Color Quality with LED Lighting Systems

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Jul 18, 2014 6:37:00 AM


LEDs might require lighting designers' clients to dig a little further into their pocketbooks, but there are numerous reasons why lighting designers and architects should stick to their high reverence for LED lighting - and color quality is definitely one of them.

One of the best reasons to make the switch to an LED lighting system is the major benefit you can achieve regarding color quality and illumination. In the lighting industry, getting the appropriate amount of color flexibility in your fixtures can be a challenge, especially if you are a lighting designer or architect that is being paid to light up a space that relies on some strict parameters, such as those applicable to art, retail and hospitality venues.


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Topics: LED color quality, color therapy, lighting quality, lighting designers, tunable white lighting

Scott Yu Reflects on IALD Enlighten Conference 2013

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Oct 13, 2013 9:06:00 AM


Scott Yu, Vode Lighting Co-Founder and Creative Director, doesn't hesitate to compare the shift in LED lighting design to some of the biggest technological advancements the world has ever seen.

After reflecting on his time spent in a Victorian house built in 1892 in San Francisco that still had gas pipe for lighting on-premises, he stated that the movement toward LED lights from incandescent bulbs isn't too shy of a comparison from gas-powered light moving to Edison's first flip of the switch with electricity. Obviously, some big things are ahead for lighting designers, and Yu was eager to talk about them after returning from the International Association of Lighting Designers Conference in Montreal.


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Topics: LED Lighting, lighting designers, solid state lighting

George Mieling: IALD Conference and Future of Lighting Design Insights

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Oct 13, 2013 8:36:00 AM


Lighting design can be a complex line of work. While many designers got into the profession due to their interest in aesthetics, few realized that they would also have to become technological pioneers. With the recent swarm of technological advancements in LED lighting, and fresh thinking from lighting entrepreneurs like George Mieling, COO and co-founder of Vode Lighting, recent innovations require a new way of thinking.

According to Mieling, the move toward a new light source, being solid state lighting, is happening at - as some would say - light speed. The changes are becoming swifter as updates and innovations are occurring continuously and spreading rapidly in the lighting community and marketplace. These speedy advancements, as well as some concerns about it, were discussed at-length at the recent International Association of Lighting Designers Conference in Montreal.

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Topics: Lighting Design, low profile linear, lighting designers

Great things heard at IALD Enlighten 2013

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Oct 8, 2013 1:15:00 PM

I realized there'd been some great things said at the 2013 IALD Enlighten Conference as I reviewed my notes on the flight back. Below are a few I thought worthy of sharing with our community of professionals in lighting, architecture and design.



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Topics: architectural lighting, lighting designers, art & inspiration

Top 3 reasons to hire a lighting designer

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Jul 24, 2013 1:36:00 PM

One of the most important aspects of architectural design is how your creation is illuminated. Just like any other facet of your work, the lighting shouldn't be handled by an amateur. Depending on the size of your project, the pickiness of your client and the scope of your design, the lighting design can make or break a project.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Lighting Design, lighting systems, energy efficiency, linear lighting, modular lighting, lighting designers