Tag Archives: home lighting

Do’s and Don’ts of Lighting Your Dining Area

Our trend report shows that the formal dining room has evolved. Oversized pendants are taking the place of traditional chandeliers; mixed materials are being used for tables and chairs; modern floor plans are eliminating a segmented, formal dining room altogether. Even with the evolution, gathering together with friends and family to partake in meals – to visit, […]

New lighting options in 2014: What you need to know

After almost 140 years, traditional 40 and 60 watt incandescent light bulbs will no longer be available after January 1, 2014. This is the final stage of the Energy Independence and Efficiency Act of 2007, which ruled these lighting sources don’t meet modern efficiency standards. In fact, high efficiency incandescents cost about $1.50 each, compared […]

Celebrate the Holidays Under the Right Light

Preparing a home for the holidays might bring to mind extensive decorations or a total remodel of a living or dining room. However, small changes through lighting can create a festive and comfortable environment with minimal effort. Welcome family and guests into your home Entryways are the first areas of a home to invite guests […]

Popular fixture spotlight: Part II

In the second part of our Popular Fixture Spotlight series, we’re focusing on one of the top types of fixtures on our website – foyer lighting! Foyer lighting helps welcome family and guests into the heart of your home. When sizing fixtures, keep in mind: In a narrower hallway, try a regular installation of recessed […]

Popular fixture spotlight: Part I

This season, we’ve found visitors to our site are gravitating towards fixtures with contemporary/modern and traditional/casual profiles. Do these palettes suit your design preferences? Read on to learn more about these fixture styles. Contemporary/Modern Our contemporary, modern fixtures define cosmopolitan spaces with chic and sleek accents to offer the ultimate metro vibe. Whether your style […]

How to space recessed fixtures

If you’re installing recessed lighting, you may wonder how far apart you need to space the fixtures to provide your space with the proper amount of lighting. Solution: The spacing will depend on the fixture and the amount of light that you want to have. At a distance of 8 feet from the ceiling to […]

Getting ambient lighting right

Our friends at Houzz.com recently posted an article, 8 Ways to Get Ambient Lighting Just Right, focusing on how to see clearly and create the perfect mood in a room by harnessing natural and artificial light. We’ve summarized the points below. Enjoy! 1. Exploit natural lighting. For rooms used primarily during the daytime, natural light […]

Monday Giveaway: Bath and Vanity Lighting

Happy Monday! This week, we’re offering another chance to win a beautiful lighting fixture from Progress Lighting. We’ll select one person who comments on the Riverside four-light bath bracket on our Facebook page to win the fixture for their home!  See Official Rules below for more information. Progress Lighting’s Bath and Vanity Sweepstakes OFFICIAL RULES 1. No […]

New changes to California's Title 24 standards

Our friends at the American Lighting Association recently shared an important update to California’s Title 24 standards. In short, on January 1, 2014 the new code will require all permanently-wired LED lighting fixtures installed in California residences during new construction or major remodeling must have a Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 90 or more to be classified as […]

New changes to California’s Title 24 standards

Our friends at the American Lighting Association recently shared an important update to California’s Title 24 standards. In short, on January 1, 2014 the new code will require all permanently-wired LED lighting fixtures installed in California residences during new construction or major remodeling must have a Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 90 or more to be classified as […]