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The Secret Recipe for Restaurant Lighting

A pinch of this and a dash of that can create the ideal ambience. After a survey of more than 50 Manhattan eateries, the author shares his formula By Brett Anderson At Focus Lighting, we’ve been designing lighting for restaurants around the globe for over 30 years. While

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Circadian in the Workplace: Does It Make Sense…Yet?

By Rachel Fitzgerald and Katherine Stekr When the job description suddenly includes ‘amateur biologist,’ lighting designers must be able to decipher the circadian lexicon for their clients Buzzwords like “human-centric lighting” and “circadian-supportive lighting”

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Starving for Darkness

By Jane Slade The human-centric focus on the impact of artificial light has overshadowed its effects on animals and plants Darkness is disappearing from the face of the Earth, blinding wildlife in the light. Since life began, the Earth’s rotation has created cyclical

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