Monthly Archives: June 2009

Scholarships and Design Competitions Available to Lighting Students

Need help with that tuition bill?  How about room & board, or your books? No, I am not here to offer you a high-interest rate student loan.  What I have compiled is a list of the lighting industry’s well known scholarhip programs and design competitions available to students pursuing a career in lighting.  Use your [...]

Robert Bruce Thompson Student Fixture Design Competition 2009

The winners of the 2009 Robert Bruce Thompson Student Fixture Design Competition are posted on the RBT’s website. This years design problem challenged students to come up with new and creative ways to light fitting rooms in a retail clothing setting. Special consideration was to be made for color rendering, glare, maintenance, and overall aesthetics. [...]

Humanscale Element LED Task Light

Humanscale’s Element is a task luminaire designed by Mark McKenna. Output is said to be comparable to a 60 watt incandescent utilizing a single 7 watt LED lamp.  Aside from being one of the more attractive examples of the category, there are some notable features which sets this apart. The design seems to play opposite [...]

Extreme Light Art

Like Tetris?  How about light art?  Facade lighting? What would happen if you had the technical know-how and tons of free time to combine all three passions into a single project?  You’d probably end up with Mikontalo Lights above, a project  created by a group of students from Tampere University of Technology in Finland.  Each [...]