May 242010

This lighting designer is creating fake sunlight reflections on interior walls using LED parallelogram-shaped fixtures. Read on to “Other cool sites” section to learn more.

In lighting news…

Cree has made a three-year, $1.5 million pledge to provide LED downlights to all new Habitat for Humanity homes built in the United States!

Curious about LEDs in a residential application?  This couple switched every single light in their home to an LED.  They immediately saw a reduction in their utility bill by 75%.  Check out the video interview.

In lighting tips…

This is an awesome article on Introduction to Lighting Design in Electrical Contractor.  It’s easy to understand, comprehensive, and includes pictures to demonstrate the effect manipulating lighting can have on a space.  It’s a perfect starting point for learning more.

Doesn’t creating a “moonlight effect” for your outdoor lighting sound wonderful?  This article tells you how to orchestrate that naturalistic look that makes beautiful shadows and intense highlights.  LEDs are the light source of choice for lighting designers.

Make your kitchen safer by making simple changes to adjust for aging and illness.  Create light to cook by – a person in their 70s needs twice as much light in the kitchen as a person in their 30s.

“The Family Handyman” published a detailed step-by-step guide on how to install under cabinet lighting in your kitchen for anyone planning on tackling the project on their own.

Go green with three easy tips to make your kitchen more eco-friendly.

From the designers:

Kitchen designer Doug Trussoni commented that lighting is often overlooked in the kitchen, but it’s a wonderful economic choice to transform a room.  Check out the article for more tips on how to mix in hot design trends for a kitchen you’ll love.

Other cool sites…

This lighting designer is creating fake sunlight reflections on interior walls using LED parallelogram-shaped fixtures.  We can’t think of a better way to cure rainy-day blues.


Emily WidleEmily graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism. She enjoys scouring the news to report on the latest in the lighting industry as well as bringing valuable remodeling tips and exemplar home projects to light.

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