Three ways to light a lift lobby

Three ways to light a lift lobby

Lift lobbies are one of the key public areas in hotels, and it’s worth making a good impression. Alan Tulla explains how.

A GU10 LED lamp from Integral to match halogen

A GU10 LED lamp from Integral to match halogen

To satisfy the demands of designers and customers who remain misty-eyed about halogen lighting, Integral LED has designed a retrofit GU10 LED lamp that it says matches the aesthetic qualities of halogen. The 2700 and 4000K Classic Glow lamps replace standard 50W halogen lamps but use only 6.8W. The output is 380 lumens, more than the lamp it is designed to replace. It’s the cunning reflector and lens design that recreates the sparkle of the energy-guzzling halogen. A ‘fly’s eye’ filter in front of the COB light source projects light forward at high intensity but protects onlookers from glare.

OLEDs: Too little, too late

OLEDs: Too little, too late

It's a mixed bag for organic light-emitting diodes. They're improving and prices are dropping, but LEDs will stay ahead of them until the next big thing comes along, according to a new research note.

LED bulbs for 16 cents? It must be India

LED bulbs for 16 cents? It must be India

Huge federal subsidies will put over 7 million energy saving bulbs into one state's households. The government has a business plan to recoup its costs. Hint: It's related to hefty reductions in long-term electricity bills.