In lighting news…
Vancouver is setting the stage for more eco-friendly Olympics in the future by using LEED-certified buildings, energy-saving light bulbs, and hydrogen-fueled buses during the events.
In lighting tips…
The Washington Post had a great article this week called “Is your kitchen glaring at you?” The point is that fluorescent lighting fixtures can create a morgue-like effect. Layers of light are essential for kitchens. Under-cabinet LEDs, pendant lights, and track lights also create a more pleasant environment.
The first thing you notice when you walk into someone’s kitchen is the lighting. This article, complete with striking photos that will convince anyone of the impact of well-placed lighting, gives suggestions for creating the style that you want.
As much as 20% of your electric bill comes from lighting. Making small changes in energy-efficiency choices can yield major savings.
Lighting consultant Edwardo Rosso shares his insights into design and notes that lighting is as important to overall appearance of a room as furniture and art. Rosso says he translates creative visions (such as “wow”, “warm and cozy”, or “exciting and alive”) into lighting for his clients.