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Lighting

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

chandelier gallery
These chandeliers feature leather, wood and other unexpected accents.

Chandeliers with Unexpected Accents

Lighting can be the jewelry of the home, particularly when it comes to the centerpiece — the chandelier. When talking about lighting, it's all glass, light source and metallic finishes. In this month…
Randall Whithead, lighting, golden gate park
The Lighting Doctor shares the lighting exhibition at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

Lights Fantastic: Public Art Lighting in San Francisco

As we go into a new phase of Covid variants, people are seeing what they can do outside in a safe way.  If you happen to live near San Francisco or might be visiting, then you should consider the…
ArchLIGHT Summit
ArchLIGHT Summit has extended its call for speakers.

ArchLIGHT Summit Extends Call for Speakers for Fall Trade Event

ArchLIGHT Summit, the new lighting trade event and educational platform for the architectural, specification and design communities, has extended its call for speakers. The next event, taking place…
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…
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