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Lighting Design of the Week: Big Ass Fans Haiku Collection

Lighting Design of the Week: Big Ass Fans Haiku Collection

Our #lighting Design of the Week goes to the Big Ass Fans Haiku Collection. This beautiful ceiling fan collection comes in three sizes (52 inches, 60 inches, 84 inches) and six different finishes, including Cocoa Bamboo, Caramel Bamboo, Black Aluminum, White Aluminum, Oil-Rubbed Bronze, Satin Nickel, Brushed Aluminum, Brushed Copper, Polished Aluminum. What’s amazing about the Haiku Ceiling fan is the quality of detail that is put into each and every fan. From using aircraft grade metals to craft the fan blades, including a patented EC motor that is more efficient and powerful than all competitors, to the SenseMe technology that allows the Haiku to be controlled via app, Alexa, or Google home, each and every Haiku ceiling fan is simply amazing. Whether you have low ceilings, tall ceilings, or sloped ceilings, Big Ass Fans makes a mounting system that you can use to put your fan in that room! This ceiling fan collection was designed to provide highly efficient air to whatever space it is going in. If you put a Big Ass Fans Haiku fan in a space with the correct room dimensions, there is no doubt you will have more than enough air for the entire room.

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What Is Architectural Lighting Design?

Architectural Lighting Design is a field within architecture, interior design, and electrical engineering that focuses on designing lighting fixtures and lighting systems that incorporate natural light, electric light, to better serve human needs in that specific design space. Now that may seem like a lot of information packed into one sentence but throughout this article we will go more in depth on how architectural lighting design is used in todays modern world!

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Color Temperature (Kelvins) Decides Color of Light Emitted

Color Temperature (Kelvins) Decides Color of Light Emitted

Depending on the color temperature of the light bulbs used in your lighting fixture, you will see different colors of light emitted. Light Bulbs that have a lower number of Kelvins are considered to be “Warmer” than light bulbs that have a higher number of Kelvins which are “Cooler”. Light bulbs that are “warmer” appear to look more red/yellow/orange like the sun and light bulbs that are “Cooler” look more white/blue. We’ve created a chart that you can use based on the number of kelvins and what kind of color will be emitted! If you have any questions regarding the color of light based on the kelvin temperature please feel free to reach out to our lighting specialists via livechat, email at [email protected], and by phone at 954-757-9646!

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Smart Home Ceiling Fans Compatible with Alexa, Google Home and more!

Smart Home Ceiling Fans Compatible with Alexa, Google Home and more!

With so many different Ceiling Fan options available these days, it can be hard to find fans that meet your design needs as well as your technological needs. We’re here to help assist you with finding fans that are high quality and technologically advanced. We’re talking about Smart Ceiling Fans! If you are looking for a Ceiling Fan that can be used with Amazon’s Alexa or Echo, Googles Nest and Home Assistant, Eero Wi-Fi systems, Ecobee Smart Thermostats, and other smart home devices/assistants, we have options for you! We work closely with only the top Ceiling Fan manufacturers in the business to offer you quality smart home fans. These manufacturers include Modern Forms Fans, Minka Aire Fans, Big Ass Fans, and Fanimation Ceiling Fans! We’ll go through each brand and list the different Smart Fans offered by each!

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Lighting Design of the Week: Eurofase Lighting Paget Collection

Lighting Design of the Week: Eurofase Lighting Paget Collection

Our #lighting Design of the Week goes to the Eurofase Lighting Paget collection. This beautiful lighting collection comes in three different sizes and only one different finish, Gold! What is extremely unique about this Eurofase Chandelier collection is that every piece of glass is hand-blown, so no two pieces of glass look the same! This Eurofase collection can be fully customized to fit whatever size needed to fit the interior design profile of your home or commercial space. Every Chandelier in this Paget collection also comes with 96” of hanging adjustable wire so you can adjust them to the heights that fit your lighting needs. This entire Eurofase Lighting collection is equipped with highly efficient integrated LED bulbs that are included with the purchase of the fixture! Not only does this fixture provide plenty of light but it truly is a piece of art! Whether you need a kitchen chandelier, dining room pendants, or even a foyer statement piece, this collection has everything your looking for and more!

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Commonly Asked Questions about Sonneman Lighting

Commonly Asked Questions about Sonneman Lighting

Unfortunately the fixtures do not come fully assembled. Some fixtures may come partially assembled but most of the time some assembly is needed. Glass will usually have to be inserted and chandeliers may need to be dressed in crystal. Bottom line is almost all fixtures have some type of assembly needed!

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Comparing Lumens and Wattage of LED, Incandescent, CFL, and Halogen Light Bulbs

Comparing Lumens and Wattage of LED, Incandescent, CFL, and Halogen Light Bulbs

When shopping for lighting fixtures online or at your local lighting showroom near you, the topic of bulb wattage always comes up. No matter if you’re just looking for a replacement bulb or if your looking for a new chandelier for a bedroom or dining room, bulb wattage is always a hot topic. With LED bulbs requiring less wattage to produce brighter light lumens compared to standard incandescent, CFL, or Halogen bulbs, many people get confused when they see the low amount of watts LED bulbs have. It is a common belief that because the LED bulbs have lower wattages, they produce less light, but that is actually the opposite.

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Lighting Design of the Week: ELK Lighting Molecular Wall & Ceiling Light Collection

Lighting Design of the Week: ELK Lighting Molecular Wall & Ceiling Light Collection

Our #lighting Design of the Week goes to the ELK Lighting Molecular collection. This beautiful ELK Lighting Molecular collection comes in four different sizes and only one finish, polished chrome. This contemporary modern glam collection is made with rainbow glass, iridescent glass, and metals. This collection was inspired by scientific molecules but we think they also resemble a game of jacks! What’s really cool about the Elk Lighting Molecular collection is that they not only make Chandeliers but also Wall Sconces, so you can decorate multiple rooms of your home with the same collection! If you’re looking to add that contemporary luxe/glam design feel to any room in your home, this entire Elk Lighting Molecular collection can help you achieve this. This is a 2020 release so stock is limited!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Uttermost Lighting

Have questions about Uttermost Lighting, Mirrors, Lamps, and Home Decor? Check out our article answering all your questions about this amazing Lighting and Home Accents manufacturer!

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Designing with Chandeliers – Add Romance to Every Room in Your Home

Designing with Chandeliers – Add Romance to Every Room in Your Home

When we talk about chandeliers, their aura indeed evokes an appeal of romance, mystery and adventure. From traditional to whimsical, chandeliers can make their place into almost every room of your home as well as outdoor patios, lobbies and backyard areas. These appear in a wide assortment of designs, shapes, sizes and colors to accommodate your lighting choices and requirements. You can certainly add a spark of romance to your special rooms with dangling chandeliers.

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Lighting Design Trends from the 2020 International Lighting Show Lightovation

Lighting Design Trends from the 2020 International Lighting Show Lightovation

Our company was recently fortunate enough to attend the Dallas Market Center International Lighting Show “Lightovation” a few weeks back in January. At this show all of the industries top brands like Kichler Lighting, Maxim Lighting, Quoizel Lighting, The Minka Group, The Hudson Valley Group, Generation Brands Lighting, Hinkley Lighting, Elk Lighting, Modern Forms & WAC Lighting, and much more debut there first half of 2020 new lighting introductions. This is a great place to see all the new LED technology in Chandeliers or Wall Lights as well as the new Ceiling Fan styles and technologies. We’re going to discuss the new technological trends as well as the new interior design style trends that we’re commonly featured among the manufacturers that attended the lighting show!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Allegri Crystal by Kalco Lighting

Frequently Asked Questions about Allegri Crystal by Kalco Lighting

Years ago Lighting Industry Leader Kalco Lighting decided to start a new brand under the Kalco umbrella titled Allegri by Kalco Lighting. Allegri Lighting was started due to a passion for crystal lighting. Already seeing success with their crystal fixtures in the Kalco Lighting line as well as seeing a need for quality timeless crystal lighting designs, Allegri Lighting was born. It’s very clear when you look at the different light fixtures that Allegri offers, crystals are what they want to showcase!

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Lighting Design of the Week Modern Forms Jupiter Pendant Light

Lighting Design of the Week Modern Forms Jupiter Pendant Light

Our #lighting Design of the Week goes to the Modern Forms Jupiter Pendant Light This beautiful lighting collection comes in only one size and one finish, Black with reclaimed K9 crystal. This Modern Forms collection is equipped with highly efficient LED’s that are 3000K. This collection was designed to look like two orbits of cosmic dust dancing in space! The rings can be adjusted independently so that you can create your own custom modern statement piece. This is part of Modern Forms 2020 releases, so it is not yet available, but this item is available for pre-order!

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Commonly Asked Questions about Hubbardton Forge Lighting

Commonly Asked Questions about Hubbardton Forge Lighting

Discussing all the commonly or frequently asked questions about Hubbardton Forge Lighting, including warranty information, fixture information, UL ratings, lead times, and more!

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Exploring Modern Mountain Interior Design Styles by the American Lighting Association

Exploring Modern Mountain Interior Design Styles by the American Lighting Association

Mountain home design style may conjure up thoughts of moose heads, bearskin rugs, and rustic cabin décor, but that look has had its day. Enter Modern Mountain, a streamlined, contemporary style with distinct connections to the natural environment that takes the mountain home to an elevated level of design. Designers of both new construction and home renovations are applying a clean-lined aesthetic that inspires a relaxing connection with nature but remains in keeping with a mountain home's original intent of providing a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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Lighting Design of the Week: ET2 Lighting Charm Collection

Lighting Design of the Week: ET2 Lighting Charm Collection

Our #lighting Design of the Week goes to the ET2 Lighting Charm collection. This beautiful lighting collection comes in six different sizes and one finish, polished chrome. This ET2 Lighting collection is equipped with highly efficient integrated LED’s that have a color temperature of 3000K. This signature ET2 Lighting collection was designed to look like handcrafted crystal rings that are suspended by a cable to make it seem as if they were floating in the air. This collection will be the focal point of the room and will withstand the test of time! You can purchase this collection as a LED Ceiling mount, LED Single Pendant, LED Linear Pendant, LED 9 Light Pendant, LED 3 Light Linear Pendant, LED 5 Light Pendant, and an LED Wall Sconce that can be converted into a Flush Mount. A cool aspect of this collection is if you like the design of the crystal ring pendants, we can purchase the pendant separately and create a custom fixture that can fit the size dimensions that you’d need for your design project. For example if you need a 15 Light Pendant, whether it be linear or round, we can make that for you! Just let us know what dimensions your trying to fit and we can make it work!

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How to select a Light Fixture for over a Table

How to select a Light Fixture for over a Table

If you’re looking to purchase a chandelier or pendant light for your kitchen table, dining room table, or even a pool table, you might be wondering how to select the right size light for that situation. There are a multitude of variables that decide the size of light you will need for that space! We’re going to go over all the information needed so that you know exactly how to select the correct size light fixtures for your table!

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Welcoming Guests in Style: Best Outdoor Roofing and Lighting Ideas for Your Home

Decorating the exterior of your home is just as crucial as renovating the interior. A well decorated and furnished exterior is a sight to behold. It curbs an appeal as a first impression. Below are a couple of outdoor roofing and lighting ideas;

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Everything you NEED to know about Outdoor Ceiling Fans

Everything you NEED to know about Outdoor Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are popular cooling devices you could use to just lay down and relax in the hot summer months. There is a common misconception that damp location ceiling fans perform better or last longer than wet location ceiling fans. People tend to just ignore the descriptions and only go for the wet location ceiling fans no matter what their surrounding environment is like. The truth is that there are huge differences in the performances of both fans and each one performs optimally in the conditions they were designed for.

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Exploring Kichler Lighting Products and Designs

Exploring Kichler Lighting Products and Designs

Kichler lighting is a highly rated lighting manufacturers in the lighting industry. It was established in 1938 under its parent organization named Masco. Kichler Lighting is a proud victor of four "Lighting Manufacturer of the Year" awards, which is the most noteworthy accomplishment a lighting business can ever have. Kichler is the "Cadillac" or "Lexus" of lighting business and is well known for its class and quality of its products. Kichler keeps their plans crisp, unique, and operates with brilliant principles to make sure that their consumers always leave with a look of satisfaction and a smile on their faces. They are consistently keeping in touch with all of the new innovation, technologies, and new inventions in the lighting industry. Kichler is continuously working to create new innovative designs as well as working to perfect their existing designs.

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Decoding Various Lighting Terminology

Decoding Various Lighting Terminology

Choosing a right type of lighting fixture is crucial for enhancing your place's decor. It requires proper knowledge of the industry, the terms and definitions so that you can do your interior design shopping wisely. There are certain terms that might leave you confused and lost. Hence, for a better understanding of any type of industry, it is always vital to learn its jargons, terms and definitions.

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Kuzco Lighting Frequently Asked Questions

Kuzco Lighting Frequently Asked Questions

Kuzco Lighting has been one of the leading market players in the Lighting industry, particularly due to their gorgeous contemporary designs and cutting-edge LED technology. Almost all of their fixtures have integrated LED lights that allow the bulb or module to be hidden, giving the light fixtures a very clean and smooth look. Since many of these fixtures have integrated LEDs, many consumers have questions regarding the longevity of these fixtures. We’ve put together a compilation of frequently asked questions about Kuzco Lighting and the warranty that is included with their fixtures. Here they are:

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Exploring Gas Lanterns Outdoor Lighting

Exploring Gas Lanterns Outdoor Lighting

For centuries, Gas Lanterns have been used to light our way at night. Camping lanterns came into existence hundreds of years ago, when people first put their flames behind a window, protecting them from the wind that choked them. Modern lanterns developed from these primitive models.

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Creating an Exciting View of Your Terrace (Patio) with Outdoor Lighting

Creating an Exciting View of Your Terrace (Patio) with Outdoor Lighting

Today, most people are giving attention to their terrace. This is because a beautiful outdoor space can add to the beauty of the entire house. Your guests can be impressed by your home by simply looking at the lighting fixtures of your terrace. By installing outdoor lighting fixtures you can make your terrace a true paradise for your family and your guests. Here are the top benefits of outdoor lighting.

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Lighting Design of the Week: Varaluz Lighting Matrix Collection

Lighting Design of the Week: Varaluz Lighting Matrix Collection

Our #lighting Design of the Week goes to the Varaluz Lighting Matrix collection. This beautiful Varaluz Lighting collection comes in eleven different sizes and only one finish, Havana Gold. This entire Lighting collection is retro modern and was inspired by the 70’s and “rock-and-roll”! The lighting fixture itself is made out of Hand Forged Recycled Steel with Fluted 70’s inspired clear glass hammered rods. What’s really cool about the Varaluz Lighting Matrix collection is that they not only Chandeliers but also Pendant Lights, Wall Sconces, Bathroom Vanity Lights, and Linear Pendant Chandeliers. If you like the style of the hammered glass and aged gold finish, you can add this collection to any room inside your home!

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Defining Interior Design Styles: Contemporary Lighting

Defining Interior Design Styles: Contemporary Lighting

Lighting has become the focal point for interior design projects, as it is much more than just decorations for the home. Now lighting can not only change the ambiance of a room, but it can change textures of colors and can bring the, otherwise unnoticeable elements, into the highlight. One of such extremely effective lighting styles is contemporary lighting design style. Not only that but the lighting in the room can actually influence the entire mood of people stepping into that space! Contemporary lighting design style is one of the most trending interior lighting styles. It covers all the elements and styles of the modern interior designs. To make it simple, any lighting styles which bring slight attention to minimal decorative styles with glistening, distinct and unique lighting can be called the contemporary lighting.

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Kitchen Lighting Design: Different fixtures for different spaces in the kitchen

Kitchen Lighting Design: Different fixtures for different spaces in the kitchen

The kitchen room is one of the precious rooms in your house that requires perfect visibility. It is very annoying as well as awkward to work under inappropriate lighting during chopping with knives or measuring ingredients. On the other hand, kitchen lighting design plays a vital role in your mood. Lack of proper lighting destroys the joy of cooking. So if you install the right light fixtures you can create positive feelings to stay in the kitchen room and experience the joy of cooking.

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Interior Design Manufacturer Spotlight: Mitzi Lighting

Interior Design Manufacturer Spotlight: Mitzi Lighting

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 2020 Design Trends: Are Formal Dining Rooms Back?

2020 Design Trends: Are Formal Dining Rooms Back?

With the popularity of today's open floor plans, oversized islands, and eat-in kitchens, the dining room has become somewhat of an afterthought - just a space tucked between the kitchen and the living room. Is the day of the formal dining room over? Not necessarily.

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Frequently Asked Questions about LED LIGHTING

Frequently Asked Questions about LED LIGHTING

LED lighting is very popular today. It has gained popularity due to the fact that LED lights are efficient, use less energy, save you money on electricity bills and they last much longer than regular bulbs. Here are the most frequently asked questions about LED Lighting Fixtures:

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Defining Interior Design Styles – Rustic Lighting

Defining Interior Design Styles – Rustic Lighting

Interior Designing is an art and science to enhance the decor in a space to feel aesthetically pleased and relaxed. It is natural for human beings to live in an enhanced and adorned place. The ancient people used hand-made paintings, fireworks, frescoes, etc., to create a comfortable and pleasing environment. With the passage of time, innovations have been made and interior design has become a challenging art with lots of artistic and intellectual products; one of them is called rustic lighting.

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Kelly Wearstler Lighting – A complete home furnishing lighting solution by Generation Brands!

Kelly Wearstler Lighting – A complete home furnishing lighting solution by Generation Brands!

The Kelly Wearstler lighting collection is a successful brand launched by Generation Brands as they operate in the market of lighting, furniture, and décor products. The company strives to meet all the needs of its customers and, therefore, offers a wide range of reliable and quality products. Its specialization is the production of recessed lamps, reflectors, LED lighting, ceiling lights, LED tapes and LED bulbs. In the R&D department, they are continuously researching to launch new lighting products to meet the latent needs that exist. They are offering the highest quality products in the lighting industry.

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Lighting Trends & Ideas to look for in 2020 by the American Lighting Association

Lighting Trends & Ideas to look for in 2020 by the American Lighting Association

Each year brings a profusion of new design trends for the home, and new lighting designs play a crucial part in setting style. Lighting manufacturers launch hundreds of products every January at Lightovation, the industry's largest trade show, where discerning showroom buyers select the most popular styles for their market. Here's a sneak preview of a few of the fabulous new lighting trends that will brighten up homes in 2020.

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Lighting Design of the Week: Hinkley Lighting Shelter Wall Mount Lantern Collection

Lighting Design of the Week: Hinkley Lighting Shelter Wall Mount Lantern Collection

Our #lighting Design of the Week goes to the Hinkley Lighting Shelter collection. This beautiful Hinkley Lighting Outdoor Wall lighting collection comes in four different sizes and three different finishes, Black, Buckeye Bronze, and Hematite (silver/aluminum). This entire Lighting collection is wet rated so you can take interior direct splash or outdoor direct rain/sprinklers! This collection is offered both in LED and non-LED so depending on your light preference, there is an option for you. What’s really cool about the Hinkley Lighting Shelter collection is that they not only make Wall Mount Lanterns but also Hanging Lanterns and Post Lanterns. If you like the style of the wall mount, you can decorate the rest of your home from your landscape to your bathroom! If you’re looking to add that contemporary minimalist design feel to any room in your home, this entire Hinkley Lighting Shelter collection can help you achieve this. Every fixture is Dark Sky compliant and engineered to minimize light glare upward into the sky.

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Defining Interior Design Styles: Farmhouse

Defining Interior Design Styles: Farmhouse

Do you have a need to disconnect from the everyday hustle and chaos? What if I told you that you can do this in your own home? Farmhouse Interior Design Style may be your answer. In this article we are going to discuss the Farmhouse interior design style in depth.

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What is Accent lighting?

What is Accent lighting?

Accent lighting is very popular today. Accent lighting is used to highlight and focus on a specific object. Accent lighting is very common above paintings. If you want to know more about Accent lighting and how to use it, then follow this article until the end. In this article we are going to discuss everything about Accent lighting including how to use accent lighting for your very own home design project.

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Lighting Design of the Week: Quoizel Lighting Hailstone Collection

Lighting Design of the Week: Quoizel Lighting Hailstone Collection

Our #lighting Design of the Week goes to the Quoizel Lighting Hailstone Collection. This gorgeous Quoizel lighting collection comes in two different sizes and only one finish, polished chrome. This entire Lighting collection is equipped with integrated led components that are dimmable, so you’ll never have to change a light bulb! This collection was inspired by Geology as each Pendant has its own crystal rock shape. The crackled glass with the assortment of different sizes and shapes makes this feel like a geological formation! Each individual pendant comes with 8’ of wire to allow for customization and versatility. Not only that but if you would like a 3 light pendant rather than a 6 or 7 light pendant, we can custom build these fixtures just for you. Whether you need a kitchen chandelier, front door entryway light, or even some dining room pendants, this collection has everything your looking for and more!

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Top Lighting Control Systems: Dimmers, Switches & More

Top Lighting Control Systems: Dimmers, Switches & More

Lighting control systems not only make it easier to use your lighting fixtures but also help you reduce your daily energy consumption, resulting in financial savings. This is accomplished by allowing you to control the number of lights that are turned on while at the same time allowing you to control the intensity/brightness of those lights. Lighting control systems are available in manual (traditional) styles and also automated (Smart Home Controls). Continue reading on to learn about the common different types of lighting controls as well as some of the biggest brands selling this lighting control systems today!

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Interior design manufacturer spotlight: Varaluz Lighting

Interior design manufacturer spotlight: Varaluz Lighting

Recycling used products is one of the best ways by which we can save our world from several problems which are increasing day by day. One lighting manufacturer that is taking recycling to the next level is Varaluz Lighting. Their products are eco-friendly and are made from recyclable materials. Imagine glass shades made of recycled bottles and fixtures made of recycled steel! In this article we will learn more about Varaluz Lighting and the products they offer.

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Exploring Interior design styles: Mid-Century Modern

Exploring Interior design styles: Mid-Century Modern

You might have noticed a new interior design style trend that gets its roots from the mid-century. This is known as Mid Century Modern Interior Design. While this design is very popular many people are still not familiar with it. If you want to give a modern look to your home with a mid-century touch, then Mid Century Modern Interior Design is for you. In this article we are going to discuss Mid-century modern design thoroughly.

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What is Task Lighting?

What is Task Lighting?

Proper lighting is essential regardless of the task you are doing. General room lights may not always be the best solution for a certain task at hand. Ambient light may not always be enough for the task at hand. Sometimes the room lighting is too much or too little. That is why task lighting was created. Task lighting provides the proper amount of light needed to complete common tasks. Task lights are used for many common tasks such as sewing, reading, small repairs, model construction, writing and many other activities.

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Lighting Design of the Week: Minka Lavery Country Estates Collection

Lighting Design of the Week: Minka Lavery Country Estates Collection

Our #lighting Design of the Week goes to the Minka Lavery Country Estates collection. This beautiful Minka Lavery lighting collection comes in six different sizes and only one finish, Sun Faded Wood with Brushed Nickel Accents. This entire Lighting collection is equipped with either 60-Watt T8 E12 or E26 Candelabra light bulbs that are dimmable but are not included with the purchase of the fixture! If your looking to add that modern farmhouse design feel to any room in your home, this entire Minka Lavery Country estates collection can help you achieve this. Whether you need a kitchen chandelier, front door entryway light, or even some dining room pendants, this collection has everything your looking for and more! Design your entire home with this beautiful Farmhouse lighting collection offered by Minka Lavery.

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Which way should a ceiling fan turn in the winter?

Which way should a ceiling fan turn in the winter?

It is very common to see Ceiling Fans being used in almost all households, even those that have air conditioners. The common use of the fan is usually when the temperatures are warm and during spring and summer time. They enable good air circulation by pushing the air down from the ceiling and give you a nice cold breezy feeling. Most fans usually rotate counter clockwise which helps the air move from the top towards the people sitting below the fan.

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Explaining Light Bulb Codes, Shapes, and Sizes

Explaining Light Bulb Codes, Shapes, and Sizes

If you want LED lighting for your home, it is important to understand what LED means. LED bulbs or fixtures are light emission diodes, small sources of light that will be illuminated with the movement of the electrodes through a material that is called a semiconductor. When selecting LED lighting you have two choices, either select a fixture with LED bulbs or select a fixture that has integrated LEDs. Integrated LEDs mean the lights are permanently inside the fixture, while LED bulbs can be removed and changed out if needed.

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Interior Design Manufacturer Spotlight: Restoration Hardware Lighting and Furniture

Interior Design Manufacturer Spotlight: Restoration Hardware Lighting and Furniture

Restoration Hardware also known as RH, is an American home-furnishing company based in Corte Madera, California. Restoration Hardware is a family of lighting and home-furnishing experts with a history of over 21 years creating products in the Home & Garden industry! They focus all their knowledge and passion in creating products of excellent quality and performance.

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Simple Dining Room Lighting Tips

Simple Dining Room Lighting Tips

Without a doubt, a dining room with awesome lighting and a welcoming ambiance gives a warm feeling to your family and friends. Even though there are numerous specified rules and guidelines for brightening up your dining area, it is quite okay to customize those standards to best suit your space.

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Lighting Design of the Week: Monte Carlo Maverick Ceiling Fan Collection

Our #lighting Design of the Week goes to the Monte Carlo Maverick Collection. This beautiful ceiling fan collection comes in five sizes and six different finishes Brushed Steel housing with Dark Walnut blades, Brushed Steel housing with Koa blades, Matte Black housing with Dark Walnut Blades, Aged Pewter housing with Light Grey Weathered Oak blades, Matte Black housing with Matte Black blades and Matte White housing with Matte White blades. ALL blades are beautifully hand-cared balsa wood. Half of this entire Monte Carlo collection is equipped with a highly efficient LED Light Kit that is 3000K with a max wattage of 18. Custom Finish kits are available to make the area by the canopy a different color than it already it. All Light Kits are dimmable. This ceiling fan collection was designed to provide highly efficient air to whatever space it is going in. If you put a Monte Carlo Maverick fan in a space with the correct room dimensions, there is no doubt you will have more than enough air for the entire room. You can purchase this collection only with down rods and it is not available for low ceilings as a hugger fan.

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Decorative and stylish lighting fixtures – Affordable interior design options

Decorative and stylish lighting fixtures – Affordable interior design options

Lighting plays an essential role in the design of any interior space. In addition to providing the necessary day-to-day light, the different lighting elements will help us enhance and highlight the other aspects of any rooms design. Check out some affordable and easy interior design options that you can use to renovate or remodel your home!

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Interior Design Manufacturer Spotlight: Currey & Company Lighting and Furniture

Interior Design Manufacturer Spotlight: Currey & Company Lighting and Furniture

Currey & Company is a lighting and furniture manufacturer based out of Atlanta, Georgia and was founded in 1988. This popular company has extensive experience in the lighting market and has become a true expert in the use of cutting-edge LED technology. Currey & Company specializes in the production of home lighting as well as distinctive home furnishing products such as Table Lamps, chests, cabinets, desks, vanities, and seating like chairs or ottomans. They are best known for their lighting products such as floor and table lamps, wall sconces, and chandeliers.

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Interior Design Style Trends: Modern Farmhouse by the American Lighting Association

Interior Design Style Trends: Modern Farmhouse by the American Lighting Association

These days with new interior design styles and trends being invented on a yearly basis, you’ve probably heard of a few different ones but you’re not sure what that style truly encompasses. One of these trendy interior design styles is called “Modern Farmhouse”. First came the farmhouse design trend, a humble, nurturing style that is a nostalgic throwback to a simpler time. Early farmhouse style was born of necessity: farmers used the plentiful wood and natural materials like stone found on their land to build simple, practical homes. As time went on, building and décor materials became widely available, and farmhouses gave more attention to creating a cozy and pleasant atmosphere. Today, the farmhouse look incorporates apron sinks, reclaimed wood furniture, shiplap, and traditional fabrics, which were staples of the practical life of original farm homes.

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How to select LED Lighting for rooms in your home or office

How to select LED Lighting for rooms in your home or office

To be able to select the right LED lighting for your home you would need to have a few questions answered before you can choose the ideal lighting. It is quite common knowledge that LED lights are a great energy-saving option opposed to incandescent or fluorescent lighting fixtures. However, many do not understand how to select the right LED lighting for your home and if it would suit you. You would also have to consider the fact that the LED lights are unlike the light emission that you get from the traditional light bulbs and lights. So, lets look at a few things before you decide if LEDs are suitable for your home lighting needs.

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How to Choose a Fanimation Ceiling Fan

How to Choose a Fanimation Ceiling Fan

Picking out the correct ceiling fan for your home is not as easy as it sounds. You must be able to choose the right type of fan for your kitchen, bedroom and living room. With Fanimation Ceiling Fans you get a variety to choose from and you have the option you customize your ceiling fan to fit your room requirements. The option of selecting the fan type and being able to customize it is an ideal choice for most homes. No rooms are the same in size and dimensions at your home and you may require a different fan in different rooms to fulfil the needs that you have. Fans that are available over the counter may not be able to satisfy all the requirements that you may have. That is why customizing the fan as per your requirements is one of the best choices that you can make when you purchase a fan. From selecting the type of fan motor, customizing the blade and motors colors, as well as an array of light kits and downrods to choose, there is no shortage of choices when selecting a Fanimation Ceiling Fan. This article will hopefully give you some good tips on how to select your very own Fanimation Ceiling Fan!

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Lighting Design of the Week: Eurofase Lighting Lucido Collection

Lighting Design of the Week: Eurofase Lighting Lucido Collection

Our #lighting Design of the Week goes to the Eurofase Lighting Lucido collection. This beautiful lighting collection comes in four different sizes and three different finishes including Amber Glass, Clear Glass, and Smoke Glass. What is extremely unique about this Eurofase Pendant Lighting and Chandelier collection is although there are only four sizes and three finishes listed in the catalog, this collection can be fully customized to fit whatever size you need and colors can be mixed and matched together as needed to fit the interior design profile of the home. Every Pendant in this Lucido collection also comes with 96” of hanging adjustable wire so you can adjust them to the heights that fit your lighting needs. This entire Eurofase Lighting collection is equipped with G4 Halogen light bulbs that are included with the purchase of the fixture! Beautiful Translucent polished cast glass is suspended from a chrome canopy! Whether you need a kitchen chandelier, front door entryway light, or even some dining room pendants, this collection has everything your looking for and more!

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Differences Between Kitchen Island Pendants and Kitchen Island Chandeliers

Differences Between Kitchen Island Pendants and Kitchen Island Chandeliers

Many people get confused between a kitchen island chandelier and a kitchen island pendant. This is commonly due to their appearance. They look very similar. They are the ideal type of lighting that you can have for your kitchen island. If you ask anyone which type of lighting is suitable for your kitchen, they would tell you it all comes down to personal preference. There are several differences between pendants and chandeliers that are detailed below.

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BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY LIGHTING BUYING GUIDE 2019 AT BEAUTIFUL THINGS LIGHTING

BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY LIGHTING BUYING GUIDE 2019 AT BEAUTIFUL THINGS LIGHTING

Are you looking for the best possible deal on Chandeliers, Vanity Lights, Pendant Fixtures, Ceiling Fans, Table Lamps, Floor Lamps, Outdoor Lighting, Landscape Lighting, or even Wall Lighting Fixtures? Well search no more as Black Friday and Cyber Monday are upon us! When dealing with the lighting industry and Black Friday/Cyber Monday, there are a few key details that you must know to help you get the greatest savings possible!

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Stage or Theatre Lighting Design Project Help

Stage or Theatre Lighting Design Project Help

Lighting solutions for specific needs can only be carried out by experts in that specific industry. People who are looking for stage or theatre lighting can surely depend on Beautiful Things Lighting to provide you fixtures that suit your needs. One would have to understand that normal lights would not do for a theatre setup or a stage setup. You would require specific lighting that can ensure that the stage is lit up appropriately so that people sitting even in the furthest row can enjoy the show. This means setting up comprehensive lighting that can provide ample clarity. You can choose lighting that both saves energy yet is bright enough to suit large halls and theatrical spaces.

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Pendant Lighting Designs – Hanging Lights or Flush to the Ceiling

Pendant Lighting Designs – Hanging Lights or Flush to the Ceiling

The Ideal lighting for any space is quite dependent on the type of room the fixture is going in, like whether or not the room is a residential or commercial space. Common lights are often used only during the nights or during evenings. However, some people choose to use lighting when they feel that the natural light is just not bright enough. There are many types, models and methods in which you can install lighting. One of the most popular types of lighting is known as pendant lighting. This is used mostly in the entrance, hallways, kitchen or at times even in the patio of residential homes. This lighting differs a great deal when compared to the common fixed flush mount lighting.

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Ideas and Tips for Lighting Up your Bar

Ideas and Tips for Lighting Up your Bar

Lighting up a bar is a big challenge for many of us who are aiming to wow customers or home guests with their bar room. If bars are not lit perfectly, they can look like caves. Poorly and dull lit barrooms give out uninviting and undesirable vibes. In order to create the perfect mood for your bar room, follow the tips below for lighting up your barroom:

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4 Tips for Unique Outdoor Lighting

4 Tips for Unique Outdoor Lighting

Whether it is summer or winter, you need your outdoor area lit perfectly for fun activities with friends and family. A perfect way to make your outdoor area more welcoming, warm and soothing is to add the perfect lighting in the right places. Here are 4 tips for unique outdoor lighting:

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Lighting Design of the Week: Minka Aire Ceiling Fan Rudolph Collection

Lighting Design of the Week: Minka Aire Ceiling Fan Rudolph Collection

Our #lighting Design of the Week goes to the Minka Aire Rudolph Collection. This beautiful ceiling fan collection comes in one size (3 Blade 52” Ceiling Fans) and six different finishes including Brushed Nickel with Silver Blades, Coal (Black), Distressed Koa (Wood), Oil Rubbed Bronze, White, and Brushed Nickel with Medium maple wood blades. This entire Minka Aire collection is equipped with an optional highly efficient LED Light Kit that is 3000K with a Max wattage of 16. The light kits are offered in two styles the K9838L or the Custom LED Light Kit for F838L and also five different colors to match the ceiling fan colors. All Light Kits are dimmable. This simple ceiling fan collection was designed to provide efficient air at 3,810 Cubic Feet per minute while also not breaking the bank as this 52” ceiling fan is under $180. You can purchase this collection only with rods and it is not available for low ceilings as a hugger fan.

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Which Room Does a Chandelier Go in?

Which Room Does a Chandelier Go in?

A chandelier gives a room a sense of style. Proper lighting placement creates a visual balance in the space, no matter if it is a crystal chandelier or a farmhouse styled chandelier it sets the tone of the room. A chandelier can also act as the focal point of the space. So, where is the proper room for a chandelier? Where should a chandelier be placed? Continue reading to find out.

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What Does LED Mean?

What Does LED Mean?

LED stands for the Light Emitting Diode which is a semiconductor diode that shines when a current is applied. LED is more luminous and more efficient than incandescent lighting. LED is made up of the gallium, consisting of different compounds such as nitrogen, arsenic, phosphorus, and indium. The different compounds radiate visible light with the help of a light-emitting diode. LED technology has become prominent due to its various benefits.

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Four Things to Consider When You Are Choosing Garden Lights

Four Things to Consider When You Are Choosing Garden Lights

Outdoor lighting or garden lighting serves various purposes such as providing safety and soothing atmosphere. Garden and Outdoor Lighting is always in fashion. When it comes to choose lights for garden there are several factors that one should keep in mind.

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Four reasons why you should hang a chandelier in your home

Four reasons why you should hang a chandelier in your home

When it comes to adding beauty to your home, the significant role played by lighting cannot be overlooked. Using the right lighting fixture can greatly enhance the overall appearance of your home. Even though there is no dearth of lighting fixtures available in the market but there is one that stands out from the rest- The Chandelier.

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Interior Design Manufacturer Spotlight: Justice Design Group Lighting

Interior Design Manufacturer Spotlight: Justice Design Group Lighting

Justice Design Group Lighting offers its unparalleled services and exceptional products to its customers. Justice Design Group Lighting is a Made in the USA brand. Brand Levin is the President of the Justice Design Group Lighting. Justice Design Group is based in Los Angeles, California. Justice Design Group Lighting is a creative light product manufacturer. Justice Design Group has been working to provide its customers with excellent high-quality products since 1985.

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7 Tips to Improve Your Room Lighting

7 Tips to Improve Your Room Lighting

Good lighting makes a big difference. A dull and poorly lit room makes a good place look suffocating, marring all the décor of the space. Furniture, paint color and flooring are not the only important considerations of the room. The lighting of the space is the most important.

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Bathroom Décor and Lighting Tips

Bathroom Décor and Lighting Tips

Bathroom décor and lighting selection can be a very overwhelming process because every part of the bathroom requires different lighting, such as the vanity area that may require more lighting than the tub and shower areas. But entire lighting should look cohesive and harmonious. Following are some of the tips to decorate and lighten up your bathroom in the most stylish manner:

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Do You Sell Christmas Lights at Beautiful Things Lighting?

Do You Sell Christmas Lights at Beautiful Things Lighting?

Christmas lights are not available at most shops during the offseason. We usually do not have Christmas lights in stock during the off-season however, we can get you Christmas lights from our manufacturer any time of the year. After you place your order, we fulfill and procure your order by getting our RGB light manufacturer, named American lighting, to deliver us your order.

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Simplified Modern Bedroom Interiors

Simplified Modern Bedroom Interiors

The bedroom of your house is one place where you can relax after a long day at work and can be productive most of the time. The decoration of your bedroom affects your thinking and your mood. Back in the day, there was not much focus on decorating the bedroom. Most people just went with the basics and only installed the essentials in the room. But those days are now long gone; in today’s date, the bedroom is arguably the one place that people decorate the most. Be it lighting, wall-designs, wallpapers, curtains, or flooring; you cannot overlook either of them.

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How to Choose the Right Kitchen Island Light Fixture

How to Choose the Right Kitchen Island Light Fixture

The island light is the heart of every kitchen, completing the look and giving it style. If you do not choose the perfect island light, you may fail to impress yourself in the long run or you might not have enough task lighting to accomplish your design goals. Here are some things to consider when choosing lighting for your kitchen island:

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Is it Safe to Put a Light Fixture Above Your Kitchen Sink?

Is it Safe to Put a Light Fixture Above Your Kitchen Sink?

When you are designing and renovating your kitchen, you must keep in mind several elements to make it most useful. Task lights placed at proper positions, island lights chosen appropriately and accent lights put in the perfect place is not only what you should consider. Is there a light fixture over your kitchen sink? If you are planning to have a light fixture over your kitchen sink, consider the following before moving ahead:

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Commonly Asked Questions about Hinkley Lighting

Commonly Asked Questions about Hinkley Lighting

Have you come across the names Hinkley Lighting, Fredrick Ramond, or Regency Ceiling Fans while searching for new lighting for your home or busienss? Well we've put together a comprehensive guide answering all possible questions regarding Hinkley Lighting fixtures. Check out our full blog to learn more about the manufacturer that is Hinkley Lighting

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Lighting Design of the Week: Kichler Lighting Moyra Collection

Lighting Design of the Week: Kichler Lighting Moyra Collection

Our #lighting Design of the Week goes to the Kichler Lighting Moyra collection. This beautiful lighting collection comes in three different sizes and only one finish, black with polished nickel accents. This entire Kichler Lighting collection is equipped with a B Candelabra Base 60 Watt Bulbs . This brand new 2019 Kichler Lighting collection was designed to feature black orbs and crystal-inspired goblet shades with polished nickel accents around the fixture to give a modern yet vintage look. Mixing the black metals with polished nickel accents makes this fixture. You can purchase this collection as a large chandelier, 1 Light Pendant, and 4 Light Pendant! The range of styles this fixture appeals to is unmatched as both the traditional lighting lover and the modern lighting lover can find something that they can appreciate about this lighting fixture collection.

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Ceiling Fan Size Guide

Ceiling Fan Size Guide

When choosing a ceiling fan for your space, there are several important dimensions to take into consideration. Not only do you want your ceiling fan to be functional, but it should also look nice with the design of the rest oh1f the room. If the dimensions are off, the fan can look too large or too small, and affect the overall appeal of the space. Here are the important factors to look at when choosing your ceiling fan.

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Commonly asked questions about Hudson Valley Lighting Group

Commonly asked questions about Hudson Valley Lighting Group

The Hudson Valley Lighting Group offers high-quality commercial and residential light fixtures along with elegant and unique home decor. These products are highly styled and made with only the highest quality materials. The company was established in the Hudson Valley of New York.

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7 Different Interior Design Styles

7 Different Interior Design Styles

The emergence of a global village has spread awareness about living standards and patterns of different areas. Over time, different common interior design styles developed and were adopted by a large population of the world living in different continents and regions. Now, interior design styles are categorized, and according to these designs, houses are decorated and renovated.

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Enhance Your Living Room Decor with Lamps and Lighting

Enhance Your Living Room Decor with Lamps and Lighting

Your living room is an important part of your home. It is the place where you meet friends and family. It is very important to create the right setting and mood in the living room so as to allow for smooth, comfortable, and enjoyable interactions. One of the best ways to enhance the decor of your living room is to make use of lamps.

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Lighting Design of the Week: Corbett Lighting Vertigo Collection

Lighting Design of the Week: Corbett Lighting Vertigo Collection

Our #lighting Design of the Week goes to the Corbett Lighting Vertigo collection. This beautiful lighting collection comes in seven different sizes and three different finishes including Bronze and Gold Leaf, Gold Leaf, and Modern Silver Leaf. This entire Corbett Lighting collection is equipped with either highly efficient LED’s that are 3000K or E26 Medium Base 60 Watt Bulbs . This signature Corbett Lighting collection was designed to look like an intertwining collage of circular handcrafted rings that were fused together to give this contemporary collection a dazzling look. This is definitely a best selling Corbett Lighting fixture that will withstand the test of time! You can purchase this collection as a wall sconce, large chandelier, medium chandelier, mini chandelier, pendant light, semi-flush and flush mount! The versatility of this collection is extraordinary.

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Lighting Ideas to Welcome the Fall or Winter Seasons by the American Lighting Association

Lighting Ideas to Welcome the Fall or Winter Seasons by the American Lighting Association

As fall is here and winter is fast approaching, the days are growing shorter and darker, and less daylight means it’s time to use lighting and seasonal elements to brighten up the home. Here’s a list of design ideas provided by the American Lighting Association on how to impress guests as soon as they walk in the door without involving a visit from the electrician.

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Common Lighting Manufacturer Warranties

Common Lighting Manufacturer Warranties

Have you ever bought a light fixture only to find out that it doesn’t work? While a manufacturer’s warranty protects you from paying out of your own pocket to replace or repair the fixture, there are some important factors to consider when you make a claim. To help you understand your manufacturer’s warranty, here some warranty terms from our most popular brands.

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Farmhouse Kitchen Design Trends

Farmhouse Kitchen Design Trends

Kitchens are the most important part of the house, no matter what kind of style you chose for the décor. The Farmhouse Aesthetic Kitchen is the evergreen and welcoming design that is always better than any other style. The three different styles of Farmhouse kitchens are Chic Style, Modern Style, and Classic Style. The natural vibe and feel of the Classic Style make it the most popular of the three styles.

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Lighting Design of the Week: Kuzco Lighting Synergy Collection

Lighting Design of the Week: Kuzco Lighting Synergy Collection

Our #lighting Design of the Week goes to the Kuzco Lighting Synergy collection. This beautiful lighting collection comes in nine different sizes and three different finishes including Antique Brass, Black, and Antique Silver. This entire Kuzco Lighting collection is equipped with highly efficient LED’s that are 3000K. This collection was designed to look like piano keys falling through the air and it truly looks elegant! You can purchase this collection as a wall sconce, vanity sconce, chandelier, pendant light, linear pendant, and flush mount! The versatility of this collection is extraordinary.

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Design Home Cheats using Lighting Accessories

Design Home Cheats using Lighting Accessories

When you think of romantic lighting, crystal chandeliers, dimmed lights, and candles come to mind. You can go that way to adorn your home and create a romantic aura, but romantic lighting is more than just chandeliers, dimmed lights, and candles. Basically, romantic lighting should have the power to flatter both room and people. Here are some romantic lighting tips to assist you in creating the perfect romantic aura:

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New Lighting Guide: How to clean Crystal Chandeliers

New Lighting Guide: How to clean Crystal Chandeliers

If you’re looking to keep the crystal chandelier you just purchased shining year after year then understand there is a little bit of maintenance and cleaning that needs to be done in order for this to happen. We’re here to give you some great tips on how to clean your crystal chandeliers including the individual crystals as well as the fixture frame itself. Here are our top tips to cleaning crystal chandeliers:

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Light Your Home with Trendy Interior Design Styles using LEDs by the ALA

Light Your Home with Trendy Interior Design Styles using LEDs by the ALA

With the increased availability and fixture styles for LED lighting, which is deemed safer, sturdier, and more durable than CFL light bulbs by the Department of Energy, it is quickly becoming a go-to lighting source for all areas of the home. That also means LEDs are an efficient and effective light source for layering.

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What Happens When an LED Reaches the End of Its Rated Life?

What Happens When an LED Reaches the End of Its Rated Life?

LED lights are the latest and greatest innovation in lighting technology, and the truth is; they’re worth the hype. They do all of the things you want your lightbulb to do but better than you could hope.

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Time to make the switch from Fluorescents or Incandescent to LEDs?

Time to make the switch from Fluorescents or Incandescent to LEDs?

Though more expensive than traditional incandescent bulbs, by comparison, LEDs have myriad advantages, including extremely long-life spans and the ability to be incorporated into any fixture design. We’ll explore some tips given to us by our friends at the American Lighting Association below!

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Do they make light fixtures for ceiling fans?

Do they make light fixtures for ceiling fans?

As technology rapidly evolves in the lighting and home décor industry, the different options of Ceiling Fans offered by Manufacturers have increased tremendously! When purchasing a ceiling fan, some of the main concerns a designer attempts to address are usually airflow, but one thing people don’t really consider when purchasing a ceiling fan is that they can also be used for room lighting as well! A trendy design style these days is replacing a ceiling light fixture with a ceiling fan with lights. That way you can achieve multiple goals, whether that be for lighting or for airflow.

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7 Ceiling Light Designs that Will Enhance Your Living Space

7 Ceiling Light Designs that Will Enhance Your Living Space

They’re perfect for task lighting, able to be lined up over kitchen islands or dining room tables, and they can also function great as ambient lights, especially when paired with other pendant lights. They’re also great for high ceilings, as you can have them hang down at the perfect length for your intended look.

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Lighting Design of the Week: Fanimation Spitfire Ceiling Fan Collection

Our #lighting Design of the Week goes to the Fanimation Spitfire Collection. This beautiful ceiling fan collection comes in two sizes and 8 different finishes including Black, Brushed Nickel, Brushed Satin Brass, Driftwood, Dark Bronze, Matte Greige, Galvanize, Matte White. One of the coolest things about this ceiling fan collection is that you can mix and match the different motor colors with different blade colors to create your very own styled ceiling fan. Fanimation offers eight matching blade colors so its up to the consumer to decide what color blades they want to match with their fan motor. You can buy a matte white fan motor and put black fan blades on the fan if you really wanted too! Not only are the ceiling fan motor and blades customizable but the fan downrod is also customizable as far as length and color! If you would like to add a light to this fan, they offer Spitfire Light kits in all colors. The Fanimation Spitfire ceiling fans are UL Damp Rated so you can use them either indoors or outdoors under cover. You can purchase this collection only with down rods and it is not available for low ceilings as a hugger fan.

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AC Vs DC Motor Ceiling Fans

AC Vs DC Motor Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are a must have for any home. Their versatility is almost unprecedented in terms of items that you would typically find in a house or apartment. First of all, they take up almost zero space in a home. Vertical space is usually the most abundant, and this is all that ceiling fans require. Second, they can help cool, heat, displace smoke, and remove smells from any room.

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Do I Need to Buy an Additional Hanging Chain/Rod with My New Ceiling Fixture?

Do I Need to Buy an Additional Hanging Chain/Rod with My New Ceiling Fixture?

Lights are the heart and soul of any home. They provide the life, color, visual drama, feeling of safety, and literal ability to physically function inside of an apartment or house. They make it easier to cook, work, read, work on home projects, shave, brush your teeth, and get dressed in the morning. A home without lights is equivalent to a car without an engine. It just won’t work the way it was meant to!

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