Watts up with Lumens?

Until recently, shopping for light bulbs involved primarily focusing on wattage. After 2012, when the Department of Energy set standards specifying how much energy light bulbs can use, things became slightly more complicated.

Tips for Lighting Your Outdoor Spaces

This weekend marks the start of daylight saving time. As we welcome longer days and warmer weather, now is the perfect time to start thinking about updating your outdoor space. Outdoor lighting serves a variety of purposes, from safety and security, to adding style and interest to your home or garden. While daylight saving time means…

Lighting with Layers

When developing a lighting plan for any room in your home, it is important to consider the three basic types of light – ambient, task and accent. The best lighting plans combine all three types to light an area according to function and style. Ambient Lighting Ambient lighting, or general lighting, provides an area with…

Tips for Picking a Light Bulb

With the options available today, choosing a light bulb has become slightly more complicated for the average homeowner. If you find yourself wondering what bulb you need, here are a few tips to consider. Know What’s Available There are three basic types of light bulbs available today: Halogen Incandescent CFL (Compact Fluorescent) LED (Light Emitting…

Rethinking Your Bathroom Lighting Design

Your bathroom is where you typically start and finish your day, so creating an inviting space can set the tone for a great day and a restful night’s sleep. Unfortunately, many homeowners are left uninspired by their bathroom lighting design. Where to Start With bathroom lighting, you need to first think about the types of lighting…

‘Tis the Season…for LEDs

Your interior lighting design has a huge impact on mood, productivity levels, sleep quality and more. It shouldn’t be surprising then how important your home lighting is to a successful holiday.  With their versatility and energy efficiency, LED lights offer an array of options to light your home for the holidays. However, because LED lighting is relatively…

Lighting Your Home for the Holidays

The right decor lighting this holiday season can help your guests appear more photogenic, boost their mood and make an amazing display. When people think of the holidays, they think of string lights, glowing angels and motion-sensor reindeer. What about interior lighting? Your holiday decor shouldn’t be limited to garland and a few cranberries. We’re here to…

Make Your Media Space More Enjoyable

The holiday season is right around the corner, which makes this the perfect time to spruce up your home before entertaining friends and family. Whether your guests are coming just to watch the big game or to stay for an extended period of time, your media space will no doubt be a popular gathering spot. The…

The Beauty of Decorative Lighting

Decorative lights are the unsung heroes of great lighting design. These statement fixtures are important in conveying specific design themes, and can also be used in light layering.

Stay Cool with a Ceiling Fan as Stylish as it is Functional

No longer do you have to choose between comfort and design when it comes to your home. Once thought of as purely utilitarian, today’s ceiling fans offer sophisticated styling, designer finishes and glamorous accents. According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), ceiling fans are a unique home cooling option, as they blend aspects of both…