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

Lack of Toxic Materials in LED Lighting and Human Health

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Aug 18, 2014 6:31:00 AM


Most consumers, lighting designers and architects already know that LED lighting is a fantastic option for energy efficiency, making Mother Nature and your bank account quite happy. However, one of the most underreported facets of LEDs is the collection of benefits that these fixtures can bring to our well-being.

In the past, the lighting industry had one goal: illumination. However, since LED and lighting fixture technology has advanced so far (and continues to become more and more innovative), many lighting manufacturers are creating LEDs that return the focus to health and wellness.


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Topics: LED Lighting, lighting and health, architectural lighting, inspiration, human-centered design, lighting safety

Set the tone on your creativity through lighting

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Aug 7, 2014 5:18:00 AM


The muses may have looked more like a light switch rather than beautiful ancient Greek goddesses.

Although dimmable LED indoor lighting doesn't posess any supernatural powers, a recent set of studies showed that it does have the capacity to inspire creativity. According to Medical Daily, German researchers found that dimming the lights is one way to prime the brain with darkness for creativity at work, in an art studio or at your home writing desk.


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Topics: productivity, dimming, inspiration, Chronotherapy, lighting and education

How Inspired Product Design Can Make LED Lighting Even Better

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Apr 4, 2014 8:13:00 AM


The age of the LEDs is here. It wasn't too long ago that architects and lighting designers were expected to be more concerned with form than function, because lighting functionally just didn’t change that much form year to year. Now however, as designers are more keen than ever to figure out how to harness the power of LED technology with forms and functions scarcely envisioned even 5 years ago.

Ever since the incandescent phase-out was announced years ago, the conversation to solid-state lighting has shifted from beginners' hiccups with efforts in many directions to convergence between form and function. Now, LEDs are becoming beautiful to look at compared to the high-tech or holdover designs based on the predecessors that dominated the industry for decades.


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Topics: LED Lighting, low profile linear, ultra low-profile lighting, low profile LED, inspiration