September 26, 2012

5 Steps to Mall Lighting

Once you’ve seen one shopping center, you’ve seen a mall. Puns aside, what makes ‘em all not look the same, and how do you create a definite nighttime and indoor identity to the shopping center that you are designing? These 5 key lighting strategies have proven to be successful.

August 17, 2012

August 5, 2012

Fixtures Living Glendale

Oculus Light Studio is looking forward to designing the new Fixtures Living showroom at the Glendale Galleria in collaboration with FITCH! See you there in the fall of 2013!

July 19, 2012

July 11, 2012

IALD LED Downlight Presentation Next Week

Come join us next week at Lighting Design Alliance for an exciting IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers) Event about LED downlights. It is a PechaKucha-style presentation where a several lighting manufacturer’s representatives each have exactly 5 minutes to present the best features of their LED downlights.

June 27, 2012

Oculus Principal Archit Jain in LD+A Magazine

Archit was recently featured in Lighting Design + Application magazine this June. The topic was to describe the piece of public works or infrastructure architecture in Los Angeles that you would most like to light. Archit describes lighting the 105-100 freeway interchange…

May 10, 2012

LP West Fixture Concept

It is not everyday that the product and design director for Louis Poulsen Lighting drops by your office.  Luckily we had a few days’ notice that Flemming Hald was coming so we had time to prepare an ambush!   When our favorite manufacturer’s representative Anne Frederiksen and Flemming came by, they thought they were coming to get our reaction to several new fixtures in development at Louis Pouslen. Little did they know that they would be walking into an unsolicited design pitch from Oculus!  As we presented our concept for fixture we called “LP West”, we could see a funny glint in Flemming’s eye and a crooked smile starting to form.


April 26, 2012

Lighting Designers’ Must-See Seminars at Lightfair 2012

With Lightfair happening in Las Vegas next week, which of the many different seminars should you see? recently posted recommendations from several different lighting designers. Oculus Light Studio Principal Archit Jain recommends Glenn Shrum’s seminar called “Sensory Enlightenment: Light Art and Lighting Design.”


March 18, 2012

Don’t Gamble on Casino Design

Don’t Gamble on Casino Design–Collaboration is a Safe Bet

Our very own Scott Hatton will be giving on talk on casino lighting design with Jeremy Windle of Lighting Design Alliance and Phil Treinen of Genesis Associates. Lighting and interior designers collaborate on projects all the time, but how can designers capitalize on these partnerships?

February 20, 2012

Oculus excited to be working with AKA!

Oculus Light Studio has recently been appointed to design the lighting for new AKA luxury extended hotel in Beverly Hills CA.  AKA blends the style and sophistication of a boutique hotel with the space and luxury of a fully appointed condominium.  Oculus will be working with Koning Eizenberg in collaboration with Asfour Guzy Architects and  Pamela Burton & Company Landscape Architects.  The project will update the Crescent Apartments finished in 2006 and feature a newly renovated exterior façade, lobby, business center, fitness center, landscaped terrace, and new penthouse suites.


January 15, 2012

What’s in a Name?

Why Oculus Light Studio?

Oculus is Latin for eye. It is also a circular aperture that allows light into a space (

Since lighting design is a very visual profession and our job is to decide where the light allowing apertures go, the two meanings of the word suit a lighting design firm well. Realizing that there is more to lighting design that just locating lights, the eye represents both observation and perception – both important aspects of what we do.