Slick and Sexy Lighting at The Roof in NYC

The Roof Bar at the PUBLIC Hotel boasts one of New York City’s finest 360-degree panoramic views. Positioned atop the hotel with floor-to-ceiling windows, this stylish happy hour destination offers sweeping vistas across Manhattan.

Boasting a sophisticated design, the interior vibrant blue lighting leads the eye to plush seating and a moody atmosphere. The linear floor lighting is a recessed system that is both striking and durable. Manufactured by ALDABRA PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING, their EK1 modular linear lighting system is waterproof, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications and is even suitable for use in swimming pools and fountains. 

Details on EK1 Linear Lighting System:

 Installations: ground or wall recessed with housing
Materials: aluminum or stainless steel 316L – resins
Finishes: anodized aluminum or satin stainless steel
Light source: mid Power LED 140 – 180 lm/W
Optics: transparent (45°) and opal diffuser (109°)
Functions: on-off, dimmable
Features: reduced dimensions – lengths up to 2 meters (78,74″)
Power supply: 24 Vdc constant voltage

 Get creative using the EK1 System in hotels, museums, restaurants and more. Great for steps, walls, niches, cornices, and windows. 

 See more about EK1 Here.



Have You Met Our San Diego Team?

Forman & Associates, Inc. is proud to announce that as of June 9th, 2024 we represent both Color Kinetics and Genlyte Solutions in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

Last week, our team was out in full force: Our goal was to see as many San Diego distributors, specifiers, designers, and engineers as we could.

If we didn’t connect with you last week, we are eager to introduce ourselves and acquaint you with Forman. With 50 years of experience, Forman is a trusted resource spanning from Central California to Los Angeles, Orange County to the Inland Empire, and now throughout Southern California to San Diego.

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Forman Hires Allison Norgaard for Specification Sales

Forman & Associates, Inc. is excited to welcome Allison Norgaard to the Specification Team in San Diego! As part of our newly expanded territory – Allison will serve our specification clients in the county. Welcome Allison!

Effective June 9th, 2024 we will represent both Color Kinetics and Genlyte Solutions – a Signify business in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

The Genlyte Solutions portfolio includes Interact IoT, Philips Dynalite; indoor luminaire brands Chloride, Day-Brite, Ledalite, and Lightolier and outdoor luminaire brands Gardco, Hadco, Lumec, and Stonco.

Forman & Associates continues to represent the entire Genlyte Solutions business in the Greater Los Angeles Area, including Orange County.

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Continuing the quest for energy savings

California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), a public university in Los Angeles, is a major consumer of energy and natural resources. The university has made it their responsibility to be a wise steward of scarce resources by reducing the use of non-renewable resources and increasing energy efficiency. As part of the large CSU system, this responsibility also includes promoting continued economic and ecological viability in California.

The team at CSU Dominguez Hills turned to ENLIGHTED to help analyze the possible energy savings using occupancy sensors and lighting controls by starting with just one area on campus that was being manually controlled.

The initial pilot installation of 276 hallway sensors in Welch Hall and the South Academic Complex, and188 sensors in Natural Sciences and Mathematics and La Corte Hall.

The savings in the pilot areas amounted to 201,436 kWh annually, saving the university $26,289 in electricity costs over that same time period. Additionally, Southern California Edison issued a rebate of $51,565 for the campus energy savings brought about by the Enlighted Advanced Sensors. The successful outcome at Welch Hall and Natural Sciences and Mathematics Hall, and La Corte Hall led to further installations covering 90% of the campus and over $1,000,000 in energy savings!

The university chose to move forward with Enlighted’s platform because its advanced sensors provided several unique benefits to the university citing the following:

  • Ease of implementation: Sensors communicate over a wireless network, enabling a relatively simple upgrade of CSUDH’s existing fixtures.
  • Cost-effective solution: The sensor units could be easily installed, commissioned, and serviced by the facilities management team at the university, making the solution affordable to implement and maintain going forward.
  • Highly intelligent sensors: Advanced sensors make control decisions locally at each fixture, adjusting light levels by sending information to the driver of the host fixture. Lighting level decisions are made by: Daylight harvesting, Motion sensing, and Digital PIR sensing.

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Effective June 9th we will represent CK & Genltye in San Diego

Forman & Associates, Inc. is proud to announce that Effective June 9th, 2024 we will represent both Color Kinetics and Genlyte Solutions in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

Forman currently represents several Signify US brands in San Diego including Philips Lamps, EvoKits, Advance components, Vari-Lite, and bodine.

The Genlyte Solutions portfolio includes Interact IoT Connected Lighting, Philips Dynalite; indoor luminaire brands Chloride, Day-Brite, Ledalite, and Lightolier and outdoor luminaire brands Gardco, Hadco, Lumec, and Stonco.

Forman & Associates continues to represent the entire Genlyte Solutions business in the Greater Los Angeles Area, including Orange County.

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Planning & Specifying Emergency Lighting

Emergency lighting is a vital part of a facility’s life safety program. It is important to carefully consider the needs of your facility to achieve the best results.

Codes and regulations, such as the NFPA® 101® Life Safety Code®, establish guidelines for emergency lighting equipment. Incorporating the right combination of elements into emergency lighting design helps provide a higher degree of safety. The best emergency lighting system is carefully planned for a specific building and its occupants. This newsletter includes a summary of some of the significant factors involved in this planning process. Scroll below to read more on:

  • Planning and Specifying Emergency Lighting
  • Codes, Standards, and Requirements
  • Comprehensive Catalog of Recommended Products

Proximity, shape, and size of exits

The configuration of walls adjoining the exit way, the amount of space devoted to exit passages and travel distance to exits should be considered when determining the number and placement of emergency lighting units.


Intended Use of Building

Additional emergency lighting may be required depending on the types of people using a facility. Elementary school children and older adults may require more emergency lighting than apartment residents, college students, or office workers. Retail situations where valuable merchandise is accessible may also require extra illumination.

Occupancy and building knowledge

Places like auditoriums, convention halls and sports arenas will undoubtedly have large groups of people unfamiliar with exit paths and therefore require more emergency lighting than buildings with smaller groups of people. The number of people expected to occupy a building will influence the needs of the space.


Codes, Standards, and Requirements for emergency lighting

Emergency lighting is a vital part of a facility’s life safety program. While it is essential to consult federal, state and local codes related to emergency lighting for your project, there are some general guidelines for code requirements.

Although state and local building codes vary, most are based upon:

  • The National Electrical Code®, NFPA 70®, Article 700;
  • The Life Safety Code®, NFPA 101®, Sections 7-8 through 7-10;
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), which offers some general guidelines.
  • The California Code of Regulations – Emergency Illumination 2571.16

Key Information

These codes provide complete information on emergency lighting requirements; however, a good introduction is found in NFPA 101, Section

Below are a brief summary of requirements:

  • Emergency lighting is required throughout the path of egress and must operate for a minimum of 90 minutes.
  • Emergency lighting transfer must be automatic (within 10 seconds) of loss of the normal lighting supply power.
  • Emergency lighting must provide an average of 1 footcandle initial illumination.
  • Changes in direction must be clearly marked.
  • Products must be UL tested & within code compliance.

Emergency products must be periodically monitored once installed

Create a learning environment with Signify lighting

From public schools to universities, cost-effective LED lighting can enhance the learning environment, increase a sense of security, and strengthen a school’s brand and reputation, while contributing to comfort, wellbeing, and sustainability.


Signify LED lighting creates inviting outdoor areas and indoor spaces that inspire concentration and focus to support your educational objectives for today, tomorrow, and the future.


The comprehensive portfolio provided below offers the most comprehensive collections of energy-efficient lighting technology to meet your project needs. All solutions are created to:

  • Provide & capture energy savings and reduce costs
  • Contribute to cognitive performance and support wellbeing
  • Promote a sense of security by ensuring well-lit space both indoor and outdoor
  • Create sustainable solutions for the future using lighting controls and IoT systems

Learning Areas

The wellbeing of students and teachers is of utmost importance.

  • Excellent lighting quality
  • Flexible and simple installation
  • Solutions using linear suspended, wall mount, troffers, track, pendant, and retrofit options.

Social Gathering

Create auditoriums, lunch areas and other inviting spaces for socialization.

  • Add flexible lighting to areas that often serve multiple functions
  • Provide glare-free, high quality color, or color changing to enhance the space
  • Solutions using linear suspended, troffers, downlights, high bays, pendants, or theatrical options.

Outdoor Lighting

Provide a sense of security outside of your school building by upgrading to LED lighting.

  • Ensure parking lots & recreational areas are well-illuminated
  • Illuminate walkways and paths
  • Solutions using area lights, canopy lights, strip lights, wallpacks, wall sconces, and floodlights.

Security Lighting

Health and safety are paramount for the learning environment. Code requirements are simple using our extensive portfolio of products.

  • Exit and emergency lighting offer guidance in hectic situations
  • Consider UV-C lighting to fight against viruses and bacteria
  • Solutions include Exit, emergency, controls, UV-C options

Download the Signify Lighting Portfolio Catalog Here

Innovative Lighting Design Using Traceline

Showroom lighting must check a lot of boxes. The Holcim Innovation Hub is a showroom that showcases Holcim’s sustainable building solutions and serves as a co-creation lab to accelerate low-carbon, circular and energy-efficient building worldwide.

Located in Lyon, France, The Innovation Hub is a place where key stakeholders across the construction value chain gather to advance net-zero building. It offers working spaces to host start-ups and think tanks to accelerate innovation together. Officially opened in 2023, Holcim Innovation Hub profits of a tailor made and precise lighting project.

The featured product in this project wasTraceline by Reggiani; a linear lighting module able to provide excellent lighting results in a profile of just 20mm.

The whole project is in fact built around the use ofTraceline 48V mounted in a rectangular configuration. Thanks to the 48V track mounted inside the Traceline module, Yori Evo 48V projectors are installed and serve therefore as accent lighting for the showroom area.

Additionally, soft uniform wall wash providing lighting ambient to the space was created using theIncline custom 48V Wall Washer assures no glare and spaces design with human comfort in mind. The dedicated lens system ensures the majority of the intensity is evenly distributed across and down the wall with minimal spillback on the ceiling. Incline 48V Wall Washer is installed inside Traceline, completing the lighting project.


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Performance Without Compromise – BloomBox by Ledalite

Inspired by L-Prize-winning technology, BloomBox combines breakthrough high efficacy LED technology and optics with low glare to bring quality illumination to a variety of applications.

Intentionally designed for efficient material use up-front, BloomBox’s focus on environmentally conscious construction and eliminating waste comes to life in its modular, field-replaceable LED tray design and optics.

Luminaire-level lighting control allows for improved occupant comfort, tailored sequences of operations, and easy updates to scenes or zones.

Highlights include:

  • Efficacy: up to 170 lm/W
  • Glare: UGR < 19
  • Spacing: up to 14’x14′ OC
  • CRI: AccuRender CRI 90+ standard
  • Low-profile 2.18″ depth
  • Field-replaceable LED boards

Now That’s Smart! An Open Platform Energy Management System

Now That’s Smart! An Open Platform Energy Management System

By Autani


Autani is an open platform building energy system providing one of the most flexible and powerful controls system on the market. By offering an open platform system, users are are not locked into one single vendor making scaling your system easier than ever before.


The system starts with the powerful EnergyCenter Software:

Autani’s EnergyCenter brings total control to your Smart Building in one efficient and convenient location, either on-site or remotely accessed online. Facility Managers can push scheduling and protocols across an entire network of facilities and generate analytical reporting that offers insights into how to efficiently manage your business resources.


Next, Autani saves on installation:

 Autani systems are wireless, which means that installation is simple and efficient compared to wired solutions. The Autani Commissioning application dramatically reduces commissioning time for large-scale projects.


 Finally, Autani provides flexibility, scalability and rebates:

 The Autani system is built with upgrades in mind. Our easy upgrade path means that regardless of which tier is installed, you qualify for the most advanced lighting control system rebate available.

Learn More Here