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PBA Electrical Engineer, C. DiCicco and Illuminart Lighting Designer, E. Williams, LC, Weigh-In on Considerations When Facing High Lighting Costs

Posted by Carmen DiCicco and Elizabeth Williams, LC

Apr 23, 2020 2:00:30 PM

Your project is designed and out for bids. Pricing comes back and you discover that the lighting package is considerably more expensive than you had anticipated. You’re left contemplating, “how did this happen? Where did this pricing come from?”

Here are several possible culprits for the unexpected spike in lighting costs for your project, along with some suggestions for how to avoid, when possible, paying for more than you’re getting.

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Topics: LED Lighting

Solid Case for "Before" and "After" Site Focus

Posted by Robert White, IALD, IES, IC

Jul 6, 2018 2:35:28 PM

Site Focus Phase is Vital to Project's Success and Client Satisfaction

The Construction Administration (CA) and Site Focus Phase of a project is an important part of our scope. In that much of what we do involves some form of accent/adjustable lighting, it is critical that lighting designers are responsible for aiming lights at the end of a project's construction phase.

The following are some before site focus and after site focus images to better convey the importance of aiming at the end of a project's construction.

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Topics: Architectural Lighting Design, LED Lighting

Illuminart Integrates LEDs Into Trinity Lutheran Church

Posted by Camille Thompson

Apr 3, 2018 10:34:46 AM


New Lighting Reduced Maintenance and Energy Use

Illuminart was selected to provide lighting design upgrades to Trinity Lutheran Church in Worcester, MA with the design goal of increasing light levels, improving overall lighting quality, reducing energy use and the maintenance.

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Topics: Architectural Lighting Design, LED Lighting, House of Worship

Lighting Energy Savings From Efficient LEDs to Utility Rebate Programs

Posted by Brienne Willcock, MIES, LC

Feb 16, 2018 2:01:42 PM

PBA is a Trade Ally for both DTE Energy and Consumers Energy

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Topics: Recent News, Office, Tenant Improvements, Architectural Lighting Design, LED Lighting, DTE Energy, lighting design technology, Lighting Controls, Consumers Energy

Illuminart Highlights Team Partnership in Lighting Design Renovation

Posted by Camille Thompson

Feb 2, 2018 11:28:22 AM

Transformative Lighting Design Reinvigorates Novi's Church of the Holy Family

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Topics: Architectural Lighting Design, LED Lighting, Lighting Controls, House of Worship

Robert White, IALD, IES, LC Reflects on Decision to 'Go Dark'

Posted by Robert White, IALD, IES, IC

Nov 29, 2017 3:04:28 PM

General Electric Plans to Cut Lighting From its Future

GE and lighting have been synonymous for over 125 years. That is until recently, when GE decided to pull the plug on its storied lighting division, which has been steadily declining in sales for the past several years.

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Topics: Recent News, Architectural Lighting Design, LED Lighting

Light My Firehouse? Illuminart Provides Lighting Design for Foundation Hotel Housed Inside Former Detroit Fire Dept. HQ

Posted by Camille Thompson

May 25, 2017 10:37:47 AM

Repurposed Detroit Fire Department HQ Highlights Detroit's Past and Future

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Topics: Historic Renovation, Architectural Lighting Design, LED Lighting

LED Lighting: The Question of Optical Safety in Architectural Lighting Design, Debunked

Posted by Robert White, IALD, IES, IC

Dec 22, 2016 10:56:00 AM

A Look at Common Misconceptions

A recent Department Of Energy report ( was released in an attempt to finally settle the score on the potential damage to objects of value and the optical safety hazards often associated with LED lighting.

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Topics: Optical Safety, LED Lighting

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