Lighting Design & Specification

Impact Centre

 

Aug 4, 2017

The next chapter in Allanson International’s partnership with the Impact Centre has begun. The new project, which will receive Vouchers in Productivity (VIP 1) funding from Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), seeks to develop easy-to-install LED retrofits for kitchen canopy lighting. Allanson is targeting an Energy Star approval rating for these products, which will reduce energy usage by 88 per cent and save about $6,280 per unit compared to incandescent bulbs.

“The new project is the logical evolution of our longstanding collaboration” said Dr. Venkat Venkataramanan, Director, Scientific Operations at the Impact Centre.  “We collaborated to develop a new LED kitchen canopy lighting that is highly energy efficient. The current development is the next step to create direct AC operated canopy lights that will obviate the need for DC conversion and fit as a slot in replacement for existing lights.  There are constraints in working with existing dimensions and electrical input, but the customers will greatly benefit by the ease of replacement while ensuring energy savings,” added Venkataramanan.

The partnership between these two organizations has been equally valuable. Leveraging the Impact Centre’s technical expertise has allowed Allanson to create a unique competitive advantage in the lighting industry. Meanwhile, the Impact Centre has fostered new partnerships by showcasing its ability to both develop new products and improve existing ones on industry timelines.

“The Impact Centre’s keen acumen to understand and respond to our technological challenges is unparalleled.”

“The Impact Centre’s keen acumen to understand and respond to our technological challenges is unparalleled,” said Faiek Dabiet, CTO of Allanson International. “With products already in the market, which have been developed in close cooperation with the Centre, we now consider their talented team our extended R&D arm. This is an ideal industry-academia collaboration that is mutually beneficial.”

This joint project marks Allanson’s third collaboration with the Impact Centre. The first came in November 2011, when the Impact Centre carried out research to improve the design of lighting products for restaurant fume hoods. The most recent came in June 2012, when Allanson sought the Impact Centre’s help to develop an energy efficient, high lumen output LED replacement for fluorescent backlit displays.

http://www.impactcentre.ca/imc-news/joint-led-project-gets-green-light/

Changing Scene

  • Prev
A special jury of industry experts has chosen the winners of the New Product Competition at MCEE ...
BizVibe has committed to creating a continuously improving platform for electrical and lighting ...
A Hamilton, Ontario retirement and long-term care residence recently received an $18,000 incentive ...
Francis Chan, General Manager of Ultrasave Lighting, has announced his retirement from the company ...
The annual Lighting for Tomorrow competition was created in 2002 to recognize the best decorative, ...
Pioneer Lighting Inc.’s new interactive website features easily accessible updated spec ...
Standard’s photometric data files (IES files) have been updated and optimized and are now ...
The appearance of one of Europe’s most important cathedrals has been transformed with a new, ...
Power management company Eaton and its Cooper Lighting division have released of the 2014 SOURCE ...
Lind Equipment’s LE965LEDC, the latest in its Beacon Light line of LED floodlights, is a 30W ...

Design

  • Prev
The ongoing sea change between fluorescent and light-emitting diode (LED) lighting technologies ...
On Cartier Avenue in Quebec City, 34 giant lampshades backlit with LEDs and decorated with works by ...
The sturdy rectangular structure was built in the late 1470s as part of the Vatican’s fortified ...
The International Year of Light “is a global initiative that will highlight the importance of ...
It is no secret that lighting design plays a central part in the atmosphere of an interior ...
A lamp made with graphene, said by its U.K. developers to be the first commercially viable ...
Researchers from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have used optogenetics to ...
A single backbone fibre ring of LuminexGigaCore Ethernet switches unifies and simplifies all the AV ...
The evolution of lighting technology is giving birth to amazing new possibilities. Where lighting ...
From May 3 to 7, New York City’s Javits Centre hosted the 26th edition ofLightfair ...

LED Technology

  • Prev
Mention LEDs in a conversation, and what first springs to mind is low energy use. But LEDs offer ...
LED's Part 2The benefits of LEDs almost seem too good to be true, and in some cases may be. Rapid ...
Helping LED Luminaire manufacturers develop products and gain market access is the intent behind ...
You may soon be able to add “growing space vegetables” to the list of uses for LEDs. Researchers at ...
Showing off your modern lighting advancements makes a powerful statement to customers. You’ll be ...
Acuity Brands, Inc. has launched a next-generation OLED product portfolio, including the ...
Halo light-emitting diode (LED) downlights from Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Division are featured in ...
LED keeps evolving. Six or seven years ago no one thought that LED was bright enough or ...
Although a relatively new technology, organic light-emitting diodes, OLEDs, are labelled today’s ...
Organic LEDs (OLEDs) are an interesting and promising new display technology. They provide a number ...

New Products

  • Prev
Eaton’s Lumark Caretaker light-emitting diode (LED) area luminaire is ideal for area and ...
Eaton’s new Neo-Ray Index light-emitting diode (LED) pendant luminaire from Cooper Lighting ...
Legrand’s Pass & Seymour Harmony Tru-Universal Dimmer comes with self-calibrating ...
iteline Corporation’s new 4” Versa-Series pot lights provide maximum safety and ...
Researchers at Duke University have developed a new method to make fluorescent molecules emit ...
The Fluke 1000FLT performs 5 essential tests in less than 30 seconds with one compact tool ...
Eaton’s Portfolio surface-mount light-emitting diode (LED) luminaire from its Cooper Lighting ...
Eaton’s Metalux Encounter and SkyRidge light-emitting diode (LED) luminaire families are now ...
Aimed at the residential market, Legrand’s new Pass & Seymour arc fault circuit ...
Kerrwil Publications

538 Elizabeth Street, Midland,Ontario, Canada L4R2A3 +1 705 527 7666
2016 All rights reserved

Use of this Site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy Policy (effective 1.1.2016)
The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Kerrwil