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Selecting a Closet Light Fixture

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

closet lighting ideasThe closet is often overlooked when it comes to home lighting design. Proper lighting design is just as important in the closet as in any other room of the house. Depending the size of your closet, you will likely only require one type of lighting, general or task lighting. We store our clothing in our closets, if we do not have sufficient lighting; it may difficult to match clothing, as blue and black can look very similar in dark lighting. Add a little style to your closet by selecting a stylish and efficient lighting fixture.
Enhance Your Current Closet Light Fixture
Most closets have a light fixture installed when the home if built. If you are not looking for a dramatic change, consider changing the type of light bulb. Selecting an energy efficient light bulb in place of a regular light bulb seems minute but can actually greatly impact your electric bill. Perhaps your closet light fixture is currently a light fixture, consider simply replacing the ceiling fixture giving your closet lighting a small but noticeable change.

Glamourize Your Closet
The perfect closet lighting fixture for instantly adding glam and style is a chandelier. There are several mini chandeliers on the market perfect for lighting a small or medium sized walk in closet. Embrace your inner diva and add a chandelier to your closet!

Eliminate Clutter
If you are working with a tight budget or you are pleased with your current light fixture, improve the quality of your current closet lighting design by eliminating extra clutter in your closet. Removing excess clothing, shoes and other items in your closet opens space which can improve lighting. Take a look around your closet, is your closet cluttered and overcrowded?

Installing new closet light fixtures is a small task that can play a huge role in the overall look of your closet. Improving the quality of light in your closet can also make for a better experience of getting dressed on a daily basis. What are your waiting on to get started on your closet lighting make over?

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Cut Your Electric Bill with Fluorescent Light Bulbs

February 25, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options, Light Fixtures

With all the talk of living green and preserving natural resources, lighting manufactures are offering consumer’s option when selecting light bulbs for their homes.  Selecting energy efficient lighting goes beyond cutting your electric bill; it is also paying a huge favor to our natural resources and the environment. 

When you visit many home improvement stores, there are countless promotions and campaigns on display encouraging consumers to consider switching to energy efficient light bulbs and fixtures.  Let’s explore the world of energy wise lighting and the advantages of this type of lighting.

One of the biggest advantages to energy wise lighting is the cost saving to the consumer.  Switching from regular light bulbs to fluorescent light bulbs can save $30 in energy costs over the life the bulb. Fluorescent light bulbs provide the same amount of light as incandescent light bulbs but last ten times longer.  Compact fluorescent light bulbs generate over 65% less heat which is safer than high heat incandescent light bulbs.

 If you are unsure about fluorescent light bulbs, consider replacing some of the light bulbs in your home on a trial basis.  Replace light bulbs in high traffic that use lighting for extended periods of time areas such as family rooms, kitchens, dining rooms and porch lights.  Using this method will allow you to determine if switching to fluorescent light bulbs will lower your home electric bill.

When purchasing fluorescent light bulbs , remember that these bulbs use about a fourth of the wattage required by regular light bulbs, so you would replace an incandescent 60 watt light bulb with a 15 watt fluorescent light bulb for the same amount of light.  You may also notice that fluorescent light bulbs cost a little more than incandescent light bulbs, however, fluorescent light bulbs can last 10-20 times longer than regular light bulbs.  There is also a larger variety of fluorescent light bulbs to select, ranging from warm white tones to white tones similar to day light.

Making the decision to switch to energy efficient light bulbs if a “win” for any homeowner looking to save money or conserve natural resources.  When your current regular light bulbs need to be replaced, consider fluorescent lighting.

The Swing Arm Wall Lamp

February 21, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options, Light Fixtures

Swing Arm Lamps are wall mounted lamps often used in living rooms and bedrooms. These lamps are available in an assortment of styles catering to just about any style of home décor. These lamps are great options for those that desire a versatile, space saving and stylish lamp.

bedroom Swing arm lamp

Versatility
A swing arm lamp is very versatile for a number of reasons. One of the biggest factors is the design of the lamp. This wall mounted lamp can be placed in a number of positions. How the lamp is angled or placed depends on the type of lighting desired. For example, when against the wall in its normal position, this fixture provides general lighting. However, when the lamp is pulled out to light a specific area, it then provides task lighting. There are not many lamps or light fixtures that offer this type of versatility.
Space Saver
Any time an item can be mounted on the wall, there is space saved. With the swing lamp mounted to the wall, space on bedside or end tables is left open for other decorative pieces. These lamps also do not require any floor space. Not only does this save space in your room, but is also makes for several placement options.
Style
Whether decorating a home office, living room or bedroom, there are several swing arm lamp styles available for purchase. The industrial look of this swing arm lamp can enhance several styles of décor ranging from vintage to contemporary. These lamps can also be positioned to provide decorative lighting or accent lighting which is definitely an enhancement.

Swing arm lamps offer several advantages to home decorators. These lamps range in price from very inexpensive to somewhat expensive. Versatility, style and space are just a few of the reasons swing are lamps are welcome in many homes today.

 

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Free Hanging Pendant Lighting

February 19, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options, Light Fixtures

Unique pendant light fixture

Pendant light fixtures are a great source of lighting for a number of rooms in the home. There are drum pendant light fixtures ideal for lighting a kitchen or dining area or more complex fixtures great for the foyer or living area. This unique pendant light by Omer Arbel is a stylish free hanging light fixture perfect for creating drama in your living room. If you want the effect of a dramatic chandlier, but you are not fond of the design of a traditional chandelier, consider a free hanging pendant fixture.

 

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Asian Inspired Dining Room Lighting

February 17, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Light Fixtures

Asian Inspired Light Fixture
If you are looking to add tranquility and serenity to your dining room, consider incorporating Asian inspired decor. Known for their simplistic design, Asian inspired decor has become a very popular style of home decor. When decorating in this style, it is difficult to incorporate furniture or accessories of a traditional style.

This asian inspired dining room features a sleek, modern dining room table. The table features straight lines and a wooden foundation. You can create a similar dining room in your home by combining a few asian inspired accesories and accents.

Asian inspired light fixtures can result in very modern look. If decorating an asian inspired dining room, using a chandelier or flush mount ceiling fixture may take away from the overall decor of the room. An ideal light fixture for an asian inspired dining room is a large paper lantern light fixture.

Paper lanterns are usually made of bamboo and rice paper and make for very attractive home decor. One of the biggest advantages to this type of light fixture is the price, paper lanterns are very inexpensive.

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Foyer Lighting Design: 2 Factors to Consider

February 03, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options, Light Fixtures

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The foyer of the home is usually the entrance used by guests.  Creating a welcoming and stylish foyer is not a difficult task.  Along with various home accents and furniture, foyer lighting can greatly impact the overall tone of your space. 

Most sizable foyers are illuminated with multiple layers of light.  If a home has a sizeable foyer, there are likely several windows at the entrance of the home.  One popular light fixture used in sizable foyers is the chandelier.  There are large elaborate chandeliers and modern chandeliers to accommodate several styles of home décor.  Another light fixture commonly found in foyers is the semi flush fixture.

Things to Consider When Shopping for Foyer Light Fixture

There are two important factors to consider when shopping for a foyer light fixture.  When shopping for your light fixture, consider the size of your space and the amount of natural light in your space.

Correct Size

Placing a large chandelier in small foyer will not be very appealing.  Although the chandelier itself is a beautiful fixture, placing it in a space far too small will take away from the beauty of the fixture. The first step in shopping for light fixtures, gather the measurements of your foyer.  Carefully compare the diameter of your light fixture and the dimensions of your foyer. 

Amount of Light

If the foyer of your home has a nice amount of natural light from windows, your lighting design plan will not require as much lighting from light fixtures.  Not all light fixtures offer the same amount of light.  When selecting a light fixture, consider the amount of natural light in your foyer.  This will help avoid too much or insufficient lighting in your foyer.

Dining Room Lighting Ideas

January 22, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Kitchen Lighting, Light Fixtures

Dining room lighting should capture the beauty of the room and provide adequate lighting for dining, homework and other tasks.  As you begin gathering ideas for dining room lighting design, consider the placement of furniture and the intended use of the dining room. Chandelier lighting and recessed lighting are commonly used to illuminate dining rooms.

Chandeliers in Dining Rooms

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Chandeliers are very popular dining room light fixtures. Chandeliers are considered classic and very stylish.  The dining room table is usually the focal point of a home’s dining room.  The table is usually large and placed in the center of the room.  This is great placement when considering the lighting plan.  The chandelier is placed over the dining room table. When hanging a chandelier over a dining room table, the chandelier should be placed 30-32 inches above the dining room table.

Recessed Lighting in Dining Rooms

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Recessed lighting is commonly found in living rooms, dining rooms and family rooms.  This form of lighting works well if layering different types of light.  Many dining rooms that feature chandeliers also feature recessed lighting.  While chandelier lighting is beautiful, it is rarely sufficient for lighting the entire dining room.  Recessed lighting is commonly used with chandelier lighting in dining room lighting design.

Other Lighting Ideas for Dining Rooms

There are several light fixtures ideal for lighting dining rooms.  If a chandelier is not in line with your current style of décor, consider pendant light fixtures, floor lamps or track lighting.  Each of these fixtures could provide adequate dining room light if placed properly.  If your dining room has windows, make the best of natural lighting.  Consider window treatments that are transparent or allow a great amount of light to pass through.

4 Unique Ideas to Light up Your Home

January 16, 2012 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options, Light Fixtures

Some houses can be dark and dingy. If your house is like this, then this can have an adverse effect on your mood and emotions. Why keep yourself in the dark when you can light up your home in many ways? Yes. You don’t have to stick boring old light bulbs and florescent lamps. Here are 5 unique ideas to light up your home.

 


 

Candle sconces. These are brackets that come in different shapes and designs and are used to hold candles. They can be placed on mirrors, stuck up the wall or on picture frames. Candle sconces can give your home a warm and romantic air. However if you think that candles are too unsafe then you can opt for wall sconces. Instead of candles, they utilize bulbs that run on electricity. Wall sconces come in different designs and colors. To make your room more inviting, use yellow light bulbs.

Lamp posts. If you have a huge front or back yard then you’ll need to light it up with lamp posts. This can illuminate the outside of your home and make it a less likely target for thieves. Plus it would be safer for you and your family as you’ll have an easier time getting around. Lamp posts come in many designs, colors and height.
Deck lights. If you live in a huge house with a big deck then having deck lights can work to your advantage. There are many sizes and shapes when it comes to deck lights. They can also come in different colors. And since they often have a low voltage, they don’t generate as much in terms of electricity compared to regular lights. Aside from illuminating your house at night they provide a nice ambiance for sitting outside during clear nights.
Lanterns. Aside from deck lights, putting lanterns in your back yard is another nice way to light up your home. Lanterns often come in different geometric patterns. They can even be in the shape of different animals such as bird or butterflies. Lanterns can be used to light up your home both indoors and outdoors.
Playing around with the lighting is one of the easiest ways to add pizzaz to your home. So let your creative side lose and light up your home in these 4 unique ways.

Our guest author of the day is Chris Zuckerman. 
Chris Zuckerman is the President at his b deck and steel deck fabrication facility located in Atlanta GA. He loves to play golf and travel around the world with his wife and 3 kids.

Adesso Floor Lamp

December 15, 2011 By: Administrator Category: Light Fixtures


Luminous and slender, the Hamptons lamp from Adesso is both enduringly lovely and unmistakably modern. Designed for living rooms, dens, and bedrooms, the lamp combines a walnut-finish pole with an elongated cylindrical shade. The shade features a double-layer design with variegated beige linen on the outside and crisp white on the inside. This layering adds depth to the lamp’s look and bright warmth to its light. As a charming touch, the lamp turns on with a pull chain that sports a wooden ball at the end. Standing 65 inches high, it has a 10-inch base and takes up to a 100-watt bulb. The shade is 21 inches high and 9-1/2 inches in diameter. Adesso also makes a coordinating Hamptons table lamp.

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Flush Mount Lighting: What is Flush Mount Lighting?

December 15, 2011 By: Administrator Category: Light Fixtures

Flush Mount Lighting Fixtures
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Dhaval_Suthar]Dhaval Suthar
Quoizel Flush Mount Light Fixture

Light plays an important part in the look, feel and atmosphere of your house. Whether the light is natural or artificial, the proper use of light can transform your house from drab to dazzling. The play of dappled sunlight through sheer curtains or the glow of a fancy night lamp on the wall surrounding it can evoke wonderful feelings of joy, contentment and satisfaction. Truly, a house becomes a home when it has the right ambiance; otherwise, it is only a shell.

However, to make light work for you, it is important to understand the different kinds of light. To a layman, all lights may seem the same. But, if you want to design your house so it encapsulates all your desires and dreams, then, you have to discern the minute differences in the various types of light.

There are basically three kinds of lights in a room. These are task lighting, accent lighting and ambient lighting. The clever combination of these three kinds of lighting and the appropriate use of each in the different areas of the room will ensure that you have just the right pool of light in every corner of your home.

Task lighting, as the name suggests, is used to throw focused, clear light. This is the kind of lighting you see above study tables, in libraries or in the areas lying above the kitchen workplace. These are busy places where people come only to get their work done. Accent lighting is somewhat similar to task lighting, but its purpose is slightly different. Accent lighting is used to throw certain features of the house into sharp relief. An excellent example is the kind of light used near art pieces to accentuate the beauty of the piece. You can see accent lighting above the vanity mirrors in bathrooms. Ambient lighting, as the name suggests, is used to create ambience. In this case, the light would be a soft, muted glow through a beautiful fixture. Ambient lighting simply enables us to see clearly; it performs the function of natural light. Ambient lighting is a fundamental part of the design of any room.

These kinds of lights can set the right mood to any room. They are versatile and available in all kinds of style and color. So it becomes easy for you to express your individual taste and style. Styles vary from brass, crystal and pewter to popular bronze and wrought iron finishes. In flush mount lighting fixtures, the bulb is completely covered by the bowl of the fixture. These fixtures make use of bulbs with lower wattages, as there is no gap for the heat generated by the bulb to exit.

These fixtures are a fantastic substitute for recessed lighting.

Due to the very nature of their muted light, [http://www.lampdeals.com]flush mount lighting fixtures are a welcome addition on medium to high ceilings. They add just the right kind of warmth to entry foyers, giving your guests a feeling of warm welcome.

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