Inga Saffron Reviews BCJ and TLP Project for The Inquirer

TLP would like to congratulate BCJ for the glowing review by Inquirer Architecture Critic, Inga Saffron, on their sophisticated glass building design for Midwood Investments at 15th and Walnut.  TLP is pleased to be teamed with BCJ for the lighting design of this iconic project. Changing Skyline: New Cheesecake Factory at 15th and Walnut: A…

The San Francisco Bay Bridge Takes the Spotlight

The San Francisco Bay Bridge Takes the Spotlight It’s no stretch to say that LEDs have revolutionized the lighting industry by creating new opportunities previously impossible with conventional sources.  The latest example of this was unveiled earlier this week in San Francisco, where the San Francisco Bay Bridge was transformed by LEDs.  For the next…

PCC’s Broad St Facade Illuminated in Time for LIGHTFAIR 2013

TLP designer, Stephen Hoppe, comments on the design process which led to illuminating the PA Convention Center’s Broad Street Façade utilizing Acclaim LED fixtures. Acclaim Provides Dramatic Marquee for LIGHTFAIR 2013 with Pennsylvania Convention Center LED Display Lightfair International 2013 attendees will be able to experience LED fixtures from Acclaim Lighting before they ever set…

France in the Dark on Lighting Legislation?

Potential France Lighting Legislation: Beginning July of 2013, the French Environment Ministry is requiring all shops and offices to turn off their lights after 1 AM or 1-hour after closing with exceptions being made for tourist attractions, cultural areas, and Christmas. The move is intended to cut carbon emissions by 250,000 tons a year and…

Emad Hasan interviewed for Building Operating Management

TLP Lighting Designer, Emad Hasan, was one of 5 professionals interviewed for the February 2013 edition of Building Operating Management magazine.  The article offers information and advice to Facility Mangers who are planning to take on an office space lighting design project.  Insight from Emad can be found in Part 2: Solve Lighting Quality Problems…

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IES Penn State Student Members Visit The Lighting Practice Office

Friday, January 18th, TLP was pleased to host the Pennsylvania State University Chapter of the IES for a presentation and tour of The Lighting Practice office.  Since many of us are PSU alumni (Helen, Mike, Jered, Emad and myself) we always love seeing the emerging talent coming out of our alma mater.  There were two…

230 Park Avenue: New York’s LEDs Shine Light on Efficiency

The Lighting Practice and 230 Park Avenue were at the center of an efficiency debate on Earth Techling written by Randy Woods. New York’s LEDs Shine Light on Efficiency By: Randy Woods When discussing energy savings, there’s a principle often cited by economists called the Jevons paradox, which postulates that as the use of a…

The Role of Lighting Mock-Ups

From concept to installation, lighting design can be a complicated process.  We design with an ever-changing palette of lighting technology – particularly with the continued development of LEDs.  We are also working with new architectural materials, laminates, veneers, glasses and acrylics that have unique properties that interact with light in different ways. Although lighting designers…