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Light + Design on Ten Shines at Dallas Market Center

This year, Dallas Market Center opened the new Light + Design on Ten gallery. With 20,000 square feet of space, this stylish gallery shows off the latest in decorative residential lighting from the…

In an Open Layout, How Can You Light a Kitchen Effectively?

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…

The Proper Height for Hanging a Dining Room Chandelier

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…

Mounting Wall Sconces

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…

LEDs Performance in Cold Temperatures

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…

The Most Flattering Mirror Lighting

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…

Centering a Fixture With an Off-Center J-Box

 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…

Best Mounting Height for Swing-Arm Lamps

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…

UL Lighting Listings Explained

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…

How to Change the Color Temperature of LED Tape Light

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…
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