to dynamite. It’s especially important in […]

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Innovative New Modules Bring LED's Closer to Widespread Use

by EVstudio AEP October 1, 2015

The recent LIGHTFair International (LFI) in Las Vegas, the world’s largest architectural and commercial lighting trade show, reported record breaking attendance of over 20,000 industry professionals. Many attendees are watching the industry closely to see innovative product solutions, particularly LED’s. This year did not disappoint.  While […]

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Solatube – Daylighting Alternative

by evstudio October 1, 2015

Our office recently participated in a lunch and learn featuring Solatube Tubular Daylighting Devices hosted by Scott Beckman of SolarGreen. Solatube is a device that collects light, similar to a skylight, then reflects the light through highly reflective tubing to the intended destination. The collector […]

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Packaged Task Lighting for Dentist Offices

by Dean Dalvit September 19, 2015
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I’ve unfortunately been spending a lot of time in a dentist chair lately and have noticed that all of the tools of this trade are generally self contained and packaged in a single workstation. We have designed a number of pediatric dentist offices and have […]

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Common Light Bulb Base Sizes – Edison Screw

by Sean O'Hara September 14, 2015
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When replacing a light bulb, its helpful to know a bit more about it. In addition to knowing the voltage, wattage, color temperature and type of bulb, its also important to know that screw-in type bulbs come in several different diameters. The screw mounts are […]

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The Right Way to Use Compact Flourescent Bulbs in Outdoor Fixtures

by EVstudio AEP August 20, 2015

Hi, Lisa. I’ve been using compact fluorescent bulbs in my outdoor lights, but they don’t look right. They take a long time to light up when it’s cold, but once they’re lit, they’re too bright. What am I doing wrong?  Thanks, Doug Hi Doug. Your […]

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The Six Components of Successful Daylighting Part III

by Anthony Ries August 14, 2015

Presented today are the last two components of successful daylighting: Integrate the daylighting scheme into the architecture Integrate the daylighting scheme with building systems These final two points remind us that architecture is synergistic, that is it becomes more than the sum of its parts. […]

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Consider LED Outdoor Lighting to get LEED Points

by Dean Dalvit August 6, 2015

It’s no surprise that LED lighting has made a significant impact on the energy use for lighting applications with it’s extremely low energy use per footcandle. New ground is being broken in all lighting uses and we are seeing LED lighting in everything from decorative […]

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