I know, I know. This has got to be a joke, right? Just in time for the holiday season, I'm issuing my second light bulb buying guide. Yep, light bulbs. This started last year when I tried to buy a light bulb and went down the proverbial rabbit-hole. 18 bulbs later I had a spreadsheet... 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 →
I enjoy sightseeing. My family and I have been privileged to see many wonderful natural and cultural sights in the United States from New York City's Grand Central Station to Yosemite's Half Dome. Today I am by myself on a rare international business trip to Spain, and the miracle of modern air travel granted me... Continue Reading →
I [dis]agree with President Trump. This is a lighting blog, not a political blog, correct? Yes. Unfortunately, light- like so many aspects of our lives- is being politicized for electoral advantage. Recently President Trump's administration repealed rules that would continue to require energy-efficient replacements for yesterday's incandescent lamps. In live speeches, Trump spoke strongly against... Continue Reading →
DMF is different, and we think their engineering and design team has created a revolutionary product. Check out our video review for why we like them and what sets them apart from the crowd.
American Lighting offers a wide variety of products from recessed downlights to holiday string lights, but we're focused on their linear LED systems, commonly known as tape light. Check out our short review of their product on Youtube, and also check out the kitchen project we did with their product. A big thank you goes... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/6zBioGw9Kmk A big thanks to the team at Colorbeam for sending us a demo kit so we could dive in deeper to this intriguing forward-thinking product. The hands-on experience allayed our fears, increased our comfort level, and was just plain fun.
Check out this short video of our two-day process to re-light a fifteen-year old project with updated technology and science. What has changed in the last fifteen years? Everything. Just remember, I'm a lighting designer, not a movie star (this will be obvious).
There are more lighting products than ever on the shelves, but that can make it tough for a homeowner to make smart choices. Why is lighting getting harder? How can we wade through the hype and get better lighting in our homes? The last fifteen years have seen the biggest disruption in lighting since Thomas... Continue Reading →