That’s Brilliant!

That’s Brilliant!

An original podcast from the American Lighting Association, talking cool things about lighting you’ll want to know!

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November 29, 2022 28 min

When was the last time you thought about the lighting in your closet? Today is the day! Jeff Dross (LightingByJeffery.com) will take us through the many considerations for this small space.

 

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Jeffrey R Dross has been involved in the residential lighting industry for over 45 years. He has engineered products, managed the development of different lighting types, educated the industry about lighting and its use, helped desi...

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The market for smart lighting and controls is growing faster than ever. Learn how to step into this crowded arena and take advantage of this billion-dollar market opportunity. Tim Vislay, Director of Sales for Lighting Showrooms at Legrand, joins Raelle and Liz, providing tips for how to bring these products to your showroom and what we can expect to see as smart lighting and controls continue to evolve.  

 

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Tim began hi...

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September 28, 2022 35 min

From under-budgeting to poor understanding of the value and importance of proper lighting in a home, we’re discussing what leads to bad lighting and how we can fix it. Hear from Peter Romaniello as he drops some creative solutions and bold ideas on how to better light any home.

 

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Peter Romaniello, IALD, founded his award-winning lighting design company, Conceptual Lighting, in 1998. He has designed lighting systems for m...

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August 29, 2022 33 min

Clark Linstone is an example to follow for finding ways to help your industry or your community. He sits down with Liz and Raelle to discuss ways to get involved in the industry and the importance of doing so. This episode is sponsored by HINKLEY and Kichler Lighting.  

 

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President and COO of Lamps Plus, Clark Linstone is well known across ALA and the lighting industry for his successful leadership and dedication to ...

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July 25, 2022 30 min

We're talking best practices for creating a brilliant lighting showroom team that provides great customer service. Director of Training at Progressive/Lee Lighting Michelle Plumley, LS, has more than 29 years of experience working in a lighting retail showroom and currently manages the hiring and training in 11 showroom locations across Georgia, Texas, and North Carolina. She sits down with Liz and Raelle to discuss her team’s ...

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July 19, 2022 23 min

In this bonus episode, we ask a few folks at Lightovation, the Dallas International Lighting Show, to give us some thoughts about where the industry is headed, and what they’re thinking about now.

 

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Joe Rey Barreau, architect and Professor of Lighting Design at the University of Kentucky, talks about his expanded definition of smart home lighting.

Terry McGowan, Director of Engineering and Technology for ALA talks about...

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June 27, 2022 31 min

ALA’s engineer, Terry McGowan, joins Raelle and Liz to talk about simple, easy to use lighting and control technologies.

This episode is sponsored by HINKLEY and Kichler Lighting.  

 

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Terry is involved in illuminating engineering, lighting design, lighting education and lighting research. His professional career of 60+ years includes GE Lighting at Nela Park where he was Manager of the GE Lighting Institute. In 1998...

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May 23, 2022 31 min

Light is good.  But too much at night causes problems for human sight, wildlife, and our connection with nature. Ruskin Hartley of the International Dark-Sky Association joins Raelle and Liz to help us understand outdoor lighting that is not wasteful or harmful.

This episode is sponsored by HINKLEY and Kichler Lighting.  

 

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Ruskin Hartley is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director at The International Dark-Sk...

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April 21, 2022 34 min

Learn to use the industry’s only consumer lighting magazine to define personal style, see the latest trends, and create a seamless sales process. Hundreds of thousands of consumers request this every year and it’s free in ALA showrooms. Are you using it to its full potential? Tim Stumm, creative director at Z-Lite, joins Raelle and Liz to discuss how consumers and showrooms can best utilize the 2022 issue of Lighting magazine.

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March 28, 2022 32 min

Integrated homes are coming.  How fast? What do you need to know when picking smart devices and lighting for your home? The Consortium for Energy Efficiency has been evaluating smart home products for years. Alice Rosenberg will tell us what to look for. Join Raelle Bell and Liz Ware with the American Lighting Association for this enlightening conversation!

 

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Alice Rosenberg is a Principal Program Manager at Consortium ...

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February 21, 2022 35 min

Renovating your lighting is an exciting project. Your home will look so good when it’s done. But before you break out your checkbook, you should have a heart-to-heart with a professional. Join Raelle Bell and Liz Ware with the American Lighting Association as they chat with Laurie Gross, CLC, president of Gross Electric, and Bob Warmbold, CLC, owner of Accent Lighting, about what lighting professionals should ask when a potential c...

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January 24, 2022 33 min

Bright light at night can cause sleep disorders and other health concerns. But electric light can also be the solution to keeping our circadian rhythms on track. Join Raelle Bell and Liz Ware with the American Lighting Association as they chat with Mark Rea and Jennifer Brons from the Mount Sinai Light and Health Research Center about how bad lighting can have a negative impact on our health. This episode is sponsored by HINKLEY.

 

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January 18, 2022 51 sec

The American Lighting Association is proud to announce the launch of its new podcast "That's Brilliant!" Join us as we talk to experts about new lighting technology, design and business - you know, cool things about lighting you'll want to know.

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