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What Tax Credits Are Available for Energy Efficient Buildings?

Danielle Littman |  June 21, 2012

If you are beginning to make a conscious effort in making energy-efficient adjustments to your home or business, you may qualify for federal tax credits if you meet the eligibility requirements. In most cases, commercial buildings can benefit in federal tax deductions of up to $1.80 per square foot by indicating a savings of 50%…


How Much Light Do I Need in a Room?

Danielle Littman |  June 20, 2012

Lighting a space in your home is not always the easiest process, and it is often questioned how much light is necessary within a room, depending on the type of room being lit. There is actually a method one must utilize when designing a lighting plan for your home. First, you must determine the square footage…


Find Your Standout Decorative Kitchen Island Lighting

Danielle Littman |  June 13, 2012

The kitchen is a space in the home that attracts the most people – cooking, eating, working and entertaining are all rolled up into one room in a household and that is why it is an area that should be adequately lit. Kitchen island lighting can be a hit or miss; more often than not…


Olde Brick: Finish of the Decade

Danielle Littman |  June 6, 2012

One of the most fundamental yet essential decisions to make when choosing your light fixtures is the finish of the product. It is a key component of the design and can either enhance or sometimes even minimize the design scheme of your home. There are, of course some finishes that archaic and some that remain…


ET2 Shines a Light on Neo Collection

Danielle Littman |  May 30, 2012

ET2 Lighting’s “Spot-Light of the Month” showcases the fresh and avant-garde Neo Collection; a collection that features an array of pendants, wall sconces and one very unique 8 light flush mount. According to ET2 Lighting, “Neo stuns with optic crystal glass cubes that take on the hues and tones of the spaces they inhabit.” They…


Crystorama: A Family Owned Design House

Danielle Littman |  May 22, 2012

The lighting that Crystorama offers combines tasteful crystal and glass designs that create an overall charming illumination. Crystorama, a family-owned company, has been celebrating its designs for more than 50 years now and pride themselves in extraordinary quality and design. According to, with every chandelier it manufactures, “Crystorama draws upon its history, knowledge, and…


Sea Gull Lighting Honored for Energy Star Promotion

Danielle Littman |  May 15, 2012

Sea Gull Lighting is one of the leaders in manufacturing energy-efficient lighting and the company’s expansion of their ENERGY STAR and LED products has been officially recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA has named Sea Gull Lighting the winner of the 2012 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in ENERGY STAR Promotion; awarded…


Corbett Lighting Wins 2012 ARTS Award

Danielle Littman |  May 8, 2012

Corbett Lighting has done it again. For the second year in a row, the distinguished U.S manufacturer of premium fixtures has won the “Lighting Manufacturer of the Year” Award at the 23rd Annual Arts Awards Gala for 2012. This award is recognized as one of the most esteemed acknowledgements in the lighting industry and this…


LED Light Bulbs: An Evolving Product

Danielle Littman |  May 1, 2012

LED technology is continuing to grow and will most likely become the market dominator – the U.S has already banned the production of 100-watt incandescent bulbs and plans to stop production of bulbs generating above 40 watts of energy by 2014. More and more companies are working on new and improved LED light bulbs, trying…


Continuing Your Energy-Saving Efforts After Earth Day

Danielle Littman |  April 24, 2012

Earth Day 2012 has passed and it is now time to ask ourselves what we can do beyond just Earth day to protect our planet. There are enormous advantages in using LED lights that can make a big difference in reducing your carbon footprint as well as begin to recognize how easy it is to…


Celebrate Earth Day with Energy Efficient Lighting

Danielle Littman |  April 17, 2012

Earth Day is coming up this April 22 and for years it has brought awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment and pushes everyone to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable planet. There are several ways in which people can make a difference and one of the easiest is to incorporate energy efficient lighting into…

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Lighting Guide: Make a small room feel spacious

Danielle Littman |  March 9, 2012

Lighting Tips: Make a small room feel bigger When windows are limited in any room, it can be challenging to disperse natural sunlight. The best way to optimize lighting in a small space is to multiply the light sources. If you use only one type of light, it can in turn make the room actually…