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  • First Looks: Candace Wong of cwA+D – The Sterling Cooper Remodel – Austin, TX
    Dubbed Sterling Cooper after the ad agency in AMC’s Mad Men — due to its vibe that “makes you want to pour yourself a cocktail and sit back and enjoy the house” — the home featured a unique late ’70s feel to it that Wong wanted to be sure to maintain during the remodel. As a residential architect and designer for three years in LA, Wong had worked on the design of many homes, but working on her ow...
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  • Birds of a Feather: Why Art and LEDs Go Together
    There’s a lot to think about when it comes to lighting a museum gallery. On the technical design side, there are two main factors to consider: light color temperature, or the warmth or coolness of a light source, and the Color Rendering Index (CRI), or the system used to indicate relative color rendering ability. The post Birds of a Feather: Why Art and LEDs Go Together appeared first on Language ...
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  • The Best Places to See Architectural LED Lighting In The World.
    Previously, we explored the The United States for the best examples of LED architectural lighting used to enhance design features in buildings and art installations. We also learned that architectural lighting gives designers freedom to build creative but functional spaces. Here are the top 7 international uses of architectural lighting that we found notable. The post The Best Places to See Arch...
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  • LED Lighting for Art Gallery Applications: What You Need to Know
    More and more art galleries are making the switch from halogen and fluorescent light bulbs to LED lighting. Though initially more expensive, LED lighting decreases heat and increases color rendering, both crucial elements in art display and preservation. Best quality LED Recessed lighting is a preferred option as well as professional track lighting. With high CRI (Color Rendering Index), LED Light...
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  • The Health Benefits of Sunlight — And How LED Lighting Compares
    It’s a fact — everyone loves to get out into the sun every once and a while. And as the weather continues to warm, we find staying inside harder than ever. But what if you could make the lighting in your office possess some of the health and feel-good benefits of sunlight? You can, with high-CRI LED Lighting and by designing a floor plan to include several sunroofs. The post The Health Benefits of...
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  • The Best Places to See LED Architectural Lighting in the USA
    In past articles we have explored the notion of what architectural lighting fixtures are and are not. We have dove into the depths of LED Recessed Multiples. So why not keep the exploration party going? We are. We’re going on a top-notch, LED-infused excursion for real life examples of Architectural lighting that enhances manufactured and natural features while serving as art, all across the USA. ...
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  • LED: Bad for Milk, Good for Everything Else
    In a fascinating paper published in the Journal of Dairy Science entitled “Exposure of fluid milk to LED light negatively affects consumer perception and alters underlying sensory properties“, researchers discovered what many have long suspected: Milk + LED = Bad Apparently, exposing milk to LED lighting makes it taste funny. In the study, consumers sampled milk nearing its expiration date and fre...
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  • Diving into Title 24 with Gary R. Flamm, Part 2, Design (Non-Residential Lighting)
    Gary R. Flamm is an energy consultant and former lighting lead at the California Energy Commission. He has over 30 years of experience in the industry and specializes in guiding stakeholders through the nitty gritty of Title 24 compliance. You can find Part 1 of the interview here. Do you have any advice for lighting designers or electrical engineers on how to make applying the code as painless as...
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  • Diving into Title 24 with Gary R. Flamm, Part 1, The Code (Non-Residential Lighting)
    Gary R. Flamm is an energy consultant and former lighting lead at the California Energy Commission. He has over 30 years of experience in the industry and specializes in guiding stakeholders through the nitty gritty of Title 24 compliance. What were the major changes to Title 24 for 2016 non-residential?  There were really minor changes to non-res—just some minor tweaks. They focused mostly on res...
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  • 2016 Changes to Title 24: Lighting Controls
    I recently talked to Mike Case, Lighting Controls Specialist of Total Lighting Concepts, about the 2016 changes to Title 24. The main change that he noted for 2016 was the return of partial-ON occupancy sensor (hailing all the way back from the 2008 version). Partial-ON occupancy sensors are now required for every space that requires occupancy sensors, which includes conference rooms, offices <250...
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  • What are Architectural Lighting Fixtures?
    A quick perusal of the internet and you’ll find a few definitions of architectural lighting out in the ether (most of them cribbed straight from Wikipedia). As defined by the world’s largest online encyclopedia, Architectural Lighting Design is “a field within architecture, interior design and electrical engineering that is concerned with the design of lighting systems, including natural light, el...
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  • The Top 3 Lighting Fixtures Used for Displaying Art
    The top three architectural LED lighting fixtures used to light art are: LED Track Lighting, LED Linear Recessed Lighting, and Adjustable LED Recessed Lighting. The choice of which type to use will depend upon the space in question, the type of artwork you are lighting and the size of your budget. Below, you will find some of the pros and cons for each, as well as case studies based on actual art ...
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  • What Are Trimless LED Recessed Multiples?
    You might be thinking, “Why should I care about trimless LED recessed multiples?” or even, “What in the world are trimless LED recessed multiples?” Trimless LED recessed multiples are recessed, trimless (no visible recessed trim ring) fixtures with multiple adjustable lamps (usually between 2-4). For your reading pleasure, here are the Top 5 Reasons you should talk to your lighting designer about ...
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  • Top 3 Reasons LED is the Best Choice for Lighting Art
    Whether you own an art gallery or are looking to light that Picasso you just purchased (you lucky dog), lighting art takes special consideration. Though not exhaustive, these considerations can be boiled down to the three C’s: Conservation, Color and Cost: Conservation Traditional halogen or incandescent lights can slowly degrade a work of art over time. In the past, highly sensitive materials suc...
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  • 2016 Non-Residential Lighting Controls: A Cheat Sheet
    The 2016 updates to Title 24 included changes to required lighting controls. In a nutshell, areas that require multi-level lighting controls are now required to have either a vacancy sensor or a partial-ON occupancy sensor—this includes classrooms, offices <250 square feet, Multi-purpose rooms <1,000 square feet, and conference rooms. Areas that do not require multi-level lighting controls can cho...
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  • First Looks: Raymond Thompson, Event Lighting Designer
    I caught up with event lighting designer Raymond Thompson of Images by Lighting the week before the Oscars and right smack dab in the middle of awards season. Thompson, whose credits read like a highlight reel of Hollywood’s most star-studded events, was at Raleigh Studios prepping for the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s annual Night Before the Oscars gala. We talked about how he got into light...
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  • LED Track Lighting: The Best Option for Displaying Art
    LED lighting is taking over the art world with its unprecedented color rendering capabilities. Track Lighting The main purpose of lighting in Art Applications is to light a piece of art from a distance. Lighting designers and art gallery managers agree that the ideal fixtures that provide this type of spot or flood lighting are track lighting fixtures. Track Lighting Explained Track lighting is a ...
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  • Gerd Pfarré: Lighting Designer, Writer, Lecturer
    Architectural Lighting recently did a delightful interview with designer Gerd Pfarré, founder and managing designer of Pfarré Lighting Design. Among the highlights are Pfarré’s advice for young lighting designers, “Burn your fingers while focusing a damned hot fixture. Learn to scribble an idea on paper while talking to someone” and his description of “[t]hat magic moment when the lights are turne...
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  • Dutch Artist Illuminates Highway Underpasses
    Art and transit intersect in Herman Kuijer’s latest work for the city of Zutphen, Netherlands. In two lighting installations, Kuijer uses colored Architectural Outdoor LED fixtures to create a visually stunning, fully functional experience for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. The Marstunnel and the Kostverloren tunnel use programmed lighting, so that the color of the walls shifts dramatically as...
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  • Hollywood Star is Saving the Environment, One LED at a Time
    Eaton’s lighting division recently interviewed famed actor/director and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. about his commitment to sustainable lighting solutions. Begley is most famous for his role in the hit medical drama “St. Elsewhere” and more recently guest starred on the critically acclaimed “Better Call Saul.” Begley embraced a green lifestyle long before it became trendy—driving his first elec...
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  • Finelite Releases HP-6 LED Collection
    Finelite recently released the new HP-6 LED collection, the latest in their award-winning line of architectural LED luminaries. The 6-inch aperture fixtures provide even, continuous lighting, expanding design possibilities while maintaining Finelite’s commitment to quality and energy efficiency. The HP-6 line includes a selection of models: recessed, direct, surface mount, and air return for multi...
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  • 5 Tips from the Lighting Designers at Starbucks
    During cold winter nights, lighting can create warmth.  Lighting can also enhance surfaces and textures, or spotlight a focal point or piece of art. Sometimes the light fixture can become an objet d’art itself. Here are five tips from Cho and Enomoto, Starbucks’ Directors of Design: 1. Take advantage of natural light “During the day, try to take advantage of as much natural daylight as possible,” ...
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  • Occupancy & Vacancy Sensors: A Short Summary
    Occupancy Sensors automatically turn lights ON when motion is detected and automatically turn lights OFF when the room is vacant and motion is no longer detected. Vacancy Sensors require that lights be manually turned ON but they will automatically turn OFF when the room is vacant and motion is no longer detected. This is ideal for high traffic where people pass through often. The post Occupancy &...
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  • Specification-Grade LED Lighting Terminology: The Terms that Matter
    Every industry has its own special terminology. In the fast evolving lighting industry, the technical jargon can sometimes be confusing even to industry insiders. In a never ending battle to promote the advantages and technical superiority of their new LED products, some manufacturers turn their efforts to pouring on the technical jargon in their product specification sheets. The idea is to impres...
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  • Track Lighting – Choosing the Right Type for Your Retail Store
    Retail ownership involves many important decisions, and perhaps one of the most important decisions involves the space itself. Lighting is a big part of a retail space – choosing the right type of lighting options for your retail store is so important to ensure products are properly highlighted, shadows are minimized, and levels of direct light exposure provide a proper environment for certain pro...
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  • How To Read Photometrics: Part 1 – Photometric Terms
    Photometric Terms Lumens: Also known as Luminous Flux, is the total amount of light produced by a light source without regard to direction. The luminous flux is provided by lamp manufacturers and common lumen values are included in the lamp matrix. Candela: Luminous intensity, measured in candela (cd), is the amount of light produced in a specific direction. Graphically, this information is compil...
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  • LED Retrofits for Commercial Applications: The Basics
    LED technology has transformed the lighting industry, providing significant energy savings, better performance and longer product life span. Adoption rates are skyrocketing as prices continue to fall, estimated to have hit near the lowest rate with minimal price drop anticipated over the next 2 years. LEDs are appearing not just in new construction projects, but as also replacements for existing l...

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