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Bringing Kitchen + Bath Lighting Into 2017

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Wilson Lighting.

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From style to technology, the lighting industry is moving and changing at an increasingly rapid pace. Keeping up with all these trends and products can seem daunting, but a little digging will have you excited about all the options that can make your home more beautiful, comfortable, and connected. At Wilson Lighting, we believe in having not only the latest styles and technology, but a great staff with outstanding service that can help you bring to life the vision you see for your home. So let’s open a conversation about lighting and discover all the ways to make your kitchen and bathrooms shine!

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Our KBtribechat discussion Questions:

Q1: What style trends are you seeing for kitchen and bath lighting?

Q2: What lighting tech are your clients using in their projects?

Q3: How can lighting improve the design and function of your kitchen or bathroom?

Q4: LED. Love it or hate it and why?

Q5: Share pictures of your favorite kitchen and bathroom lighting ideas!

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on Wednesday, September 20

from 2 to 3 pm eastern

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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April 12 at #KBtribechat – Spa Bathrooms

A design discussion!

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image via MS International, Inc.

This week we’re pinning Spa Bathroom inspirations to our group Pinterest board – Bathroom Design Ideas. If you want to be added give us a shout-out!

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The KBtribechat questions:

Q1.) Do certain materials, colors or design esthetics help create a spa feel in a bathroom? Explain!

Q2.) What key elements and features help define a spa bathroom?

Share pictures of spa bathrooms you like!

Q3.) What tips do you have to create a spa oasis in an existing bathroom?

Q4.) Do you incorporate aroma-therapy or chroma-therapy elements into your designs? What are your go to sources?

Q5.) LED lighting adds a soft, relaxing feel to bathrooms. Share ways to incorporate LED into the bathroom. What bathroom lighting do you like for a spa bathroom?

 

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on Wednesday, April 12

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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K+B Design with LED

Hosted by lighting designer James Bedell 

Host James Bedell

Host James Bedell

For many of us the language of light has centered around concepts like wattage. Your contractor would ask you what bulb you wanted to put in your recessed high hats and you’d say “75 watt” because you knew from years of designing kitchens that six 75 watt PAR30 bulbs would leave your kitchen nice and bright.

LED is changing all of that. We don’t talk in terms of lumens anymore. Now terms like Lumens and foot-candles have become important to getting an understanding for light levels. We never used to have to consider the color temperature of the source but LED opens up a range of possibilities for the tone of white light a fixture creates. We never used to think about what our color choices would look like under different light sources, but with LED it’s essential to consider for your design to take on the life you need.

To that end, this KBTribechat is going to be all about LED. How to understand it, how to specify it and what to look for when reviewing samples. We might use some technical terms, but don’t get scared off, we’ll be talking in plain english, answering your LED questions.

Here are Jame’s KBtribechat questions:

Q1: Have you successfully specified LED on any recent projects?
Q2: What are your biggest challenges when specifying LED?
Q3: What’s the difference between Lumens and Foot-Candles?
Q4: What color temperatures are you specifying?
Q5: How do you review samples of different LED fixtures?

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on Wednesday, March 4th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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LED Lighting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hosted by: Brandon A. Smith, LEED AP
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With 13 years of experience, Brandon’s clients have sought out his services for

sustainable and budget friendly facilities solutions. Early in his career

Brandon worked with both Haworth and AIS providing systems furniture space

planning to national and international corporations. Applying his experience in

the systems industry to facilities space planning and project development,

Brandon developed corporate design and construction standards for national

companies including SAIC’s San Diego campus, Bosley Medical’s 45 offices in

the United States, and East Coast development for Accredited Home Lenders.

His experience ranges from effective space planning and standards development

to the development of critical facilities, SCIF and Classified Information spaces,

Data Centers, and other Techno-centric interiors.  Additionally, Brandon has

consulted on “Green” and sustainable projects in California & Oregon and has

provided his signature to a number of restaurant and food service facilities

through out Southern California. Lastly, Brandon’s reach has left the confines

of the building envelope, having consulted on campus development exterior

renovation. Brandon has an Associates of Arts degree from the Fashion Institute

of Design & Merchandising where he was awarded the Interior Design Award for

2001.  Additionally, he is an active member of the US Green Building Council

and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Furthermore, Brandon actively

participates in various groups on a grassroots level and provides pro-bono

services to not for profit groups such as the Ronald McDonald House and the

Phoenix House forTeen Recovery.

Education:
AA Fine Arts – Interior Design, Fashion
Institute of Design & Merchandising
Top of Class, Magna Cum Laude

Affiliations:
US Green Building Council
National Assoc. of Industrial & Office
Properties
American Society of Interior Designers
National Kitchen & Bath Assoc.
The 1% Program

Notable Projects:

BendBroadband Vault
Bend, Oregon
Tier III Crtitical Co-Location Facility
LEED-NC, pending certification

Science Applications International Corp.
San Diego and environs
Campus Spaceplanning & Renovations

Iomega Corp.
San Diego, California
Headquarters renovation

North County Transit District
Oceanside, California
Data Center & Central Communications Fac.
LEED-ID, pending certification

Carlsbad Commercial Center
Carlsbad, California
ADA & Campus redevelopment

Accredited Home Lenders
San Diego & National
East Coast facilities development

Abu Dhabi National Oil Corporation
United Arab Emirates
Headquarters Spaceplanning & Standards

Brandon also hosted the July 13, 2011 kbtribechat on Building Green.

Brandon also hosted the November 9, 2011 kbtribechat on KB Trends for Minimizing WATER Usage!

Brandon hosted the May 9, 2012 kbtribechat on LED Lighting.

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