Category Archives: Lighting Education

a new concept for “glare”

When exactly does a romantic “sparkle” become a bothersome “glare”? I’ve been considering this question now for some time, particularly in relation to Richard Kelly’s six qualities of light. To me, the primary factor that tips the balance between a

a new concept for “glare”

When exactly does a romantic “sparkle” become a bothersome “glare”? I’ve been considering this question now for some time, particularly in relation to Richard Kelly’s six qualities of light. To me, the primary factor that tips the balance between a

a lighting riddle

Thanks to my 8-year old son, a lighting riddle for you to solve: A windowless room contains three identical light fixtures, each containing an identical light bulb or light globe. Each light is connected to one of three switches outside

a lighting riddle

Thanks to my 8-year old son, a lighting riddle for you to solve: A windowless room contains three identical light fixtures, each containing an identical light bulb or light globe. Each light is connected to one of three switches outside

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.