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Watch the Northern Lights from Glass Igloos at Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland

Watch the Northern Lights from Glass Igloos at Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland | Lighting Industry News | Scoop.it

What better way to view the northern lights than from your bed through a glass roof?

That’s what the accommodation Finnish hotel Kakslauttanen offers guests within a village of geodesic dome glass igloos. The unique setting merges old and new using a traditional igloo form, composed of angular glass framework.

The igloos are created from a highly effective thermal glass which keeps the insides nice and cosy while temperatures outside plummet to -30˚. This special glass manages to stop condensation from forming on the inside while also preventing frost from settling on the outside of the igloo to offer guests a clear view of the northern lights...


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Devy Christina's comment, October 2, 9:22 AM
This is such a different and unique concept of hotel especially with a glass as the roof of the hotel room that allows customers to enjoy the northern lights with the luxury ambience.
However, this kind of hotel concept might have spent a lot of cost to build because of the concept of architecture that prevents the top of the glass roof to frost. Thus, it should be an expensive accommodation to be spent on.
On the other hand, this concept of hotel might affect the surrounding environment.
Therefore, the customers might consider some of these points before they decide to stay in this hotel.
Devy Christina's comment, October 2, 9:22 AM
This is such a different and unique concept of hotel especially with a glass as the roof of the hotel room that allows customers to enjoy the northern lights with the luxury ambience.
However, this kind of hotel concept might have spent a lot of cost to build because of the concept of architecture that prevents the top of the glass roof to frost. Thus, it should be an expensive accommodation to be spent on.
On the other hand, this concept of hotel might affect the surrounding environment.
Therefore, the customers might consider some of these points before they decide to stay in this hotel.
linh pham's curator insight, October 7, 10:07 PM

Want to see the northern lights which only appear in a season a year, choosing Finnish hotel Kakslauttanen is the right decision for people who want to see a natural phenomenon. The unique architechture look like a igloo outside but fully furniture inside bring to the customer the best experience while staying here. The igloo, is a dome shaped of Eskimo house use to block of solids snow, built with a special glass so that you can see clearly the view from inside. A special glass was made to prevent the condensation frost from settling on the outside of igloo and keep inside warmer with the temperature at minus 3 degree while temperatures outside plummet to minus 30 degree. I would like to go there to see a special natural phenomenon in the world and enjoy the unique experience you can have. 

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LEDucation 8 expands SSL educational Expo to a 2-day format and new location | PRLog

LEDucation 8 expands SSL educational Expo to a 2-day format and new location. The Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY) has announced the date for its 8th annual program on LED technology.
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Middle East’s outstanding lighting projects, designers, to share Dubai spotlight

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The Middle East’s most outstanding lighting projects will share the spotlight next month in Dubai, when they contest for the ultimate accolade at the region’s only dedicated lighting design awards’ ceremony.

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European Energy Efficiency Fund Help and Implementation

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Without enough investment into energy efficiency, the EU risks missing its 2020 – and longer-term - climate and energy targets. Public funding is available to leverage private capital – and ‘role model fund’ eeef is showing how to profitably deliver innovative financing solutions for sustainable energy projects.

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Stan Deutsch Associates announces winner in #WorldofLight Design Competition

Stan Deutsch Associates announces winner in #WorldofLight Design Competition | Lighting Industry News | Scoop.it
Eclectic Precision’s design to be featured at SDA Lighting Showcase 2014, September 15 – 17, 2014 in NYC. NEW YORK CITY – Stan Deutsch Associates (SDA) is proud to announce that Eclectic Precision, an award-winning lighting and creative design firm in Brooklyn, New York, is the winner of the #WorldofLight Design Competition. SDA Lighting Showcase 2014 will feature the stunning installation to be viewed by the more than 1,500 members of the NYC metro design community expected to attend the Manhattan event, September 15-17, 2014. Eclectic Precision’s design features a core concept of panels with embedded, controllable RGB lighting programmed to emulate a variety of natural states. With panels serving as ambient lighting, the aggregate light of the entire installation will create a brilliant hanging garden of light in the lobby of the Metropolitan Pavilion. Eclectic Precision’s design concept not only embraces light as the core element of the design but also enables the space to serve as the registration area for the showcase. “Our design concept is “Geometric Garden”, a functional space for inspiration and relaxation. Using the central architectural column as a base, we will create a glowing kinetic “geo?tree” that will undulate and breathe through the movement (programming) of the RGB lighting embedded in it.” – Eclectic Precision The competition, sponsored by SDA, called on interior designers, architects and design teams to re?imagine the space as a World of Light — transforming the Metropolitan Pavilion entryway to greet guests as they enter the SDA Lighting Showcase 2014. SDA Lighting Showcase 2014, New York City’s Premier Lighting Exhibition, will be held September 15 ? 17 at the Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th Street, New York City. The event is open to New York City metro area architects; lighting designers; engineers; interior designers; specifiers; hospitality designers and planners; electrical distributors; landscape architects; retail designers and visual merchandising managers; lighting consultants and other industry professionals. RSVP at sdalighting.com or follow SDA on Facebook/StanDeutschAssociates, Twitter/sdalighting, blog.sdalighting.com and LinkedIN. ABOUT SDA Stan Deutsch Associates, founded in 1962, is dedicated to offering specification-grade lighting products to the local design community. SDA offers quality lighting solutions to commercial, retail, hospitality, institutional, healthcare and educational markets. SDA serves the New York City, Westchester County, Rockland County and Long Island territory. Its clients include architects, interior designers, electrical engineers, lighting consultants, landscape architects and electrical distributors. Contact: Stan Deutsch Associates E-mail: press@cfwevents.com Web site: www.sdalighting.com Submit new products, case studies/projects, and other press releases at http://www.ledsmagazine.com/content/leds/en/addcontent.html and http://www.ledsmagazine.com/content/leds/en/iif/add.html.  

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Competition-winning lighting installation to be featured at SDA Lighting Showcase 2014

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Stan Deutsch Associates (SDA) has selected Brooklyn, N.Y.-based lighting and creative design firm Eclectic Precision as the winner of its #WorldofLight Design Competition. The lighting installation will be on display Sept. 15-17 during the SDA Lighting Showcase 2014.

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Philips Hue Lux Review: Smart Lighting For Less | TechCrunch

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If you've been eyeing the Philips Hue connected lighting series with keen interest but are also unwilling to spend the big bucks the current series demands,..

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Stan Deutsch Associates ramps up plans for New York City’s Premier Lighting Showcase

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SDA Lighting Showcase 2014 to be held at NYC's Metropolitan Pavilion, September 15 – 17, 2014.
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MonoRail

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Feelux’s latest LED system, MonoRail, has a flexibility that makes them ideal for the retail environment.
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Lodging's Leading Environmental News Source (The avg. commercial building wastes 30% of the energy it consumes!

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VoksLyte Expands Tangent(TM) Series with Two New Unique Contours!, VoksLyte

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Utility Rebates for LED Upgrades of T8 and T12 Fluorescent Systems

Utility Rebates for LED Upgrades of T8 and T12 Fluorescent Systems | Lighting Industry News | Scoop.it

There are many LED solutions available to upgrade from fluorescent T8 or T12, from new luminaires to retrofit kits and replacement lamps. Utility rebates for these LED solutions are growing but still not widespread. Here’s a BriteSwitch graphic showing what’s available now, based on their database. 


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NYC Legendary Lighting Retailer, Lighting by Gregory, is a Finalist for Residential Lighting Magazine’s Showroom of the Year.

NYC Legendary Lighting Retailer, Lighting by Gregory, is a Finalist for Residential Lighting Magazine’s Showroom of the Year. | Lighting Industry News | Scoop.it
New York City’s leading residential and commercial lighting retailer, Lighting By Gregory, has been nominated for the prestigious “Showroom of the Year Award” by trade publication Residential Lighting Magazine.  For nearly a quarter century, Lighting By Gregory has been the centerpiece of Manhattan’s famed Lighting District.
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NYC Legendary Lighting Retailer, Lighting by Gregory, is a Residential Lighting Showroom Finalist | PRLog

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NYC Legendary Lighting Retailer, Lighting by Gregory, is a Residential Lighting Showroom Finalist. One of NYC’s longest established showrooms has been named by their peers as a finalist for Residential Lighting’s prestigious Showroom of The Year award. - PR12323993
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Publisher of LEDs Magazine buys Publisher of Lux Magazine

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PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced today that it has acquired a 51% interest in Revo Media Partners Limited, owner of LuxLive, the UK’s largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux...

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Is There Room for Agreement on the Merits and Limits of Efficient Lighting - New York Times (blog)

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Seeking constructive dialogue on the merits and limits of clean, efficient lighting.

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SDA Lighting Showcase 2014 Attracts Over 1,500 Attendees and Features Award-winning Lighting Installation

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Stan Deutsch Associates hosts a record crowd at SDA Lighting Showcase 2014 in Manhattan.  NEW YORK  CITY – Stan Deutsch Associates (SDA) hosted over 1,500 New York City metro area designers during SDA Lighting Showcase 2014 held in Manhattan on Sept 15th – 17th. Billed as New York City’s Premier Lighting Exhibition, the three-day event featured the latest innovations from over 70 top-quality lighting manufacturers and drew record crowds of professionals from the design and architecture community.

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Competition-winning lighting installation to be featured at SDA Lighting Showcase 2014

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Stan Deutsch Associates (SDA) has selected Brooklyn, N.Y.-based lighting and creative design firm Eclectic Precision as the winner of its #WorldofLight Design Competition. The lighting installation will be on display Sept. 15-17 during the SDA Lighting Showcase 2014.

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The MonoRail from Feelux has Revolutionized Display Lighting

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Ready for a revolutionary product that isn't simply the latest LED? Take a look at the MonoRail from Feelux

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Stan Deutsch Associates Ramps Up Plans For New York City’s Premier Lighting Showcase | News content from Live Design

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Stan Deutsch Associates (SDA) will be hosting the SDA Lighting Showcase 2014 from September 15 - 17 at The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.
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Amerlux Linea 1.5 and GRUV 1.5 Family Delivers Architectural, Slim-line LED Linear Lighting Solution

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Designed as a family of architectural slim-line recessed and pendant mounted luminaires common in quality, efficiency and aperture size, Amerlux introduces the Linea 1.5 pendant and the GRUV 1.5 recessed family of LED linear luminaires that can transition nicely from walls to ceiling, to open ceiling applications, with an equally high level of aesthetics and performance. These miniature LED linear luminaires interact from multiple mounting applications in offices, conference rooms, classrooms and other institutional and commercial interiors.


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LEDucation 9 Issues Call for Speakers - Energy Watch News

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EnergyWatch is a comprehensive knowledge, product and news resource for the North American electrical industry’s manufacturers, distributors, energy service companies (ESCOs), contractors and facility professionals.
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LEDucation Trade Show | LED Lighting - Consumer Reports News – Consumer Reports News

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Improvements to energy-saving LED lightbulbs are making them more consumer friendly. Here's three reasons to consider switching from the experts at Consumer Reports.
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Top 10 Energy Saving Benefits of Light Control

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Lutron light control can provide energy savings beyond the basics of going green. Here are the top 10 eco-friendly benefits of a good light management.

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Energy Efficient Lighting for Libraries

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While libraries struggle to maintain their place as centers of literacy and learning in the digital age, they are also seeking to save money and retain patrons. To that end, there is a growing trend among libraries worldwide, towards the adoption of energy efficient lighting. LED technology in particular is becoming a firm favorite with library building owners wishing to modernize their outdated lighting, which may have been in place for up to 50 years.


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Denver International Airport to make lights more energy-efficient

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DIA is retrofitting more than 5,400 lights located in the east and west parking garages with energy-efficient LEDs.

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Watch the Northern Lights from Glass Igloos at Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland

Watch the Northern Lights from Glass Igloos at Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland | Lighting Industry News | Scoop.it

What better way to view the northern lights than from your bed through a glass roof?

That’s what the accommodation Finnish hotel Kakslauttanen offers guests within a village of geodesic dome glass igloos. The unique setting merges old and new using a traditional igloo form, composed of angular glass framework.

The igloos are created from a highly effective thermal glass which keeps the insides nice and cosy while temperatures outside plummet to -30˚. This special glass manages to stop condensation from forming on the inside while also preventing frost from settling on the outside of the igloo to offer guests a clear view of the northern lights...


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Devy Christina's comment, October 2, 9:22 AM
This is such a different and unique concept of hotel especially with a glass as the roof of the hotel room that allows customers to enjoy the northern lights with the luxury ambience.
However, this kind of hotel concept might have spent a lot of cost to build because of the concept of architecture that prevents the top of the glass roof to frost. Thus, it should be an expensive accommodation to be spent on.
On the other hand, this concept of hotel might affect the surrounding environment.
Therefore, the customers might consider some of these points before they decide to stay in this hotel.
Devy Christina's comment, October 2, 9:22 AM
This is such a different and unique concept of hotel especially with a glass as the roof of the hotel room that allows customers to enjoy the northern lights with the luxury ambience.
However, this kind of hotel concept might have spent a lot of cost to build because of the concept of architecture that prevents the top of the glass roof to frost. Thus, it should be an expensive accommodation to be spent on.
On the other hand, this concept of hotel might affect the surrounding environment.
Therefore, the customers might consider some of these points before they decide to stay in this hotel.
linh pham's curator insight, October 7, 10:07 PM

Want to see the northern lights which only appear in a season a year, choosing Finnish hotel Kakslauttanen is the right decision for people who want to see a natural phenomenon. The unique architechture look like a igloo outside but fully furniture inside bring to the customer the best experience while staying here. The igloo, is a dome shaped of Eskimo house use to block of solids snow, built with a special glass so that you can see clearly the view from inside. A special glass was made to prevent the condensation frost from settling on the outside of igloo and keep inside warmer with the temperature at minus 3 degree while temperatures outside plummet to minus 30 degree. I would like to go there to see a special natural phenomenon in the world and enjoy the unique experience you can have.