10 episodes

Your Lighting Lady provides fun, inspiring ideas and practical advice to help you improve and enhance the lighting in your home, because everyone deserves great lighting what ever your budget! Learn new technologies that exist in lighting today, tricks and tips you can use in your own space, and a look into the latest home lighting trends. Hosted by Josie Wratten, who uses her two decades of lighting design experience to provide simple ways you can have lighting you love!

Your Lighting Lady Josie Wratten

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Your Lighting Lady provides fun, inspiring ideas and practical advice to help you improve and enhance the lighting in your home, because everyone deserves great lighting what ever your budget! Learn new technologies that exist in lighting today, tricks and tips you can use in your own space, and a look into the latest home lighting trends. Hosted by Josie Wratten, who uses her two decades of lighting design experience to provide simple ways you can have lighting you love!

    Lighting to Help Your Circadian Rhythm with Robert Soler

    Lighting to Help Your Circadian Rhythm with Robert Soler

    In this episode I had the pleasure of talking to Robert Soler about how circadian or biological lighting in your home can help you live healthier and sleep better.

    Robert is a co-founder of BIOS Lighting, a NASA spinoff that creates human-centric circadian lighting solutions to help human and plant life naturally thrive. Prior to BIOS, his most prominent work was at Kennedy Space Center, where he was the Subject Matter Expert for NASA’s circadian lighting system to synchronize astronauts to a 24-hour cycle on board International Space Station.

    We discussed what your circadian rhythm is, how everyone has a slightly different body clock, and how it's affected by the lighting that we're exposed to throughout the day. The goal of BIOS Lighting is 'brighter days and darker nights'. He explained the best places to have circadian lighting in your home and how to use it effectively.

    You can find out more about BIOS Lighting and the products we talked about at their website: https://bioslighting.com/

    Remember to use this special coupon code that Robert gave us to get 20% off your purchase: lightinglady

    To learn about their research and how you can improve your lighting space check out the BIOS Biological Lighting Institute: https://biosinstitute.org/

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    • 30 min
    Designing Homes for Low Vision with Nancy Clanton

    Designing Homes for Low Vision with Nancy Clanton

    In this episode I had the pleasure of talking to Nancy Clanton about how critical interior design and lighting is for those with low vision.

    Nancy Clanton is the founder and CEO of Clanton & Associates, an award winning lighting design firm specializing in sustainable and regenerative design. She was a part of the Low Vision Design Committee of the National Institute of Building Sciences that developed and published Design Guidelines for the Visual Environment. The guidelines provide specific design recommendations regarding the visual environment in order to afford equal access to all facilities through universal design principles.

    We discussed these guidelines and other design advice to help you or a loved one with low vision safely navigate and enjoy the home. Hear how impaired vision can impact the use of stairs, glass doors and even patterned carpets.

    You can learn more about the Design Guidelines for the Visual Environment at: https://www.nibs.org/files/pdfs/NIBS_LVDP_Guidelines_2015.pdf

    To find out more about Nancy and the work Clanton & Associates does check out her website: https://www.clantonassociates.com/
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    • 32 min
    Where to Splurge and Where to Save in Lighting Your Home

    Where to Splurge and Where to Save in Lighting Your Home

    Design choices are all about balancing when and where you can splurge and where you can save without compromising on quality.

    In this episode I walk through places to personalize your home, creating focal points with statement light fixtures.

    Whether you save or splurge on lighting, always look for good quality. I give 5 things to look out for when selecting LED lights to help you understand what you're buying.

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    If there are topics you'd like me to discuss or lighting questions you'd love answered leave a comment on this episode or send me a DM on Instagram.

    Recommended places to look for lights -

    Where to Splurge:
    Crate and Barrel
    Pottery Barn
    West Elm
    Restoration Hardware
    World Market
    Rejuvenation
    Schoolhouse
    Ylighting
    Serena and Lily
    Lulu and Georgia

    Where to Save:
    IKEA
    Target
    Urban Outfitters
    Home Depot
    Lowes
    Walmart

    Online Stores:
    Wayfair
    Overstock
    Etsy
    Lamps Plus
    Lumens
    All Modern
    Lightology

    • 12 min
    How to Choose a Light Bulb that Meets Your Needs

    How to Choose a Light Bulb that Meets Your Needs

    Are you overwhelmed when looking at the labels on LED light bulbs? Confused about lumens versus wattage or what Kelvin temperature to select?

    Do you wonder when and why you may use incandescent or fluorescent instead of LEDs in your house?

    This episode guides you through the different types of light bulbs you could use in your house, why you should focus on light output not wattage, and other characteristics to consider when choosing your next light bulb.

    Did you enjoy today’s episode? Please subscribe so you don't miss an episode and rate and review to help others find it!

    And remember to follow me for more lighting inspiration on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yourlightinglady/

    If there are topics you'd like me to discuss or lighting questions you'd love answered leave a comment on this episode or send me a DM on Instagram.

    • 11 min
    What to Consider Before Buying Landscape Lighting

    What to Consider Before Buying Landscape Lighting

    Landscape lighting increases your home's curb appeal and enjoyment of using your garden after dark, in addition to helping with safety and security.

    Learn what three things you should consider before you go out and buy new lighting for your landscape.

    Think about the functions in your outdoor spaces and what the purpose is for lighting them.

    The episode also discusses why you should use dark sky friendly light fixtures, and controls that can help save energy and provide different moods depending on what you're doing.

    Did you enjoy today’s episode? Please subscribe so you don't miss an episode and rate and review to help others find it!

    And remember to follow me for more lighting inspiration on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yourlightinglady/

    If there are topics you'd like me to discuss or lighting questions you'd love answered leave a comment on this episode or send me a DM on Instagram.

    • 11 min
    How Lighting Can Help Productivity In Your Home Office

    How Lighting Can Help Productivity In Your Home Office

    Improving the quality of the lighting when you're working from home not only helps with productivity but also improves your wellbeing.
    This episode discusses using daylight to help your circadian rhythm and ways you can best use it in your work space.
    It also gives you practical advice on how and where to use ambient lighting and task lighting, and bonus tips on how to look better on video conferencing!
    Did you enjoy today’s episode? Please subscribe so you don't miss an episode and rate and review it on Apple Podcasts!
    And remember to follow me for more lighting inspiration on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yourlightinglady/
    If there are topics you'd like me to discuss or lighting questions you'd love answered leave a comment on this episode or send me a DM on Instagram.

    • 8 min

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