Randall Whitehead, IALD

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Randall Whitehead headshot

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.

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Blogs

Lighting Functions
Lighting really does have a language to it. There are terminologies to help us categorize the specific jobs they have in creating a cohesive lighting design. While we are now adjusting to some of…
Paper-looking lantern designed by Isamu Noguchi
There are just a few lighting fixture designers that have stayed in the public consciousness over the years. One of them, a favorite of mine, is Isamu Noguchi.…
Stone wall and iron bookshelf with backlighting
Washing walls with light has become a whole lot easier. Before LEDs came along, you were pretty much stuck with track lights, using flood bulbs or…
Sculpture with lighting shining on it
Good lighting design uses various types of illumination to create an inviting overall environment. As…
Unique bedside table on nightstand
The type of lighting you use next your bed depends on how you want use it. For some people bedside lamps are used for reading purposes. These are the people that still enjoy the feel of an actual…
photo wall illuminated
Yes, I’m totally obsessed with LEDs. Admittedly, we got off to a rough start in the beginning. They got introduced onto the market a little too early. They didn’t have much lumen output, the color…
light play and shadow
When people are designing the lighting for their homes, they're thinking about lighting the art and the table tops or…
wood light fixture in the dark
People may not realize it, but lighting fixtures do fall in and out of fashion, just like clothing. I look at the light fixtures that I had hanging in my house in the 1980's and I shudder. Some…
outdoor lighting ideas house facade
To most homeowners, outdoor lighting means a pair of decorative wall sconces by the front door, a few lights…
bedroom linear cove lighting
Whether you're reading in bed or lounging in your Lay-Z-Boy, it’s important to have a good reading light. I know many of you are reading off of your tablet or Kindle, but there's still a whole bunch…