Lighting

Project Spotlight: Modern Highlands Home

by Macy Andre October 19, 2017
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Throw Back Thursday- Residential Renaissance   EVstudio’s custom designed homes are some of the most ambitious and one of a kind projects that we love to design. This house in particular shows off how brilliant a home can turn out when you have engineers and […]

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9 Lighting Disasters to Avoid in the Kitchen and Bathroom

by EVstudio AEP October 5, 2017
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Many common solutions we typically see in kitchens and baths are far from the best solutions, but are repeated again and again because people are not sure how to light those spaces well.  Lighting design can transform a space from drab to dynamite. It’s especially important in […]

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The Six Components of Successful Daylighting Part III

by EVstudio AEP August 25, 2017

Presented today are the last two components of successful daylighting: Integrate the daylighting scheme into the architecture Integrate the daylighting scheme with building systems These final two points remind us that architecture is synergistic, that is it becomes more than the sum of its parts. […]

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How to Pick the Right Compact Fluorescent Bulb Color

by EVstudio AEP August 25, 2017

Hi, Lisa. I really want to save energy by using compact fluorescent bulbs in some of my light fixtures, but the last batch I bought was an awful cold blue color that made me feel funny.  How can I avoid making the same $9 mistake every time?   […]

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Resolve to Make Your Exterior Lighting Dark Sky Compliant

by EVstudio AEP May 15, 2017

First in a three part Dark Sky series As we round the corner into a new year, many of us are taking time to assess what’s working in our lives and what we want to improve. If a more sustainable or green lifestyle is on […]

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Keeping the Night Sky Dark is a Necessity for Human and Environmental Sustainability

by EVstudio AEP May 15, 2017

Second in a three part Dark Sky series “Darkness is as essential to our biological welfare, to our internal clockwork, as light itself.” -Verlyn Klinkenborg, “Our Vanishing Night,” National Geographic magazine, November 2008 Last week in the first article of our three part series on […]

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Packaged Task Lighting for Dentist Offices

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017
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I’ve unfortunately been spending a lot of time in a dentist chair lately and have noticed that all of the tools of this trade are generally self contained and packaged in a single workstation. We have designed a number of pediatric dentist offices and have […]

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Using Navisworks for Improved Coordination

by Michael Banks May 15, 2017
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This week, I’d prepared some images to help demonstrate the benefits of building information modeling (BIM). In our MEP department, the vast majority of our projects are modeled in Revit. In fact, the only times we’ll complete projects in AutoCAD (2D) are when we’re making […]

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The Right Way to Use Compact Flourescent Bulbs in Outdoor Fixtures

by EVstudio AEP April 15, 2017

Hi, Lisa. I’ve been using compact fluorescent bulbs in my outdoor lights, but they don’t look right. They take a long time to light up when it’s cold, but once they’re lit, they’re too bright. What am I doing wrong?  Thanks, Doug Hi Doug. Your […]

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Save Energy on Lighting With Dimmer Switches and Incandescent Bulbs

by EVstudio AEP April 10, 2017
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Out here in the west, we take our energy conservation pretty seriously. Energy reduction in lighting is something we’re ALL concerned about, and compact fluorescent replacement bulbs, used in the right way, make great sense to save energy. There are a lot of great places […]

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How to Evaluate Lighting in the Patient Care Environment

by EVstudio AEP January 20, 2017

In evaluating light quality in any environment, we have to keep in mind how the eye perceives light. As light distribution goes, we perceive light first on vertical surfaces, and last on horizontal surfaces below eye level (the ground, the floor, the work plane). Light […]

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Controlling Western Sun Glare with Electrochromic Windows at NREL

by Dean Dalvit December 14, 2016

We recently had the pleasure of touring the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Research Support Facility and one of the many features we saw that contributed to their net zero building was Electrochromic Windows. To be used in applications where there are great views (and as […]

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