It’s summer time! That means more fun in the sun, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop once the sun goes down. Take a look at our commercial string lights. We’re giving away one 48 foot string light to one lucky winner! This contest begins today, July 1st and ends at midnight on July 8th.
Laundry and utility rooms tend to feel musty and secluded. The warm lighting of their typical, almost-orange lights can make them feel cloistered, while the alternative is usually a harsh and cold fluorescent light that casts shadows into every corner. The laundry room isn’t a place where we like to spend our time, which is why folding and sorting laundry is usually moved to a different room. But perhaps there are a few ways to improve your laundry room to make it a more inviting room. Continue Reading
The coffee shop is easily one of the most frequented places in America, beloved by many as a comfortable third environment to work and socialize in outside of the home or office. While this sentiment is partly due to the quality of the beverages and a complimentary Wi-Fi connection, another crucial component of coffee shop allure is the welcoming ambience. As any interior designer will tell you, never underestimate the influence of good lighting on the look and feel of a space. So how can you use lighting to make your home as enticing as a coffee shop? Continue Reading
Your art is often one of your most prized possessions. Whether it’s a unique sculpture, oil or acrylic paintings, or a wall of family photos that needs to be properly displayed you should carefully consider the lighting system that you would like to use for your artwork. Using a variety of techniques, here are a few easy tips on bringing some light to your works of art. Continue Reading
Color-changing shirts, walls that change color under new lights, and colors in a photograph that don’t match what you see in the room are all examples of metamerism. Metamerism is when two colors that are not actually the same (they reflect different wavelengths of light) appear the same under certain lighting conditions. Colors that match under some lights but not others are called metamers. These subjective color matches are most common in near neutral or dark colors, and are problematic when it comes to purchasing clothing or painting a room. But how does metamerism work? Is it measured? And how can you avoid a mismatched set of clothes when buying in-store? Continue Reading
Summertime is all about fun in the sun…that is, until the bugs come out. Dealing with unrelenting hordes of pesky insects can really put a damper on your evening plans; some days, you may even want to cancel them altogether to avoid being covered in itchy mosquito bites. While we imagine you’ve already tried several methods of keeping the bugs at bay, judging by your presence, we bet you haven’t yet tried bug traps or bug light bulbs. Continue Reading
The illustrious beauty of sparkling lights can easily be seen in most places during the holiday season. But if you are someone who enjoys breathtaking illumination throughout the year, then you probably don’t want to wait for annual Christmas decorations. Here are a few places to get your lighting fix throughout the year.