Category Archives: Lighting Education

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russell foster

According to Lux Magazine: Neuroscientist professor Russell Foster…led the team at Oxford University which discovered the eye’s third photosensitive cells, creating a whole new paradigm in interior lighting. Previously unknown to science, the cells hold the key to our understanding

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russell foster

According to Lux Magazine: Neuroscientist professor Russell Foster…led the team at Oxford University which discovered the eye’s third photosensitive cells, creating a whole new paradigm in interior lighting. Previously unknown to science, the cells hold the key to our understanding

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richard kelly – powerpoint deck with rare images

I found a fantastic PPT that looks like an academic lecture covering the pioneering mid-century lighting designer Richard Kelly. The slide deck contains an especially impressive range of photos of Kelly’s projects that are not commonly available on the web.  The

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richard kelly – powerpoint deck with rare images

I found a fantastic PPT that looks like an academic lecture covering the pioneering mid-century lighting designer Richard Kelly. The slide deck contains an especially impressive range of photos of Kelly’s projects that are not commonly available on the web.  The

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US DOE street lighting “get the facts” webinar

For us lighting nerds, a terrific webinar hosted by the US DOE discussing the state of the actual scientific research on street lighting and sky-glow sources, versus the extreme scare-mongering of recent “scientific” publications: Bruce Kinzey of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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US DOE street lighting “get the facts” webinar

For us lighting nerds, a terrific webinar hosted by the US DOE discussing the state of the actual scientific research on street lighting and sky-glow sources, versus the extreme scare-mongering of recent “scientific” publications: Bruce Kinzey of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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using embedded lighting in office environments

I’ve advocated in many forums that embedded lighting, particularly fusing patterns of light into architectural wall and ceiling surfaces, will become a major trend going forward, especially in office applications. My theory is that in natural settings we humans are instinctively

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using embedded lighting in office environments

I’ve advocated in many forums that embedded lighting, particularly fusing patterns of light into architectural wall and ceiling surfaces, will become a major trend going forward, especially in office applications. My theory is that in natural settings we humans are instinctively

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layers of eye candy

Check out my posting “Layers of Eye Candy” on Philips Lighting’s Future of Light blog where I explore using layers of embedded lighting in retail applications.

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layers of eye candy

Check out my posting “Layers of Eye Candy” on Philips Lighting’s Future of Light blog where I explore using layers of embedded lighting in retail applications.

Studio photograph of Apollo 11 One Degree Minolta Spotmeter (A19980022000) against a grey background, February 11, 20098. This light meter was used by Apollo 11 astronauts to set their camera exposures accurately in the stark lighting conditions of space.

the coolest light meter…ever!

Wandering around the National Air and Space Museum last week, I found what is arguably the coolest light meter ever:  The Minolta Space Meter used by Neil and Buzz on Apollo 11 to set exposure settings for their photography while walking

Studio photograph of Apollo 11 One Degree Minolta Spotmeter (A19980022000) against a grey background, February 11, 20098. This light meter was used by Apollo 11 astronauts to set their camera exposures accurately in the stark lighting conditions of space.

the coolest light meter…ever!

Wandering around the National Air and Space Museum last week, I found what is arguably the coolest light meter ever:  The Minolta Space Meter used by Neil and Buzz on Apollo 11 to set exposure settings for their photography while walking

lighting geekery: photoacoustic spectroscopy

I’m still amazed that after about 20 years specializing in lighting, I can still learn new things that lighting does.  Today’s crazy new thing: Photoacoustic spectroscopy.  Basically, light has enough energy in it to cause material to vibrate, generating acoustic signals

lighting geekery: photoacoustic spectroscopy

I’m still amazed that after about 20 years specializing in lighting, I can still learn new things that lighting does.  Today’s crazy new thing: Photoacoustic spectroscopy.  Basically, light has enough energy in it to cause material to vibrate, generating acoustic signals