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 →
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 →
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!
Sadly, my latest article on Houzz.com received about 10,000 views in the first week. Why is this sad? Because way more people need to prepare for their electrical walk-through, when most residential lighting "design" is done with a Sharpie and the "you need about four cans here" approach. Make it 10,001 by reading the article... Continue Reading →
My latest story from Houzz.com shares the same information from my light bulb buying guide but in National Geographic Style (lots of pretty pictures). I think that helps the medicine go down a bit better! Read my version of the story here.
My latest Houzz article shares four ways to brighten up these long, dark nights at home. I forgot to add that wearing an LED headlamp might also help, but anyone who lives with you will get very annoyed. On second thought, stick with the four options in the article. Click on the image below, and... Continue Reading →
I am delighted that Houzz.com continues to publish my stories in their news feed and newsletters. This week I pulled together information from several of my languageoflight.blog posts and a handful of images from the vast photo library on Houzz to simplify chandelier/dining room pendant purchasing. I made use of common wisdom and a few... Continue Reading →
Need to choose downlights for your home? I took a stab at simplifying the process (there are literally thousands of possibilities) in my latest Houzz.com article. Check it out by clicking the link below.
While at a business lunch a few hours ago, I had to look up today's sunset time so I could arrange to meet the client at the project site after dark to view the new lighting. My weather app told me 8:15. That's good for tonight, as I won't have to stay awake as long.... Continue Reading →