The right lighting setup was always a major factor in my woodwork project, the right illumination makes a great job outstanding.
For years under cabinet puck-lights and ceiling fixtures were the only alternative to Fluorescent/Incandescent light.

Halogens and CFL did not bring the promised benefits, as they still apply to the principals of producing heat to create light, heat in return drastically shortens the life span of common household bulbs, the financial and environmental impact is widely known.

LED (Light Emitting Diode) is a two-lead semiconductor light source. Which emits light when activated. When a suitable voltage is applied to the leads, electrons are able to recombine with electron holes within the device, releasing energy in the form of photons.

LEDs have many advantages over incandescent light sources including lower energy consumption, longer lifetime, improved physical robustness, smaller size, and faster switching.

LEDs are available for almost every application indoor and outdoor.


How to Use Photometric Testing and Rendering to Understand a Lighting Scheme

Unlike other design disciplines, lighting has the feel of something intangible – some kind of mix between magic and science. I’ve often been told, “I know how important lighting is, but I have no idea how it works.” One way to get over that feeling is to get comfortable with the concept of photmetric testing.

Photometric testing isn’t a cure-all in planning your lighting design. However, if you’re uncomfortable or unclear on the light output that might be created by the fixtures you’re selecting it’s a good place to start in understanding how a fixture will perform in the field.

Getting used to reading Lighting charts and being comfortable with what they mean is a great way to understand how much light your plan will create and where it is likely to fall. Reality is that nothing beats a mockup for really understanding lighting. The human eye makes thousands of adjustments to make lighting scenes more comfortable for us to inhabit and it will make compensations no computer can ever render, but sometimes, you simply can’t do a full scale mockup.

As I work closely with application departments that can provide photometric renderings, and test data so as to take the guess work out of illuminating the spaces you’re designing.

So if you need help designing your lighting scheme, let me know. I'm ready to work with you to help.


Simple Foyer Rendering:

Down-lights: Erco 38dgg 5500K, Soffit Light: Cool White SMD-3528 LED Strips.


Showroom Kitchen:

Down-lights: 3 x 60W PAR-38 Warm-White, Accent Light: 4 x 21W SMD-3528 15ft LED Strips.