Life Changing Lighting Tips with Doug Walter – 8.15.2023
In this episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks to Doug Walter from https://www.dougwalterarchitects.com/ about lighting. Find out how simply changing the types of bulbs you use could increase the resale value of your home.
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1:52 Most houses are poorly lit
4:27 Good lighting is needed most in the kitchen
4:58 3000° kelvin is a very pleasant temperature for light
5:59 The bulb aisle at Home Depot can be intimmidating
6:52 LEDs really became commercially available aound 2012
7:38 Parabolic analyzed reflector bulbs
8:00 Narrow Flood is one of Doug Walter’s favorite light bulbs
8:36 Watts vs lumen vs footcandles
10:35 Most lighting designers are guessing
15:23 Good lighting in the kitchen could save a finger
17:07 Foot candle app
19:20 Manipulating circadian rhythms
21:21 12% of Americans have severe vision loss. What happens to our eyes as we age?
24:00 What is the ideal light?
26:36 Real light meters vs light meter apps
34:45 Neighbors with the same model house wonder what they did wrong
40:54 Bad lighting on commercial properties has led to many lawsuits
41:49 Lighting is an art and a science,
46:22 Doug Walter has taught classes for the National Kitchen and Bath Association and shared his knowledge at many conferences
48:03 The 1st step to improving your lighting is to put a light meter app on your phone