It’s a new year, and time for a new Lighting Roundup: featuring quick recaps of the latest news, tips and trends in the industry. Here’s to a bright start to 2011!
In lighting news…
LED has been the talk of the town lately. Read about some of the latest technological advances here. Also, check out this blog post from an attendee of the Green Building Conference in November: it discusses hype vs. reality on current LED lighting products on the market. The LED lighting market is expected to triple over the next three years.
Green building is thriving, according to a new report by McGraw-Hill Construction. Over the past two years, the market has grown 50%, even though total construction starts have shrunk 26% over the same time period.
In lighting tips…
Does your New Year’s Resolution involve something along the lines of “save more money?” Check out this article on easy ways to cut your winter energy costs. Only a few months ‘till spring, but these can make a big difference!
DIY-ers, start your to-do list for 2011 with these 8 simple renovation projects. For anyone dealing with an unattractive drop ceiling, check out this video on how to replace it and add great lighting. Or, revamp that boring, unused corner of your home by turning a forgotten space into a Place with Purpose.
Expand the space in your home without increasing square footage with this article. You’ll learn design tricks that will instantly make your space feel roomier.
Go green with 7 ways to create a more energy efficient office.
Become a lighting expert with this video on how to choose kitchen lighting. It explains important design concepts that will help you understand how to plan appropriate lighting in any room.
Other cool sites…
Ever wondered what Lance Armstrong’s kitchen looks like? See photos of his Texan estate, and then peruse on over to this article on DIY Life to create the same look in your own kitchen.