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 →

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 →

We’re on a Mission

Note: I began this post in a different world, a pre-coronavirus world.  Now, as many more of us are sheltering in place, light at home is more critical than ever.  Now, as many of us face illness, the benefits of light for wellness are more important than ever.  We're still on a mission to help.... Continue Reading →

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 →

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