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Randall Whitehead, IALD

Randall Whitehead, IALD, is a professional lighting designer and author. His books include "Residential Lighting, A Practical Guide." Whitehead has worked on projects worldwide, appeared on the Discovery Channel, HGTV and CNN, and he is regular guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio. Visit his website www.randallwhitehead.com for more information on books, upcoming seminars and the latest lighting trends.

Recent Posts

July 28, 2016
This is a challenging question that may require a bit of compromise. To keep the cooler hues appearing crisp and white, you need to select a color...
July 28, 2016
First off, I'm very glad that you are using a pair of sconces flanking the mirror. You don’t want fixtures that point light up or down, but instead...
July 28, 2016
I wasn’t immediately familiar with the CE listing, but I’ve done my research. This is a label used in European countries and is applied to products...
July 05, 2016
This is a little bit of a challenging situation. You want to have a fixture that you can’t look inside of easily — we don’t want to see the bulbs...
July 05, 2016
Yes. All I would do is take a picture of the fixture showing the labels attached as a backup. It just like the tag on your mattress — once you have...
July 05, 2016
I keep thinking about your statement “very little wall space.” You have 20-foot ceilings, which means you have four 20-foot-high walls. In my mind, I...
July 05, 2016
This is an interesting piece of information with which you have been presented. I don’t think that CRI has much to do with the amount of reflectance...
June 08, 2016
I say yes, absolutely. Kitchens and baths are the two rooms where you can pretty much add the cost of remodel right onto the value of your home, as...
June 08, 2016
I think that toe kick lighting is a great idea. It offers a low level of illumination that gets you safely into and out of the bathroom in the middle...
June 08, 2016
This is a good question. In reality, you want two types of lighting: one for day (4000K to 5000K) and one for evening (2400K to 2700K). I’ve been...

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