The Lighting Doctor

This simple set for Moulin Rouge became a spectacular 3-dimensional backdrop for the show through the use of LED theatrical lighting.
This simple set for Moulin Rouge became a spectacular 3-dimensional backdrop for the show through the use of LED theatrical lighting.

Randall reports on the changing landscape of theatrical lighting.

RH, Restoration Hardware, Chandelier, The Lighting Doctor
Randall Whitehead says size matters when it comes to dramatic entry chandeliers.

RH (formerly Restoration Hardware) showcases its latest San Francisco location in an historic building.

Randall Whitehead discusses how the Ramses exhibit is illuminated

Randall makes a visit to downtown San Francisco to take a look at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, located on the waterfront.

Print Pendant, RBW Lighting
The Print Pendant from Rich Brilliant Willing Lighting has an opalescent finish.

At Light! Design Expo, LED technology raises the bar on design and function.

The Lighting Doctor, Accent Lighting
Dramatic accent lighting spotlights these plants. Photo: Misha Bruk.

Accent lighting works best alongside ambient lighting.

Sistine Chapel Exhibit, The Lighting Doctor
This Sistine Chapel exhibit brings the artwork to the forefront with portable lighting.

The awe-inspiring exhibit features Michaelangelo's work from centuries ago. What does Randall Whitehead focus on? The lighting, of course. 

The Lighting Doctor, The Tonga Room
Randall Whitehead explores the lighting at the Tonga Room.

Randall Whitehead takes us back in "tiki" time to explore how the lighting there provides an outdoor effect. 

Randall Whitehead, Sonneman Lighting
The Borg have come to Dallas Market Center's Lightovation by way of Sonneman Lighting.

The Lighting Doctor Randall Whitehead continues his exploration of the newest in LED lighting at Lightovation at the Dallas Market Center. 

Randall Whithead, lighting, golden gate park
The Lighting Doctor shares the lighting exhibition at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

Randall Whitehead, aka The Lighting Doctor, takes us on a tour of lighting inspiration at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

Randall Whitehead, public restroom lighting
Public restrooms don't have to have bad lighting. Here are some examples of good lighting.

Randall Whitehead explores the good, bad and ugly of men's public restrooms.

The Lighting Doctor, Museum Lighting
These walls are made of solid stone, between 2’ and 5’ thick. Notice how the walls become part of the display. Photo by Randall whitehead

The Lighting Doctor, Randall Whitehead, explores updated lighting in a centuries-old Italian castle-turned-museum.

Randall Whitehead, LED Lighting, New York City
In this art installation, the lighting, while subtle, adds dimension. All images from Randall Whitehead.

In different city commercial settings, LED lighting ups the ambience in these New York spots.

The Lighting Doctor, Little Island, Night Lights
Little Island at night is even more magical with landscape lighting.

Little Island in New York City comes alive at night with the proper lighting.

The Lighting Doctor, Randall Whitehead, Artistic Lighting
The Citizen M hotel in New York is a good example of how lighting creates the ambience of a space.

In the Citizen M hotel in NYC, the thoughtful lighting casts warmth and comfort for visitors.

LED Lighting, Randall Whitehead, The Lighting Doctor
LED lighting as decorative elements provide the right light and energy-efficiency.

Energy-efficient LED lights have come a long way.

Randall Whitehead, the lighting doctor
The addition of landscape lighting subtly blends interior and exterior spaces.

To create a truly functional space, it's important to consider decorative, ambient, accent and task lighting. 

Lighting Doctor, Randall Whitehead, Lighting Traditional Spaces
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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