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Spotlight of the Month: ET2 Chic Collection

Danielle Littman |  November 20, 2013

This month ET2 is shining on their Chic collection as the Spotlight of the Month and it is no wonder why, as the Chic collection definitely is a distinct family of lighting. The ET2 Chic collection features a modern twist on a classic silhouette; this collection brings together a stylish combination of “candle-like xenon lights…

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Crystorama Designer: Dorian Webb

Danielle Littman |  November 18, 2013

Award-winning designer Dorian Webb and New York based Crystorama Lighting have created a very strong partnership over the years and together have produced new collections in lighting known as Dorian Webb for Crystorama. According to crystorama.com, Webb began her career designing hand-crafted necklaces bracelets and earrings inspired by a trip she made to Venice, Italy;…

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Schonbek and Swarovski Unite

Danielle Littman |  November 14, 2013

Schonbek Worldwide Lighting has announced that they have made an exciting transformation to the company as a result of their strong partnership with the Swarovski Group. In October 2007, Schonbek was acquired by Swarovski, and since then their association and rapport have been significant for both companies. In a statement made by David White, VP…

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What are the Different Types of Dimmers?

Danielle Littman |  November 13, 2013

Dimmers are an important factor in lighting your home; they make it easy to modify the level of light within your rooms, allowing you to set the perfect mood. Dimmers also save energy and prolong the longevity of your bulbs. Types of dimmers: Single-Pole Dimmer – Control lights from a single location in your home…

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Savoy House Hagen Collection Preview

Danielle Littman |  November 11, 2013

Savoy House Lighting is thrilled to announce that they will be introducing their “Collection of the Month” campaign, where they will choose a product, family, designer or category to be featured each month, beginning this September. September’s “Collection of the Month,” features Savoy House Lighting Hagen Collection; a collection that features a very lustrous, modernized and…

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What kind of lighting should I use in a bathroom with two sinks?

Danielle Littman |  November 8, 2013

There are many options for bathroom lighting – pendants, wall sconces and vanity lights over the mirror are all common ways to light your bathroom. The best lighting for applying makeup and shaving for around the sink is soft light positioned equally on either side of your face; both pendants and sconces can achieve this…

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Featured Brand: Currey & Company

Danielle Littman |  November 7, 2013

Currey & Company is a manufacturer of distinct home furnishings and is well known for their decorative light fixtures as well as interior furniture and accessories. Currey & Co got their start as an outlet and supplier of garden furniture and fixtures and expanded into interior light fixtures, lamps and furniture in 1990. Currey set…

'How To' Guides

How do I Avoid Glare with Under Cabinet Lighting?

Danielle Littman |  October 30, 2013

Under cabinet lighting used to be hardwired toward the back against the back-splash in a kitchen area of the home, the light was then angled forward towards the front of the counter top and also into the kitchen. If you have a close table or seating area to this spot in your kitchen, this under…

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Moving Electrical Wires and Junction Boxes

Danielle Littman |  October 16, 2013

In both older homes, and new construction, it is common to have the access points to your wiring in a less than desired location.  It is possible to move the access point where a lighting fixture is installed in your ceiling or wall with some simple rewiring. Electrical wires and junction boxes need to have…

'How To' Guides

How Should I Light my Fireplace Properly?

Danielle Littman |  October 9, 2013

Rooms with fireplaces are often inadequately lit – these spaces are generally designed for relaxing and entertaining but the lighting may only consist of a few lamps. If you’re lucky your builder might have thrown in a few recessed lights near the fireplace for general lighting, that is definitely needed but recessed cans are perfect…

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Sculptural Lighting

Danielle Littman |  September 18, 2013

Geometric shapes are huge this year, both in repeating patterns and the general form of the light fixture – these sculptural fixtures combine function and art into unique abstract designs. Light fixtures that take on a more sculptural form are becoming more widely accepted and complement many different types of room designs. The asymmetric shapes…

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How should I adjust my lighting when furniture is rearranged?

Danielle Littman |  August 29, 2013

Lighting should be focused around how a room is used and furniture placement plays a key role in your fixture size and location; this is especially true for fixtures that drop over tables or counter tops. Fixtures for specific rooms in your home must be sized appropriately based on both the size of the space…