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    See the honorees of our 13th annual Product Innovations Awards | | Linear lighting tips | Circadian lighting for neonatal care | Designer profile: BEAM celebrates collaboration and creativity | Illumination intricacies for sports and recreation centers
    All Seeing Media
    Sound Sculptures by MASARY Studios
    Sound Sculptures by MASARY Studios
    Sound Sculptures by MASARY Studios
    Sound Sculptures by MASARY Studios
    Sound Sculptures by MASARY Studios
    News

    'Glow: Discover the Art of Light' to return to San Francisco’s Exploratorium

    Nov. 16, 2023
    The annual event, which opens Nov. 16 at Pier 15, invites visitors to get curious about light.
    Electric Gobo, Axel Groß / © ERCO GmbH, erco.com
    Rendering, ERCO Invia linear light in multiple use cases
    Rendering, ERCO Invia linear light in multiple use cases
    Rendering, ERCO Invia linear light in multiple use cases
    Rendering, ERCO Invia linear light in multiple use cases
    Rendering, ERCO Invia linear light in multiple use cases
    How-To

    How to design with linear light: Tips for supporting architecture and user needs

    Nov. 15, 2023
    Linear light can delineate and boost an architectural design. Here are best practices for integrating linear light and light structures into your design, from ERCO Lighting field...
    courtesy of BEAM, ltd.
    BEAM, ltd., in Philadelphia. Co-founders Kirsten Kent Carangi (center) and Adam Carangi (rightmost) lead their eight-person studio alongside senior lighting designers Christina Spangler (front row, left) and Jeffrey Kahn (back row, right).
    BEAM, ltd., in Philadelphia. Co-founders Kirsten Kent Carangi (center) and Adam Carangi (rightmost) lead their eight-person studio alongside senior lighting designers Christina Spangler (front row, left) and Jeffrey Kahn (back row, right).
    BEAM, ltd., in Philadelphia. Co-founders Kirsten Kent Carangi (center) and Adam Carangi (rightmost) lead their eight-person studio alongside senior lighting designers Christina Spangler (front row, left) and Jeffrey Kahn (back row, right).
    BEAM, ltd., in Philadelphia. Co-founders Kirsten Kent Carangi (center) and Adam Carangi (rightmost) lead their eight-person studio alongside senior lighting designers Christina Spangler (front row, left) and Jeffrey Kahn (back row, right).
    BEAM, ltd., in Philadelphia. Co-founders Kirsten Kent Carangi (center) and Adam Carangi (rightmost) lead their eight-person studio alongside senior lighting designers Christina Spangler (front row, left) and Jeffrey Kahn (back row, right).
    Profile

    Designer Files: BEAM, ltd.

    Nov. 14, 2023
    Architectural SSL’s newest department provides a detailed look at a leading or emerging individual or firm involved in the profession of architectural lighting. Our first profile...
    courtesy of PureEdge Lighting
    Stratus LED Linear Wall Grazer, by PureEdge Lighting
    Stratus LED Linear Wall Grazer, by PureEdge Lighting
    Stratus LED Linear Wall Grazer, by PureEdge Lighting
    Stratus LED Linear Wall Grazer, by PureEdge Lighting
    Stratus LED Linear Wall Grazer, by PureEdge Lighting
    Residential

    Lighting design tips for residential, multifamily, and hospitality projects

    Nov. 6, 2023
    Industry experts Chad Rothe, Monika Oberer, and Gregory Kay share design guidance and recommendations for high-end user experiences that promote well-being.
    Plexineon / iLight by Luminii
    Untitled 090
    Untitled 090
    Untitled 090
    Untitled 090
    Untitled 090
    Product Innovation Awards

    Architectural SSL’s 2023 Product Innovation Award honorees

    Nov. 6, 2023
    The 13th annual PIAs program celebrates the incredible design and technical achievements made in solid-state lighting solutions—all of which are available commercially.

    More content from Fall/Winter 2023

    Lis Christy with Stacey Vaeth Photography
    Wanda Lau
    Wanda Lau
    Wanda Lau
    Wanda Lau
    Wanda Lau
    News

    Change is in the air

    Nov. 6, 2023
    Editorial director Wanda Lau welcomes in exciting developments at Architectural SSL, including the arrival of a new editor in chief, Linda Becker.
    courtesy of LightArt
    Acoustic Stratta, LightArt
    Acoustic Stratta, LightArt
    Acoustic Stratta, LightArt
    Acoustic Stratta, LightArt
    Acoustic Stratta, LightArt
    Product Innovation Awards

    PIA 2023 honorees: Linear lighting

    Nov. 6, 2023
    See Architectural SSL's 2023 Product Innovation Award recipients in the linear lighting category.
    Curved Axis London and Nicholson Visualization
    Neo, OCL Architectural Lighting
    Neo, OCL Architectural Lighting
    Neo, OCL Architectural Lighting
    Neo, OCL Architectural Lighting
    Neo, OCL Architectural Lighting
    Product Innovation Awards

    PIA 2023 honorees: Decorative and façade lighting

    Nov. 6, 2023
    Architectural SSL's Product Innovation Awards (PIAs) showcase the latest and greatest advancements in the lighting industry. Here are the 2023 honorees in the decorative pendants...
    courtesy of Targetti
    IVY, Targetti USA
    IVY, Targetti USA
    IVY, Targetti USA
    IVY, Targetti USA
    IVY, Targetti USA
    Product Innovation Awards

    PIA 2023 honorees: Project application, lighting controls, and specialty lighting

    Nov. 6, 2023
    See Architectural SSL's 2023 Product Innovation Award recipients in the project application, controls, and specialty categories.
    courtesy of Lucifer Lighting Co.
    Monopoint, Lucifer Lighting Co.
    Monopoint, Lucifer Lighting Co.
    Monopoint, Lucifer Lighting Co.
    Monopoint, Lucifer Lighting Co.
    Monopoint, Lucifer Lighting Co.
    Product Innovation Awards

    PIA 2023 honorees: Track lighting, omnidirectional, and multiform factor

    Nov. 6, 2023
    See Architectural SSL's 2023 Product Innovation Award recipients in the track lighting, omnidirectional, and multiform factor categories.
    courtesy of Selux Corp.
    Arca Pro, Selux Corp.
    Arca Pro, Selux Corp.
    Arca Pro, Selux Corp.
    Arca Pro, Selux Corp.
    Arca Pro, Selux Corp.
    Product Innovation Awards

    PIA 2023 honorees: Street, area, and parking lighting

    Nov. 6, 2023
    See Architectural SSL's 2023 Product Innovation Award recipients in the category of street, area, and parking lighting.
    courtesy of Luminaire LED
    VRDL Vandal Resistant Downlight, Luminaire LED
    VRDL Vandal Resistant Downlight, Luminaire LED
    VRDL Vandal Resistant Downlight, Luminaire LED
    VRDL Vandal Resistant Downlight, Luminaire LED
    VRDL Vandal Resistant Downlight, Luminaire LED
    Product Innovation Awards

    PIA 2023 honorees: Downlights

    Nov. 6, 2023
    See Architectural SSL's 2023 Product Innovation Award recipients in the downlights category.
    James Steinkamp Photography / courtesy of Perkins&Will
    Eastside Recreation Center, in El Paso, Texas, designed by Perkins&Will
    Eastside Recreation Center, in El Paso, Texas, designed by Perkins&Will
    Eastside Recreation Center, in El Paso, Texas, designed by Perkins&Will
    Eastside Recreation Center, in El Paso, Texas, designed by Perkins&Will
    Eastside Recreation Center, in El Paso, Texas, designed by Perkins&Will
    Commercial

    Bold, bright, and built for performance and durability

    Nov. 3, 2023
    Lighting design can be the differentiator between an average and an outstanding sports and recreation center. But the lighting solutions specified and installed must be affordable...
    James Steinkamp Photography / courtesy of Perkins&Will
    View south toward the interior face of the concrete fin walls, Eastside Recreation Center natatorium, in El Paso, Texas, designed by Perkins&Will
    View south toward the interior face of the concrete fin walls, Eastside Recreation Center natatorium, in El Paso, Texas, designed by Perkins&Will
    View south toward the interior face of the concrete fin walls, Eastside Recreation Center natatorium, in El Paso, Texas, designed by Perkins&Will
    View south toward the interior face of the concrete fin walls, Eastside Recreation Center natatorium, in El Paso, Texas, designed by Perkins&Will
    View south toward the interior face of the concrete fin walls, Eastside Recreation Center natatorium, in El Paso, Texas, designed by Perkins&Will
    Whole Project

    Eastside Recreation Center's lighting is both fun and functional

    Nov. 3, 2023
    In El Paso, the 180,000-square-facility by Perkins&Will and In*Situ Architecture invites visitors with its dynamic facade lighting while attracting competitors through its World...
    Matthew Arielly / courtesy of HLB Lighting Design
    Indoor track and field facility, Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center, Colby College
    Indoor track and field facility, Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center, Colby College
    Indoor track and field facility, Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center, Colby College
    Indoor track and field facility, Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center, Colby College
    Indoor track and field facility, Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center, Colby College
    Institutional

    Lighting elevates Colby College's Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center

    Nov. 3, 2023
    In Waterville, Maine, HLB Lighting Design strategically illuminates the multisport facility, a state-of-the-art campus hub for student recreation and health and wellness designed...
    Ryan Kurtz Photography / courtesy ZGF Architects
    Roofscape, Critical Care Building, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Roofscape, Critical Care Building, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Roofscape, Critical Care Building, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Roofscape, Critical Care Building, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Roofscape, Critical Care Building, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Research and Development

    Supporting infant health with new research in circadian lighting

    Nov. 3, 2023
    At Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, experts in architecture, medicine, and lighting developed a luminaire that provides circadian cues to preterm infants in the ...
    Sphere Entertainment
    Sphere at The Venetian, Las Vegas (credit: Sphere Entertainment)
    Sphere at The Venetian, Las Vegas (credit: Sphere Entertainment)
    Sphere at The Venetian, Las Vegas (credit: Sphere Entertainment)
    Sphere at The Venetian, Las Vegas (credit: Sphere Entertainment)
    Sphere at The Venetian, Las Vegas (credit: Sphere Entertainment)
    News

    Sphere in Las Vegas kicks off its first concert series

    Oct. 3, 2023
    High-definition, building-scale LED screens wrap the groundbreaking, multistory, and multisensory orb-shaped venue.
    CSL Lighting
    Cylinders and Entity Cylinders, CSL Lighting
    Cylinders and Entity Cylinders, CSL Lighting
    Cylinders and Entity Cylinders, CSL Lighting
    Cylinders and Entity Cylinders, CSL Lighting
    Cylinders and Entity Cylinders, CSL Lighting
    News

    Creative Lighting Systems announces rebrand

    Sept. 20, 2023
    The Hudson Valley Lighting Group subdivision will focus on conversational messaging and an updated website.
    Bruce Racine / courtesy of Landscape Forms
    Northport area light with double luminaire, Landscape Forms with Robert A.M. Stern Architects
    Northport area light with double luminaire, Landscape Forms with Robert A.M. Stern Architects
    Northport area light with double luminaire, Landscape Forms with Robert A.M. Stern Architects
    Northport area light with double luminaire, Landscape Forms with Robert A.M. Stern Architects
    Northport area light with double luminaire, Landscape Forms with Robert A.M. Stern Architects
    Design and Manufacturing

    Landscape Forms and RAMSA look to repeat success with Northport lighting collection

    Sept. 13, 2023
    The launch represents the designer and manufacturer’s third collaboration with Robert A.M. Stern Architects and follows the popular line Ashbery, which was recently updated.