Lighting has always been a load of fun for me. This week we had fun attending a nighttime product demo. It was a great time getting together with others in the industry to eat, drink, talk, and learn. The evening was capped off with a short walk to a church where some powerful color-changing LED fixtures were on display - illuminating the church's tower and steeple.
That's when the evening went from just fun to totally amazing.
A woman who lived in the neighborhood came outside to talk to us. She began to share - through tears - that seeing the light on the church had given her hope when she had none. (This has been a really rough week for many people.)
Light. Brought. Hope.
Let that sink in for a minute...
As lighting designers, we are working in a medium that is so powerful. When we are designing, we have an awesome responsibility and opportunity at our fingertips. Light is a tool that can build bridges and bring people together. It can make us smile. It can give us hope.
We are not just here to make sure there are plenty of footcandles on the desk. That part of our job is just dandy, and we can do it really, really well.
But what drives the Envision Lighting Design team is our knowledge and understanding of how important light really is!
Lisa J. Reed, lighting designer and Principal at Envision Lighting Design, LLC