THINK LIGHT: The Incredible Iris

A key component of human sight is the flexible iris that opens and closes the pupil, constantly adjusting the amount of light that enters the eye. I am an unabashed lighting geek. I love learning about the science, technology, art, and technique of lighting design, I dig into light and health, and I always, always... Continue Reading →

1THING: New Build Kitchens

Center downlights on kitchen cabinet doors for better illumination inside the cabinets - and a better look. IF YOU CAN ONLY DO ONE THING TO IMPROVE THE LIGHTING IN YOUR NEW KITCHEN...put the recessed downlights in the right place. Getting great lighting in a home can be a little intimidating and overwhelming. Homeowners will often... Continue Reading →

Showdown: Mouth vs Eyes

Would you be concerned if you had to eat McDonald's hamburgers for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the rest of your life? Did you know you are probably doing the equivalent with your light? Without food, we die. We need food, regularly and sufficiently, to survive. Many of us now have the privilege of moving... Continue Reading →

Human Centric Lighting is…

I was recently asked to define the catchy term Human Centric Lighting, or HCL. We love lighting acronyms in the lighting world, so I came up with a few more than my previous post on this subject. Consider yourself warned. At its most essential, Human Centric Lighting is an attempt to undo our mistakes of... Continue Reading →

Seven Saintly Solutions

Seven Saintly Solutions, Presented by David Warfel from DMF Lighting on Vimeo. One of the perks of starting your own company is that you get to pick your job title. At some point I decided that "Chief Evangelist of Light" (CEL) would be my own. Evangelist is a term that can have positive and negative... Continue Reading →

Humble Know-it-alls

"They are total know-it-alls." I often ask homeowners, integrators, architects, and others if they have ever worked with a lighting designer. Most homeowners have not, and many do not know that we exist. The story is different for those in the trade. And in residential lighting design, from the responses I receive, there are know-it-alls... Continue Reading →

(ME)dia

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 →

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