Hi! I’m an interior designer and lighting expert here to help you easily navigate the amazing (and confusing) world of lighting design.
If you’ve ever found yourself staring at lightbulb packaging, wondering what on earth all that information means, I was right where you are. The gradual phasing out of the classic and familiar incandescent bulbs we all grew up with presented consumers with more options… but also more headaches.
My journey into lighting design began right in that moment of frustration. I was excited about the possibilities of incorporating different kinds of lighting into my own home, but held back by the knowledge gap that sits between the average consumer (at the time, me) and terms like “light temperature,” “lumens,” “task lighting,” etc.
My curiosity was piqued, so I began researching everything I could find about these new lighting options, and how to best use them inside and outside the home. When I realized the difference lighting could make, I was hooked. To see a room transformed visually by changing nothing but the lighting seemed like a magic trick at first, but the more I studied and learned, the more I realized that it’s just a matter of being an informed DIY-er.
I began rearranging the lighting in my home, and in the homes of friends and family, and every time, I was amazed to see the results. Lighting is an often-overlooked aspect of interior design, but after seeing how transforming the right lighting can be, I knew I wanted to pursue lighting design professionally. There are just so many exciting possibilities and options out there, especially now that LED technology has come down so much in price.
And I realized something else too:
Anyone can do this, so long as you have the info you need. That’s exactly what I aim to provide here.
This site is set up to give the average homeowner or DIY enthusiast the helpful and plain-spoken information they need to get started on their own projects. My goal is to help you feel comfortable in the lightbulb aisle. I want you to be able to scan shelves and know what you’re looking at. I want you to show up at the store with some good ideas, and select exactly what you need for your unique living situation.
I’ll also provide universal suggestions that anyone can apply to their own homes. Every home from a sun-drenched loft to a heavily shaded farmhouse will face some of the same challenges like glare, overly dark corners, harsh overhead lights, or outdated design features. Everyone’s lighting situation is unique so my aim is to provide insight and suggestions that you can use immediately.
Budget is a concern for most households, so I will also offer helpful information on how to cut costs, and make your next project more affordable. We’ve seen a dramatic drop in price for everything from LED bulbs to smart home setups, so modern lighting is much more accessible now than ever before. I want to help you take advantage.
So, if you’re ready to be enlightened and read too many puns, click around for loads of helpful tips and tricks that are presented in a straightforward and instructive way. You’ll find lots of valuable info on interior lighting, exterior lighting, natural light, and all the latest lighting tech out there.
-Light Sorcerer (LS)