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 →

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 →

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 →

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