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Compete or Complement?

Compete or Complement?

In New York—and cities like it—the question is whether exterior lighting should continue to create stand-alone beacons or be ‘curated’ as part of a larger master plan. A recently arrived resident offers her perspective

By Leah Xandora Read More

Q+A: Michael Myer

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researcher describes how the Interior Lighting Campaign is winning the hearts and minds of busy facility managers…one light at a time Read More

From the Storm LEDs Emerge

From the Storm LEDs Emerge

An epic flood, damaged infrastructure and a new lighting system. The story of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel

By Paul Tarricone Read More

Higher Art

Higher Art

The University of Iowa’s replacement for a flood-damaged building contains seven vertical cutouts that create light-filled interior pockets

By Samantha Schwirck Read More

Local Pride

Local Pride

Six bridges lit just in the nick of time helped Houston make a statement

By Katie Nale Read More

We're Surrounded

We’re Surrounded

Visitors to the National Museum of the American Indian are overwhelmed by a panoramic display of illuminated objects—a metaphor for the Native American’s influence on our culture

By Paul Tarricone Read More

The Secret Recipe for Restaurant Lighting

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 Andersen Read More

IES Unveils New HQ

IES Unveils New HQ

Inside the Redesign After 25 years at 120 Wall Street in Manhattan’s Financial District, the IES has a new and improved home in the same space the Society moved into in 1993. The address is one of few similarities between the original and remodeled office, as acknowledged by IES President Lance Bennett during a champagne toast at an open-house event for the new space in July: “The way I describe the old facility was an office with a million dollar… Read More

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

When the job description suddenly includes ‘amateur biologist,’ lighting designers must be able to decipher the circadian lexicon for their clients

By Rachel Fitzgerald and Katherine Stekr Read More

Starving for Darkness

Starving for Darkness

The human-centric focus on the impact of artificial light has overshadowed its effects on animals and plants

By Jane Slade Read More