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Portland Japanese Garden Expansion Opens

We are humbled by the amazing press surrounding the Portland Japanese Garden Expansion project by Kengo Kuma Architects, Hacker Architects and Walker Macy Landscape Architecture. This project was an amazing, collaborative and enjoyable journey. Check out some of the recent …

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November 9, 2016

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Luma in Sweden! Lights in Alingsås.

For 17 years, Lights in Alingsås has been an integral part of Sweden’s local culture and tourism. A momentous event on the international lighting education stage, the festival draws around 85,000 visitors each year, along with students and designers from …

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January 21, 2016

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February 20, 2015

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Our Profession – Some Errant Thoughts

The lighting industry is incestuous, tumultuous, fickle and I love it. These are not inherently bad traits. I rarely hear people say they are bored and that our industry is too stagnant. I think anyone who works in this industry …

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February 10, 2015

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Dimmed Light Vs. Perceived Light

The human eye is amazing and incredibly dynamic. Because of the way the eye functions and the technical differences among light sources (i.e., incandescent, fluorescent, and LED), dimming the electric light around us is more complicated than it might seem. …

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How Will LEED v4 Impact Your Project’s Lighting?

The United States Green Building Council recently published an updated set of LEED green building standards. You can register for LEED 2009 or LEED v4 until June 1, 2015. After that date, the agency will require you to register for …

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The Photon Project Examines Light Effects

The Photon Project is a four-year study headed by anthropologists, evolutionary psychologists, artists, lighting engineers, neuroscientists, architects, engineers and biologists. The minds behind The Photon Project want to answer the question, “If we had the choice to live and work …

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Better Living Through Lighting

Often when we are presented with news of advancements in lighting technology, the words we read are presented alongside slick photos of blue- and pink-hued buildings, professionally-photographed and lit and night with a futuristic glow. The lines are meticulous and …

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