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There’s a lot to know about ever-evolving LED lighting.  

We used to think in terms of lamp wattage, or soft white vs. clear bulb choices.  The conversation has shifted now to lumen output and color temperature.  It can be confusing to say the least, which is why we have put together a few tips on how to best choose the right LED lamp type for your illumination needs.

Lets Talk Lumens

Lumen- the unit of measure of visible light.  The lighting game has changed.  A 60 watt incandescent lamp is the compared lighting equivalent of a 42 watt eco-halogen lamp, which is of similar equivalence to a 13 watt compact fluorescent lamp, or an 11 watt LED lamp.  Scratching your head?  You are not alone.  Depending upon which type of light source you choose, the rated wattage- or the amount of energy consumed- will be different.  This is why we now have to look at each lamp type’s lumen rating, or the measure of visible light produced from a specific source.   Tami explains this in further detail in the video below-

It is important to know how many lumens your bulb choice is providing you with in order to properly illuminate your space.  As a general rule of thumb, we recommend the following: [Read More…]

It has arrived…

The Creative Lighting

HALF YEARLY SALE

is going on NOW!

 

Our entire showroom is on sale, which means it is the perfect time to spruce up for Spring and get a head start on your home improvement projects. With plenty of new styles and exciting trends to choose from, we can assure you that you will be bouncing into this new season with style.  Hurry in for best selection!

With so much to see at
Lightovation- Dallas International Lighting Show
Kyndra gives us insightful feedback on her first trip to the lighting market as she reflects on some of her pre-market picks and how they shined.

ARTERIORS
First to see on her list of “importance” due to a personal affinity for the line, Kyndra was momentarily saddened when realizing that the Arteriors showroom was not displaying her fixture of choice – The Vickery Chandelier.  This sadness did not last long, however.  Kyndra explains, “My jaw was on the ground as I toured around and around the breathtaking showroom, and I was captivated by the richness of everything and beautiful details-  I’m confident the chandelier would have been fabulous, and everything I imagined it to be in person, as was every other piece I viewed.”

HINKLEY LIGHTING
Always a crowd favorite, a walk through the Hinkley Lighting showroom gave Kyndra more than she was hoping for.  “The Larchmere Fixture was actually a lot more beautiful in person than I expected it to be,” Kyndra says about her Hinkley pick, “The center crystal shaft gifted this piece with huge visual impact, sparkle, and elegance.”

CURREY AND COMPANY
Another win in person!  The Aviva Stanoff- Quartz Moon Starburst Pendant was everything Kyndra hoped it would be.  “This fixture was a stunner.   It was delicate, fresh, and truly alluring,” Kyndra stated,  “The silver and pink beauty was ever-so captivating with it’s dramatic silhouette and soft finish combination of painted silver granella and accents of real rose quartz.”

HUDSON VALLEY LIGHTING
“Perforated metal at its finest!  Simple but impactful,” was the reaction Kyndra had to Hudson Valley Lighting’s Gibbs Pendant.  Available in three different finishes, the Gibbs series served up some serious modern styling with an industrial attitude- which is right on trend for 2017.

ELK LIGHTING
A missed sighting of Elk Lighting’s Rialto 5-Light Pendant led to an appreciation for a different product line expansion.  Kyndra tells us, “I was thrilled beyond words to see that Elk had expanded their Armand Collection to include semi-flush mount fixtures, a two-lamp wall sconce, and a new finish application: goldleaf with clear crystal!”  She continued by stating, “The new finish brought a freshness to the otherwise traditional collection, making it appropriate for more contemporary homes.”

VARALUZ-
The grand finale.  Kyndra paints us the picture of her WOW moment inside the Varaluz showroom.  “The Fascination in Zen Gold taunted me for a day and a half as we passed by the showroom countless times.  Finally, on Thursday evening we ventured into the showroom, which felt like a hip New York City night club on a busy evening,” Kyndra continues on, ” The music was thumping as fashionable young lighting connoisseurs surrounded the bar and gazed delightedly at the lighting fixtures, furniture and other home accessories tastefully packed into the space.  I excitedly headed straight for the front window to lay my eyes on the Fascination Series.  It was true perfection: whimsical, striking, warm and an expert mix of hard and soft.  No matter what piece you look at from Varaluz, you cannot deny that each fixture is designed and finished with attention to every detail – nothing is overlooked.”

 

PHOTO CRED: Currey and Co., Hudson Valley Lighting, Elk Lighting, Hinkley Lighting, Varaluz, Arteriors Home & Quorum International.