Thursday, October 29, 2009

Light the Way For Trick-Or-Treaters

With Halloween only two days away, the question remains, is your walkway safe for sugar-crazed trick-or-treaters? The best way to paint a path for ghouls and goblins is by lighting up your lawn with Kichler Landscape Lighting (and jack-o-lanterns of course).

Kichler Path Light Fixtures like the Textured Architectural Bronze 12 Volt shown above are ideal for illuminating a path to your home's entryway. In this particular fixture, textured and smooth architectural bronzes are combined with hammered and flat surfaces to provide subtle variations in tone and texture (not that the kids will notice, but their parents should). Kichler path and spread lighting compliments the home's landscape architecture by shedding well-balanced light where it’s wanted without troublesome glare, which means nobody should trip and fall in the sugar rush stampede.

So stock up on candy, switch on the lights, and have a Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sea Shore Decor From Quoizel Lighting

This 4 Light Pendant Fixture from Quoizel's Monterey Mosaic Lighting Collection is ideal for either a beach house or contemporary loft setting. The striking mosaic design on the glass shade is constructed from genuine pen shell, bringing oceanic beauty into the home. The whimsical curls of the pendant's metal body add a playful element to the design.

Pendant Lights from Quoizel Lighting are always constructed by skilled artisans and with the utmost attention to detail. That's why you can be sure that whatever fixture you choose will provide seemless enhancement to your home's decor. Remember, the courteous and knowledgeable customer service team at Nova Lighting Store is fully prepared and able to assist you in finding the best deal on the best light for your home.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Energy Efficient Wall Sconces from Nuvo Lighting


Looking ahead to the future, it is important that we homeowners recognize the impact our energy consumption has on a global scale. With that in mind, using fluorescent light is a great way to illuminate the home while cutting back on both total energy consumption and the total cost of the electricity bill.

Nuvo Lighting has an extensive line of fluorescent lighting fixtures that are gorgeous, versatile, and affordable all at once. The 1 Light CFL 9" Wall Sconce shown above is a prime example of such a fixture. Its sharp, contemporary design and brushed brass finish make it ideal for a modern hallway or foyer setting. Furthermore, this fixture is suitable for damp locations, so it could also be placed in a bathroom. Nova Lighting Store is proud to carry this and more Nuvo fluorescent wall sconces.

Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) are an excellent, energy efficent addition to any home's lighting decor. When purchasing energy efficient lighting, look for the Energy Star rating in order to insure that you're making the right long-term, cost saving investment.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

How To Install A Chandelier

Mark Donovan from HomeAdditionPlus is back with another helpful lighting tip. This time he shows homeowners how to install a chandelier.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Arroyo Craftsman Lighting History

For decades, Arroyo Crastman has been a staple of American home lighting. Their individually hand-crafted fixtures reflect the expertise of their artisans and the brand's continued committment to overall excellence.

Here is their story (from their website):
Hasten, rush, strive and stress. Too much information. Too much to accomplish. This is the world we have built and it is too late to change it. Or is it? We don't think so.

We offer a respite from the cacophony and commotion of the mechanized, automated and congested world.We hand-craft each piece individually from raw brass. Some finishes take days to cure. Our products are structurally superior. Commercial grade. Our designs are genuine and true to the materials we work with. They are not over-embellished like so much in our industrialized world. They foster peace and serenity.

Arroyo Craftsman can be found in scores of architectural landmarks. The Gamble House. Frank Lloyd Wright homes. The Grove Park Inn. We are not just a company. We are not just a collection of products. We are an idea. We are a set of principles. We are an island in the ocean of the mass-produced and disposable.

Our naturally oxidized finishes like Verdigris Patina, Mission Brown, Bronze, and Raw Copper are applied by hand in multiple steps and take days to cure. Each Arroyo Craftsman product is manufactured in our plant in Baldwin Park, California. Each Arroyo Craftsman fixture is handcrafted by American artisans.

Arroyo Craftsman maintains a rich tradition and can be found in
many historical landmarks. We make the product ourselves.
Therefore, virtually any size and application can be
accommodated.

Metal finish and glass options allow each frame to permutate into almost a hundred options. The result is that you, the customer, are designing your own fixture to perfectly match your d├ęcor and individual preferences. It’s your home and we allow you to it make it your lighting. Arroyo Craftsman allows you to be the designer.

There you have it. We at Nova Lighting Store are pleased to offer the complete line of Arroyo Craftsman lighting fixtures and as an authorized dealer our customer service staff is always available to assist you with your Arroyo Craftsman lighting purchase.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Shadow Blows

The Air Shadow Ceilng Fan is yet another fantastic cooling and lighting innovation from Fanimation. Words fail to describe these Fanimation ceiling fans, except to say that the fixture above features cherry finished blades and an amber glass bowl light kit. That isn't the half of it though. Watch the video below to see the Air Shadow in action.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Start Your Day Right with Great Vanity Lights

When it comes to contemporary bathroom design, one overhead light is no longer enough. The current trends in bathroom lighting design lean towards a more layered approach. By using vanity lights and wall sconces in conjunction with flush mount ceiling lights, you can eliminate shadows and unwanted glare and highlight your strongest facial features. This 3 Light Bath Fixture comes from Quoizel's Ellis Lighting Collection. The Ellis Collection features 1, 2, 3, and 4 light vanity fixtutres that can be mounted either downwards or upwards depending on your intended lighting scheme. This sleek, unconventional design is sure to brighten up the look of your bathroom and help you start your day on the right track.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wiring 3 & 4 Way Switches

Looking for help installing a 3 or 4 way switch for your new home lighting fixtures. Look no further. AsktheBuilder.com's Tim Carter provides detailed instructions that'll save you a call to the electrician.



Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Introducing Z-Lite Lighting

We at Nova Lighting Store are proud to announce that we now carry the full line of Z-Lite lighting fixtures. Since 1987, Z-Lite designers and artisans have combined modern materials with old world craftsmanship to create some of the lighting industry's most inspired and attractive high-quality fixtures.

The full line of Z-Lite fixtures includes marvelous chandeliers, semi-flush ceiling lights, kitchen island lighting, billiard table and game lights, table lamps, bathroom vanity lights, and many others, but here are some of our personal favorites:

This 5 Light Chandelier from the Dynasty lighting collection represents a remarkable fusion of victorian and industrial designs. The fixture's sleek spiral columns are contrasted by a strong satin nickel/black finish, rendering a style that is simaltaneously classical and post-modernist.

Charles Dickens wrote, "there are few more cheerful sights, when the evenings are long, and the weather dull, than a handsome, well-lighted billiard room..." The Tiffany Billiard lighting collection's 4 Light Chestnut Bronze Billiard Table Light presents a scene that seems to recall the spirit-lifting magic of a Dickens-era pool hall. Beautiful tiffany glass recreates the majesty of stained glass, while a chestnut bronze finish enhances the fixture's elegant appeal.

This 3 Light Bronze Table Lamp from the Lancaster lighting collection makes for an ideal complement to a game room, den, or music space. Charming in its jazzy simpliciity, this lamp proves the famous axiom, "less is more."

These three designs represent just a small fraction of the myriad styles available from Z-Lite, so head on over to NovaLightingStore.com and check out the rest.

Monday, October 12, 2009

A Contemporary Classic by Quoizel Lighting

Sleek and sinewy, yet traditional enough for most homes, Quoizel Lighting's 5 Light Kendra Chandelier truly is a contemporary classic. This radiant fixture features elongated, ice crystal drops accented with small floral clusters, and pearly mica shades that illuminate your home with natural elegance. The chandelier's updated vintage design makes it a perfect complement to any modern or traditional dining room setting.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Member of the American Lighting Association



As you may know by now, Nova Lighting Store is a proud member of the American Lighting Association. Today's video describes the function of this trade association and provides some helpful tips concerning chandeliers and landscape lighting fixtures.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pendant Lighting of Today and Tomorrow

Embrace the present while looking towards to future with this ultra modern Alico Forma Pendant Light. The light's drum shape and white shade promote the minimalist aesthetic that is becoming ever more popular in contemporary lighting design. Alico's Forma Pendant Lighting Collection is made up entirely of black or white colored, round or rectangular shaped pendants, all of which help illuminate the beauty of your personal space.

For more on contemporary Alico collections, such as Borg Lights and Enterprise Lights, watch this video:

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Forget Retro, This Is Petro

When looking at Quoizel Lighting's Fossil Stone Table Lamp, the first thing one notices is the shade, and rightfully so. Each shade has been individually handcrafted from genuine fossil stone (petrified wood that was embedded in the earth's crust and permeated by minerals for millions of years). These fascinating stones are polished to perfection and distinctively arranged, giving each shade a sophisticated, earthy appeal. The same can be said for the rest of Quoizel's Fossil Stone Lighting Collection. Each of the eight fixtures in this collection presents a look that is both unique and refined.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ambient & Accent Lighting

Interior designer Daniel Sawyer gives his take on ambient and accent lighting in these videos:



Monday, October 5, 2009

Monte Carlo Ceiling Fans

The Monte Carlo Fan Company specializes in producing fashion-forward ceiling fans and lighting fixtures in a wide variety of styles, sizes and finishes. Their ceiling fans are engineered with the highest quality materials, so you can rely on a meticulous dedication to quality, efficiency, and durability. The Crystoria Limited Edition Ceiling Fan shown above exemplifies Monte Carlo's supreme standards of excellence. Limited to only 2,500 individually numbered fans, the Crystoria features 24% hand-cut lead crystal, English Peweter finish, and hand-carved Mahogany blades. These hand-crafted materials result in luxurious yet durable components, which insure that your fan's pristine elegance will impress for years to come. Though the fan remains highly limited, you can still purchase it a great discount price by entering the coupon code ASALE at checkout.

Watch the video below to learn more about Monte Carlo ceiling fans:

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Updating Lighting Fixtures

For all you homestagers out there, ExpertRealEstateTips.net provides some info on updating home lighting fixtures. Watch this video to find out whats popular right now and how much time and money you can expect to spend.

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