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    Luminous Spec Quarterly Newsletter


    This visually-inspiring newsletter provides the lighting specification community with opportunities to hear from other lighting designers, see innovative ways to use lighting, learn about the latest product advancements, and read about important industry information. It’s the perfect way to keep abreast of projects within North America and around the globe. This quarterly newsletter is published in print and digital formats so you can select either or both.

    Current Edition: Fall 2018

    Published in October 2018

    “If we find the right balance between light, surfaces and materials, we can create beauty in any space.”


    - Jill Cody

    Read about the latest trends and new products


    Some of our past editions:  

    Summer 2018


    “…it's about giving back as much as it is to provide education and tools to drive the succes of the next generation.” - David Ghatan

    Spring 2018


    “…we tell a narrative of escape and fantasy, which has to be comfortable and spectacular at the same time.” - David Ghatan  


    Winter 2017


    “Now is a really good time to get into

    lighting design.” - Jill Klores


    Fall 2017


    We think emotionally and technically; that appeals to my sense of interaction with architecture…” - Ron Kurtz

    Summer 2017


    “Joe Public doesn’t know light levels or energy use; he just knows how he feels in the space…” -Peter Hugh

    Spring 2017


    “I think of architecture and light as a yin and yang in design…” - Jered Widmer


    Winter 2016


    “…you want to build up the opportunity to tell and direct a story” - Ron Neal

    Fall 2016


    “You don’t decide the concept, you must discover it” – Victor Palacio


    Summer 2016


    “......learn from nature and apply it to the way we design” – Nancy Clanton


    Spring 2016


    “...we’re in a revolution unlike anything we’ve seen in modern day" - Charles Thompson

    Winter 2015


    “…there’s nothing more powerful in establishing mood and atmosphere than light.” - Galina Zbrizher

    Fall 2015


    “It’s about editing the design; editing it to where it really pops.”

    - Anne Kustner Haser

    Summer 2015


    “….understanding the science of lighting provides you with the freedom to be creative” – Paul Mercier

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