[EPISODE] Wait Until Dark
On tonight’s show we will be talking to lighting expert Kyle Ray from AG Electrical Supply Co. Kyle and I will shed some light of the tremendous progress in the lighting industry. We are going to talk about LED lighting, recessed housings, lighting design concepts and how to select the best fixtures.
We will also discuss lighting design. How we keep them safe and clean, and what types of material are the most durable for public spaces.
Most importantly, for both our homes and the buildings we live in – how we can make them a sense of pride through the design process.
David begins tonight’s show describing the natural beauty he experienced on his vacation in Monument Valley. He muses about the magic of being in the valley under the moonlight and countless stars. David finds inspiration in the light and reflects on how humans have tried to create their own light throughout history. He connects the history of light to our modern experience of light within our homes and in the world around us.
Kyle Ray joins the show to offer his take on beauty and lighting. Kyle defines beauty as that which makes you feel at home. Kyle shares how he became a second generation family business owner and how his father founded their business. David and Kyle then break down the different types of light fixtures, light bulbs, and how each functions. Kyle explains how homeowners can make decisions to optimize light and energy saving.
David and Kyle end their conversation by considering the differences between ambient, task, and accent lighting. They discuss where each type fits best in the home. Kyle describes trimless recessed LED lighting and why it makes for a quality design choice. David brings up lighting housing and how it has changed in recent years. Kyle discusses dimmers choices and his interest in decorative fixtures.
David and Kyle wrap up the show by answering some of the listener’s questions about lighting. Kyle offers tips on which light bulbs to purchase based on lumens instead of wattage. We learn how to meet your light needs while making sure not to overheat your fixture. Kyle also shares ways to save on energy with timers or smart home technology.