IoT – How and why it will significantly disrupt the lighting industry

Do you recall how and when the LED revolution began? What started out as highly technical research, soon gained steam and began to reach the consumer market…and now is pushing old technologies and manufacturers out of the marketplace. It was a slow-moving revolution due to the complete reliance on older technologies (incandescent, halogen and CFL,...

How & Why IoT will change the lighting Industry?

Do you recall how and when the LED revolution began? What started out as highly technical research, soon gained steam and began to reach the consumer market…and now is pushing old technologies and manufacturers out of the marketplace. It was a slow-moving revolution due to the complete reliance on older technologies (incandescent, halogen and CFL,...

Why and how do the lamps with the same reported colour temperatures look different?

We see more and more light sources that have a reported/indicated colour temperature that when compared to another light source actually appear different to human eye. So, how and why does this happen? When discussing colour temperature (CT), people are usually referring to correlated color temperature (CCT). There is a key difference between these two...

Maximize Energy Efficiency: System Design & Equipment Selection

System Design: One of the best ways to reduce lighting power is to install lighting only where it is needed. There are many aspects to quality lighting, but as a designer, we should always be aware that lighting systems do not necessarily need to rely on permanently installed ceiling systems to generate all lighting. For...

DDMLighting, our work in print

DDMLighting design, delivery and manage was in full force and effect for this beautiful project by our good friends at Forestgreen Creations, see the article on the “Treehouse” here: On Top Of The Town. Also, we have included some pics that didn’t make the article but that we feel offer a great sample of the lighting...

Don’t Overlook the Benefits of Correct Outdoor Lighting

This article highlights three often overlooked benefits of the correct outdoor lighting design and execution. It also provides a reminder that the main reason most outdoor lighting upgrades are driven by the obvious long-term costs benefits that LED provides. This article comes via our friends at Switch – Advanced Lighting Solutions. We use them for...

The Technical History of Light Part #1 – Two Takes

For those of you interested in developing a more technical understanding of the nature of light, and of the history of scientific exploration and innovation in the areas of light…this is the two part series for you. Take 1) Click here for the article #1 taking us up to the late 19th century Take 2) Click here...

Evaluating Lighting Quality in Today’s World

The new quality criteria for lighting are: – Changing lighting situations, the ability to migrate lighting to reflect different usage patterns for the same space – Personal control, the ability through radio-frequency or wifi to adjust the light volumes and even colour temperature to reflect individual tastes and needs – Energy efficiency, minimizing electricity (see...

Key Elements We Consider When Designing Your Lighting System

Light is a critical component when designing a space whether it be indoor or outdoor. Consequently lighting design can reveal the magnificence of one’s surroundings, more specifically the artistry of the shapes, subtle colors, and composition of materials in a space. Selecting the appropriate lighting solution to compliment the aesthetic of a space is dependent on...

LED Lighting – A Double-edged Sword…If done improperly

LED lighting is the most efficient and fastest growing segments in the lighting market today. LEDs provide a variety of benefits, however, they also have key disadvantages, particularly if you invest in a lower quality system. Below is a list of the distinct pros and cons that LEDs offer: The Benefits More Efficient Unlike older lighting solutions, do...

Lighting Controls – Top Reasons Why They are so Important

Increase Workplace Comfort. By setting the right light levels for each workspace at each hour of the day, employees are more comfortable and experience less eye strain. Not surprisingly, eyestrain is the leading cause of stress in the workplace, according to a report by Kensington Technology Group. Reduce Energy Consumption by as Much as 50%....

Glare, the antithesis of good lighting design

Here is a great article on glare and why it should be avoided at all costs…in our humble opinion it can be avoided and so it should be avoided, if you care to design and execute great lighting plans. Article from Lighting Life

Three ways to light a footbridge…or anything

Interesting article on ways in which to light a footbridge, but this applies generally to lighting. Whether interior or exterior, residential, commercial or industrial there are only three “ways” in which to locate your light source: Classic – from above, from the ceiling using recessed, flush mount or suspended fixtures; More Recent – from below,...

New Pics of our Collaboration with Judith Taylor Designs

Here are some new pics (on Houzz) of a renovation project by Judith Taylor for which DDMLighting provided lighting design and coordination. It is in the Old Mill Condo in Toronto. We have completed several projects with Judith, who is a celebrated interior designer and a joy to work with…she understands the value we bring to the table and...

International Year of Light 2015 Video

On 20 December 2013, the UN General Assembly 68th Session proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015). The IYL 2015 Resolution in all official languages of the UN is available here. This is “UN/UNESCO International Year of Light 2015 Final Official Trailer” by Nickolas Barris. 2015 International Year of Light Video And...