Lighting Design

Lighting Design, Products + Technology

Lighted Mirrors A Major Trend At January Lightovation

  One of the big trends at January Lightovation, reported by multiple sources, was lighted mirrors. While lighted mirrors go back to the days of linear fluorescent lamps, the variety, features, and popularity of LED lit mirrors is growing very fast. Decorative lighting manufacturers showing lighted mirrors at January Lightovation include Eurofase (image above), Oxygen, [...]

Lighting Design, Products + Technology

Product Monday: An Elegant & Functional Way To Light A Closet

  Optique Lighting has announced the launch of their Armadio illuminated closet rod collection. These custom architectural Nano Linear closet rod luminaires are engineered to be one of the industry’s strongest closet rods and are offered in custom lengths to a designer’s specification, in 1/8-inch increments up to 8 feet. The closet rod diameter is 1.34 inches, [...]

Lighting Design

The Tex-Mex Phoenix: A Glazed Structure Is Transformed And Reborn

  The following is an excerpt from my article in the December issue of LD+A: “As the coronavirus pandemic raged on, an upscale bistro in Dallas, TX became one of its many casualties. The restaurant had been located in an iconic chrome and glass gem structure within the grassy downtown oasis of Klyde Warren Park. [...]

Lighting Design, Products + Technology

Product Monday: Industville Expands Commercial Table Lamp Collection

  Industville, a UK-based artisanal lighting manufacturer, recently expanded their table lamp collection, which now includes Ornate, Pillar Geometric, Wooden Geometric, and Marble Table Lamps. The lamps are ideal for commercial spaces, including hotels, restaurants, and retail spaces. The expanded collection offers a diverse selection of styles, materials, and finishes. Customers can choose from a range of [...]

Energy + Environment, Lighting Design

Trends Impacting Residential Lighting

By Jeffrey R. Dross, Principal, Lighting by Jeffrey Change occurs in every industry. Social and aesthetic trends drive much of it. Consumers are always looking for something “different;” the architecture changes, related interior industries (furniture, floor covering, window dressing and appliances) shift and society reacts to the needs of the community and its people. Trends [...]

Light + Health, Lighting Design

Nebraska Children’s Hospital Lighting Design Lets Kids Be Kids

  I’m pleased to share my first article published in the October issue of Lighting Design + Application (LD+A), the magazine of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, the only dedicated children’s hospital in Nebraska, had outgrown its facility in Omaha and was on the verge of turning away patients in [...]

Craig’s Lighting Articles, Lighting Design

Lighting 101: Some Light Reading

This article describes the photometric report and what electrical distributors can learn from it at a glance, part of a new series at tED Magazine (NAED) that aims to explore lighting fundamentals and attract new distribution professionals to the category.

Lighting Design, Products + Technology

Fiber Optic Lighting Impressed At LEDucation

At LEDucation, it was encouraging to see the advancements in fiber optic lighting. A company called Universal Fiber Optic Lighting USA (UFO) exemplified this maturing of fiber optic lighting, including the adoption of LED illuminators / light sources, attractive side-emitting fibers, and attractive end fittings, including European crystal. Perhaps what was most impressive was the [...]

Lighting Design, Lighting Industry

Color-Changing LED & Projectors Embraced By Churches

A.C. Lighting, Inc., an entertainment lighting value-added distributor, recently published an article about immersive color in houses of worship. Historically, houses of worship have used stained glass to wash a nave, sanctuary, or chapel with colorful light and to tell religious stories at the same time. Today, contemporary churches are accomplishing this with color-changing LED [...]

Controls, Lighting Design

Trends In Smart Hotel Rooms to Improve Guest Experience & Energy Efficiency

ABI Research expects 6.4 million smart hotel room devices to ship worldwide in 2027. That’s double the smart hotel devices that shipped in 2022, with a CAGR of 24.6% between 2021 and 2027. Some of the early adopters are Mandarine Oriental Hotel Group and Hilton. Many more brands are expected to adopt smart hotel technology [...]

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