The Lighting Doctor

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Progressive lighting can warm up a space that is otherwise more traditional.

Keep the upgrades subtle so that wall colors, floor finishes and well-integrated lighting can enhance the existing architecture.

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Ambient lighting sets the tone in this San Francisco space. Photo: Randall Whitehead; Interior Design: John G. Martin, Turner Martin Design

Ambient lighting is crucial to the comfort of a space, as shown in this San Francisco interior design project. 

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Luminous box-shaped pendants descend from the ceiling, creating a festive atmosphere. Photo by Randall Whitehead

Layered lighting in this restaurant adds to the ambience and helps reduce noise as well.

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The Light Inside by James Turrell, Houston Museum of Modern Art. Photo by Randall Whitehead

Neon lighting reminds us of days gone by and the bright lights in cities like Las Vegas. They also have a place as art, even in residential settings. 

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Randall Whitehead discusses how exterior lighting can elevate a space.

Lighting up outdoor spaces allow people to spend more time outdoors, especially now when we are sheltering in place.

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Flexbility in downlights provide options for home decor. Photo: Randall Whitehead.

Adjustable downlighting, while in the background, can create the right ambience for decor, even as it's changed up. 

Holiday Lighting, Randall Whitehead, The Lighting Doctor
There is a right way (and a wrong way) to light up the holidays. It all depends on preference.

The Lighting Doctor Randall Whitehead shares his take on LED and holiday lights! 

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Museums work to highlight their art with refreshed lighting, according to the Lighting Doctor.
The museums that I grew up with were visually exhausting. They had bright white walls on which they installed art with super saturated and often dense colors. As my eyes tried to adjust between the… more
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The correct lighting is key to looking good on Zoom and other video meetings.

The Lighting Doctor shares tips for properly lighting all of those pandemic Zoom and video calls we've had to embrace. 

Photo: Randall Whitehead
Photo: Randall Whitehead

The same four functions of light that we use inside play a role outside as well.

Photo by Randall Whitehead
Photo by Randall Whitehead

Subtly integrated lighting highlights the unique features of this home art installation. 

Photo by Randall Whitehead 
Updating bulbs can produce a more desirable effect than maybe was possible when you first designed the space.

Updating bulbs and other lighting technology in a home can lead to dramatic results.

Photo by Randall Whitehead
Photo by Randall Whitehead

On a recent trip to Amsterdam, Randall Whitehead noted upgrades made to historic lighting fixtures. 

Interior Design: Wright-Simpkins. Photo: Christian Wright
Interior Design: Wright-Simpkins. Photo: Christian Wright

In this Minneapolis home, the decorative LED lighting fixtures steal the show. 

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From the highest vantage point you can look down and see most of the installation. Numerous pathways allow you to meander through these alluring the fields of light. Photo by Randall Whitehead

The 5-acre display is an impressive use of solar-powered fiber optic lighting technology.

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An upscale establishment on Duval Street in Key West.

Inspired uses of color in Key West businesses.

Farallon Restaurant in San Francisco
Photo by Randall Whitehead

Farallon Restaurant in San Francisco uses unique decorative lighting fixtures to set an aquatic scene.

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Interior Design: Turner Martin; Photo: Randall Whitehead

Many people live in apartments and don’t have the ability to add permanently installed lighting. This doesn’t mean that you can’t have good lighting, it simply means you need to be a little bit more creative about how to get the illumination you want.