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Product designers, interior designers and lighting designers are working in a changing industry. Competition from online services, DIY and home improvement tv shows, plus changing consumer lifestyles have continued to shift the way business is done. In this section, product designers, interior designers and lighting designers can read news, trend articles and more.

Accent Lighting Around a Fireplace

Q: I have a fireplace that is about 72 inches wide on a wall that is 16 feet tall on one end and 14 feet tall on the other end. What would you suggest for accent lighting of the fireplace? The room…

Positioning Lighting Around a Bathroom Mirror

Q: You say how high to hang bathroom vanity fixtures, but I need to know how far away from the mirror they should be. A: You have some flexibility with the distance off the mirror. It is the…

Proper Spacing of LED Recessed Lights

Q: When using 4-inch LED recessed lights, what spacing between fixtures would you recommend with an 8-foot ceiling height? A: What is the room that you are lighting being used for? How is the…

How to Light a Media Room

These days, it seems everybody’s got a high-def, flat-screen TV, a PlayStation, an Xbox and a pile of games — and a media room to enjoy them in. Lighting is especially important, and tricky, in…

Florence de Dampierre Discusses Her Designs for John-Richard

Florence de Dampierre: I want to create an interior that reflects the individual, that’s affordable and not cookie-cutter, and that has personality. My inspiration is classic with a modern and…

Top Lighting Designers Discuss Their Inspirations

Exotic InfluenceDesigner: Linda DonohueCompany: Shawna Stoney Shawna Stoney’s tasteful mix of exotic raw materials has been lending organic sophistication to the company’s line of furniture,…

Phillips Collection Reveals January Las Vegas Market Events

Phillips Collection has announced its events happening during the January 2017 Las Vegas Market, January 22-26. Bobby Berk Meet & Greet Bobby Berk will talk about what’s new and hot in home…

Light Output and 130V Bulbs

Q: I have tried to use 130V bulbs as an energy-saving technique, but found that the light output was different when I compared a 60W 130V bulb and a 60W 120V bulb. The 130V 60W looks more like a 120V…

Surface-Mounted Fixtures Versus Recessed Cans

Q: I am changing the old fluorescent tubes in my kitchen to new recessed LED lights. My original estimate included the installation of 6-inch cans, trim and lights, but now the electrician tells me…

Color Temperature vs. CRI

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…
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