Editor's Comment

  • Comment: Think Like a Jury Member

    Design work has many facets. At its core is the clarity of presentation through all of its components—both visual and written.

  • Business As Usual?

    As lighting technology and fixtures evolve, do the business models of lighting companies need to evolve with them?

  • Does Architectural Lighting Design Need a Pritzker-Like Prize?

    Establishing an award for lighting design that recognizes a living person’s body of work would be a way for the profession to take a step forward as it matures as a design discipline.

  • New Year, New Resources

    An update on several of ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING's new editorial initiatives.

  • Happy Holidays from Architectural Lighting!

  • Comment: Learning By Doing

    What I learned by participating in the International Landscape Lighting Institute Workshop is a new perspective on the stories that we cover.

  • Specification Integrity

    Product specifications are an extremely important part of the design process. While the changing names of manufacturers makes accuracy here difficult, it is still very important to get them right.

  • Giving Definition

    Whether you call this field "architectural lighting design" or "lighting design," lighting is about creating a sense of place and atmosphere using light as the main medium of expression.

  • An Editor's Request

    Editor Elizabeth Donoff proposes instituting a press preview at Lightfair the afternoon before the trade show floor opens to attendees.

  • Progress? Or Market Manipulation?

    Which manufacturers decide to operate within industry channels and who decides to play outside those boundaries?

  • The Year Ahead

    Two areas will have a transformative 2013: professional-level lighting education and academic lighting discussions.

  • The Next Lighting Generation

    How the lighting design profession is nurturing the next generation of young lighting designers.

  • Through the “Lighting” Looking Glass

    How do you get an accurate read on your profession? It's not always easy, especially in lighting where there are so many different avenues by which one can enter the profession and so many different professional paths that can be pursued.

  • LED Speak

    Each new lighting technology brings with it a new set of questions and a new set of issues to address.

  • In Praise of the Consultant

    It is a scenario that is all too familiar to the myriad consultants that are part of an architectural project team: You're asked to join the project once the basic design concept has already been established and everything is under way.

  • To Light, Or Not To Light?

    All eyes will be focused on London from July 27 to Aug. 12 for the Olympic Games. The city has been preparing for several years, and, unlike most previous Olympic host cities, has been making a concerted effort to create an infrastructure that will both meet the immediate demands of the games and...

  • The Lighting Manufacturer's Dilemma

    Lights. Lamps. Fixtures. Luminaires. Lighting Products. These are a few of the many terms used to refer to the luminous objects that line our ceilings, walls, floors, and landscapes. But no matter how you refer to these illuminated entities, the core question is: What's the starting point for good...

  • A Larger Opportunity

    The lighting industry is undergoing a transformation, and the root of this change is the light source itself.

  • A Question of “Light” Responsibility

    Highland Park, Mich., New Orleans, La., and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Not three cities you might expect to see grouped together, and yet they all share one thing in common: They are grappling with outdoor-lighting issues.

  • Celebrating Light

    When ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING magazine was launched in November 1986, there was no publication like it—a magazine focused solely on architectural lighting.


Most Recent

  • Phil Gabriel, 1939 - 2014

    Lighting designer Phil Gabriel passed away on Aug. 9. A great advocate of the profession and of lighting education, his efforts on behalf of the lighting design community will be missed.

  • 2014 Lumen Awards Recognizes 12 Projects

    On June 19, the Illuminating Engineering Society New York City Section (IESNYC) recognized the work of its members during its annual award dinner the 46th Lumen Awards. Twelve projects representing 10 New York City-based design firms received awards.

  • September 2014 Lighting Events and Deadlines

    Here is a listing of some of the lighting industry events and deadlines that will be occurring in September 2014. Information is correct at this posting. Be sure to check the respective event websites directly regarding any updates or changes.

  • 2014 AL Design Awards Postscript

    This year, two projects played the roles of design-issue instigators: the Lowline and the New York City Streetlight.

  • 2014 AL Design Awards - Memorial to the Victims of Violence

    A white-light color palette distinguishes between the man-made and natural elements of this memorial commemorating those that have been lost to politically and socially charged violence.

  • Light Industry: Seven Products for Specialized Applications

    Fixtures from Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Business, Hubbell Lighting, Acuity Brands/Holophane, and Cree offer high output and sturdy construction for a range of high-traffic and hazardous spaces.

  • Electrix Acquired by Evolution Lighting

    New Haven, Conn.-based lighting manufacturer Electrix Inc. has announced that as of July 31, 2014, the company’s assets have been acquired by Evolution Lighting LLC and its investor partner Boyne Capital Partners.