Lighting Designer

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Dallas Market Center Announces 2021 Light Stars

Dallas Market Center, the home of Lightovation, the largest residential lighting trade event in North America, announces the 2021 Light Stars honorees, representing top salespeople from leading…
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…
Lightfair, mentorship program, International Association of Lighting Designers
LightFair's Mentorship program will culminate at LightFair 2021 in New York.

Lightfair Launches Lighting Mentorship Program

LightFair is expanding networking and relationship building opportunities beyond its yearly trade show and conference with a new lighting professional mentorship program launching this spring. The…
Dallas Market Center Speakers Archlight summit
Dallas Market Center has issued a call for speakers for its September ArchLIGHT summit.

Dallas Market Center ArchLIGHT Summit Announces Call for Speakers

Dallas Market Center announces an official call for speakers for the ArchLIGHT Summit, a new lighting trade event and educational platform for architectural, specification and design communities.…
Kingshaven Marais Lantern Junior League of Detroit Show House
The Kingshaven Marais Lantern hangs over the breakfast nook in the Detroit Show House.

Kingshaven Sponsors Detroit Junior League Designer Show House

KingsHaven, a national retailer and maker of artisan-quality lighting, has announced its sponsorship of the Junior League of Detroit 2020 Designers’ Show House, set to take place Sept. 19 – Oct. 4,…
Photo: Randall Whitehead
Photo: Randall Whitehead

Using Outdoor Lighting to Enhance Garden Designs

As we continue to sit stewing in our homes for the safety of ourselves and others, we look for activities that will give some meaning to this very strange time. I’ve divided people into groups. There…

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…