4th of July is upon us, so this week we will only be hosting (2) webinars. Despite the limited options, these are two great ones you will not want to miss!

In addition, we are changing things up a bit with our give-a-way this week. We are looking for your opinion! In exchange, the chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

Here is how it will work!

  • Step 1: Sign up and attend one of the webinars listed below

  • Step 2: Fill out the short survey linked below!

  • Step 3: Cross your fingers and toes while you wait for us to announce the winners on JULY 6th!

Light Connect Feedback

06/30/20 11:00am - 06/30/20 11:30am

Zaniboni is introducing some slick innovative new products to their line! This is a special treat as the founder himself will be presenting!
*Our lighting solutions are produced here in the USA, with our Italian culture of style and function, and bringing together a group of talented minds from around the world who love their craft, who value each others’ genius, and who enjoy a good laugh while sipping some of the finest espresso the world has to offer.
Egress Marking & Illumination AIA Course

07/01/20 10:30am - 07/01/20 11:30am

An excellent and informative CEU provided by Isolite. Learn about how to design your emergency lighting to meet NFPA's Life Safety Code 101.
*This course will give participants an overview of the technologies utilized in both exit signs and emergency lighting and how they’re used to meet the compliance requirements of the National Fire Protection Association’s Life Safety Code 101.

Additionally, the course will provide insight in to the relative cost and complexity trade-offs associated with the different product solutions and their impact on maintenance and system testing.
Behind the Design of Vibia's TUBE Collection

Recalling the architecture of an urban grid, designer  Ichiro Iwasaki ’s  Tube collection  creates a striking landscape of conduits and shades. The customizable modular system is inspired by the idea that lighting expresses various concepts depending on how it’s configured—concepts,  Iwasaki  says, like “regular or irregular,” “vertical or horizontal,” “maximum or minimum.”
Studio Italia is now LODES

This evolution, announced on the occasion of the company’s 70 th  anniversary, has been in the works for over a year and our team in Italy is extremely pleased by this new development and the opportunities that they see for the future.
Massimiliano Tosetto, General Manager of Lodes, said: “From today the name Lodes marks the beginning of a new era of design and innovation for us. With Lodes the company begins a new phase of contemporary design that celebrates our manufacturing know-how consolidated over time.” 
We encourage you to see the complete interview on the Italian digital platform Fuorisalone, where Massimiliano Tosetto speaks about this historic moment:
Matrex by Beta Calco is a revolutionary compact design with exceptional performance. Suspension points originate from the sides to avoid any obstruction to the up light component. New form factors coming soon!
From chaos to order. Blade R develops the concept of integration in architecture to improve people's well-being through the smart activation of safety, entertainment, comfort and sustainability services. Invisible source, ultimate comfort. Blade R cuts across ceilings, liberating light and creating a circular ring of just 2cm.
The Sukura family from Accord Lighting is constructed from carbon steel and a natural wood veneer MDF. This delicate beauty is available in 5 standard wood finishes and 15 painted!
IES and IUVA Collaborate to Publish UV-C Standards 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) to develop American National Standards for the measurement and characterization of UV-C device performance. UV-C devices for healthcare and personal care have proliferated in recent years, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the absence of standards to enable accurate measurements and comparisons of the products.
A Guiding Light
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) publishes free design guides for buildings that achieve major energy reductions without compromising quality. The latest guides go even further, targeting net-zero buildings. The guides' actionable recommendations, which rely on practical design and technology, provide deep energy savings without compromising light levels and comfort.

The first publications in the series cover K-12 school buildings (January 2018) and small to medium office buildings (June 2019) that are new and approached as a retrofit. The K-12 school buildings include all sizes and types. The office buildings include spaces ranging from roughly 10,000 to 100,000 square feet with a height of less than 75 feet.