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12 Fun Light Fixtures Made From Found Objects (13 photos)

October 12, 2013 By: Administrator Category: Light Fixtures

Light fixtures are one of the best ways to put a personal stamp on your home. While there are more fixtures available at retail than you could sort through in a lifetime, there’s another way to have a stunning and unique light: create one from a found object. You can make a pendant or chandelier…


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Kitchen of the Week: Contemporary Meets Rustic in Southern California (6 photos)

October 11, 2013 By: Administrator Category: Light Fixtures

The brick-like tile, vintage light fixtures and reclaimed wood in this kitchen may imply an earlier era, but the clean cabinetry and modern fixtures point to its more recent design. The owners, newlyweds in Southern California, wanted a kitchen that would replace the outdated old space without looking…


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On Trend: Light Fixtures Take to the Branches (10 photos)

November 08, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Light Fixtures

Now that so many leaves have fallen, I’m seeing the beauty of naked branches everywhere I look. I’ve never found bare trees to be as spooky as Halloween wants me to believe. Instead, the symmetry and balance of a tree’s natural growth inspires me.You can see just how inspiring and how varied…


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Guest Picks: 20 Singular Kids’ Ceiling Lights (20 photos)

October 10, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Light Fixtures

Kids spend a lot of time looking up, whether it’s reaching for cookies on the counter or just laying in bed. Make their bedrooms and playrooms interesting with fun, creative and unique ceiling light fixtures tailored for kids. They’ll put a smile on kids’ faces and add a stylish touch to any home.


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On Trend: Globe Lights Give Rooms a Well-Rounded Look (10 photos)

October 04, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Light Fixtures

A good room design today often centers around a great light fixture. And you’ll see hanging light fixtures finding their way beyond the dining room and into the living room, bedroom, and kitchen these days. The simple globe pendant is appearing all over this fall.Updated in every way possible,…


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Shopping For The Best Discount Chandeliers

August 06, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Light Fixtures

Congratulations! You have decided to add the amazing look and warmth of a chandelier to your individual living space. While choosing the right type of chandelier for your home can often be difficult (crystal, rustic, contemporary, etc.), it is also a purchase that can represent a substantial investment. In fact, many chandeliers can cost upwards of several thousand dollars, depending on the materials used in design. With that being said, there are several merchants that offer outstanding discount chandeliers. How can you feel confident when shopping for the best discount chandeliers? In this article, we’ll take a look at some common sense tips that may just end up saving you major money on your chandelier purchase.
crystal chandelierFirst and foremost, determine the type of chandelier that you are interested in buying. Once you identify the particulars of the piece you want to purchase, it will be much easier to find the right discount chandelier for you. What are the things to consider when shopping for the best discount chandelier? Naturally, you will want to have an idea of the style of chandelier you are searching for based upon the style of your home. It wouldn’t make much sense to buy a crystal chandelier if you live in a log cabin; conversely a contemporary chandelier would probably look out of place in a large mansion. You should then decide whether you prefer glass or metal, and how many lights you want your chandelier to have. (more…)

New Classics: Ingo Maurer’s Amazing Light Fixtures (9 photos)

July 25, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Light Fixtures

It’s hard to pinpoint a signature style for the lights designed by Ingo Maurer. There are whimsical lights composed of birds with lightbulb bodies and minimalist, ethereal lights made of Japanese paper; the style runs the gamut. One thing all the products have in common is thoughtful, good design. Ingo…


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Finding the Perfect Dining Room Chandelier

July 12, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Kitchen Lighting, Light Fixtures

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If you are shopping for a light fixture that provides illumination and style, a dining room chandelier is the perfect lighting options.  Stylish and effective, a dining room chandelier instantly enhances the ambiance in your dining room.  Shopping for a chandelier for your dining room is not difficult when you consider the following tips:

Size Matters

As with any other light fixture, size is a huge factor when shopping for a chandelier for your dining room. It is important to make sure the chandelier is in proportion to your dining room table and the space in the dining room.  Per BelleDecor.com, a dining room chandelier should be about a foot less than the width of your dining room table.

Illumination

Along with size, it is important that a chandelier properly lights your space.  Make sure to consider the area and type of lighting desired when shopping for a chandelier.  Make sure to consider they type of bulbs used in the chandelier.  This could be a maintenance issue if the chandelier required bulbs that are unique or inexpensive.

Style and Decor

Remember to consider the decor of your home when selecting a chandelier.  If you have a contemporary dining room table, a victorian or vintage chandelier will not be the best light fixture for your space.  There are chandeliers available in a number of styles, sizes and colors.  Consider your style of decor when selecting your dining room chandelier.

Finding Energy Efficient Lighting Solutions for Your Home

May 29, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options, Light Fixtures

One of the hottest trends today is green living.  Consumers are looking for ways to conserve energy and natural resources.  If you have visited a home improvement store, it is likely you have seen promotions for energy efficient lighting solutions.   Energy efficient lighting benefits consumers in three ways: helps the environment, saves money on electric bills and can result in tax savings. LED lights are one form of energy efficient lighting that are becoming very popular.  Let’s explore the world of energy efficient lighting options.

LED kitchen lightingWe are all familiar with the traditional incandescent light bulb. These bulbs are filled with a gas and then a filament is stretched across the inside. When electricity is run across the filament, it heats up to often very high temperatures. The bulb’s glow is a result of the filament heating up. The heat is a result of wasted energy. Incandescent bulbs also suffer from inherent fragility. These lights weaken over time as the heat separates atoms from the whole and causes thin spots in the filament. Eventually these thin spots will break and you will need to replace the bulb. (more…)

Control Your Light Bill with Light Dimmers

April 10, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options, Light Fixtures

A great option for conserving energy is installing light dimmers in your home.  Light dimmers offer many advantages to homeowners.  Some of the notable advantages are: lower electric bill, enhance the ambiance in a room and create a “look” or appeal in your space.

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There are four types of light dimmers used in residential lighting.  They are:

  • Integrated dimmers
  • Touch dimmers
  • Slide dimmers
  • Rotary dimmers

Each style offers a number of benefits to lighting any room of the home.

 

Integrated Light Dimmer

If you are easily amused by gadgets and automation, an integrated light dimmer may be the dimmer of choice.  With this style dimmer, different lighting profiles “levels” are programed or preset.  You then control the lighting in the room with a small gadget or wall panel.  Any previous settings can be restored with this method. (more…)