Lighting Design

The Light To The Rescue

In the words of the great Dale Carnegie, the need to feel wanted is the most superior of human needs. Indeed, wanting to feel wanted is a key human motivator and drives most of us to find our purpose. In a couple of our conferences a few years ago, we listened to David DiLaura present [...]

By |2019-11-12T16:00:24-08:00November 10th, 2019|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design|Comments Off on The Light To The Rescue

What’s New in Energy Conservation & Safety

According to various satellite images, there is an increased night sky glow in most developing areas. The light mainly arises from bright signage, new buildings, and LED-lit roads - which sends both direct and indirect (reflected) light to the sky. The situation It's so bad that in New York, there are plans to force owners [...]

By |2019-09-13T21:54:01-07:00September 13th, 2019|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design|Comments Off on What’s New in Energy Conservation & Safety

A Look at Software for Lighting Control Systems

Following various advancements in technology, smart buildings are rapidly becoming the standard, particularly in the commercial sector. One notable IoT solution that is seemingly becoming a mainstay in most commercial buildings is lighting control systems. These systems offer flexibility, increased energy efficiency, improved safety, and enhanced convenience. Nevertheless, these systems cannot work effectively without appropriate [...]

By |2019-08-21T14:18:37-07:00August 21st, 2019|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design, Residential Lighting|Comments Off on A Look at Software for Lighting Control Systems

Lighting Technologies and the Perception of Color

Lighting Technologies and the Perception of Color and Comfort Does too much light increase discomfort to your eyes? Do you strain when trying to work in low-lit spaces? Basically, the human eye functions optimally under ambient lighting, as it permits proper perception of color and light. Good lighting is necessary in improving visibility and comfort. [...]

By |2019-07-16T23:31:14-07:00July 16th, 2019|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design, Residential Lighting|Comments Off on Lighting Technologies and the Perception of Color

What a Smart City May Look Like

What does the smart city of the future look like? Implementing smart tech in everything from led streetlights to smart garbage and recycling receptacles, data monitoring, and more may make cities safer and more efficient. Perhaps new implementations will be able to even generate power for the city through solar power panels. The cities of [...]

By |2019-06-13T21:12:10-07:00June 13th, 2019|Lighting Design|Comments Off on What a Smart City May Look Like

Lighting: What’s New and Exciting

What is new and exciting right now in the world of lighting? When it comes to lights and lighting design, quite a bit! Putting new tech and fancy designs temporarily aside, energy codes are having a big impact. That's partly due to when municipalities were left to decide which code they wanted to put into [...]

By |2019-05-21T17:22:15-07:00May 21st, 2019|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design, Residential Lighting|Comments Off on Lighting: What’s New and Exciting

Lighting Psychology in Restaurants

Lighting helps set the mood, tone, and ambience of a place. It can help accent a structure's expression and complement the space. It can entice a diner to stay a while and linger, create an air of community or intimacy. Of course, the architecture and design of a place and even the shade of paint [...]

By |2019-01-16T14:20:04-08:00January 16th, 2019|Commercial Lighting, Lighting Design|Comments Off on Lighting Psychology in Restaurants

Lighting and Productivity

Lighting and Human Performance When it comes to the world, we see it mostly in a visual way. Light processed by our eyes and brain delivers a perception. With perception being reality, does the way that a space is lit affect or alter reality? The average American spends quite a bit of time indoors, with [...]

By |2018-12-19T10:36:17-08:00December 19th, 2018|Lighting Design, Residential Lighting|Comments Off on Lighting and Productivity

Client Psychology and Lighting Design

Design is a place where designer knowledge meets client needs. The goal of commercial lighting design is to meet requirements of a client as well as the space. A good designer discovers what their client wants and figures out how to achieve it. They make an effort to see a client's point of view. Great [...]

By |2018-12-03T14:43:54-08:00November 20th, 2018|Lighting Design|Comments Off on Client Psychology and Lighting Design