Monthly Archives: August 2007

3D Light Design Rendering Using Sketchup & Kerkythea

As promised, I am posting a rendering (using the Metropolis Light Transport rendering method) showing what the great combination of Google Sketchup Pro and Kerkythea is capable of. The picture is of a simple, small commercial staircase with metal and … Continue reading

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Awesome FREE Lighting Analysis Software!

Recently, I stumbled across DIALux which is an advanced, yet easy to use lighting analysis package. I was totally amazed to find that such a well-polished program would be distributed totally free! The program is for anyone who is responsible … Continue reading

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Inexpensive Tools for Architectural Lighting Analysis

For any lighting designers or architects that have to work with lighting design and want to do some visualization for your clients might I suggest the powerful yet low cost combination of Google Sketchup Pro and Kerkythea Rendering System. Google … Continue reading

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Yeah, it figures…only the VIP’s get the LEDs

LEDs create magical walk for VIP Entrance at O2 Really, this article demonstrates a fine example of solid-state architectural lighting but come one….just for the VIP’s? What do the rest of us get? Flickering old T8 fixtures?!?! Just kidding. 😉 … Continue reading

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Solid-State Lighting Trashes Fluorescent Tubes

Well, at least in one way the just dawned on me that may not be evident to everyone and I am sure is overlooked when discussing the cost savings of switching from T-x based fluorescent lighting (you know, the tubes … Continue reading

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Lighting Form, Fit, and Function Combine With Architecture with Stunning Results

Fluid, flowing architecture demands lighting equally flowing and dramatic. Lighting designers are forces to work hand-in-hand with artists and architects to fully realize a clients visions while still remaining fully grounded in practicality. It is often a touch-and-go two-step dance … Continue reading

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Architectural Designers Require New Approach From LED Distributors

Distributors see LED lighting opportunity Sometimes the architectural designers tries to go outside the specs in the pursuit of the aesthetic and the distributor, if properly positioned with knowledgeable applications engineers, has to set them back on the straight and … Continue reading

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LA Plaza used LEDs for decorative architectural display

Using an LED module from Act One, the Ernst & Young Plaza recreated their ornamental courtyard star display to be much more efficient while keeping all the effect of incandescent bulbs. Each of the several thousand modules uses 6 LEDs … Continue reading

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