April 17, 2014

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5 Cautions When Using LED

LEDs are taking over project specifications at an alarming rate. LEDs are dominating rep office visits, and ultimately the lighting specifications we develop. LED Lighting manufacturers have taken a page from companies like Microsoft and by moving at the speed of light continue to issue new releases and improvements to LEDs faster than we had […]

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March 20, 2014

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Five Undiscovered Custom Lighting Shops

I would like to share with you five very unique and talented custom lighting shops. These artisans are not going to show up on a lighting reps line card or be presented at Lightfair. These are the guys that are small shops working with real artisans creating and building unique lighting fixtures. These builds are […]

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February 18, 2014

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Housing Addiction

I have come to realize that I have a housing addiction, and at anytime now, friends and family might try to pull off an intervention. Please don’t misunderstand, I’m not running around buying and trading homes. Not that type of housing addiction. My addiction is to be involved in helping people improve their living environment […]

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January 28, 2014

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Yesterday’s Fixture Sample, Tomorrows Donation

This blog is not about the need to keep recyclables out of our landfills to protect the environment.  As architects, designers and LEED AP’s we know how important those goals are. This blog is about how recycling can be used for the benefit of others. For most architectural lighting projects we design, during the early […]

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July 11, 2013

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Radical Reversal

Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Inez, Kentucky with a group of 22 adults and youth to repair homes for the families of Martin County. I have been fortunate to make this trip for eight years, and these trips have had a dramatic effect on shaping and often reshaping my priorities. When […]

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May 31, 2013

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Top 10 Off the Hook Lighting Fixtures

For 2013 I made a commitment to myself to publish a lighting blog at least once a month. With a very welcome increase in new lighting design projects, I am scrambling on the last day of May to publish the May blog. I’m going to my free pass for the year to publish what I […]

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April 9, 2013

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Remote Control Spotlights

As a Lighting Designer the remote control spotlights by Remote Control Lighting (RCL) are more fun than the remote control Monster Trucks I still enjoy. Besides the cool, fun aspect of controlling your lighting remotely, there are some very practical benefits to this product that the entire design team will enjoy. If focusing fixtures on […]

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February 27, 2013

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Organic LED

In the last few years we have seen significant advances made in LED technology. We are guaranteed that someone at the beginning of every lighting design project will bring the LED possibilities into the conversation. Like the LED, another rising star in the LED family is the OLED, also known as the “Organic Light Emitting […]

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January 15, 2013

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LED Nutrition Label

As educated consumers when we shop for food most of us will reach down, pick up the product and scan the nutrition label to see what the food contains in calories, fat, carbs, or protein to help us decide if that food is right for us. For awhile now, LED’s have had a very similar […]

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March 20, 2012

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When Specifing German Lighting Fixtures Falls Short

  As a profession, the lighting designers are often tagged as the design team member that “blows the lighting budget” when brought into a project. For now we will set that debate aside for another day when we can really dive into the finer points of project budget expectations. Today I only want to present […]

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