Toolbox: Untangling The History of Christmas Lights

Toolbox: Q&A with Haven Skyy, LC from Kirala Design

iilluminati: Quinn Murph, Pro Design Distribution

Toolbox: Untangling The History of Christmas Lights

Toolbox: Untangling The History of Christmas Lights
Ever wonder where the tradition of decorating with Christmas lights comes from? Tradition aside, this celebration of light during the holiday season can be an inspiration to all. They may even serve as a core memory for people who have been moved by light displays even before realizing they wanted to pursue the art of lighting design. Whether it’s for decorating large Christmas trees or covering iconic buildings, the origin of Christmas lights is certain to open your eyes.
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Toolbox: Q&A with Haven Skyy, LC from Kirala Design

Toolbox: Q&A with Haven Skyy, LC from Kirala Design
Beyond illuminating interiors, lighting can also guide and brighten our career paths. Haven Skyy, co-founder of Kirala Design, exemplifies light’s far-reaching power. Skyy illuminates projects with a unique approach, blending playful designs with big concept ideas. Drawing inspiration from the world around him and his life experiences, Skyy completes lighting projects with precision and a sense of wonder. 
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iilluminati: Quinn Murph, Pro Design Distribution

iilluminati: Quinn Murph, Pro Design Distribution
Light plays a critical role in setting the mood and ambience of a home, all while supporting the everyday activities of residents and their guests. Quinn Murph, sales director of Pro Design Distribution, embraces this notion when planning and designing residential projects. He illuminates function-specific residential spaces with beauty and grace using his brilliant organizational skills and attention to detail.
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The Importance of Light on Health

The Importance of Light on Health
Having proper lighting in both the home and workspace is vitally important—not only for the benefits of functionality and ambience, but also for the health and happiness of those who inhabit these spaces on a regular basis. At Luminii, we have a wide portfolio of products that can give any home or office space the lighting that enhances and supports the space and individuals who interact in that area. Good quality light can support healthier living spaces, in addition to creating the perfect ambiance. Read on to learn more about the importance of light for our health.
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Retail Lighting Trends

Retail Lighting Trends
Contrary to popular belief, online shopping hasn’t completely cornered the market, which is good news for everyone in the retail industry. In fact, according to PwC’s annual consumer report, nearly 40 percent of consumers shop in a physical storefront at least once a week. Despite the ongoing pandemic, shoppers are still looking for an in-person retail experience.
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Something to Smile About: Purifii in Action in a Dental Practice

Something to Smile About: Purifii in Action in a Dental Practice
Dr. Darryl Stich established his dental practice in Brookfield, Wisconsin in 2004. A native to the area, Dr. Stich grew up in Brookfield and followed in his father’s footsteps enrolling at Marquette University School of Dentistry. He served as an officer in the United States Navy, and following a tour in Iraq he returned to Brookfield to continue his career in dentistry. Dr. Stich joined Dr. Glen Theis in establishing a reputation of patient-focused dentistry committed to the highest quality care available.
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Part 3: Purifii™ Upper Air UVGI: Real-World Applications

Part 3: Purifii™ Upper Air UVGI: Real-World Applications
How effective is the Luminii upper air UVGI Luminii system in real-world settings? Luminii developed a calculator, with the help of industry experts, that uses well-established, published methods to calculate disinfection efficiency based on UVGI system inputs. It then estimates the infection risk for a variety of pathogens by applying the Wells-Riley infection risk model.
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Part 2: Purifii™ Upper Air UVGI: Proven Efficacy

Part 2: Purifii™ Upper Air UVGI: Proven Efficacy
Aesthetically pleasing without the potential dangers of mercury — Luminii’s upper air UVGI system is a powerful tool in the “fight” against airborne pathogens like COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), but how does it fare in testing? To prove the efficacy of the Purifii upper air UVGI system, Innovative Bioanalysis, a third-party BSL3 lab, tested the system under laboratory conditions that simulate an interior architectural environment. The lab performed three sets of experiments that demonstrated the system's effectiveness at inactivating COVID-19, including a large reduction in virus present.
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Part 1: Exploring Purifii™ Upper Air UVGI

Part 1: Exploring Purifii™ Upper Air UVGI
How well is COVID-19 transmitted through the air? How long does it remain airborne? What are the best ways to provide healthier air in my business so I can keep my doors open? Over the last year, there have been countless postulates and theories about the behavior of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) particles in the air and on surfaces. Yet there is a growing body of evidence detailing the potential for airborne transmission as the ongoing major factor in the spread of COVID-19.
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Why Quality of Light Matters

Why Quality of Light Matters
At Luminii, we believe that lighting matters. Those are powerful words and can be interpreted in many ways. It isn’t just the application of the lighting that matters, but the LIGHT itself matters. Without light there is no life. Without light, there is no design, no shape, and no dimension. No matter how wonderful an interior design is, if it is not illuminated, it just isn’t visually there. If it is not illuminated properly, it can fall flat. A beautiful landscape is just a dark expanse without light, just as an amazing work of art may as well live in a storage unit without carefully considering the light it's bathed in.
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Spaces: This Cafe Made its Biggest Comeback Ever with PURIFII™

Spaces: This Cafe Made its Biggest Comeback Ever with PURIFII™
The food and beverage sector was one of the hardest hit industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Popular gathering places for families and friends, restaurants, bars, and cafes were forced to adapt to new rules and procedures quickly — from observing strict occupancy limits to meeting PPE requirements.
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Quick Read: Exploring Light & Color with Jon Gasca, Furniture Designer

Quick Read: Exploring Light & Color with Jon Gasca, Furniture Designer
Jon Gasca designs high-end contemporary furniture pieces at STUA, a Spanish furniture design and manufacturing firm renowned for its modern yet timeless collections. His thoughtful and innovative sofas, armchairs, and tables enhance ambiences in residential and commercial spaces, while sustainable approaches to design minimize their environmental impact.
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