Developing Technologies in Residential Lighting

The 2020 ALA Engineering Committee Meeting was held virtually Oct. 20 and 21. 

Technology Discussion

The meeting covered the technological topics committee member believe will have the most impact on ALA members and the industry in the coming 12 to 24 months. The discussion highlighted the ways in which the committee sees these technologies being used, particularly in residential lighting applications. According to McGowan, this discussion could be of interest to all ALA members, regardless of their technical backgrounds. Topics of discussion included:

  • Lighting and the connected home
  • Light and human health
  • 3D printing of lighting products
  • Horticultural lighting for residential applications
  • UV germicidal lighting

The ALA Engineering Committee is co-chaired by David Shiller and Mike O’Boyle. Those interested in learning more about the ALA Engineering Committee or getting involved in any of the other ALA Committees, my fill out this form online.


Codes & Standards

The 2020 ALA Engineering Committee Meeting was held virtually Oct. 20 and 21.

This portion of the meeting consisted of presentations from a variety of ALA Engineering Committee members. The discussions highlighted the work of ALA representatives on UL standards panels, the National Electrical Code (NEC) and other groups, such as NEMA. Topics included:

  • ALA Government Affairs Update
  • The Latest UL and NEC Information
  • ALA Engineering Committee Director’s Report
  • Special Presentation from Sky Technologies
  • Titles 20 and 24
  • The Latest on DOE Lighting Activities