Randall Whitehead, IALD

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Randall Whitehead, IALD, is a professional lighting designer and author. His books include "Residential Lighting, A Practical Guide." Whitehead has worked on projects worldwide, appeared on the Discovery Channel, HGTV and CNN, and he is regular guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio. Visit his website www.randallwhitehead.com for more information on books, upcoming seminars and the latest lighting trends.

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Blogs

Sculpture with lighting shining on it
Good lighting design uses various types of illumination to create an inviting overall environment. As…
Unique bedside table on nightstand
The type of lighting you use next your bed depends on how you want use it. For some people bedside lamps are used for reading purposes. These are the people that still enjoy the feel of an actual…
photo wall illuminated
Yes, I’m totally obsessed with LEDs. Admittedly, we got off to a rough start in the beginning. They got introduced onto the market a little too early. They didn’t have much lumen output, the color…
light play and shadow
When people are designing the lighting for their homes, they're thinking about lighting the art and the table tops or…
wood light fixture in the dark
People may not realize it, but lighting fixtures do fall in and out of fashion, just like clothing. I look at the light fixtures that I had hanging in my house in the 1980's and I shudder. Some…
outdoor lighting ideas house facade
To most homeowners, outdoor lighting means a pair of decorative wall sconces by the front door, a few lights…
bedroom linear cove lighting
Whether you're reading in bed or lounging in your Lay-Z-Boy, it’s important to have a good reading light. I know many of you are reading off of your tablet or Kindle, but there's still a whole bunch…
outdoor stairwell LED lighting
Lighting stairways has always been a bit of a challenge. There are many more choices to make today than there…
Kitchen with pendant and recessed lighting
Recessed fixtures have become a standard part of home interiors. Since the 1990s, people have been stuck with what I call the "contractor’s special," which is a grid of 6-inch-diameter downlights per…
Spiky orb pendants in gold and red from Light Play
How do you know when to use a clear bulb or frosted bulb? There are no hard and fast rules, but luckily you’ve asked somebody who has strong opinions. First off, just to be confusing, light bulbs…