Friday, April 30, 2010

American Lighting Association $5000 Lighting Makeover Sweepstakes

Enter the American Lighting Association's $5,000 Home Lighting Makeover Contest for a chance to receive a lighting makeover by a certified lighting designer. Four winners will be chosen including...

Grand Prize: $5,000
Second Prize: $2,500
Third Prize: $1,500
Fourth Prize: $1,000

All prizes will be awarded as lighting packages that include product and design services. Click here to sign up.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

5 Reasons Kichler LEDs Are The Best Landscape Lights That Money Can Buy

Kichler 15758BKT In Ground 9 (Led) 60 Degree Textured Black For effective, energy-efficient outdoor lighting, there is no better alternative to Kichler LED Landscape Lighting. Here are 5 reasons why:

1) Kichler's LED products virtually eliminate voltage drop. As long as the fixture is getting anywhere from 9 volts to 15 volts the LED fixture provides its designed output for 40,000 hours, (that's 18 years without a single bulb change if the fixture runs 6 hours every day).

2) No competitor even comes close to Kichler's 15 year warranty on the LED and its electronic components.

3) Kichler LEDs are about half the price of LED fixtures sold by competing brands.

4) Due to Kichler LEDs' advanced installation technology, your contractor or installer can purchase a smaller transformer and smaller cable and simplify their wiring design.

5) Last but not least, Kichler LEDs use about 1/3 of the electricity used by their incandescent counterparts.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sea Gull Brixham Lighting Collection

The Sea Gull Brixham Lighting Collection offers ceiling fixtures and wall mounts in a sophisticated farmhouse style. Material mixing lends the collection an organic quality with hammered copper inlays providing a sense of craftsmanship, texture, and contrast.

Sea Gull 31591-855 Brixham 5 Light Convertible Chandelier Rustic Bronze With Ceramic Style Inlay The Brixham 5 Light Convertible Chandelier, seen here in Rustic Bronze with Ceramic Style Inlay (31591-855), offers premium design versatility. Its Etched Seeded glass shades can be adjusted to face up or down, depending on your personal preference. This chandelier's classic color combination will breathe a quiet air of elegance into any location.

Sea Gull 51590-844 Brixham 3 Light Hall / Foyer Rustic Bronze With Copper Highlights Here, a 3 Light Hall/Foyer Pendant Fixture in Rustic Bronze (51590-844) is adorned with rich Copper Highlights. The combination of copper and bronze works beautifully alongside an Etched Rose glass shade.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Emerson Ceiling Fans: Tried And True

With summer right around the corner, the time has come to update your home cooling installations. Central Air Conditioning works great, but it comes with a heavy price tag, especially if you don't have one or more high-quality ceiling fans to complement your AC system and cut back on energy costs. Emerson Fans bring to your home one of the most trusted, time-honored names in the history of home cooling. Let their 115 years of manufacturing experience speak for itself. You won't be disappointed.

Emerson Fans CF652WB 52 Inch Summer Night Ceiling Fan Weathered Bronze With All Weather Oak Blades On a hot and humid summer night enjoying the elements can sometimes feel like a bit of a chore, even from the comfort of your yard. Emerson Summer Night Ceiling Fans are designed for any covered outdoor area where you need to create a breeze but don't want to worry about the elements. This vintage-styled weather resistant fan is ideal for covered porches, decks, and patios. Summer Night fans are available with several different motor and blade finishes, but the combination of Weathered Bronze housing with All Weather Oak blades shown here (CF652W) really works wonders in an enclosed outdoor setting, serving as a bridge between the comfort of your home and the beauty of nature.

Emerson Fans CF930ORB Atomical Ceiling Fan Oil Rubbed Bronze With Mahogany Blades Emerson Atomical Ceiling Fans are undeniable best-sellers, which is probably why out of the whole collection only this Oil Rubbed Bronze Fan with Mahogany Blades (CF930ORB) is currently in stock. Fortunately, it's probably the most attractive finish combination. The bold curves and clean lines of the housing give the Atomical a sleek, contemporary feel. Its damp location construction means that it too is suitable for indoor and enclosed outdoor applications.

Emerson Fans CF711BS 50 Inch Builder Plus Ceiling Fan Brushed Steel With Dark Cherry / Mahogany Blades From the pre-attached 4-way light fixture with snap-on Alabaster Swirl glass to the easy-to-align Precision-Lock blade arms, this Emerson BuilderPlus Ceiling Fan is easier and faster than ever to install. Available in 7 different finish and blade options, this particular model's (CF711BS) combination of Brushed Steel housing with Dark Cherry/Mahogany blades provides an excellent complement to the white glass, giving the fan a sophisticated, transitional appeal.

Use Coupon Code FANSALE for big savings on all Emerson Ceiling Fans at

Monday, April 26, 2010

Kichler Wall Sconces: A Breadth of Beautiful Designs

When it comes time to choose the right lights to complement your home decor, wall sconces are an often-neglected yet wholly important aspect of lighting design. The perfect wall sconce will not only provide beautiful accent light, it will also add depth and personality to your home's interior. Check out the images below for an idea of the stylistic diversity that Kichler Wall Sconces & Bracket Lights have to offer.

Kichler 6144NI Circolo 1 Light Wall Sconce Brushed Nickel 1 Light Brushed Nickel Wall Sconce from the Kichler Circolo Lighting Collection.

Kichler 45101CZ Fabius Wall Sconce 1 Light Carre Bronze 1 Light Carre Bronze Wall Sconce from the Kichler Fabius Lighting Collection

Kichler 45076OI Montara Tall Wall Sconce 1 Light Old Iron 1 Light Old Iron Wall Sconce from the Kichler Montara Lighting Collection

Kichler 69087 Tacoma Wall Sconce 2 Light Olde Bronze 2 Light Olde Bronze Wall Sconce from the Kichler Tacoma Lighting Collection

Kichler 42307CH Jardine Wall Sconce 2 Light Chrome 2 Light Chrome Wall Sconce from the Kichler Jardine Lighting Collection

Kichler 6015ACK 2 Light Wall Sconce Antique Crackle 2 Light Antique Crackle Wall Sconce

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sea Gull Eternity Lights Shine Forever

The Sea Gull Eternity Lighting Collection delivers a new, modern classic style to indoor and outdoor lighting design. By combining Brushed Nickel finish over solid brass with Clear Highlighted Satin Etched glass, the Eternity Collection offers a soft, clean look that packs a powerful punch.

Sea Gull 60115-962 3 Light Eternity Indoor/Outdoor Pendant Brushed Nickel This 3 Light Pendant (60115-962) works indoors and outdoors. Place it in your back porch to create a patio paradise or hang it inside for a dash of contemporary flair. A Sea Gull Eternity Fluorescent Pendant Light is also available.

Sea Gull 44117-962 3 Light Eternity Wall / Bath Fixture Brushed Nickel Eternity Wall/Bath Fixtures are available in two, three (44117-962 shown above), and four light configurations. The Clear Highlighted Satin glass and Brushed Nickel finish provide the perfect complement to the chrome and white colors that are so often found in contemporary bathroom layouts.

Sea Gull 51115-962 4 Light Eternity Elongated Chandelier Brushed Nickel
Not quite a pendant light, here we have the Eternity 4 Light Elongated Chandelier (51115-962). The vertical symmetry of this piece gives it a graceful balance ideal for hallway and foyer applications.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Nuvo Darwin Pendant Lights: Provocative Design, Efficient Performance

Nuvo 60-3871 Darwin Es 3 Light Pendant With Natural Linen Shade 13w Gu24 Lamps Included Aged Bronze This pendant light comes to us from the Nuvo Darwin Lighting Collection. The Darwin Collection offers stunning, contemporary pendants with Natural Linen and Grey Fabric shades. The pendant shown above (60-3871) features the Natural Linen shade in a breathtaking design with an Aged Bronze finished downrod. Provocative design and energy efficiency are both hallmarks of the Darwin Collection. This ceiling fixture runs on three 13 watt fluorescent lights and is Energy Star rated.

Click here for more Fluorescent Pendant Lights by Nuvo.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Art of Glass Blowing

Not many people realize the amount of time, effort, and skill that goes into the creation of decorative lamps and lighting fixtures. Glass blowing is a particularly involved artform that dates back centuries, and believe it or not, most of the methods that were used way back then are still employed today. In the video below, Meghan Carter of AskTheDecorator speaks with glass artist Casey Hyland about the art of glass blowing.

For beautiful hand-blown glass ceiling fixtures, check out American Fluorescent Pendant Lights.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sea Gull Roslyn Chandeliers: Soft Contemporary Charm

Sea Gull 31521-845 5 Light Roslyn Chandelier Flemish Bronze Check out the beautifully angular metalwork of this Sea Gull 31521-845 5 Light Roslyn Chandelier. The combination of Flemish Bronze finish with Creme Parchment glass provides a soft contemporary appeal. Five cylindrical shades round off the ceiling fixture with a charming, romantic aesthetic. This chandelier is ideal for medium-sized kitchen or dining room applications.

For those with larger spaces, 9 and 12 light Rosylyn chandeliers are also available. Click here to see the entire Sea Gull Roslyn Lighting Collection.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Quoizel Laurie Smith Classic Lamps

Quoizel LSL673GY 2 Light Laurie Smith Classic Lamps Lamp Gallery Gold
Quoizel LSL672PS 2 Light Laurie Smith Classic Lamps Lamp Pewter Plated The 2 Light Laurie Smith Classic Lamp is available in either Gallery Gold (LSL673GY) or Pewter Plated (LSL672PS) finish. Although definitely contemporary, these lamps pack a certain versatility that allows them to shine bright in any type of decor. The lamp's delicate deisgn uses open space to create a unique appeal that is substantial yet unimposing.

For a limited time these Quoizel Laurie Smith Classic Lamps are available at discount prices from Our Quoizel Lighting Sale ends soon, so take advantage of these savings while you still can.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Z-Lite Casia Lighting Brings Glamour To The Kitchen

Z-Lite 156-48BK Casia 5 Light Island Fixture Black/Brushed Nickel The Z-Lite Casia Lighting Collection serves as a beautiful companion to the Manhattan Collection. Soft suspended silk is contrasted by an exquisite crystal fringe for a look that is simultaneously subdued and suspenseful. These Kitchen Island Lights are available in black or white/silver with brushed nickel hardware, and as 4 or 5 light fixtures. The crystals are optional (and cost is significantly reduced without them).

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Z-Lite Manhattan Ceiling Lights

Z-Lite 157-24BK-SF Manhattan 4 Light Semi Flush Ceiling Fixture Black/Brushed Nickel This 4 Light Semi Flush Ceiling Fixture (157-24BK) comes to us from the Z-Lite Manhattan Lighting Collection. Manhattan ceiling fixtures cast a soft glow of light through flowing black or white silk ribbon shades. The white glass bottoms are accented with decorative finials finished in Brushed Nickel. It's a mature look that is simple yet sophisticated.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Fluorescent Lighting Tips

In today's video Tim Gipson from eHow provides some helpful information on the myriad uses and advantages of fluorescent lighting.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Access Luna Pendant Light

Access 50102 Luna Cable Pendant Brushed Steel This Cable Pendant (model 50102) comes to us from the Access Luna Lighting Collection. It features a clean Brushed Steel finish with lunar-flavored Opal glass. The barebones look and feel of the cable and cords gives this pendant a stylish, contemporary appeal.

Click the image above for more details. Click here to see more Access Pendant Lighting.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Crystorama Madison Chandelier: Amber Glass + Espresso Finsh = Vintage Luxury

Crystorama 9306-ES Madison 6 + 3 Light Chandelier Espresso The Crystorama 9306-ES Madison 6 + 3 Light Chandelier is a luxurious fixture with a vintage design that is ornate, but not quite ostentatious. Hand Painted Amber Glass gives the chandelier a dramatic appeal that is both artistic and refined. While the Espresso finished wrought iron offers fancy detailing, the shading of the glass creates a smokey allure, adding a touch of mystery to the piece.

The Crystorama Madison Lighting Collection is perfect for classically decorated homes, hotels, and restaurants. It offers a luxurious alternative to Crystorama's crystal lighting fixtures; one that is both easier to clean and less delicate.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Access Phoebe Vanity Lights

Access 62093 Phoebe 3 Light Wall & Vanity (Damp Location) Brushed Steel Access Phoebe Lighting offers an adventurous collection that challenges the conventions of contemporary design. Instead of using bold or flashy colored shades the Phoebe collection uses clear glass, which lets the powerful halogen bulbs speak for themselves.

The Phoebe 3 Light Wall & Vanity (62093) shown above is more than suitable for damp locations. It's ideal. By combining clear glass with a Brushed Steel back plate, this fixture offers two highly reflective surfaces that work wonders in the bathroom. This pairing helps to project the lights, while offering a contemporary design that complements today's most popular bathroom finishes.

In addition to several similarly styled wall mount and pendant lights, one, two, and four light vanity fixtures are also available.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Crystorama Bell Jar Pendant Light

If you thought Crystorama only focused on crystal chandeliers, then think again. Though all of their fixtures retain a certain level of elegant sophistication, Crystorama offers a number of lights that are neither crystal nor chandeliers. For example, check out Crystorama Bell Jar Lighting.

Crystorama 5761-BU Bell Jar Pendant Light Bronze Umber with Top Accent This Bell Jar Pendant (5761-BU) features a Bronze Umber Finish accented with Amber Etched Glass. The soft tones of the glass provide an ideal contrast to the pendant's strong wrought iron construction. A glass top accent completes the look with striking artistic balance.

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For a limited time only, all Crystorama lighting fixtures are on sale for up to 50% off showroom price. Shop at today to take advantage of these great savings.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Decorative Track Lighting Applications

In this video, Stephen G. Anthony of eHow discusses some of the things you might want to consider before selecting and installing decorative rail system lighting.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Access Fluorescent Lighting: The Ins And Outs Of Energy Efficiency

Access Fluorescent Lighting inherits the artistic, contemporary appeal of the brand's incandescent lights, while bringng them to new heights of long-lasting energy efficiency.

Access 28825 Tali Safari Italian Art Glass Pendant Light Fixture This Safari Italian Art Glass Pendant (28825) comes to us from the Access Tali Lighting Collection. The wavy, textural pattern of the this pendant's shade design gives it an air of style and sophistication. Shown here in Lava glass, it is also available in Amazon and Silver Amber. This stylish, energy efficient pendant is perfect for either home or office applications.

Access 20337 Micromoon Wet Location Ceiling Or Wall Fixture The Access Micromoon Wet Location Ceiling or Wall Fixture (20337) is as versatile as its name indicates. It can be mounted as either a wall or a ceiling fixture and is suitable for wet locations. Furthermore, it is available in either Satin (shown here) or Bronze finish. A truly utilitarian light, this fluorescent is perfect for enclosed porches, patios, decks, and other exterior applications.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Access Ceiling Lights Command Attention

Access Lighting offers contemporary lights that look ahead to the future rather than dwell on today's passing trends. It is this refreshing perspective that makes their company the innovative force they are. Here are a few ceiling fixtures that illustrate Access' exciting vision.

Access 55502 Sol 10 Light Glass Dome Flush Mount (Damp Location) Chrome The Access Sol Lighting Collection features fascinating designs that seem to allude to the structure of nebulous clouds. This 10 Light Glass Dome Flush Mount (55502) will bring a powerful spark of illumination to your home.

Access 26126 Ambrato 6 Light Chandelier Antique Bronze The Access Ambrato Lighting Collection sports an Antique Bronze finish with beautiful Amber glass shades. This 6 Light Chandelier (26126) offers a casual design that is both sophisticated and versatile.

Access 52056 Apollo 6 Light Cross Bar Pendant Access Apollo Lighting takes a more minimalist approach to home decor. The skinny, conical shapes of this 6 Light Cross Bar Pendant (52056) make a bold impression without the use of cheap thrills. Available in either Oil Rubbed Bronze or Brushed Steel finish, this innovative fixture's perfectly symmetrical design offers a classical kind of beauty that won't soon be forgotten.

For more fresh and exciting Access ceiling fixtures, follow the links below.

Access Flush Mount Lights
Access Chandeliers
Access Pendant Lighting

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Crystorama Crystal Types

Crystorma Lighting Fixtures are world-renowned for their luxurious crystal patterns and designs. The refraction of light passing through their prisms creates a fiery brilliance of the utmost optical purity. To achieve this stunning result, Crystorama uses six different types of crystals. Here is a breakdown of each crystal type.

Crystorama 710-AG-GT-MWP Bohemian Golden Teak MWP Crystal Basket 2 Light Flush Mount Ceiling Fixture Aged Brass Golden Teak Hand-Cut Crystal (GT-MWP) is created by adding warm Golden color to hand-cut crystal and then hand-polishing it on a wooden wheel.

Crystorama 5522-AG-GTS Gramercy 2 Light Wall Sconce Aged Brass With Golden Teak Strass Crystal Swarovski Golden Teak Strass Crystal (GTS) is an authentic Swarovski Strass Crystal that is color coated to give it a deep, rich appeal.

Crystorama 5505-PW-SSS Mirabella 5 Light Chandelier Pewter Cilver Shade Swarovski Strass Crystal Swarovski Silver Shade Strass Crystal (SSS) features a new, pale shade inspired by high-fashion. The mirror-like tones that coat SSS crystals allow them to coordinate with any decor.

Crystorama 1486-HB-CL-MWP Majestic 5 Outside Light Chandelier Historic Brass With Hand Polished Crystal Hand-Cut Crystal Majestic Wood Polished (CL-MWP) is the traditionalist crystal of choice. It is hand-cut on iron and then on a sandstone wheel, before being polished on a wood wheel with marble dust. This is a method that dates back centuries and insures that every crystal is a uniquely detailed work of craftsmanship.

Crystorama 4470-CH-CL-SAQ Maria Theresa 25 + 1 Light Chandelier Chrome With Clear Swarovski Spectra Crystal Swarovski Spectra Crystal (SAQ) is crafted using both advanced technology and old world knoweldge. Precision cutting adorns these gorgeous crystals with superior light refraction capabilites. Designed with a passion for perfection, this crystal type is ideal for the connoisseur who demands quality at an affordable rate.

Crystorama 1488-HB-CL-S Majestic 8 Light Chandelier Historic Brass With Swarovski Strass Crystal The original Swarovski Strass Crystal (S) is considered the finest crystal in the world. It is free of flaws and unique in its purity. Strass Crystal is manufactured by Swarovski AG in the Austrian Alps. It contains a lead content in excess of 30 percent, and is treated with an invisible coating that eliminates dust attraction and makes the crystal easier to clean. The Strass signature is indelibly etched into each crystal via state-of-the-art laser technique.

The price of Crystorama lights generally depends on the type of crystal used, though there are other determining factors such as the amount of crystals, size of the fixture, etc. Customers can identify which type of crystal is used in each fixture by looking for the crystal code (GT-MWP, GTS, SSS, CL-MWP, SAQ, or S) that appears at the end of the model number.
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