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Though not traditionally viewed as the most glamorous room in the home, the bathroom has become a personal oasis — a haven for health, beauty and general rejuvenation. Here award-winning interior… more
TIP 1: Go with the flow It used to be that kitchens were separated from the rest of the house by doors or a pass-through to the dining room. Because the kitchen was set apart, lighting didn’t… more
Q: What is the correct mounting height for a fixture over a dining room table? A: First off, I’ll provide a guideline: The bottom of the fixture should be 32 to 36 inches above the tabletop. Now… more
Q: I am currently working on a new construction residence and I have a difference of opinion with the electrical engineer regarding placement of junction boxes for wall sconces. At what height do we… more
When I think of a brand launch, two emotions come to mind: excitement and anticipation. I’ve been experiencing both of them nonstop since October, and the time has finally come to show you what we’ve… more
Q: I have a question about the ambient air temperature sensitivity of LED under-cabinet lighting. I recently installed a countertop and sink under an existing overhead cabinet in my garage. The… more
Q: My local department store has the best lighting in its dressing rooms. The lighting is very flattering and makes me want to buy everything. The lighting appears to go the length on either side of… more
 Q: The center light in our dining room is not over the table because we now have a large shelving unit against the wall. What suggestions do you have regarding lighting over the table? A: This is a… more
Q: We are going to be using all 4-inch LED recessed lighting in our home and the output for the LEDs is a bit different than for standard incandescent recessed lights, so we are working to determine… more
Getting the correct height for these bedside fixtures is crucial, says our expert. See what advice Lighting Doctor Randall Whitehead has to offer curious readers in this blog. Q.: Randall, what is… more
Randall Whitehead, IALD, explains the omnipresent UL designation and what it means for your product offering. Q.: Randall, what is a UL lighting listing, and why is a label from UL required on light… more
Q: I have a client with 4000K LED tape light on top of his cabinets. I need to make it look like 2700K, but I have never dealt with gels or colored lenses. What would you recommend and how would I… more
Q: Since halogens give off more heat, do they present a fire hazard for lamp shades? Will the halogens make the shades deteriorate faster? A: Halogens are twice as hot as standard incandescent lamps… more
Q:  have two questions. First, I have a 48-inch vanity. How large of a mirror do I need? Second, I have two sconces for the sides of the mirror. Is it possible to hang sconces right on the mirror? A… more
Q: I have a two story great room with an open floor plan. Currently four recessed lights, installed by home builder, provide horrible ambient light that is dim and yellow. We are planning to upgrade… more
Q:What type of ceiling lights should I use for a 20-foot-high family room that has very little wall space and a floor-to-ceiling fireplace? Right now there are 6-inch recessed cans in the ceiling… more
Q. : I always enjoy your columns. One of my favorites was a checklist for approaching kitchen lighting design. Do you have a similar checklist you can provide regarding outdoor lighting? A. : Oh, … more
Q: I'm dealing with a concrete ceiling in a condominium. If I use LED recessed lighting, do I still have to drop a 6-inch soffit? Someone told me that LED cans take up less space than traditional… more