Lightovation 2020

January is a good time to fly south and check out Lightovation at the Dallas Market Center.  The annual event for buyers is focused primarily on showrooms and distributors but integrators are beginning to show up- especially those that also do decorative lighting. I was at Lightovation to share my passion for linear lighting with... Continue Reading →

Red Light, Green Light

A few years ago I heard a simple phrase from a leading lighting researcher: "Light is a drug." Like most drugs, light causes chemical reactions in our brain and body.  Moods change, biorhythms change, migraines disappear. Wait, migraines? Dr. Mohab Ibrahim, director of the chronic pain clinic at a hospital in Tucson, Arizona, has an... Continue Reading →

The Next DMX for Architecture

WARNING: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT MAY BE UNSUITABLE FOR INDIVIDUALS SENSITIVE TO ACRONYMS. I like control.  A lot.  And it all started in theater many, many years ago when I moved to my first computer-controlled light board.  It was love at first "GO." I have not lit a traditional show in years, but... Continue Reading →

Bumps on the Lighting Road

CRUUUUNCH! A few years ago I was driving the family minivan with camper in tow when my trusty Google app pointed out a shortcut that would get me to the Grand Teton's campground 18 seconds faster. "In one mile, turn right onto Mormon Way." Later I would discover the words "Four-wheel drive only" written on... Continue Reading →

Review: CSL

We stumbled upon CSL a year or so ago and were immediately in love with the Gyroshift recessed multiples.  They are the cleanest fixture of this type I have ever seen and come in a staggering array of options.  I just finished a cruise ship project with a number of these and, well, I'm still... Continue Reading →

Stairway to Heaven

If you have read other posts on this blog you might be thinking "this guy hates all normal lighting." You would be mostly correct. Take stairways for example.  My previous home had a light at the bottom and a light at the top.  That made the landings well lit and the stairs themselves, well, dark.... Continue Reading →

Review: Coastal Source

There is landscape lighting...and then there is Coastal Source.  They were new to us this year, but what makes them different makes them great.  Check out review on youtube below.  And please forgive the quality of our performances.  We're not real actors, we just play them on tv. https://youtu.be/dLGsBuL7T-E

2020 Light Bulb Buying Guide

I know, I know.  This has got to be a joke, right?  Just in time for the holiday season, I'm issuing my second light bulb buying guide. Yep, light bulbs. This started last year when I tried to buy a light bulb and went down the proverbial rabbit-hole.  18 bulbs later I had a spreadsheet... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑