LEDs becoming the darling of modern architecture

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Aug 20, 2014 7:50:00 AM


If there is one trend that we are seeing in the lighting industry, it is that LED lighting has finally worked out all of those hiccups, and is totally ready for the main stage. In fact, it is already happening among many lighting designers and architects across the country.

The "coming of age" moment is here for LEDs, as they have slowly crawled their way out of a niche market and asserted themselves as a viable source for large and small spaces. Architectural Record says that there aren't too many lighting problems that these fixtures can't fix, whether you are looking for a completely new, retrofit or renovation solution - indoor or outdoor.


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Topics: architectural lighting, Lighting Design, inspiration, linear LED lighting, art & inspiration, efficient commercial lighting

Van Gogh meets Vera Wang - Dimmable LED at Doha's QELA

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Jun 30, 2014 9:59:00 AM


Lighting a retail store with mixed merchandise has its challenges, but what happens when you throw in fine art that's also for sale?

This was the predicament facing lighting designers for QELA, a high-end retail store and art gallery. The boutique is located on The Pearl, a human-made archipelago off the coast of Doha, Qatar's capital. QELA, which opened its Doha location in 2013, is a luxury brand offering shoes, jewelry, and bespoke women's clothing, as well as art. Due to the dual nature of the building that houses the store and its rotating art collections, the designers had to consider already demanding display lighting to bring the space to life.


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Topics: LED Lighting, Lighting Industry News, efficient commercial lighting

LEDs and heat output: innovative cooling for the future

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Jul 18, 2013 11:01:00 PM

With most of the country experiencing a stifling heat wave, it's only natural that heat output is on the minds of many architects and lighting designers. Humidity and high temperatures can make you feel exhausted, but what about the heat output of your architectural lighting designs?

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Topics: thermal management, LED Lighting, energy efficiency, efficient commercial lighting