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Featured Brand: Kichler Lighting

Danielle Littman |  January 19, 2012

Kichler Lighting manufacturer’s the highest quality ceiling fans. With new designs in 2012, Kichler ceiling fans encompass every style and application from outdoor patio fans to decorative ceiling fans. A popular collection of outdoor fans is the Kichler Crystal Bay – all are wet location and come in an array of finishes with unique blades….

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Featured Brand: Hinkley Lighting

Danielle Littman |  January 17, 2012

Hinkley Lighting is one of the major manufacturers of high-quality lighting in the industry and carries the latest designs and styles of fixtures for both interior and exterior lighting. Hinkley has a range of lighting choices, from ultra-modern to very classic and traditional; they continue to have fresh, innovative perspectives for your home that will…

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Industry News: 2012 Dallas Lighting Show

Danielle Littman |  January 13, 2012

  The biannual Dallas International Lighting Market, an Electronic Components and Supplies trade show and the leading source for wholesale lighting, will be held at the Dallas Market Center on January 19 through January 23; it marks the introduction of an array of new products and an assortment of resources for buyers in the retail…

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Lighting Guide: A Focus On Style: Transitional Lighting

Danielle Littman |  September 22, 2011

If you’re that person who has a fusion of styles in your home then it’s often difficult to know what kind of Chandelier to add to your space. In a situation like this, a simple kind of lighting to focus your attention on would be the Transitional Lighting Style. It’s a very versatile type of…

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Lighting Guide: Why Choose LED?

Danielle Littman |  January 10, 2011

Why Choose LED? The answers are simple. LED lights effectively convert the highest percentage of consumed energy into light output. The percentage nearly triples that of incandescent bulbs. Additionally, incandescent bulbs convert most of their consumed energy into heat and very little into light. LED lights are built with Heat Sink components that maximize their…

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Save Money This Year With High Efficiency LED Lighting

Danielle Littman |  January 6, 2011

LED Lights are the wave of the future. As you looked around this holiday season, you probably saw many homes lighting up their holiday spirit with new LED holiday lights. This new form of holiday lighting certainly made me happy for a few reasons. First, they are far more energy efficient than traditional lights. Not…

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Lead into the New Year with LED Lighting

Danielle Littman |  January 5, 2011

  New 2011 product introductions are on the way. The annual lighting show in Dallas Texas is coming up at the end of this month. Manufacturers will unveil their new collections. Watch for the most effective technology in lighting today. L.E.D. stands for light emitting diodes, in layman’s terms they are illuminating computer chips. Each…

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Lighting Guide: The First Step to a Finished Basement

Danielle Littman |  September 7, 2010

Whether you’ve just moved into your house or lived in it for years, you’ve probably thought about remodeling the basement. A finished basement not only gives you and your family more space, it also significantly increases the value of your home. So if you plan on selling in the future, or just want more living…

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The Versatility of Track Lighting

Danielle Littman |  August 30, 2010

Track lighting is a contemporary fixture perfect for just about any room in your home. Whether you want to illuminate the artwork on your living room wall or brighten up the kitchen, track lighting is available in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes. It is a great alternative to traditional lamps and recessed lighting…

'How To' Guides

Accent Lighting Guide: Light Up Your Home With The Right Lighting Accent

Danielle Littman |  August 23, 2010

Accent lighting for the home is key in order to maximize the amount of light you get within each room of your home. Summer is quickly coming to an end, the kids are getting ready for school and many of us are getting our homes ready for the fall season that is approaching fast. With…

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Basic Types of Lighting: Lighting your Lifestyle

Danielle Littman |  April 12, 2010

Great lighting can turn an ordinary home, into an extraordinary home. When planning your lighting scheme, you should know the basic types of lighting needed throughout your home. Make sure you look at the activities that take place in each room, the ambiance you want to create and the decorative items you want to emphasize…

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Living Room Lighting Design Layout

Danielle Littman |  March 18, 2010

When determining your lighting plan for a living room or family room, you need to think about the kind of activities that take place there on a daily basis. For entertaining and watching television, general lighting is needed.  Task lighting for reading and accent lighting to highlight art and architectural features are both necessary in…