Lighting Designer

Information for and about residential lighting designers.

Furniture, Lighting & Decor to Launch Lighting Innovation Podcast July 15

On June 15, Furniture, Lighting & Decor will debut its first podcast geared toward the lighting industry. Lighting the Way will feature interviews with lighting industry experts on the latest…
Photo by Randall Whitehead 
Updating bulbs can produce a more desirable effect than maybe was possible when you first designed the space.

Lighting Design Changes to Make While Sheltering In Place

Here we are, stuck in our homes. Staring at the same walls, the same art and the same furniture. I think many of us used the first two or three weeks to really give our homes an organizational…
University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield Concourse in England won an Award of Excellence.

IALD Announces 37th Annual International Lighting Design Award Winners

Luminaries of the lighting profession gathered online for the first time to honor the winners of the 37th Annual International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) International Lighting Design…
Photo by Randall Whitehead
Photo by Randall Whitehead

What's Old is New Again in Amsterdam's Lighting Design

On a visit to Amsterdam in February, I was impressed by what they were doing with the lighting all over the city. It was mind blowing to walk through buildings that were built 100 years or more…
Interior Design: Wright-Simpkins. Photo: Christian Wright
Interior Design: Wright-Simpkins. Photo: Christian Wright

Decorative Lighting Fixtures Enhance Traditional Design

For a while there, it seemed like traditional design had taken a backseat to stark, clean modern design. It’s fun to see a resurgence of traditional interiors, interpreted in a new way. I had the…
Big Ass Fans
The i6 for Big Ass Fans uses SenseME technology to offer smart operation, compatible with multiple platforms.

WiFi Upgrades Smart Home Technology for Ceiling Fans

Smart home technology has come a long way since its inception, and as it becomes more mainstream with consumers — Tech Crunch predicts that more than 55 percent of American homes will have at least…
Sensorio Paso Robles
From the highest vantage point you can look down and see most of the installation. Numerous pathways allow you to meander through these alluring the fields of light. Photo by Randall Whitehead

A Trip to the Sensorio Fiber Optic Lighting Installation

I took a trip to Paso Robles, CA to see an amazing lighting installation called Sensorio. It was a mesmerizing experience. This vast art piece was created by Bruce Munro. He took five acres of…
Mitzi
Color and dimming capabilities in today’s LED allow for lighting design and use indoors and out. Pictured: The Lola Pendant from Hudson Valley Group’s Mitzi division.

LED Lighting Technology Offers Design, Efficiency Opportunities

What started as an opportunity in energy efficiency for manufacturing and commercial spaces in the mid ‘90s is not the same LED lighting technology we have today. The same energy efficiencies apply,…
Farallon Restaurant in San Francisco
Photo by Randall Whitehead

Fishing for Compliments

I recently went back to revisit Farallon Restaurant in San Francisco. It opened to great acclaim in 1997. It was conceived as an undersea fantasy world, created by Pat Kuleto in collaboration with…
Randall Whitehead Lighting for Apartment Living
Interior Design: Turner Martin; Photo: Randall Whitehead

Optimizing Lighting for Apartment Life

Many people live in apartments and don’t have the ability to add permanently installed lighting. This doesn’t mean that you can’t have good lighting, it simply means you need to be a little bit more…