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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 and follow his blog www.lightmakesright.com for more information on books, upcoming seminars and the latest lighting trends.

Recent Posts

December 05, 2011
Frankly, I like a fan to be a fan. Once it has a lighting component, then your eye is drawn to something whose main purpose is to move air around....
December 05, 2011
To be totally honest, I’m not a big fan of using downlights to illuminate a room (whether LED, incandescent or fluorescent), but when I must use them...
December 05, 2011
It depends on the function. If it is purely decorative, then the material options are wide open. Translucent materials like silk, parchment and even...
December 05, 2011
I like best to be brought in prenatally, or at least the first trimester of a project. Too often, I get a call as the last coat of paint is going on...
December 05, 2011
Is this a pop quiz? What do I win if I get the answers right? Okay, for the new car my answer is: An induction lamp is a light source in which the...
December 05, 2011
I love it when you butter me up before asking the question. This would be my first paradigm. Which is not as exciting as a space/time continuum, but...
December 05, 2011
If the fixtures all are at low output, you may have the incorrect voltage of lamps. See if you have 24V lamps instead of a 12V. (The boxes look the...
December 05, 2011
This is a challenge, because moving the existing junction box might be tricky. Anytime you have an electrical connection made, it needs to be housed...
December 05, 2011
Okay, you win the award for the lengthiest query in the history of this column. I needed a meal break halfway through the questions. It seems to me...
December 05, 2011
Continuing education is a big part of the business, especially as we are being introduced to alternative light sources. One of the best places to get...

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