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Lighting an Urban Oasis

In the 1800s, the great landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead recognized that access to open lawns, pathways, water, and groves of trees was a critical element of wellbeing for people living in cities; places which were often crowded, unhealthy and polluted. He revolutionized park development and landscape design in America, creating some of our most
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Spotlight on: Canyons

Slot canyons – narrow, tall channels carved through otherwise solid rock – can be found anywhere in the world but are particularly numerous in Arizona and Utah. Formed over millennia by water and wind, these elegant, winding gorges in the earth are nature at its finest, and an iconic symbol of the American Southwest. What
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A Polluting Industrial Relic Transformed into a Model of Sustainability

What happens when you mix an abandoned industrial site, thoughtful design and stunning harbor views? You get an award-winning community space; a model for cities looking to combine green design with multi-use public areas. Meet the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. What was once a desolate, inaccessible landscape of
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Important Considerations for Lighting a Bridge

There has been a welcome momentum in improving pedestrian access throughout the built environment.  From simple rights-of-way connecting disparate pedestrian thoroughfares through cities, to the increasing presence of shared-use paths on highways, we have entered an age where the sole focus is no longer just automobiles; all travelers are considered. Relatedly, designers are interested in
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Elevating Workspaces: Microsoft Treehouses

Everyone knows happy employees are productive employees. And no industry has embraced this fact more completely than tech. In fact, it’s a virtual arms race to see who can make their employees the happiest. Free food. Massages. Concierge service. Whatever it takes to recruit and retain the top talent. While many companies try to create
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Integrating Lighting with Wildlife

The need for “Turtle-Friendly Amber” lights has been well-documented and well-deployed.  Up and down coasts home to sea turtle breeding grounds, great steps have been made to ensure that the hatchlings are protected from light pollution. To be Wildlife-Certified, the LED must produce a spectral distribution between the 590-610 nanometer wavelength. If you’ve ever seen
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Recap: LIGHTFAIR 2018

We had a great week at LIGHTFAIR International in Chicago earlier this month — thank you to everyone who visited our booth!  We loved hearing about your projects and discussing how KLIK products can solve design challenges. Evolution of KLIK USA Booth We received lots of great questions from visitors — below is a recap
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Illumination fit for Frank Lloyd Wright

Opened in 1964, the Gammage Memorial Auditorium on the campus of Arizona State University is one of the very last commissions Frank Lloyd Wright undertook before his death. Based on a never-produced design for an opera house he originally conceptualized for the king of Iraq, the ASU Gammage is instantly recognizable as a Wright building
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