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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

December 06, 2011
Ah yes, you want track lights just like the ones they used in “Little House on the Prairie.” Take a look at WAC Lighting’s Rialto and Caribe series...
December 06, 2011
How do I answer this question tastefully? Oh, the heck with it; let’s take a cue from the popular book “Everybody Poops 410 Pounds a Year.” Usually,...
December 06, 2011
First off, have you considered selling your new line through existing e-commerce sites? They already have a built-in reputation and a consistent...
December 06, 2011
Here is a long answer to what seems like a simple question. Regular, undimmed incandescent light is 2800K. Most fluorescent lamps trying to imitate...
December 06, 2011
Breathe deeply and stay calm; I can talk you through this. Traditionally Arts and Crafts-style homes tend to be on the darker side because there is a...
December 06, 2011
I do think that reading lights are good candidates for the use of an LED source. You can have a relatively small shade size housing a pretty powerful...
December 06, 2011
First off, I am telling everyone that you read my column first. I will post it on my Facebook account, along with an anonymous photograph which I...
December 06, 2011
I’m assuming that you’re talking about the Halo H-1499 low voltage housing with the 1420 slot aperture trim. These slot aperture trims are geared to...
December 06, 2011
Let’s start with the design objective: If you don’t want it to feel like a basement then you will need more than just recessed downlights. The space...
December 05, 2011
UL (Underwriters Laboratories) is a testing facility for light fixtures (and other electrical devices) that vouches for the safety of the product....

recent articles

Residential Lighting: How did your work with blue LEDs come about? Shuji Nakamura: From 1979 to 1988,I worked on developing... read full story
Kitchen and bath lighting represents a huge profit center for many showrooms, so for some, membership in the National... read full story
Q: Congratulations on landing the Global Views design partnership. How is it going?  A: I was told my first licensing... read full story
Brandon WeissFounder/PrincipalEvolutionary Home Builders Evolutionary Home Builders, Geneva, IL, focuses on sustainable and... read full story

Webinars

Sponsored by Pure Lighting/Edge Lighting and Spotlite-USA.   Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2-3 p.m. EST Register for this free CEU webinar by clicking here. Webinar Overview:... read full story
Sponsored by Access Lighting, Engineered Lighting Products, Langlais Group Inc., LTF and Pure Lighting/Edge Lighting.   This webinar has already taken place, but you can... read full story
Sponsored by Access Lighting, Engineered Lighting Products, Ferguson, GM Lighting and Maxim Lighting/ET2.   This webinar has already taken place, but you can view an... read full story