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5 Cautions When Using LED

April 17, 2014

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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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Yesterday’s Fixture Sample, Tomorrows Donation

January 28, 2014

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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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Top 10 Off the Hook Lighting Fixtures

May 31, 2013

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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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Remote Control Spotlights

April 9, 2013

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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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Organic LED

February 27, 2013

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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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LED Nutrition Label

January 15, 2013

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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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When Specifing German Lighting Fixtures Falls Short

March 20, 2012

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  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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Where Have All The CFL’s Gone?

November 1, 2011

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Last week CREE announced that their advances with LED technology will soon replace the popular energy wasting halogen sources. While incandescent lamps, including halogen, are easier targets for the LED’s, it’s the CFL’s that need to rethink their place in the lamp food chain. My partner, Mark Sills, brought up an interesting point during the […]

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