LED

With the constant advances in LED technology, these fixtures are gaining popularity. Whether chosen for their longevity, energy efficiency, or sculptural aesthetic, these pieces showcase the latest in lighting technology. Powered on or off, LED lighting makes a statement in any room. This section keeps up with new products and technologies and reports the innovative ways people are now using LED lighting.

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

Inspiration at Lightovation - Light & Texture

It was thrilling to return to Lightovation and experience, in person, all that the Dallas Market had to offer in the way of lighting. Last month, I concentrated on shape and form. This month I want…
Randall Whitehead, LED Lighting, New York City
In this art installation, the lighting, while subtle, adds dimension. All images from Randall Whitehead.

How LED Changes the Possibilities in Commercial Lighting

While wandering around the streets of New York City, I took note of the lighting. I know, it’s a big shock.  At night, when the businesses are closed, is a great time to take pictures. Here is a…
smart lighting
Light layering is important for good lighting design, says Lightstyles’ Melvyn Kahn. In this project from his lighting design team, smart lighting controls help manage each light layer for a cohesive look that can be easily adjusted.

Understanding the Smart Home Spectrum

At one time, smart home systems were only found in ultra-high-end luxury design projects. Their complexity and high price tags made them unattainable for the average homeowner. Times have since…

Kichler LED Tape Light & Channels

Tape lighting is like a designer’s secret weapon; an artist’s palette of light that can be used to bring out the beauty in a variety of spaces. Combining the flexibility of tape with the unique…
fixed lighting placement
Functional bathroom task lighting is important, particularly for mature eyes.

Sizing Fixed Lighting for Every Room in the Home

Your design client falls in love with a beautiful lighting fixture that they want over the dining room table. But will it still be beautiful if it’s too small or too large for the space?  A consumer…

Craftmade Ventura Ceiling Fan

From Craftmade, the Ventura 52-inch ceiling fan features a sleek dome with an integrated frosted acrylic LED light. Includes wall and hand-held controls.   

Eaton Lighting Unveils New Shaper Sense Series

Eaton Lighting announced today its new line of acoustic lighting products, developed through a partnership with FilzFelt, an industry-leading acoustic and natural materials company. This strategic…
Randall Whitehead, the Lighting Doctor, chandeliers and pendants
LEDs allow designers and manufacturers to create fixtures that were not possible, using traditional light sources. Photo by Randall Whitehead

Lost in Transition

What differentiates a chandelier from a pendant? For me, the rule of thumb was that a chandelier had arms and a pendant fixture does not. It was also generally felt that chandeliers are more…

Orbit Chandelier

The Orbit chandelier from dweLED by WAC Lighting is designed with breaks in the frame, providing an illusion of a three-dimensional intersection of rings. Light runs through the center of each…

Calligraphy Pendant

An airy and sculptural interpretation of the art of exquisite hand lettering, Corbett Lighting’s Calligraphy pendant evokes swirling script flowing across the page as if right from the artist’s…