Fireworks & Confetti
Dec30

Fireworks & Confetti

Today in honor of the up and coming New Year, I am spotlighting some fun and unusual lighting pieces reminiscent of fireworks and confetti.  Color, shape and style and a strong interplay of light and shadow embrace the elements of these outstanding pendants. To start we have The Alejo Ruocco Blowup Pendant PHOTO: Hand made pendant lamps by  Alejo Ruocco,  with shades made of irregular, colorful strips of fabric arranged to look like...

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New York Times Square Ball Illuminates with 32,256 Philips LED’s
Dec29

New York Times Square Ball Illuminates with 32,256 Philips LED’s

2012 is almost here and Times Square in New York City is getting ready to celebrate with the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration featuring Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with  musical performances by Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and many more.  Balloons, pom-poms, over 2,000 pounds of confetti, colorful pyrotechnic displays and more than one million people to party with is sure to bring in the New Year...

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Ambient Healing Environments Using Light
Dec28

Ambient Healing Environments Using Light

The time has come in technology where lighting has advanced to more than just well…lighting. A Dutch company, Royal Philips Electronics  has moved passed basic lighting into advanced lighting that  helps patients heal and reduce their stress levels during their treatment at the hospital. Royal Philips Electronics  has outfitted the PET-CT uptake room at the Dutch Cancer Institute in Amsterdam with a controllable lighting...

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Know Your Lighting: Basic Lighting Types-Part 2
Dec26

Know Your Lighting: Basic Lighting Types-Part 2

Part 2: Task Lighting To continue our previous discussion on the three basic types of lighting, we covered general lighting and now for task lighting.  Task lighting is focused light that helps you perform specific tasks such as reading, homework, office work, specified lighting for medical/dental offices, cooking etc.  Task lighting can be provided from a number of light sources including desk/task lamps, pendant lighting and even...

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Know Your Lighting: Basic Lighting Types Part 1
Dec23

Know Your Lighting: Basic Lighting Types Part 1

There are three types of basic lighting: General Lighting, Task Lighting and Accent Lighting. When designing a lighting plan use the 3 basics to create layers of light, which will make tasks easier and highlight key design features throughout your decor. General Lighting, also known as “Ambient Lighting” provides overall illumination throughout your space.  General lighting  also enables enough light for you to see...

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