Chapter 23

Automated Luminaire Types

We eat light, drink it in through our skins. With a little more exposure to light, you feel part of things physically. I like feeling the power of light and space physically because then you can order it materially. Seeing is a very sensuous act; there’s a sweet deliciousness to feeling yourself see something.—James Turrell, artist known for his use of light in art

Like any artist, a lighting designer needs a variety of tools with which to ply the trade. As the saying goes, if the only tool in your toolbox is a hammer, everything begins to look like a nail. The one thing lighting designers most desire is the ability to create looks that have never before been seen. If variety is indeed the spice of life, ...

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