• Home >
  • Back Issues >
  • LightSPEC >
  • Spring/Summer 2023
  • Spring/Summer 2023

    courtesy of Synapse Wireless
    More than 4,000 Cree KBL high-bay fixtures outfitted with D4i drivers are installed in Uline Store C6, in Ontario, Calif.
    Research and Development

    Smart lighting control with DALI and D4i

    June 9, 2023
    Learn how this communication protocol and platform can lead to a host of advanced and time-saving lighting capabilities from the DALI Alliance itself.
    © Tomasz Majewski / courtesy of ERCO
    Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group with lighting design by Light Bureau, The Twist gallery in the Norwegian museum and sculpture park Kistefos uses wall washers to provide even lighting effects in the nearly 30 feet tall exhibition rooms and emphasize the curved architecture.

    How to wall wash: Tips for perfect vertical illumination

    June 9, 2023
    Wall washing is an art that can make the most of, well, art but also high ceilings, low ceilings, workspaces, and tight corridors.
    courtesy of HLB Lighting Design
    Spurthy Yogananda

    An emerging designer discovers the joys and challenges of architectural lighting

    May 30, 2023
    Spurthy Yogananda entered the University of Southern California intending to study architecture and sustainability, but an inspiring educator changed her path.
    Brandon Barré Photography
    Living Room lounge and bar, W Toronto

    Lighting adds to the energy and flair of W Toronto

    May 16, 2023
    The recent renovation led by Sid Lee Architecture, with lighting by the Ombrages Group, reflects the multicultural city's heritage.
    Markus Gröteke ©Bocci / courtesy of Grüntuch Ernst Architekten
    Staircase with Bocci light installation, Omer Arbel, at the Wilmina

    Wondrous Wilmina: Once a prison, now a boutique hotel

    May 16, 2023
    Glowing lightscapes dapple within the Berlin hotel, an adaptive reuse by Grüntuch Ernst Architekten.

    More content from Spring/Summer 2023

    Eric Laignel / courtesy of Stonehill Taylor
    Lobby, the Algonquin Hotel

    Luminaires add a modern touch to the historic Algonquin Hotel

    May 16, 2023
    Stonehill Taylor with several lighting consultants oversaw the renovation of New York’s oldest, continuously operating hotel.
    Brandon Barré Photography
    Skylight rooftop bar and restaurant, W Toronto hotel

    Lighting that draws in guests to stay, relax, and return

    May 16, 2023
    Good design can turn a hotel visit from ephemeral to unforgettable.
    Dror Baldinger / courtesy Adjaye Associates
    The pavilions of Winter Park Library cantilever as they rise; the forms of the library and event pavilions are accented by shielded in-grade uplights so as not to distract from the architecture. By contrast, the porte cochère (foreground) features internal uplighting.
    Whole Project

    Lighting brilliantly takes a supporting role at Winter Park

    May 16, 2023
    Tillotson Design Associates balances distinctive architecture, unique materiality, and abundance of daylight to make a multibuilding library and events center by Adjaye Associates...
    Nora Lighting
    Miniature 1' M1+ Can-less Downlight, Nora Lighting

    5 products from LightFair 2023

    May 16, 2023
    With more than 300 exhibitors, the 2023 LightFair trade show will have no shortage of new luminaires, controls, and systems to check out.
    courtesy of Lightly
    Lightly uses poplar for its products' fixture bodies, wool felt for its gaskets, wood for its end caps, and beech dowels.
    Design and Manufacturing

    Meet the world’s first organic commercial light fixture

    May 9, 2023
    Instead of metal, plastic, and glass, Philadelphia-based Lightly uses wood, wool, and hemp in the housings for its LED luminaires, Butterfly and Glow.
    Moon, Thomas Bernstrand for Abstracta

    10 captivating luminaires from Euroluce 2023

    May 1, 2023
    These lighting products, which include several international collaborations, were showcased as part of Salone del Mobile.Milan.
    Chelsa Christensen / courtesy of Transfix
    Axion by Christopher Bauder and KiNK, at Transfix
    Exhibition and Installations

    Over the top in Las Vegas? Impossible.

    May 1, 2023
    Transfix immerses visitors in lights, sound, and technology across a 200,000-square-foot venue at Resorts World Las Vegas.