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LED Technology: Picture Lights

Danielle Littman |  2013-05-01

LEDs are the newest and most talked about energy saving technology for lighting today – they use approximately one tenth of the power of an incandescent fixture. This amount of energy savings is not only great for the environment and your wallet but this new technology also influences the designs of light fixtures. There are…

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Choose Your Lighting to Set the Right Mood

Danielle Littman |  2013-04-24

Lighting can impact the experience of a room more than any other architectural element. Besides the obvious function, lighting can be used to evoke predetermined emotional responses. The first step in lighting a space is to think about its functionality; how do you plan on using the space? Will your dining room be strictly for…

Interior Home Lighting

Lighting Solutions for High Ceilings

interiorlightingstyle |  2013-04-19

When lit and decorated correctly rooms with high ceilings can be the most beautiful space in your home.  Although, the sheer size often presents some challenges in lighting; a large room with high ceilings requires layers of light that create depth and make the space feel inviting.First, some overall general lighting will be needed –…

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Simple Ways to Update Your Home Lighting

Danielle Littman |  2013-04-17

Is your home in need of an update? Do you still have the original builder grade light fixtures that came with your home? A dark and shadowy space can make a home feel dated, cramped and dirty, but don’t worry because there are some easy techniques to give your house a makeover, making it more…

Art Deco Lighting

Trend in Lighting: Emerald and Gloss

interiorlightingstyle |  2013-04-15

Bright white is becoming a popular finish this year – its clean simplistic look fits into any décor.  Both classic and modern fixtures have a delicate elegance when lacquered in a modern glossy white.  They can feel avant-garde in an edgy downtown loft with pieces like Corbett’s Spellbound collection and chic in a vintage country…

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Trending: Matte Gold Finishes

Danielle Littman |  2013-04-10

There is no denying that brass is out…..or is it?? Don’t be alarmed, that old shiny brass from the 80s and 90s is not making a comeback, this finish has evolved into a more refined, elegant and sophisticated set of finishes in the lighting world. While satin nickel has been a long-standing, ever-popular finish, the…

Contemporary Lighting

Pick of the Week: Shaded Fixtures

interiorlightingstyle |  2013-04-05

What started with a simple shade has exploded into a whole category of lighting – different textures, materials and underlying fixtures change the look drastically to any piece of lighting.  Shaded fixtures range from super traditional, elegant pieces all the way to very rustic and if course modern and contemporary.  There really is not a…

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Designer Lighting in the Modern World

Danielle Littman |  2013-04-04

Lighting is no longer just about lighting up a space with general lighting, it has become so much more than that – designer lighting is meant to enhance a space and add purpose to your home. With the various kinds and styles of lighting come alternative lighting designs and variations other than general lighting or…

Home Decor

This Year’s Home Lighting Trends

interiorlightingstyle |  2013-04-02

Are you looking for a quick and inexpensive way to update your space?  There is no denying that lighting can completely altar the atmosphere and overall appeal of a space.  Light fixtures can be used to brighten up a dark space, add definition, highlight and bring style to a room.  One of the simplest ways…

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Track Lighting Guide: Putting Together a Low Voltage Track Lighting System

Danielle Littman |  2013-03-27

There are 4 basic components to a Low Voltage Track System: track, standoffs, transformer and light fixtures. • Track – this is what the light fixtures attach to, it brings power from the source to the very last fixture. • Standoffs – standoffs hold the track steady so that it does not dip with the…

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Establish Your Energy Efficient Lighting Plan Now

Danielle Littman |  2013-03-14

Whether you’re remodeling or just looking for a more efficient way to light your home, there are far better economical ways to do so. Here are some of our most helpful tips on starting an energy efficient lighting plan from our most knowledgeable lighting professionals. You can save energy and keep your home stylish and…

Home Decor

Weekend Lighting Tips

interiorlightingstyle |  2013-02-22

One of the things we’ve stressed so much here is the fact that lighting is such an important role in your home’s décor.  It is an essential element to have and it truly has to be something great that you enjoy just as your guests do.  Here are a couple fun tips for you to…