Light for Feeling

Once you have light for doing and light for knowing, it’s time to think about light for feeling. Can light impact how you feel?  Imagine yourself driving a car.  Suddenly, you see flashing red and blue lights coming from behind you.  Your heartrate rises, your brain goes to high alert, and you reach a state... Continue Reading →

Light for Knowing

Light isn’t just for doing- it is also for knowing where we are, where we are going, and who we are with.  Imagine yourself in a large room that is completely dark- you cannot see anything.  Now add the most basic light for reading- a clip-on book light.  You can see the pages now, yes? ... Continue Reading →

Light for Doing

Do you know how many footcandles you need to read a magazine?  Most likely not, and there is no reason you should.  But you are an expert at what you do in your home, and you need light to see it.  You need a certain kind of light to read your magazine, light that illuminates... Continue Reading →

Theory: Red Velvet Cake

  I can talk about lighting theory and ideas for hours (just ask my former students), but all my lighting knowledge can be encapsulated in a single piece of delicious Red Velvet Cake.  If you read just one post on this blog, or remember just one idea, I hope this will be the one. Red... Continue Reading →

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