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.

LED Downlight Report

New and notable introductions in this category deliver discrete yet bold illumination.
Lighting Science's Awake & Alert LED bulbs and box
Lamps like Lighting Science's Awake & Alert LED lamps are making a major impact on lighting.

Connect the Bulbs

Nowadays, light bulbs do more than just illuminate: They save energy and long-term cost; communicate with your Wi-Fi network; aid in home security; and even help to regulate circadian rhythm, all the…
Room with recessed lighting and bright artwork on the walls
Existing recessed fixtures can be retrimmed to make them adjustable, then just replace the existing bulbs with LED versions.

How Can I Update My Lighting Without Replacing Everything?

TIP 1: The old switcheroo The quick and easy thing to do is to replace the existing incandescent or CFL bulbs with LEDs. Most bulbs these days have an LED equivalent. There are now shelves and…

LEDucation Preview 2017

Designers Lighting Forum of New York provides designers, architects and manufacturers a chance to connect over lighting design at LEDucation in New York City, March 28-29.
Philips-LIghting-Classic-LED-lighting
(Photo: Philips Lighting)

5 Answers to Tough Customer LED Questions

As LEDs grow in popularity, chances are more clients will be asking tough LED questions that interior designers or even home furnishings retailers may not know how to answer.  We asked experts at…

Idea Board: Smart Home

Living Room Clever mechanics and advanced engineering allow a living room to transform based on user preferences and needs, standing the test of time.   The Elo square coffee table by Christophe…
GE LED Table Lamp
GE LED Table Lamp

LED Table Lamp

Part of the C by GE product line from GE, this table lamp has Amazon Alexa Voice Service built into tit and is able to perform hundreds of hands-free commands - including ordering a pizza.

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…

Paris Lightens Up

A new, fun-loving mood was at the heart of many lighting introductions at September’s Maison & Objet show in Paris. Shapes were playful, materials were unexpected and design inspirations were…

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…