In lighting news…
TIME Magazine published an article called “OLEDs: The Light Idea” about the incredible light-emitting diode that has the potential to “revolutionize the world’s $100 billion lighting industry.” OLEDs are extremely energy efficient, thin, and flexible – making them applicable for lighting designs the world has never seen before. It’s a fascinating read.
The Department of Energy released a second fact sheet offering more information about the use of LED T8 replacement lamps in ceiling fixtures. According to the DOE, LED T8 replacement lamps are not yet considered viable replacements for fluorescent T8s.
The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has updated the LEED checklists they have available on their website, in response to complaints from many users. The new checklists will hopefully better inform project managers about LEED documentation.