Lighting

Project Spotlight: DU Centennial Halls & Towers

by Macy Andre December 14, 2017
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Throwback Thursday- Higher Ed Renovation Designing a space for a specific demographic can pose unique challenges. DU Centennial Halls & Towers were meant to be a place for young minds to thrive, and throughout time the design of these spaces needed an update. While the […]

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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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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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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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How Can We Put More Stars in the Sky?

by EVstudio AEP October 26, 2013
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I came across an interesting article in an e-mail blast from USGBC recently.  The focus was to give a glimpse of cityscapes at night if those cities went dark.  While this is unrealistic, we do have some control over how much of the sky we […]

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Keep Our Night Skies Dark: How to Take Action in the Community

by EVstudio AEP February 20, 2013

Third in a three part Dark Sky series In the first article of our three part Dark Sky series, we defined light pollution and examined choices for exterior lighting that do not contribute to light trespass. Last week in the second article of our three part Dark […]

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Lighting Design Available from EVstudio

by evstudio March 21, 2010

The EVstudio Lighting Design group has delivered innovative lighting solutions for healthcare, higher education, residential, retail, non-profit, and civic projects.  We offer services for both interior and exterior (site) lighting including but not limited to: Existing lighting conditions evaluation Energy usage and code analysis Interior […]

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