This post marks my 500th on Lucept! After six years, thanks to everyone who keeps checking in on this blog! I use Lucept as my personal R+D research notebook for advanced lighting. But rather than keeping it private, I’ve found it very useful to keep online and open to all to share. I certainly don’t run a media empire, but I see from the stats that in an average month I get about 1,500 visitors and 5,000 page views. Who would have thought that there were so many lighting nerds out there??? Continue reading 500 posts!
Flying into Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on an overnight flight, I saw the most crazy sight — a world that looked like something from a sci-fi movie. The massive industrial greenhouses dotting the flat Dutch landscape looked like phosphor-coated LED chips rendered at a gargantuan … Continue reading greenhouses at night in holland
UPDATE: Feb-2016 — the original GE video link is gone, but I found the commercial again in YouTube. If it is missing, search “GE Enhance Your Lighting”. Philips vs. GE vs. Cree. LED lighting has gone all Madison Avenue. I’ll … Continue reading LED lighting ad smackdown!
Zumtobel formally announced that Rogier van der Heide is becoming their Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Design Officer. Rogier was previously the Chief Design Officer for Philips Lighting, where I worked for him as part of the Iconic Projects Team … Continue reading rogier van der heide joining Zumtobel as CMO and CDO
The big deal here in Amsterdam on Monday was President Obama visiting the Rijksmuseum. He made one a hell of an entrance, considering they blockaded the entire Museumplein and landed not just one, but four helicopters for his short trip … Continue reading rijksmuseum: president obama visits
I love the stats function on WordPress…not because I have a lot of readership, but because I have such a broad readership around the world. It is just fascinating to see… Here are my recent stats: Country Views United States … Continue reading it’s a small [lighting] world
Came across this site for Chinese imports: Mini In The Box. Based on what I’ve seen at the tradeshows, engineering and production quality will be all over the map and has to be studied product by product. But what impresses … Continue reading mini in the box
“Lovely Megan, I went to buy a light bulb. When I get back, I’ll see you better. Love, Don” Thanks to last night’s episode of Mad Men, all of us lighting nerds finally know how to compose a love letter that … Continue reading lighting love letter from Mad Men
22 hours of walking and talking… 15 seperate exhibit halls… Endless corridors… M.C. Escher-like escalators… Throngs of people… Movenpick ice-cream cones… Sore feet… IT MUST BE LIGHT + BUILDING TIME! Light + Building is just enormous, inspiring, overwhelming, and awesome…all … Continue reading light + building 2012
I had to go to Gap today to return some baby clothes, and what did I see???? Light Bulb Boxers! So of course I had to pick a pair up! Nice variety of lamps, too…you got the A, R, T, plus some CFL screw-ins and even a metal halide profile. Buy one for your favorite lighting fanatic today! Continue reading Light Bulb Boxers
Jason Brooks is a London-based graphic illustrator that has done work with numerous companies across the genres of fashion, lifestyle, and interiors. Besides making me wish I was a young, rich and fabulous hipster-globe-trotting-party-animal, his illustrations are fantastic lighting inspiration: They … Continue reading lighting inspiration: jason brooks
Welcome to the first post on Lucept. Lucept is being started with grand ambitions: At first, this will be a blog dedicated to contemporary lighting with a special focus on forward-looking lighting trends. Eventually, we hope Lucept will grow into something … Continue reading Welcome to Lucept