Randall Whitehead, IALD

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.

Blogs

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TIP 1: Day tripping Color temperature tells you the hue of illumination that a particular light source emits. The two color temperatures that we are most easily able to identify are incandescent (…
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TIP 1: Flaunt what ya got Ceilings are often the forgotten component when it comes to lighting. Architects create some wonderfully inspired elements below the roofline. There are vaulted ceilings,…
Whether your entry is small and personal or one of a more grand scale, it sets the tone for the rest  of the house. The tall lamp with  the clear glass base gives a sculptural element to this more intimate entry, while a cascading chandelier can help to visually connect the first and second  floors of a spacious entry.
TIP 1: Create a sense of welcome When people walk in your front door you want to give them a good first impression. You want them to feel invited in. People are naturally drawn to light, so it’s…
You can create additional ambient light for a bedroom if closet doors are translucent, such as these shoji panels.
TIP 1: Look at the time! When you’re getting dressed in the morning, often it’s still dark, so you’re depending on the illumination in your closet to make clothing selections. If the sun was out, we…
living room space with oversized pendant fixture and ambient light
Tip 1: Design and conquer Rooms with tall ceilings can be a gift…and sometimes they can be a pain in the butt. How do you make a voluminous room feel inviting? If you install accent lighting —…
A matte finish countertop diffuses the linear task lighting that’s mounted below the upper cabinets.  High-CRI LEDs enrich the colors of the food.
TIP 1: True blue light The mistake that architects, interior designers and homeowners often make is that they don’t consider how finishes will be altered under artificial light sources at night. It’…
Landscape lighting should be subtle. The goal is to draw attention to what is being illuminated as opposed to the light source itself. Photo: Jeff Zaruba
TIP 1: Be street smart As you’ve heard many times before, “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” From the street, the way a house looks at night says a lot about the people inside.…
Existing recessed fixtures can be retrimmed to make them adjustable, then just replace the existing bulbs with LED versions.
TIP 1: The old switcheroo The quick and easy thing to do is to replace the existing incandescent or CFL bulbs with LEDs. Most bulbs these days have an LED equivalent. There are now shelves and…
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TIP 1: Go with the flow It used to be that kitchens were separated from the rest of the house by doors or a pass-through to the dining room. Because the kitchen was set apart, lighting didn’t…
Q: What is the correct mounting height for a fixture over a dining room table? A: First off, I’ll provide a guideline: The bottom of the fixture should be 32 to 36 inches above the tabletop. Now…