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Q: Just as I understand the concept of color temperature (Kelvin), now CRI is being bandied about as LEDs come into the market. What is it exactly? A: I am right there with you. From the beginning… more
Q: How important is color temperature in ambient lighting? Should this be a concern if you are using fluorescents or LEDs for your ambient lighting? A: Frankly, I think color temperature is… more
Q: We have moved into a fantastic high-rise condominium, but we have a problem: The ceilings are concrete and we just have one junction box in the main room. How do we do anything beyond track? A:… more
Q: We are replacing our 6-inch can light bulbs in our condo with Cree CR6 LED bulbs. We currently have 2700K light bulbs throughout and are struggling with how to handle our kitchen lighting. The… more
Q: What is the minimum value of CRI you will accept in your lighting design and why? What value of CCT are you likely to select for a kitchen and why?    A: Your questions make me feel like a… more
It's tough getting the right color temperature for a space, but luckily, the Lighting Doctor, Randall Whitehead, is here to help! See how Whitehead's advice helped this reader better understand the… more
Q: Color temperatures are very important as we transition from incandescent bulbs to CFLs/LEDs. I am finding more problems with CFL and LED light sources than what is being portrayed. True color… more
Q: What is the best way to avoid glare on a granite counter when using under-cabinet lighting? A: While highly polished granite counter tops are still popular, what we are seeing in the design world… more
There’s so much excitement going on today, I’m not sure what to talk about first.  I’m in Dallas this week for the summer edition of Lightovation, and our schedule is jam-packed with great events,… more
Coming off of the decorative- and design-oriented spring High Point Market, we switched gears and coasts almost immediately to travel to San Diego for Lightfair.  The show, which broke the West… more
Another Dallas market is in the books. For the first time as Lightovation, I have to say — what a great show. The new look and updated branding really took shape in the halls of the Trade Mart and… more
Our lighting expert tells a cozy bedtime story about perfectly positioned illumination. Q: You once said you used a recessed pinpoint halogen in lieu of bedside lamps. How do you calculate where to… more