Understanding the BAN on Incandescent

There have been a lot of whispers in the architectural, engineering and lighting design industries of the upcoming ban on incandescent lighting. Just like the old grade-school game of “Telephone”, as the news is retold, it seems to change forms. So, let’s wade through the rumors and understand what is REALLY happening with the Ban…

Trending: LEDs and Refrigeration Units

A big advantage of using LEDs in food lighting is that they don’t generate as much heat as fluorescent lamps. When it comes to lighting meat and other sensitive food items at a close range, LEDs might be key. Let’s explore the trend of LEDs and refrigeration units. A recent study conducted by Kyle Steele of…

Architectural Materials and Lighting: Low-E Glass

Low-E Glass: In any building design project, there are always decisions that must be made regarding what material a floor, wall, or ceiling will be. Material choices affect other aspects of the design, and the properties of each finish or treatment should be thoroughly understood in order to use them in the proper way. When new…

IIDA Delaware: Tour of the Wilmington Courthouse

Take a tour of the Wilmington Courthouse. Tonight join the IIDA, AIA Delaware, YCST, Pettinaro Construction Co., Francis Cauffman, and The Lighting Practice for a tour of the Wilmington Courthouse. Michael Barber (TLP) will be assisting with tours and describing the lighting challenges that take place when lighting a modern office in an existing classic…

Lessons from the Stage Part II

In the previous Lessons from the Stage series, I discussed the importance of Intensity as it relates to architectural lighting design. Lessons from the Stage Part II will discuss how the Color of light affects a design. Color Lessons from the Stage Part II: the term “color” almost always refers to the hue of the…

Moore College of Art: A Study of Light 2011

‘A Study of Light’ is a luminaire design project for the interior design students at Moore College of Art. The students are tasked with exploring light through the manipulation of paper to capture and/or produce light that varies in color, intensity, and/or texture.  The students were also asked to greatly consider that construction of their…

Lessons from the Stage, Part I

Some of the key lessons I’ve learned about the nature of light and its inherent properties were acquired through my theatrical design education. This post will begin a four-part series that will discuss the main components of light as used by theatrical designers and how they relate to architectural design.  The first component will be…

LEVERAGE: Strengthening Neighborhoods Through Design

City Hall was a colossal-size canvas Styling a Second Empire: A Light and Sound Experience will be on display at the LEVERAGE: Strengthening Neighborhoods through Design exhibition from October 1 through the 23 at the Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street, Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday from 12 PM…

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Get to Know: Jered Widmer – Lights, Camera, Action!

Hello everyone! My name is Jered Widmer. I want to take this chance to introduce myself to those of you that I’ve never met and give you a little insight into what makes me tick. As a child my interest in architecture was piqued with my father’s dream home for our family; he wanted to…