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Lighting Lingo: Light Bulb Choices, Changes, and Challenges

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 | 0 comments

Lighting Lingo: Light Bulb Choices, Changes, and Challenges
When Congress passed the Energy Independence Act in 2007, its purpose was to encourage consumers to switch over to more energy-efficient light bulbs. At the time, compact fluorescents, called CFLs, and LED light bulbs were considerably more expensive to buy than standard incandescents, but in recent years, costs have come down. Consumers are realizing the savings on their electric bill and these savings can be substantial in commercial spaces. ... Read More

Lighting Resolutions: Start Your Year on the “Bright” Foot

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 | 0 comments

Lighting Resolutions: Start Your Year on the “Bright” Foot
If you’re like me, that hopeful list of 2014 resolutions you compiled on January 1st is still hanging on your fridge waiting to be started. Fortunately, the resolutions “I resolve to read more” and “I resolve to spend more quality time with friends and family” don’t have expiration dates. However, my goal to “paint my burnt orange guest bath emerald green while it’s still en vogue” is a little more time sensitive. ... Read More

Featured Customer | Rustic Pendants Lend Bolt of Blue to Bathroom Remodel

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 | 1 comment

If you love the coastal look but are landlocked miles from the sea, you can still create a refreshing retreat with plenty of maritime touches like today’s Featured Customer Fred who has a lovely lakefront home in Sparta, New Jersey. Fred recently remodeled a bathroom in his home and added rustic pendants and a rustic vanity sconce for some nautical style. “I like the beach look as opposed to the cabin look,” Fred says. “And I wanted something different than the cookie cutter fixtures from the home centers.” ... Read More

Rustic Wall Sconces Highlight Dining Room Artwork with Style

Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 | 1 comment

Rustic Wall Sconces Highlight Dining Room Artwork with Style
Savannah, Georgia, is one of those cities that just oozes southern charm and happens to be home to our good friend Joel Snayd of Rethink Design Studio. Joel works with both residential and commercial clients in the Savannah area with a focus on showcasing each client’s personality through design. We featured some of Joel’s work in a blog last August where he used the All Weather Gooseneck Farm Light for a home on Tybee Island. Today we take a peek at a lovely dining room that Joel created featuring some beautiful rustic sconces. ... Read More

Rustic Light Fixtures Top Off Dramatic Post Mount Lighting

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012 | 0 comments

Rustic Light Fixtures Top Off Dramatic Post Mount Lighting
Who says post mount lighting can’t be dramatic, artistic, and functional all in one? This row of soaring lights prove that even a simple rustic fixture combined with an avant-garde base can take post mount lighting to new heights! Located on the 760-acre campus of Florida Gulf Coast University, the state’s newest institution of higher education in Ft. Myers, these post mount lights complement the impressive entrance to the Lutgert School of Business. These lights are powered in part by the university’s 15-acre solar field featuring photovoltaic panels that tilt and rotate as they soak up that famous Florida sunshine throughout the day. ... Read More

Bare Bulb Pendants Part of Passion for Industrial Style Living

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 | 0 comments

Bare Bulb Pendants Part of Passion for Industrial Style Living
There are so many things to love about the industrial décor craze that’s taken over the design world — from the use of repurposed and recycled treasures, to humble materials with utilitarian qualities, and the minimal yet comfortable feel it can create in a space. While our eyes were first drawn to this 100-year-old farm table that serves as a gathering space in this industrial building in North Portland, we couldn’t help but notice the bare bulb pendants hanging in the background. Bare bulbs are also a popular feature of industrial styling, and in this space, which serves as an artists’ studio and retail store, the artists opted for the Plumen... Read More