• LAMPS PLUS Professionals at the IBS

    Hello Everyone! I'm looking forward to offering my notes from the field on the LAMPS PLUS Light Post blog. I hope to be contributing on a regular basis in the weeks and months ahead. For my first posts, I'll be reporting from the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas. If you happen...
  • Interior Design in a Recession

    A recent New York Times article notes how the recession has impacted the interior design industry. From the article: "In a recent survey, the American Society of Interior Designers reported that 65 percent of its members said they were taking smaller projects than they once had, compared with 50...
  • Big Style in the Sooner State

    Builder Jeff Click, a member of our LAMPS PLUS Professionals program , sent us some great photos of a house he's just completed. The home is located in the SilverHawk development in Oklahoma City. Says Jeff, "You can check out a cool photo tour of some of your fixtures we've used...I...
  • IBS Update - This Year's Buzzword: LED LED LED LED

    The number one request at IBS this year was for LED bulbs and fixtures . This cost-conscious environment is making the energy-efficient LED even more appealing. Builders and remodelers are searching for the latest technology and the best light output. As manufacturers rush to meet this demand, we should...
  • Lighting AKASHA

    The Illuminating Engineering Society is an organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of quality lighting. Its website is loaded with all kinds of great information for designers, architects and builders, including this case study about the lighting used in the 5-star AKASHA restaurant in...
  • And Now for Some Good News

    As part of the LAMPS PLUS Professionals trade program, I survey media reports on real estate periodically to get a sense of any shifts in the currents. Recently there has been some very positive analysis indicating stability in the housing market. Take a look at this article from Builder Magazine blogger...
  • Lighting Tips for Pros

    BuilderOnline.com has posted an account of lighting designer Randall Whitehead's presention to professional builders at this year's KBIS show . One interesting quote: "What we want to see is soft, gentle lighting...Good lighting is subtle. It doesn’t scream at you." I'd agree! Read...
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