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ALA Tech Forum

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Monday, May 16, 2022/Categories: News, Engineering & Technology, ALA News

Join us and invite others interested in the technical aspects of residential lighting for this unique chance to discuss technical information with others in the industry and to get your questions answered.

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ALA Tech Forum, 3rd. Monday at 3:00

Monday, May 16, 2022

3:00 PM ET.


There is no formal agenda, all ALA members are invited and you are welcome to come with your questions or subjects for discussion. NEMA meeting rules apply (no discussion about product pricing, for example).


Particular topics that are likely to be discussed this month include:

  • FDA reporting requirements. For those importing LED bulbs and other LED products into the U.S., are you aware of the FDA reporting requirements?
  • Standards or not for circadian lighting products?  Other ways to talk about performance.
  • Progress on ALA’s efforts to respond to the proposed DOE bulb and ceiling fan requirements.
  • Canada’s enforcement of electrical safety requirements in showrooms via the Ontario Electrical Safety Authority (ESA)


General Announcements:

Have you been listening to the new ALA podcasts called “that’s brilliant”?  See the list of episodes at:  That’s Brilliant! | a podcast by American Lighting Association (   Subjects so far include Circadian Lighting, Integrated Homes and the just-out Lighting Magazine with its annual product trends features. The next podcast (posted online later this month) features Ruskin Hartley, Executive Dir. of the International Dark Sky Association, talking about residential lighting and dark skies.

Nationally and internationally, the market for circadian lighting products is growing.  ALA is adding the subject to its lighting educational material and residential lighting is being designed, especially for home offices and other daily-use workspaces, that include circadian features.  New fixture designs are needed.  Fixture manufacturers who wish to incorporate circadian lighting features in their products are invited to join the ALA Better Light – Better Sleep Project The objective is to develop new lighting fixtures capable of providing circadian lighting in residential spaces.  Fixture manufacturers will work with lighting designer Jennifer Brons and Dr. Mark Rea of the Light and Health Research Center at Mt. Sinai Hospital in NYC.  The LHRC team will work individually with each manufacturer to design, test and verify unique new fixture designs.  To see more about this opportunity, see the video discussion about circadian lighting technology and its applications at:


Best regards,


Terry McGowan, FIES, LC

Dir. of Engineering – American Lighting Association




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