Lighting

Lighting is essential in any home design. From accent to task to decorative lighting, we share the latest trends and technical innovations.

Randall Whitehead, public restroom lighting
Public restrooms don't have to have bad lighting. Here are some examples of good lighting.

Lighting a Public Restroom

I have had this thing about the lighting quality of public restrooms in the United States ever since visiting Amsterdam. There, the facilities are all-gender. The stalls have doors that go all the…
Come into the Light digital supplement
Click the links below to check out this month's digital Lighting supplement.

Come Into the Light: Lighting Trends, Business Insights, Industry Events

What's to come for the lighting industry in 2022? We have a sneak peek in our Lighting-specific issue, Come Into the Light.  From a sneak peek of new lighting you'll see at Lightovation and other…

Robin Baron Partners with Minka Group on Lighting Collection

Nationally recognized interior designer Robin Baron of Robin Baron Design has partnered with Minka Group, a leader in the decorative lighting, ceiling fan, and home décor categories, to launch an…
Hammerton sconce.
Hammerton’s Maison sconce is dark-sky approved, juxtaposing contemporary lines with the rugged look of hand-hewn stone in a blown glass lens.

When Brighter Isn’t Better

Dark-sky compliant lighting has gained vast traction within the last decade. As people experience the health, safety and efficiency implications of light pollution, conservation programs are…
The Lighting Doctor, Museum Lighting
These walls are made of solid stone, between 2’ and 5’ thick. Notice how the walls become part of the display. Photo by Randall whitehead

Modernized Lighting Enhances Ancient Architecture

This is the Castle del Buonconsiglio in Trento, Italy. It is massive. I noticed that even the smallest towns throughout Italy have castles. Something incredibly huge and fortified, pushing up against…

Kalco Tablas Pendant

Inspired by the idea of making classic rattan furniture modern, this collection’s authentic, natural construction by Kalco showcases its beautiful handmade qualities. The intricate detailing dresses…

Multiple Choice - Lighting Finishes and Trends

Walk into any lighting showroom and you’ll see a plethora of finishes, styles and technologies. While lighting still has its foundation in functionality, the visual elements of everything from a…
LightFair Best of Booth Winners 2021
LightFair has announced its Best of Booth Winners.

LightFair Announces Best of Booth Winners 2021

LightFair has announced four winners of its 2021 Best Booth awards recognizing companies across four size-based categories – 100 square feet, 200 to 300 square feet, 400+ square feet and Best…
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…
decorative lighting gallery
Lighting is as much art as it is functional. These pieces stand out in the crowd.

Decorative Lighting That Creates a Focal Point

The Bee My Honey chandelier, designed by Sasha Bikoff for Currey & Company, is a playful element. Made of wrought iron in an antique brass finish, the handmade metal piercing finish creates the…