Learn About Light with Randall

As America's top residential lighting designer, Randall  brings an expert perspective on lighting to your organization.  Educate your audience, energize your sales force, inspire your development team, and get invaluable inside information on how customers view your products and solutions. 

These are clips from a recent workshop I gave for Kichler Light and Learn, on Landscape lighting.


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YOU WILL LEARN: 

1. Latest design trends

2. What not to do in a kitchen installation

3. New requirements for lifestyle kitchen design  

Lighting for Kitchens & Baths in the Age of LEDs

Course Description
Randall Whitehead, a regular guest expert on HDTV and Martha Stuart Living Radio, will be your guide to the best of the emerging alternative light sources, while taking you on a roller coaster ride of good and bad lighting.

As newer versions of LEDs are coming onto the market, learning what to look for on the label can go a long way in helping you to make more informed decisions about the products that you select. Some of the terms will be familiar, but some may be new to you. One of the most important to become familiar with is color temperature. All light sources emit a color temperature measured in degrees of Kelvin. This is a major factor in how we perceive illumination and also how the colors of objects within a space are affected.

Lumens is another term to learn: it refers the amount of light a given product emits, instead of how much energy it uses (watts)). But there is one more term that really makes a difference.: CRI (color rendering index). This is what determines how closely a light source approximates incandescent light. Getting familiar with these terms can open up a whole new level of understanding about how to select lighting products effectively.

Whether you are using LED sources or not, the basic premise of good lighting design, called light layering, remains the same. This is when different functions of light- task, accent, ambient and decorative are used in combination to create a cohesive and flexible illuminated environment. This technique has not changed with the introduction of alternative light sources, but what we choose can make or break the success of the lighting design.

This seminar will show you how to incorporate energy efficient sources into a comprehensive design, giving a look that feels like incandescent. The quality of illumination remains with the added benefit of reduced wattage and fixtures that can last a very, very long time.

Length of Seminar: 2 hours
CEU accredited by IDCEC    CEU course # 104605
Instructor: Randall Whitehead, IALD
Requirements:  A room that can be darkened for a Power Point presentation; LCD projector (3,500 lumens), a laptop computer that is compatible w/LCD projector, infrared remote pointer, screen, lavaliere microphone for groups larger than 40 people. 
Handouts: Handout masters will be sent to the host organization for reproduction or to distribute via email

For more information, contact Anita Synovec (pronounced Sin-O-vitz)  at 415-626-1277 or anita@randallwhitehead.com.


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Photo: Dennis Anderson

YOU WILL LEARN: 

1. How to use subtlety in outdoor lighting

2. How to draw attention to plantings, sculpture, and outbuildings

3. How to get the most for your money in outdoor lighting

Landscape Lighting: Into the Night, Beyond the Black Mirror

Course Description: Landscape lighting needs to be subtle, drawing attention to the plantings, sculpture and out-buildings, not the lighting itself. Decorative exterior luminaires such as lanterns can't do the job by themselves. They can easily overpower the facade of the house and the yard area if they are the only source of illumination. Typically you will see two lanterns flanking the front door and maybe a pole light at the end of the driveway. These just become disturbing hot spots that leave everything else in silhouette. Still, they play an important role in the overall lighting design. Their job is to create the illusion that they are providing all of the exterior lighting, when in reality they may have no more than 25 watts worth of illumination. They serve the same purpose as interior decorative luminaires, like chandeliers.

Length of Seminar: 1 hour
Instructor: Randall Whitehead, IALD, ASID Affiliate
Requirements:  A room that can be darkened to show slides; LCD projector (3,500 lumens), laptop compatible w/LCD projector, infrared remote pointer, screen, lavaliere microphone for groups larger than 40 people. Handout master will be sent to the host organization for reproduction -budget $1.00 per person

For more information, contact Anita Synovec at 415-626-1277 or anita@randallwhitehead.com.


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YOU WILL LEARN: 

1. How to effectively use new high efficiency light sources like LED in alluring ways

2. California's Title 24 requirements for lighting

3. Basics of Light Layering

Sexing Up Energy Efficient Lighting   

Course Description: New code requirements mean that incandescent lighting is on the way out, and new lighting technology like LEDs and sophisticated control systems are on the way in. high efficacy sources can be used in alluring ways for many lighting applications, while meeting California’s Title 24 requirements. This course will help you get over your fear of alternative light sources by showing you how flexible and alluring they can be - in many ways they are now superior to older, inefficient light sources. The course will review Light Layering, where  task, accent, decorative, and ambient light are blended together to create a cohesive design. You will also become familiar with terms and concepts like lumens, color temperature (Kelvin) and color rendering index (CRI), because kids, you are going to need to know!.

Length of Seminar: 1 hour
Instructor: Randall Whitehead, IALD, ASID Affiliate
Requirements:  A room that can be darkened to show slides; LCD projector (3,500 lumens), laptop compatible w/LCD projector, infrared remote pointer, screen, lavaliere microphone for groups larger than 40 people. Handout master will be sent to the host organization for reproduction -budget $1.00 per person

For more information, contact Anita Synovec at 415-626-1277 or anita@randallwhitehead.com.