LytePod by Lytei

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Sam Koerbel from Lytei brings you the honest truth -- conversations you want to hear about architectural lighting! Learn and be inspired. Featuring the creative minds of the industry: from designers to manufacturers, innovators, and professors - learn about their habits, ideas, accomplishments, and more.

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EPISODE LIST
Apr 8, 2021
Millionaires, Billionaires and how they live - it's a wild ride and an even crazier place to work. Go behind the curtain with Anne Kustner - President of AKLD Lighting Desing, Gregg Mackell - Principal at 186 Group, and Lana Nathe Principal and Light Insi…
Mar 25, 2021
There is a constant push and pull with priorities in life. Are you working full time to explore your passion and raising kids? Whether you're a mom or dad the pressure to always perform has become increasingly difficult to show up for, be present, and not…
Mar 11, 2021
The landscape of how people are engaging and selling took a 180 in the last 12 months but one thing hasn't changed - we still have two ears and one mouth that should be used proportionally.  Steve Nicola, VP of Sales at Nuilte, talks about what his t…
Mar 4, 2021
Before LED was a thing before anyone was paying attention to it Ann Reo had an idea that became iO Lighting and opened the opportunity for new form factors and innovation. Learn more about what it took to be a pioneer with new technology and how following…
Feb 18, 2021
 Be inspired to make sure what you're doing will spark joy in your life. Every career can and should be driven with opportunity and passion. Josie Wratten is an Entrepreneur with two decades of lighting design experience and continues to make sure th…
Feb 4, 2021
The constant movement and change throughout lighting might relate to things other industries, and sports more than you might think. Sean O' Connor talks through his childhood passion for surfing and how he still carries this part of life with him through …
Jan 28, 2021
Here are 23 minutes that will inspire you to take a break. Pritchard Peck Lighting was founded by two moms with kids at home and on the way. With a mission to own a business and be an award-winning design group, their family first mentality has built a cu…
Jan 21, 2021
Presidential Debates have a lot of conversation around them, this one skips politics and talk about the lighting on them. Jim Tetlow, President of Nautilis Entertainment Design (N.E.D.) walks through what it is like to light film & television sets and…
Jan 14, 2021
There are three things that have to work in harmony to run a design firm, Patrick Quigley Lighting Design Principal at Desing Workshop will tell you about all of them too! After running a lighting design firm for nearly 35 years and successfully mentoring…
Dec 17, 2020
Did you know every HLB office started thanks to love in the air? Listen to this final conversation with Barbara as she talks about how HLB lighting Desing has grown to what it is today. It was always important to put the employees first and build a cultur…
Dec 10, 2020
Have you ever realized how transformative light can be? Barbara Horton, CO-CEO of HLB Lighting design shares her thoughts about light as a medium and what it's like to be a professional lighting designer. You might be surprised and excited to learn more a…
Dec 3, 2020
Barbara Horton, CO-CEO at HLB Lighting Design, got started as an accidental tourist in the lighting industry, then spent the next 40 years collaborating and working with a team of Principals to grow HLB to what it is today. She has been dedicated to creat…
Nov 26, 2020
Daylight is the optimal light source. It's available in abundance, dynamic, and has the power to transform a space. Rob Guglielmetti, Senior Lighting Specialist at View breaks down the power behind Daylight and why and how it should be a part of every des…
Nov 19, 2020
The knowledge of the lighting industry must be learned, retained, and passed on. Take some time to reflect on those who have helped you along the way and how you've found yourself giving back. Thomas Paterson, Director of Lux Populi will take you on a jou…
Nov 4, 2020
The LED revolution changed the way light was delivered to a space. Take a peek behind the curtain with the CEO of Selux Corporation, Peter Stanway to get an inside perspective as to what a manufacturer must to do remain relevant in 2020. What was once an …
Oct 29, 2020
Women in lighting design (W.I.L.D.) started as a get-together in NYC back in the 90's - today it has grown to a prominent organization that strives to create a space where Women and Men can come together in the AEC industry. Kelly Roberts, Studio Director…
Oct 22, 2020
Starting a business in any discipline of design often requires sleepless nights, heavily discounted services, and a tremendous amount of passion and persistence. Steven Rosen, President and Creative Director of Available light walks through how his wife w…
Oct 14, 2020
Lighting design doesn't always require expensive solutions, rather something that is well-curated to help create an exquisite environment. Dan Weissman, Senior Associate & Director of Lam Lambs at Lam Partners will take you on a journey of discover le…
Oct 8, 2020
Just like a fun outfit on date night - Lighting can dress up any space and make it special and memorable. Jennifer Sanborn senior associate at Lam Partners talks about how light can create empathy and emotion with a tip of the hat to a fundamental design …
Oct 1, 2020
How does lighting make it from point A to point B? The channels of distribution! Ira Rothman, Vp of sales at APEX Lighting solutions talks about the Academy of Sciences that the Greeks created and how lighting distribution has a few similarities. 
Sep 16, 2020
Taking a fresh approach to design often leads to innovative results. David Ghatan, President of CM Kling & Associates, Past President IALD, talks about what the focus should be when it comes to manufacturing luminaires moving forward. Enjoy his insigh…
Sep 10, 2020
Cutting corners and VE can often actually cost more money. There is great value in a one name spec that's coordinated and transparent. Matt Seconi, Founder and Principal of Moxie Lighting talks about why the best option might not be the cheapest one. …
Sep 3, 2020
Lighting Agents are like gas stations, they are a necessary part of the supply chain to gain access to information. Matt Seconi, Founder and Principal of MOXIE New York City talks about how they are a brand-centric lighting agency that will grow in new an…
Aug 20, 2020
Brighter Day's and Darker nights. CO-FOUNDER and VP of Research at BIOS, Robert Soler talks about what it takes to make a lighting system that can stimulate the circadian system in humans.  He also explains the metrics that are in place to measure th…
Aug 12, 2020
A buzz word turned scientific, circadian lighting has an effect on our livelihood. Join Robert Soler, Co-founder and CP of research at BIOS as we dive into what it means to have brighter days and darker nights. Electric light has so many benefits to the b…
Aug 5, 2020
Learn more about a lighting design firm that 'doesn't have a single office and never has. Andrea Hartranft, Founding Principal of Hartranft Lighting Design talks about how she built her business around fearlessness and humility. Along the way, she hired p…
Jul 28, 2020
Touchless buildings, automated climate control, and lights that make you feel good are all great ideas; but how do we build a space that can successfully implement all of this? Join Jay Wratten VP at WSP fro SMART building strategy on a data journey throu…
Jul 2, 2020
Let's talk about Virtual Reality and 6 degrees of freedom. You've seen it in arcades and the gaming industry for decades, but now it's headed for the world of architecture and design. Josh Miller, Illumination Engineer at Acuity Brands dives into VR, the …
Jun 18, 2020
The future is now and virtual reality has made some considerable progress to allow the architectural design community to consider it as a design tool. Listen to Josh Miller, Illumination Engineer at Acuity Brands Luminaire Concept Center Discuss how VR ca…
Jun 3, 2020
Specifying a dynamic system isn't easy. Lighting design often takes into account what it is you wish to see along with the neurological and physiological impacts of human beings. Enjoy this conversation about how lighting can totally be sexy with Lisa Bar…
May 27, 2020
Luminous surfaces and a point source of light don't seem like they would end up doing the same thing, but this conversation with Brad Koerner, VP of Product Development & Innovation at CIMA offers up the suggestion that they can not only co-exist but …
May 14, 2020
Join Chris Slaughter, a former lighting designer, luminaire innovator, and now rep in a conversation about holistic lighting. It begins with the concept of design both in luminaries and the built environment but requires more than ever as the chaos builds…
May 7, 2020
With 37 years of professional design experience, Charles Stone, President of Fisher Marantz Stone (FMS), discusses why you can never stop learning.       Beyond the fact that learning is fun, the ability to perform but be pat…
Apr 16, 2020
Kevin Frary, Associate Principle at Fisher Marantz Stone (FMS) shares a story about his 20 years in design and talks about the state of the profession in 2020. While many things have changed as it relates to technology, deadlines and real-time collaborati…
Apr 9, 2020
As technology and the design process has evolved, Chip discusses how difficult it has become to design within a lighting budget. He points out that the distribution system for architectural lighting has not changed in over 40 years but it needs to. While …
Mar 26, 2020
Overnight success only took 28 years! Chip Isreal, CEO + Founder of the Lighting Design Alliance has spent nearly three decades building an independent lighting design firm. With a project portfolio that has LDA's work around the world, Chip talks about w…
Mar 13, 2020
Gary talks about what a 3D printer has the capabilities to do and why it has become a viable solution for luminaire design and manufacturing. In what might seem like unchartered territory he brings up several examples of how 3D printing is changing other …
Mar 6, 2020
Gary Trott, the founder of Interplay lighting,  has 30 years of experience as an innovator in architectural lighting.  He has led multiple new ideas from concept through product development and has a passion that rivals most when it comes to cre…
Feb 28, 2020
Rachel talks about the reality of where we are at with circiadian lighting systems, what we know and what's still to be determined.  With a technical background in lighting and 15 years of experience, she points out that while things like equivalent …
Feb 5, 2020
Howard talks about how giving back, volunteering and standing up for what you believe in. Listen and learn about why unpaid opportunities are really what matters in life. Listen till the end to hear about his wife, Melanie, too. 
Jan 29, 2020
Howard shares his advice after 60 years as a professional lighting designer. Learn about how he approached life, and how he went on a 30-day safari in Africa to test his skills as a world-class hunter. 
Nov 23, 2019
Gregg shares a special story on how he ended up involved on a project that was once in a lifetime, reminding us all you never know where the next opportunity will come from. 
Nov 23, 2019
Addie talks Lighting Design, how the first three years were the hardest so far, her habits, how to unify a design team and hold your spec. Plus, a quick conversation on transparent pricing - why it doesn't exist, but why it should. 
Nov 23, 2019
CJ talks about what it means to be your own boss, and how nearly 2 decades of experience was a critical part of her success when she created her own design firm, Spark Lab. Recorded on Location at the IALD conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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