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 →

LEDs are Better than Ever

I make the claim that LEDs have come a long way in my latest Houzz article, but the short nature of the piece did not allow for much scientific backup.  The comment thread exposes some of the misinformation that is widely accepted by the public. An early comment mentions that LEDs are harmful to your... Continue Reading →

I went lightseeing

I enjoy sightseeing. My family and I have been privileged to see many wonderful natural and cultural sights in the United States from New York City's Grand Central Station to Yosemite's Half Dome. Today I am by myself on a rare international business trip to Spain, and the miracle of modern air travel granted me... Continue Reading →

The Politics of Light 2

I [dis]agree with President Trump. This is a lighting blog, not a political blog, correct?  Yes.  Unfortunately, light- like so many aspects of our lives- is being politicized for electoral advantage. Recently President Trump's administration repealed rules that would continue to require energy-efficient replacements for yesterday's incandescent lamps.  In live speeches, Trump spoke strongly against... Continue Reading →

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