October Newsletter 2021
Ahh, Fall is here! What could be better than tepid weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and the Cleveland Browns? Perhaps a glass of wine? Check out this month's featured lighting project to see.
Lighting Project of the Month
This grapevine chandelier is a family heirloom handed down from one generation to the next. And, just like a fine wine, it has aged beautifully and gracefully. New wires, LED lamping, and a quick rinse of the grapes revealed a unique, artistic chandelier which is now proudly displayed in the client's new home.
Below are in-shop photos taken during the restoration process. Each glass piece was carefully removed and cleaned to restore it's shine and original splendor. This truly has been a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate how we are able to revive and showcase the past beauty and update to today’s energy efficient standards.
What's Happening at the Shop?
Fun in the Dark
Scared of the dark? Not HLS! As lighting designers have more fun when the lights are off. In our darkroom, we have the ability to control and remove nearly all ambient, overhead, and outside light to truly see how individual sources behave on certain materials. Reflectance, grazing, shadowing, gradience, color, diffusion... these are all best observed in the darkroom without any outside interference. In the left image, we are playing with gradience/transition of color and exploring how the two sources graze up a porous fabric wall. In the middle and right images, an irregular pattern of shelves mounted at varying angles are deliberately illuminated and shadowed by an up-light source off the wall.