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!
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!
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?
Our February 29, 2012 kbtribechat will be on LIGHTING hosted by Shanna Casey of Residential Lighting Magazine. Join us on Twitter from 2-3 pm eastern time.
Shanna Casey is the Managing Editor of Residential Lighting and Home Fashion Forecastmagazines, which cover the latest trends in lighting and home décor for designers, retailers and manufacturers. When she’s not prowling the market floors in High Point, Las Vegas, New York or Dallas for the latest in lighting, Shanna can be found in the magazine’s suburban Chicago offices, working on Residential Lighting’s print issue, website and social media channels.