eiXtra: published by NEMA Hot Topics
On the Hill/Around the Nation
International News
NEMAVoice
Monday, October 6, 2008
feature story
Philips Reveals Future of Home Lighting at Museum of Modern Art Exhibition

BURLINGTON , MA - Already illuminating thousands of commercial environments today, Philips' solid-state lighting technology moves into the home as part of Cellophane House, on view at The Museum of Modern Art's Home Delivery, Fabricating the Modern Dwelling exhibit in New York. Surpassing the limitations of conventional lamps and fixtures, Cellophane House is a five-story, fully transparent and sustainable house illuminated solely by LED sources as a provocation for the future possibilities of residential lighting.

Home Delivery is a two-part exhibition on the historical and contemporary significance of factory-produced architecture. It includes five full-scale houses, one of which is Cellophane House, in the outdoor space west of the Museum. Designed by KieranTimberlake Associates, Cellophane House features a translucent architectural envelope that collects solar energy through integrated photovoltaic panels, and demonstrates the use of embedded light as an element of architecture itself.

"Cellophane House perfectly demonstrates the future direction of lighting; freed from the limitations posed by typical fixture size, shape and heat emission. With LED sources, we were able to create luminous surfaces that emphasize the house's translucency and architectural features in various intensities and colors," said Brian Stacy of Arup Lighting. "Most importantly, we were able to achieve the desired effect in a sustainable and energy-efficient way."

The structure's entire LED lighting installation consumes just 1.3 watts of energy per square foot, compared with the average house of about 1.7 to 2.3 watts per square foot, including plug loads for the average house.

"The opportunity to replace conventional sources with energy-efficient LED lighting continues to grow, yet just as exciting is the potential to encourage completely new methods of lighting," said Jeff Cassis, CEO, Philips Color Kinetics. "Today we offer simple solutions with familiar form and function to help advance adoption of solid-state lighting. But as demonstrated by Cellophane House, LED systems accommodate a far wider range of applications that allow us to rethink the way spaces are illuminated."

Unique applications of Philips' LED lighting at Cellophane House include:

  • Uplighting the translucent floors with eW® Cove Powercore to create luminous planes
  • Creating a glowing staircase by embedding eW Cove Powercore in the stair treads
  • The use of eW MR lamps in place of conventional sources commonly used for recessed downlighting
  • Uplighting the roof deck canopy with ColorBlast® 12 to bring dynamic color and a visual counterpoint to the house

Said Stacy, "In a typical house, all wiring and mechanical systems are hidden behind dry wall - an impossibility in a house made of transparent and translucent materials. Because LED systems are compact and free of heat emission, they can be concealed in tight spaces where conventional lights are impractical. Further, with the ability to connect up to 100 units on a single circuit, the task of circuiting is a breeze, and does not require hidden transformers."

"Our mission is to create a design with a significantly reduced carbon footprint, and LED technology helps us achieve that goal," says David Riz, Principal, KieranTimberlake Associates.

Philips sees LED technology as the future of energy-efficient lighting; today for many commercial uses and increasingly for residential applications as well. Performance trends suggest that LEDs have the ability to become predominant light sources, given their longer life, durability, non-toxic materials, lack of radiated heat and UV, and flexibility to accommodate wide-ranging fixtures and form factors. Moreover, as inherently digital devices, LEDs produce light that can be intelligently controlled to dynamically customize environments, from restaurants and casinos to retail shops, homes and even automobiles.

Additional information about Home Delivery.

We thank you for your cooperation in improving the quality of our materials.
Please contact Bill Green
, at Communications@nema.org if you have any further questions related to eiXtra.



Hot Topics

10.06.08
Smart Grid Report Published by Research Reports International
Demand for electricity is growing faster than the supply infrastructure.

10.06.08
Of clocks and Teakettles...
Last week cosmologist Stephen Hawkins unveiled the spectacular new Corpus Christi clock at Cambridge University.

10.06.08
NEMA Hires New Midwest Field Representative
On September 17, 2008 NEMA hired Donald R Iverson (Don) to be its MidWest Field Representative. Don is replacing Jeff Fecteau who left to pursue other career opportunities.

[ top ]
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

On the Hill/Around the Nation

10.06.08
State of Maine Electricians' Examining Board Adopts Child Electrical Safety Requirement
Board Votes to Include Tamper-Resistant Outlet Requirement in State Electrical Code
GARDINER, Maine,Sept. 29, 2008 — The State of Maine Electricians' Examining Board recently voted to adopt the 2008 National Electrical Code® (NEC) and approved inclusion of a new child safety precaution.

[ top ]
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

International News

No international new in this addition of eiXtra.

[ top ]
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

NEMAVoice

Industry News

Contracts

Mergers & Acquisitions

Personnel

  • Eaton Names Senior Vice Presidents
    Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has announced that Thomas Moran has been elected senior vice president and secretary while Craig Reed has been elected senior vice president, supply chain management. 02/10/08

  • John M. Berra to become chairman of Emerson Process Management
    Emerson has announced that Steven A. Sonnenberg will be named executive vice president of Emerson and business leader of Emerson Process Management, headquartered in Austin, Texas. 26/09/08

[ Industry News Archives ]

NEMA News

Standardizations Trends

[ NEMA News Archives ]

[ top ]
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Register for upcoming NEMA events:

To view this email on the web, go to http://www.nema.org/media/eiextra/briefs/20081006eiXtra.htm

Event Calendar
October 2008
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
.
Email
 

Advertisements

How to Warn - An Overview of the ANSI Z535 Safety Standards to Meet OSHA Compliance

2008 National Electrical Manufacturers Association. eiXtra is a biweekly e-newsletter for electroindustry professionals summarizing key manufacturer, standardization, and regulatory news. NEMA does not sell or release subscriber's personal information and will never willfully disclose individually identifiable information to any third party without first receiving your permission. Privacy policy.
Printer-friendly version | Unsubscribe