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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

Style Me Sunday: DIY Eclectic Bathroom

Posted by on Jul 7, 2013 | 1 comment

Style Me Sunday: DIY Eclectic Bathroom
We get excited about seeing your projects — really excited. Last week we received an email from a creative customer whose vintage-inspired bathroom had me itching to take a trip to the nearest antique store to re-do my own front bath. You might remember our featured customer from Friday, Khanh Morales. Khanh was more than helpful with detailing how she took a blank canvas of a studio bath and turned it into a showroom for her antiquing addiction. ... 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

Chrome Light Bulbs Provide A Unique Look While Cutting Down On Glare!

Posted by on Aug 12, 2010 | 3 comments

Chrome Light Bulbs Provide A Unique Look While Cutting Down On Glare!
Photos Courtesy of Decor8 Design Blog (Left), Remodelista (Right) Although you may have not recognized them, Half Chrome Light Bulbs have been used in commercial buildings for many years. Typically used in environments where a glare needs to be reduced, the chrome coating shields the filament, ultimately making the bulb an indirect source of light. They are a wonderful lighting choice wherever you need to keep light directly out of people’s eyes. Such situations can include bathrooms, kitchens, offices, or restaurants where overhead pendants have a very close proximity to one’s eyes. ... Read More

Making The Switch Will Save You Money!

Posted by on Apr 22, 2010 | 0 comments

Making The Switch Will Save You Money!
Since it was first introduced in the early 1990’s, the Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb (CFL) has been one of the most popular Energy Efficient bulbs in America. Compact Fluorescent bulbs were designed to replace the less energy efficient Standard Incandescent bulb. CFL’s produce just as much light as your Standard Incandescent, but use 1/3 of the overall energy! Why should I switch to CFL’s? What’s the difference? It’s the average lifespan of each bulb – it differs drastically! Although less in your initial cost, Standard Incandescent bulbs can be manufactured to last 750 to 1,000 hours. By paying slightly more up front, a Compact... Read More

Apartment Therapy Provides Inspirational Pendant Lighting

Posted by on Mar 1, 2010 | 0 comments

Apartment Therapy Provides Inspirational Pendant Lighting
Apartment Therapy is one of the top ranked design blogs on the web today. These days it’s easy to be inspired by everything around you, and with design resources like Apartment Therapy, Remodelista or Decorology giving you easy how-to and do-it-yourself projects, you can create the room of your dreams in no time – and on little to no budget! Last week we came across an amazing photo centered around a simplistic, industrial-inspired ceiling pendant. Again, this photo comes courtesy of our friends at Apartment Therapy. ... Read More