Technology Newsletter

The Technology Newsletter is written by ALA Director of Engineering and Technology Terry McGowan, FIES, LC, to update members on the latest technology issues and ideas.

February 28, 2023
2023 Integrated Home Competition Now Accepting Entries

The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) Integrated Home Competition is now accepting entries.

February 1, 2023
Socketed vs Integrated LED Luminaires

The purpose of this guidance document is to provide helpful information that will assist manufacturers of residential and hospitality luminaires make the choice between socketed and integrated design approaches. 

May 16, 2022
ALA Tech Forum

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.

Send an email to for the invite.

May 3, 2022
Program to Develop New Fixtures to Improve Sleep, Health and Well-Being.

Work one-on-one with the Light & Health Research Center (LHRC) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City to develop new fixtures for your product line as well as lighting design recommendations to improve sleep, health and well-being. 


March 22, 2022
Integrated Home Competition - 2022 Entries and 2021 Winners

he Integrated Home Competition identifies and supports newly available products that will help achieve this vision of a comfortable, convenient, connected home.

Learn more about the competition in this video, presented by Alice Rosenberg. Principal Program Manager at CEE, and Terry McGowan, Director of Engineering and Technology at ALA.



2021 ALA Engineering Meeting

Monday, November 22, 2021/Categories: News, Engineering & Technology, Showrooms, Reps, Newsletters, Technology

Interested in the technical aspects of residential lighting? Join us this year online for the presentations at the ALA Engineering Meeting during the afternoons of Monday & Tuesday, November 29-30 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM (ET)

The meeting of the ALA Engineering Committee is more than a yearly chance to exchange lighting technical information with colleagues. It’s a opportunity to explore new technology, to see if and how it might be applied to lighting products and to discuss lighting standards and changes in regulations that can affect how lighting products are designed, promoted and sold.  

This year, we’ve broadened the meeting invitation to include all ALA members as we move into the post-pandemic times when many new lighting products will be introduced, We’ll address questions about the fast-growing connected home products and system platforms as well as provide information about the emerging light and health technology as it changes from a qualitative lighting concept to a design practice that can be quantified, applied using familiar lamp and luminaire ratings and perhaps even certified from a product standpoint.

Monday, November 29 will be devoted to Codes and Standards. Tuesday, November 30 will cover Technology. 

See the attached documents below for presentations , speakers and other agenda details. 

If you are interested in attending this zoom meeting, please send a message to to get the link.



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