Light & Health: The Easy Way

If you or someone you know suffers from Social Jet Lag, Ambient Light may help.  Talk to your doctor before using Ambient Light.  Possible side effects include... I can hear the television commercial extolling the virtues of the latest miracle drug, Ambient Light.  It energizes you in the morning!  It is clinically proven to reduce the... Continue Reading →

Light up the Ceiling

If you have a ceiling, you may want to consider lighting it.  Especially if you can incorporate some variation to the ceiling, and one of the techniques discussed on my Houzz article.

Less is…less.

"Do we really need all those lights?" If you ask me to help lay out lighting for your living room (or kitchen, or bedroom, or bathroom...), the probability of me increasing the quantity of light fixtures is about a million to one. Increasing the quantity of lights does not mean there will be more light,... Continue Reading →

Light & Health: Social Jet Lag

Please note that I am not a doctor, nor a lighting researcher. I am a designer trying to understand how the gift of light works on our mind and bodies. Light will help you heal faster!   Light will improve your test scores!  Light will reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Dementia!  Light will help you relax... Continue Reading →

Light for Feeling: For Rest

When my wife was expecting our second son, I turned my remodeling do-it-yourself muscle towards an unused room occupying our former attached garage.  Hastily turned into an extra room by previous owners, the space was all but unusable and served as a storage room while we remodeled the rest of the house.  Now, with our... Continue Reading →

4 Kinds of Light for Feeling Good

Science is catching up to what professional lighting designers have known for years- great lighting can help us feel better.  The right kind of light can help us relax or be more alert, and nowhere is this more important than in our homes.  It is light for feeling that can fill us with delight when... Continue Reading →

Light for Knowing: A Dining Room

Most dining areas, whether small traditional rooms or large contemporary spaces, have one thing in common: a table.  It is easy, therefore, to begin lighting the dining room with light above the table that provides light for doing,but stopping there would leave the room unfinished.   If we do not address light for knowing, the dining... Continue Reading →

Stone & Brick Featured on Houzz

I enjoy crafting articles on Houzz.com for a number of reasons, including having access to millions of photographs of beautiful projects.  When writing the most recent article (link below), I found dozens of examples of lighting stone and brick to include.  But my favorite aspects of the process are figuring out how to simplify my... Continue Reading →

Light for Knowing: A Great Room

The Gift’s second promise is that light can help us know where we are, where we are going, and who we are with.  Light for knowing may take the form of “ambient” light, which is soft, diffuse, general light that dimly fills a space.  But it may also be much more focused light that gives... Continue Reading →

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