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What are the Benefits of ENERGY STAR Lights?

Danielle Littman |  2012-08-01

There are many advantages to using ENERGY STAR lights; choosing more efficient bulbs or fixtures can make a difference in your overall carbon footprint, limiting greenhouse gases as well as save you money in the long-run. ENERGY STAR compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) use less energy than typical incandescent bulbs, about 75 percent less energy. According…


What Lighting Can I Use in My Basement?

Danielle Littman |  2012-07-26

Basements can be a fun room to decorate with various types of lighting to be used; they are larger spaces with often very little natural light emitted throughout. Because of that, in order to light a basement adequately, you may need an assortment of lights for your space. You should look for the best ceiling…

'How To' Guides

How Do I Change a Vertigo Pendant?

Danielle Littman |  2012-07-11

The Vertigo family of lights is a very unique style of lights designed by Corbett Lighting. The interesting shape of the pendants might seem to make it difficult to change the bulb efficiently; but it is a fairly easy process. There is a set screw on the bottom rim to loosen on the fixture and…


What Are Basic Types of Lighting?

Danielle Littman |  2012-06-27

There are plenty of ways to add a beautiful lighting design to your home but it is of course necessary for you to know the various types, styles, sizes and shapes of lighting that are out there. First you must know the three basic types of lighting you will be choosing, depending on the space…


How Much Light Do I Need in a Room?

Danielle Littman |  2012-06-20

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 |  2012-06-13

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 |  2012-06-06

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 |  2012-05-30

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 |  2012-05-22

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…


Corbett Lighting Wins 2012 ARTS Award

Danielle Littman |  2012-05-08

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 |  2012-05-01

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…


Celebrate Earth Day with Energy Efficient Lighting

Danielle Littman |  2012-04-17

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…