American Lighting offers a wide variety of products from recessed downlights to holiday string lights, but we're focused on their linear LED systems, commonly known as tape light. Check out our short review of their product on Youtube, and also check out the kitchen project we did with their product. A big thank you goes... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/6zBioGw9Kmk A big thanks to the team at Colorbeam for sending us a demo kit so we could dive in deeper to this intriguing forward-thinking product. The hands-on experience allayed our fears, increased our comfort level, and was just plain fun.
Check out this short video of our two-day process to re-light a fifteen-year old project with updated technology and science. What has changed in the last fifteen years? Everything. Just remember, I'm a lighting designer, not a movie star (this will be obvious).
There are more lighting products than ever on the shelves, but that can make it tough for a homeowner to make smart choices. Why is lighting getting harder? How can we wade through the hype and get better lighting in our homes? The last fifteen years have seen the biggest disruption in lighting since Thomas... Continue Reading →
If you want to geek out on lighting technology, check out my video review from CEDIA 2019.
I think light is pretty important, but it seems I don't know the half of it. I am currently reading LIGHT: A Radiant History from Creation to the Quantum Age by Bruce Watson. The book is of the micro-history genre, an in-depth look at an intensely focused topic. This time, the topic happens to illuminate... Continue Reading →
24 months ago I did not know the meaning of "listicle," but now I write them. A list + article becomes a listicle, or short story with distinct bullet points. I added the requisite beautiful photos and reshaped this post to become the latest Houzz story. Enjoy!
Fifteen years ago I did a budget-friendly lighting design for my mother's total kitchen remodel as shown in the photograph above. I delivered 50 foot-candles to the horizontal task plane, as I'd been taught to do. I had multiple downlights over the sink and placed the downlights directly over the counter. I didn't like the... Continue Reading →
Disclaimer: I am a lighting designer. I want you to hire me (or a lighting designer like me) because I need to eat. But I am not writing this article to get more work. I just want you to think about light and lighting differently. There are two schools of thought on why you might hire... Continue Reading →