1. NEW TRENDS TO BRIGHTEN YOUR HOME IN 2018

    The beginning of a new year is an opportunity for a fresh start for your home. One easy change that will make a big impact is a lighting update. Simply changing a fixture – a chandelier, a few pendants or even just a table lamp – can give a room a whole new look. Whether you are considering a minor update or a major renovation, stay on top of the latest lighting trends with a few tips from the…Read More

  2. USING LIGHTING TO LET YOUR PERSONAL STYLE SHINE

    Your bedroom is the perfect place to let your personal style shine, and the right lighting can provide the perfect finishing touch to your space. Whether your style leans towards more traditional, or you prefer clean lines and modern finishes, there are endless options. Because the bedroom is a space where its critcal to have layers of light to adjust to your needs throughout the day, it's a parti…Read More

  3. TOP LIGHTING TIPS FOR BEAUTIFUL DINING ROOMS

    When planning your dining room lighting, keep these easy tips in mind. FIRST STEP: A chandelier in the middle of the room defines the space. Choose that fixture first, then work out with accent lights. HANGING AROUND: Choose a chandelier with a diameter 12 inches less than the width of your table. The bottom of the chandelier should be 30 inches above table. TALL ORDERS: For ceilings nine feet or …Read More

  4. THREE TIPS FOR FUNCTIONAL BATHROOM LIGHTING

    Set the tone with proper bulb temperature, color and placement Whether getting dressed, shaving, applying makeup or styling your hair, there are a variety of important tasks that take place in the bathroom mirror. Therefore, the quality of light in the bathroom is more important than ever. There are a few key aspects to your light bulbs you want to consider when choosing bathroom lighting: 1. Temp…Read More

  5. MAXIMIZING PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH OFFICE LIGHTING

    Proper office lighting is key to setting the stage for a productive workday. Whether setting up the lighting for a home office or adding touches to a public office space, it is critical to ensure the lighting provides optimal working conditions. General lighting should be bright enough to provide for a comfortable workspace, but not so bright as to create undue glare off of your papers or computer…Read More

  6. DECORATIVE TRENDS IN KITCHEN LIGHTING

    One of the most popular lighting layouts in kitchens is the use of shaded or hooded chandeliers above an island. Whether the island is used as prep space or seating, the shades provide glare control and reflect light down to where it is needed. Pendants and chandeliers come in a variety of styles. Currently, the biggest trends in kitchen aesthetics fall into six primary style categories: Rustic …Read More

  7. GIVE YOUR HOME A FACELIFT WITH NEW LIGHTING

    To give your home’s exterior a fresh look, upgrade your outdoor lighting to complement existing landscaping and architectural elements. The same principles used for lighting your home’s interior apply for the exterior. You still need a mix of general, task and accent fixtures to get a comprehensive lighting design. While general lighting might be an overhead light with a few torchieres for acc…Read More

  8. GET THE RIGHT LIGHT IN YOUR DINING ROOM

    Today’s dining rooms reflect consumers’ changing lifestyles. Once solely for daily dining, this room has become more multipurpose. During the week, many homeowners now use the dining room as a task area for homework, crafts and meetings. On the weekends and special occasions, it is a gathering place for parties and meals. Consequently, dining rooms must be versatile with multiple lighting opti…Read More

  9. MAXIMIZE YOUR VIEWING EXPERIENCE

    Whether your TV is in the family room, dedicated media room or even an outdoor living area, everyone's viewing experience will be optimized with proper lighting. Poor lighting can be a distraction to relaxing family time and make viewers physically uncomfortable. Your investment in a high-definition big-screen TV and a quality sound system will be diminished if your set-up does not include proper …Read More

  10. USING LIGHTING TO CREATE AN OUTDOOR OASIS

    You don't have to plan a lavish vacation to relax this summer. With the right lighting, your back yard can become your own private retreat, allowing you to enjoy a mini getaway without leaving your home. It's easier - and less expensive - than you might imagine to transform your existing patio, deck or pool area into a space you'll love. A new lighting scheme can turn your back yard into an oasis …Read More