Transform Your Space with Purposeful Lighting

Lighting Design


Designing a beautiful home is about more than choosing the right color palettes and furniture—lighting plays a vital role as well. Lighting should highlight architectural features, bring attention to high-end furnishings and make colors stand out. That same lighting also serves to enhance your everyday life, boosting your mood and helping you accomplish important tasks. Hire a professional to optimize your lighting design and control for a luxurious lifestyle and residence.

Why hire a lighting designer?

Employing an independent lighting designer and Lutron installer may seem like an odd choice for homeowners in River Oaks and Houston, TX that have relied on electrical engineers and interior designers to take care of their lighting needs in the past. But when you make lighting a secondary job for others, it becomes an afterthought in your home. A lighting designer masters technical, scientific and stylistic fields to deliver bespoke solutions for their clients.

  • Experts on the latest cutting-edge home lighting automation technology through ongoing training
  • Refined techniques transform invisible light into dynamic architectural design
  • Special training on physics, optics, electricity, codes and environmental impact
  • Equipment costs reduced through competitive bids and manufacturer partnerships
  • Initial cost analysis outlines lighting techniques that will reduce equipment and labor costs
  • Detail-minded staff craft innovative designs attuned to your home and lifestyle needs

What is Circadian Lighting?


Various sectors, from healthcare to corporate, have begun to explore the potential benefits of lighting that follow the natural sleep/wake cycles of the human body. Known as circadian lighting, these strategically designed systems may have the power to positively affect people’s health, alertness, productivity, and more.

The concept of circadian lighting follows that of the human circadian rhythm, a 24-hour internal clock. The area of the brain called the hypothalamus controls each person’s circadian rhythm by receiving signals from the eyes that report when it’s daytime and nighttime. The hypothalamus, in turn, controls the amount of melatonin released to correlate sleepiness with darkness and alertness with lightness.

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Research has indicated that light affects both our visual and non-visual systems and that electric light can impact circadian rhythm. Circadian lighting is the concept that electric light can be used to support human health by minimizing the effect of electric light on the human circadian rhythm. Scientists have discovered that long-term exposure to certain wavelengths of blue light at a specific intensity can have a negative impact on melatonin production. The concept of using light to influence human circadian rhythm is a relatively new one in the lighting industry: all aspects of this exciting new topic are still being studied, and the current data is still in its infancy. At present, there are three electric light approaches to implementing a circadian lighting system: intensity tuning, color tuning, and stimulus tuning.
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Intensity Tuning

Intensity tuning is the most familiar and cost-effective solution to circadian lighting. Fixtures maintain a fixed correlated color temperature (CCT) while the intensity (brightness) of the fixture is adjusted, through a controlled dimming system, to correlate with time of day. Light fixtures are set to a lower intensity in the early morning, transition to a higher intensity as the day progresses, and reduce to a lower intensity in the evening.
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Color Tuning

Color tuning involves changing the light intensity and CCT to mimic the daytime/nighttime cycle. We experience cooler color temperatures (ranging from 4000K up to about 10,000K) when the sun is highest in the sky and people are typically most alert during the day. Therefore, cooler CCTs are used in spaces and during times when it’s appropriate to promote alertness and attention. Warmer color temperatures (ranging from < 2700K to 3500K) represent daylight hours when the sun is rising and setting when people are falling asleep or waking up. Circadian lighting systems are set to adjust based on the CCT we typically observe at any given time of the day.
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Stimulus Tuning

Stimulus tuning is lighting technology that replaces the “bad blue” with “good blue” light wavelengths. This circadian lighting approach more closely mimics the daylight spectrum. Stimulus tuning light fixtures can be programmed to reduce blue light wavelengths during the evening/nighttime hours to limit melatonin suppression without changing the CCT. Similar to color tuning, this lighting approach is most effective when paired with intensity tuning.

Color Temperatures at a Glance


Lighting Tones

1,700 K

Red lighting reminiscent of a match flame offers a calming effect in the evening.

2,700 - 3,300 K

Elevate warm interior colors and wood finishes with warm, soft white lighting.

4,100 - 4,150 K

Stay focused on tasks in workspaces or kitchens with cool, white lighting.

5,500 - 6,000 K

Enjoy vertical daylight hues in the afternoon to stimulate your mood and décor.

6,500 K

Deliver lighting in main living areas with hues reminiscent of overcast skies.

15,000 - 27,000 K

Reserve clear blue lighting for activities that require ample energy or focus.

1,850 K

Craft the perfect date night light with romantic candlelit or sunset hues.

3,000 K

Facilitate relaxation with neutral white lighting while reading in the family room.

5,000 K

Employ crisp-white daylight hues to highlight artwork and bolster security.

6,200 K

Blue-white light mimics natural sunlight and delivers bright, energizing illumination.

6,500 - 10,500 K

Turn to blue hues for hyper-focused task lighting in your primary workspaces.
  • 1,700 K

    Red lighting reminiscent of a match flame offers a calming effect in the evening.
  • 2,700 - 3,300 K

    Elevate warm interior colors and wood finishes with warm, soft white lighting.
  • 4,100 - 4,150 K

    Stay focused on tasks in workspaces or kitchens with cool, white lighting.
  • 5,500 - 6,000 K

    Enjoy vertical daylight hues in the afternoon to stimulate your mood and décor.
  • 6,500 K

    Deliver lighting in main living areas with hues reminiscent of overcast skies.
  • 15,000 - 27,000 K

    Reserve clear blue lighting for activities that require ample energy or focus.
  • 1,850 K

    Craft the perfect date night light with romantic candlelit or sunset hues.
  • 3,000 K

    Facilitate relaxation with neutral white lighting while reading in the family room.
  • 5,000 K

    Employ crisp-white daylight hues to highlight artwork and bolster security.
  • 6,200 K

    Blue-white light mimics natural sunlight and delivers bright, energizing illumination.
  • 6,500 - 10,500 K

    Turn to blue hues for hyper-focused task lighting in your primary workspaces.
Lighting Tones

1,700 K

Match flames & low-pressure sodium lamps

2,700 - 3,300 K

Incandescent lamps & soft-white flourescent lamps

4,100 - 4,150 K

Moonlight; cool-white lamps

5,500 - 6,000 K

Vertical daylight

6,500 K

Daylight; overcast fluorescent lamps

15,000 - 27,000 K

Daylight; overcast fluorescent lamps

1,850 K

Candle Flame, sunrise, sunset

3,000 K

Warm-white fluorescent lamos

5,000 K

Horizon daylight

6,200 K

Xenon short-arc lamp

6,500 - 10,500 K

LCD or CRT Screen
  • 1,700 K

    Match flames & low-pressure sodium lamps
  • 2,700 - 3,300 K

    Incandescent lamps & soft-white flourescent lamps
  • 4,100 - 4,150 K

    Moonlight; cool-white lamps
  • 5,500 - 6,000 K

    Vertical daylight
  • 6,500 K

    Daylight; overcast fluorescent lamps
  • 15,000 - 27,000 K

    Daylight; overcast fluorescent lamps
  • 1,850 K

    Candle Flame, sunrise, sunset
  • 3,000 K

    Warm-white fluorescent lamos
  • 5,000 K

    Horizon daylight
  • 6,200 K

    Xenon short-arc lamp
  • 6,500 - 10,500 K

    LCD or CRT Screen

Essential Layers of Light


You risk strained eyesight, obtrusive shadows and rigid spaces with a one-tone lighting design. Leverage ambient, task and accent lighting for a visually balanced and flexible space.
Ambient Light
Illuminate the entire room with soft lighting from natural sunlight, recessed ceiling lights or pendants.
Task Lighting
Special pendant, desk or under-cabinet lights provide bright, focused illumination for specific activities.
Accent Lighting
Highlight artwork, photos and architectural details with lighting three times brighter than ambient fixtures.
  • Daytime

    Keep to your workday schedule with a “Daytime” lighting scene that automatically activates at 9 am every day. As you head into your home office, bright white-blue ambient lights and desk lights greet you for optimal focus and concentration.

  • Bedtime

    As you head to bed at the end of the day, prepare for restorative sleep with a “Bedtime” lighting scene you can activate from a bedside remote or tablet. Not only do lights dim gradually, but they switch to a warm, orange hue that induces relaxation.

  • Entertaining

    Entertain in style with a “Party” lighting scene that activates lights in the kitchen and living room to a white-blue hue that keeps guests energized throughout the night. Add landscape lighting to the scene to encourage guests to gravitate to your beautiful outdoor spaces.

  • Movie Night

    Transform your theater into the perfect viewing environment with a “Movie Night” lighting scene on your handheld remote or touchpad that dims recessed lights and decorative sconces while turning on floor track lighting for safe movement during the movie.

Architectural Fixtures


For a successful layered lighting design to work, you’ll want to incorporate a wide range of lighting fixtures throughout your space rather than relying solely on canned ceiling lighting. Through a mixture of high-end pendants, downlights and track lights, our designers ensure even, layered lighting that adds depth and beauty to your home while facilitating all your everyday tasks. Explore how each model has a role in enhancing your overall space.
  • Linear Pendants

    Design-Forward Lighting
    Pendant lights available in a wide range of colors and finishes add a spark to your décor while supporting ambient or task lighting needs. Transform your interior design through elegant fixtures hanging from the ceiling or within a track light system.
  • Downlights

    Illumination without Clutter
    Downlights are primarily used for ambient lighting, though they’re also used for task or accent lighting in some applications. Recessed or flush mounted in the ceiling, they’re available in round or square trims to match your décor.
  • Retrofit Downlights

    Remodel without Limitations
    Replace outdated lighting fixtures seamlessly with retrofit downlights featuring low-profile designs that fit into most standard recessed housing. Select from our collection of high-end tunable LED fixtures available in round or square trims.
  • Track lighting

    Bright, Versatile Spotlights
    Track lighting offers a flexible solution for your home’s accent and task lighting needs. Install adjustable spotlights on a track or rail system to showcase artwork or illuminate cabinets. Expand your stylistic choices with straight, round or curved track models.

Lighting Control


Effortless control is vital for unleashing the true potential of your lighting design. Easily manage the diverse fixtures in your home to develop beautiful layering while maintaining a uniform feel throughout with a smart home lighting system. Take advantage of a centralized approach to your lighting that not only yields intuitive, tailor-made control from your devices of choice but also results in a streamlined installation for a beautiful, clutter-free space.

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Interfaces

High-end lighting control systems feature personalized interfaces available on dedicated touchpads or mobile apps. Approach lighting your way with easy-to-use graphic menus that show the status of lights in each room and let you make changes with a simple button tap. Adjust intensity, color and color temperature for fixtures individually or as groups, then save your favorite settings and pull them up at any time with ease.
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Processor

The processor is the heart of your lighting control system, facilitating communication between your control devices and fixtures. Having a high-end processor ensures clear, uninterrupted communication without any lag. Efficient communication means as soon as you input a command—no matter the source—you get an immediate and accurate response. During the initial design stage, our lighting experts determine which model best fits your needs based on its bandwidth and processing power.
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Dimming Panels

What makes a professional lighting control system stand out is its centralized control using dimmer panels. All dimming and control capabilities are routed through these remote panels that are installed out of sight in an equipment room or utility closet. Dimmer panels reduce wall clutter in individual rooms, cut down on the wiring infrastructure, allow for more complex programming capabilities and minimize the need for power boosters while also controlling fans and motors.
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Smart Dimmers/Switches

Reduce your wall acne even further with smart dimmers and switches that incorporate complex commands and scenes. These luxury keypads replace banks of switches and dimmers to streamline your décor. Improve convenience with keypads that offer instant access to scenes, let you manage lights throughout the house and offer combined dimmer and switch control in one housing. Explore models fit for any décor with flush-mounted solutions featuring matte, metal or glass finishes in plentiful colors.

Craft a Beautiful Space with Light

Outfit your home with professional lighting design and control for illumination that ushers a new level of luxury into your every day. From design to installation, our lighting experts deliver white-glove service and unprecedented quality.
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