Friday, February 3, 2012

Innovations in Light

Take a look at some of the innovations in lighting mentioned on this article:

Solar Bottle Bulb 2.0

SociaLite Lamp

How ingenious!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

China Consolidates Grip on Rare Earths

Reading about fluorescent lamps in the assigned readings, you must be starting to understand the role of rare earth metals in helping fluorescent lamps emit light. How does its shortage affect you? What could be the solution?

Department of Energy announce Philips as winner of L Prize competition

What do you think of the lamp? The lamp has been developed to replace the 60-W incandescent lamp. The lamp has 2,727 CCT; 93 CRI; 910 lumens; 93.4 lumens per watt and uses only 9.7 watts.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Impact of Light on Health and Welfare

We read three articles on the impact of light on health. To read individual student responses, please follow the links to the Fall 2009 blogs on the right column.

Edelstein, E. (2009). Influence of Architectural Lighting on Health. InformeDesign Newsletter, 7 (2), 1-5.

O’Connor, A. (2009). The Claim: Daylight Saving Time Can Affect Your Health. New York Times. March 9. Retrieved from

Weiss, R. (2008). Lights at Night Are Linked to Breast Cancer. Washington Post. February 20. Retrieved from

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Light Model poster at DATS 2009

This poster was displayed at the Design, Art, and Technlogy Symposium at High Point University that took place on March 5th & 6th. The poster includes light models by the students in the interior lighting design class from Spring 2008 and 2009. Keep up the good work!