• Toolbox Essentials – Downlights

    June 23, 2016
    Designers and suppliers Orange Lighting announcing their Lighting Essentials Toolbox to help you tackle the techie side of your next lit interior, starting with the downlight. It is true that lighting is
  • LED Colour Temperatures Explained

    VIDEO: Colour Temperatures

    April 25, 2016
    In this short video Andrew walks you through the colour temperatures available to Designers when using LED lamps and luminaires. Take a 3 minute journey around the globe and aquaint yourself with the natural colours
  • Key Learning From Mega Spaces

    March 31, 2016
    The challenge of lighting a mega space may not present itself very often but arguably it will become more commonplace. After all, we are pressing more unlikely ‘brown field’ sites into new uses as industrial
  • All The Fuss About Flicker?

    March 11, 2016
    A regular customer called me recently and opened a juicy can of worms. Currently, there is nothing more contentious in lighting than the topic of LED flicker – just the kind of problem I like
  • The Long Arm Of Lighting

    The Long Arm Of Lighting

    February 26, 2016
    Lighting fixture trends are strange things – it seems you wait a while for one to turn up and then two arrive together. Last year, squirrel cage lamps were everywhere and festoons of cables networked
  • VIDEO: 5 Tips On Using LED Tape

    February 12, 2016
    In this short video Andrew will give you 5 tips on using the most flexible lighting product – LED tape. In under 3 minutes Andrew will give you a brief on the key issues to
  • Can Interior Designers Save The Planet?

    February 4, 2016
    Sounds like a preposterous idea but is there some truth in this question? As some of you know, I launched a campaign a year ago – www.seethelight.org.uk to promote the significant contribution that a switch to
  • Lighting Design with dark ceilings

    Lighting Under Dark Skies

    January 14, 2016
    When you think about it, most interiors are a cuboid. Yet the effect of light on one of its surfaces has a profound consequence on the ambience of a room. This is certainly the case
  • LED Lighting: End of Year Report

    December 18, 2015
    LED lighting has been on an epic journey which in many ways has seen it finally arrive as the foremost lighting technology in 2015. For instance, as little as a year ago, the shelves in
  • Bedrooms: Layering with Light

    December 3, 2015
    The essential feature of good lighting, in the home and out, is to make sure the user’s demands and expectations are met. Additionally, a lighting scheme should enhance our love of life through aesthetic beauty.
  • Layering with Light

    November 20, 2015
    Lighting a room is essentially a three-dimensional exercise. Objects and features are enhanced by emphasising their shape using lights and darks. Layering with light is a technique that focusses on an interior as a whole.
  • LED: Lamps Going Back to the Future

    November 5, 2015
    We have mentioned the alien look of some LED lamps in earlier editions of this newsletter. The first generations of LED lighting technology certainly posed a few headaches for designers. Many lamps had grotesque shapes
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