Why Choose Us

We Know Lighting

Doreen Le May Madden, Founder/Designer of Lux Lighting Design, is renowned in the design industry for using state of the art proven technology for creating beautiful, functional and efficient lighting environments. She is a nationally Certified Lighting Designer and has received numerous awards from many organizations for Excellence in Lighting Design. Doreen has served as a judge throughout the years for local and national technological and architectural competitions and has been a popular speaker at conferences for IES, BSA, ASLA, IIDA, ASID, as well as other special events.

Architects top choice

Professionals in the architectural and design communities work with Lux Lighting Design due to the presentation of extensive design concepts, lighting product knowledge, and its design philosophy of timeless looks that use newer efficient products.

Award Winning

Doreen Le May Madden, founder of Lux, has received numerous awards over the years for Excellence in Lighting Design from the Illuminating Engineering Society and GE Lighting for her commercial, residential and exterior lighting projects. ConTech Lighting awarded her Outstanding Creative Lighting Designer. Doreen is the recipient of all Silver and Gold PRISM awards from the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston and Cape Cod for Innovative Lighting Design over the past years.


Lux Lighting Design has been featured in numerous publications, including Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Cape Cod and Islands Home, This Old House, Museum Store, Banker and Tradesman, New England Real Estate Journal, Residential Lighting, Audio/Video Interiors, Virginia Builders, Boston Home, New England Home and Boston Magazine, for her knowledge and beautiful designs.


Doreen is currently the National Chair for Residential Lighting for the IES. She is also on the IES Healthcare and Hospitality committees. She is a member and certified with the American Lighting Association and the National Council of Qualified Lighting Professionals. Membership also includes Boston Society of Architects, American Society of Interior Designers, International Interior Design Association, International Association of Lighting Designers, Builders and Remodelers Association, and the Green Hotels Association.


Doreen’s innovative and timeless lighting design was showcased on PBS’ “ This Old House” Watertown MA project. She has been a guest on Martha’s Vineyard Plum TV “ Morning Show” numerous times and has had radio interviews with WMAL , PBS, Spotlight, and NEREJRadio, to name a few. She was interviewed and her work was featured in - “Perspectives on Design in New England” as a leading design professional by Panache. She was also interviewed and published in the book “Creating Curb Appeal” for her major contribution to the Lighting Chapter by Schiffer publications.

Our Process

  • Review and Analysis
  • Construction Plans
  • Implementation
  • Finale

The first stage begins with a review and analysis of full architectural plans to determine important architectural features that should be highlighted. Meetings with the client(s) are important to include discussion of preferences and aversions, visual acuities, usage of each space, impressions that are desired, “feelings” that each area is to evoke, exterior lighting requirements, and other details that may be relevant to the project. Review of colors, finishes and furniture plans are helpful to ensure appropriate placement of fixtures and to provide appropriate light levels and effects in key areas. Features of the lighting that we specify are determined by structural details provided on the plans and on site, energy efficiency, and code requirements. Architectural details are coordinated with the design and builder teams to accommodate integral lighting to structural elements, where desirable. When this information is gathered, a customized conceptual plan is prepared for client review, understanding, and approval of the complete design intent for lighting and interior details.

Final drawings are provided for interior and exterior lighting plans with specific details tailored to the project’s needs. All architectural and decorative lighting products are specified for aesthetics and full functionality with technicalities scheduled, such as, load calculations, load designations for lighting control and scene design and type of light sources used throughout, such as LED, incandescent, fluorescent, and halogen. Custom designed control system controls provide the client with all capabilities tuned to their lifestyle and preferences. Our thorough documentation prepares the contractor(s) for more efficient implementation.

During construction, site visits and consulting are required for us to be current on existing conditions of structural details, to provide any additional or new information for suitable implementation of the design intent.

The “finale” is one of the most important stages not to be overlooked. This finishing stage consists of reviewing all details that may need light source or lens modifications, aiming, and any adjustments when all interior elements are in place. These adjustments are thought of as the “finishing touches” for all lighting and design details to be exactly right.


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