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Webinar: Beautiful Light: Transforming Residential Spaces

September 15, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

IES Los Angeles Section

Beautiful Light: An Insider’s Guide to LED Lighting for Homes and GardensJoin us for a conversation with internationally acclaimed residential lighting designer Randall Whitehead and lighting researcher and educator Clifton Stanley Lemon, authors of the recently released Beautiful Light: An Insider’s Guide to LED Lighting for Homes and Gardens. This talk introduces designers, specifiers, building contractors, and homeowners to fundamental concepts of residential lighting design and product specification. Randall and Clifton describe the fundamentals in residential lighting design: lighting people; light layers; lighting food, furniture, art and finishes; evolution of residential lighting; contrasts between residential and commercial lighting design; controls; organizing the design team; listening to clients; and teachable moments in lighting fails.

Beautiful Light explores the transition in residential lighting from incandescent light sources to LEDs; provides grounding in the fundamental qualities of light, and shows LED applications in residential lighting following the enduring principles of good lighting design. It explains how LEDs differ from older light sources, with innovative graphics that show how to design with light layers, light people, and balance daylight and electric light. Beautiful Light helps both professionals and non-professionals successfully navigate the new era of LEDs in residential lighting.

Clifton Stanley Lemon, IES
Clifton is CEO of Clifton Lemon Associates, a consultancy providing strategy, marketing, and education services to the lighting and energy industries. He is the Chair of the LightSpec West, LightSpec Midwest, and Strategies in Light conferences. He was formerly Business Development Director for the California Energy Alliance, Marketing Communications Manager for Soraa, Director of Business Development at Integral Group, and founder and CEO of BrandSequence. Clifton is an active writer and speaker with extensive experience in curricula development for professional lighting and energy efficiency training. He is a past President of the Illuminating Engineering Society San Francisco Section and is on the Advisory Board of LightFair International.

Randall Whitehead
One of the foremost authorities on residential lighting, Randall has written six books on the subject. Beautiful Light will be the seventh. His work has appeared in many publications including Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Esquire, Horticulture and Architectural Record. He writes a monthly column for Furniture, Lighting and Décor Magazine called The Lighting Doctor where he discusses lighting trends and addresses lighting dilemmas. He has given presentations for LightFair, LightShowWest, Strategies in Light, the American Society of Interior Designers, (ASID), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), the American Lighting Association (ALA) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). He has also appeared as a guest expert on HGTV, the Discovery Channel, CNN and Martha Stewart Living Radio.


September 15, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
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