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My job title is "Chief Evangelist of Light." What, exactly, is a CEL? It means my job is to share the gift of light with as many people as I can. At isn't just a job, it is my professional mission. I am passionate about it, I preach it. That's why I borrowed religious terminology... Continue Reading →

Time Zooms By

Whew. It's been hard to find time to blog the past few months. I can blame that on the pandemic, but that is only partially true. I'll blame it on Zoom instead. Our design team is spread across three time zones and six states, and we rely on remote communication tools like Zoom for continual... Continue Reading →

The Future of Shades?

  (My apologies to those of you who clicked and found a blank post!) Simply put, we need natural light to be happy and healthy.  We need lots of it in the mornings to wake up, plenty mid-day to keep us going, and a soft tapering at night to relax us towards sleep. The best... Continue Reading →

Bedrooms: Beyond Sleeping

We have a certain number of formulas for illuminating a bedroom.  We layer in lighting to deliver our five promises of light in these rooms just as we would anywhere else in the home.  The solutions are different in a bedroom than in a kitchen because the function and form of each space is vastly... Continue Reading →

Time Marches On

A career in lighting design can lead to some unusual experiences like living on a cruise ship in dry dock or spending the night in a shopping mall in Las Vegas.  Every once in awhile, the experience opens your eyes. Just before the pandemic shut down our society, TIME opened THE MARCH at Chicago's Dusable... Continue Reading →

We All Age In Place

I made plans to write on this topic months before the world changed underneath us. Back then, Living in Place was an emerging term that encapsulated a myriad of design ideas intended to help us live better lives without having to change locations. Comfort, accessibility, safety, and wellness all fit within the term. Age in... Continue Reading →

A Better Life with Light

Technology Designer magazine has the best coverstock of any magazine that has ever published my writing...and the attention to detail doesn't stop there.  The graphic design is clean and modern and the whole magazine is as luxurious as the projects inside. Okay, enough of a plug for the magazine!  If you want to decide if... Continue Reading →

Vegas: City of Light(seeing) 2

Awhile back I posted a Lightseeing piece when I attended a conference at the Venetian in Las Vegas.  Sometimes conferences take places at hotels that have pretty scruffy rooms.  This was not one of those conferences.  Every room at the Venetian is a suite; the one above was mine.  I counted over twenty light sources... Continue Reading →

The Future of Control?

Earlier in my career I saw theater and architecture as two separate worlds.  In one world I got to use cool control systems, color-changing lights, and mood-setting scenes.  In the other world I got to use brilliant spotlights and broad wash lights.  At some point I realized I was borrowing tools and techniques from theater... Continue Reading →

Vegas: City of Light(seeing)

Las Vegas is not the city of light, it is the city of lighting.  Electric lighting.  Lots and lots of electric lighting.  And since Vegas is all about nightlife and casinos-without-windows, it is impossible to see anything in Las Vegas without Lightseeing.  I was there with the team a few weeks ago for a conference,... Continue Reading →

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