Affordable Architectural LED Lighting Goes Mainstream

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Jul 8, 2014 5:37:00 AM


The personal computer. Computer Aided Design. The iPhone. These are inventions that have changed the way that professional designers and architects work and create. For the most part, they have been beneficial to the built environment and paved the way for other innovations in this and related fields.

The light bulb is another invention that has evolved over time, and LEDs, the solid state electronic replacement for bulbs, are now clearly the big wave hitting the beach. However, the affordability of LED lighting has been a significant challenge to sell for lighting designers and architects - not to mention the general public.

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Topics: LED Lighting, architectural lighting, low profile linear, linear LED lighting, linear lighting

Lighting Design Helps Patients Cope with Psychological Stress at Duke University's Medical Center

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Dec 3, 2013 4:00:00 PM


While hospitals have a rap for being cold, sterile environments, new lighting technology could create a more therapeutic experience for patients and their families.

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Topics: color therapy, LED Lighting, linear lighting

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

4 Do's for jaw drop-worthy exterior architectural lighting

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Jul 5, 2013 2:13:00 PM

Iconic modernist interiors (read: recognizable contemporary furnishings) with exterior antiquity (classical building forms and decor) is all the rage in design today, and with such an opposites attract, yin yang emphasis, it only makes sense to use different lighting approaches to the outside and inside of an architectural space. Looking for some inspiration? Here are a few thoughts:

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Topics: lighting quality, architectural lighting, Lighting Design, linear lighting, exterior lighting

Video: Top 8 Benefits of New Linear LED Lighting

Posted by Laura Arnold on May 30, 2013 10:28:00 AM


Luminaire and LED board design
 advances now deliver
amazing light
 quality, energy efficiency and longevity.

Scott Yu, Vode Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer,
illustrates the benefits of his newest designs for Vode LED

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Topics: video, lighting quality, LED Lighting, energy efficiency, linear lighting, modular lighting

Lighting show demonstrates need for energy efficiency

Posted by Rob Gemmell on May 28, 2013 6:17:00 PM

The 2013 LIGHTFAIR® Innovation Awards on April 23 showcased the increased sophistication of lighting products in the industry, as well as an industry preference for solid state lighting.

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Topics: architectural lighting, energy efficiency, Lighting Industry News, linear lighting

Vode Quick Ships Now. —Almost Everything!

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Apr 5, 2013 4:15:00 AM

No more lengthly waits for Vode's unique linear archtectural lighting systems. Beautiful energy-efficient architectural lighting systems are now available in as little as 10 business days. Learn more. 

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Topics: architectural lighting, lighting systems, linear lighting, modular lighting, quickship

Vode Launches Our Next Generation LED Architectural Lighting Today!

Posted by Tom Warton on Feb 19, 2013 10:30:00 PM

Beautiful, Minimal, Adaptable and Efficient. For the longest time we've been hearing from innovative lighting designers and architects that all four attributs were requried for many of their critical project.

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Topics: architectural lighting, lighting systems, linear lighting

Architectural Lighting: So smart, yet so many control devices!

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Jan 31, 2013 10:35:00 AM

Advanced thinking on the future of archtectural lighting control technologies, systems and networks from Scott Yu, Chief Creative Officer | Vode Lighting. “The light switch, as we know it, will become history...”

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Topics: architectural lighting, lighting systems, linear lighting

Vode Architectural Lighting Systems — Our first blog post!

Posted by Rob Gemmell on Jan 25, 2013 2:10:00 PM


I’m not a cofounder. I don’t run Vode Lighting either, yet I’m the person writing Vode’s first ever blog posting. It’s because the most qualified candidates for this role, the founders, are too busy to write it. Also because they’re way too modest to write what I think needs to be said. Read on and you’ll discover what drew me to Vode from Silicon Valley.


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Topics: architectural lighting, lighting systems, linear lighting