The Lights You Need to Navigate your Home at Night

Nov 28, 14 The Lights You Need to Navigate your Home at Night

The house is dark and everyone’s asleep except you. You want to head to the kitchen to grab a midnight snack, but you don’t want to turn on bright overhead lights that will hurt your eyes and leak under doors. You have a few night lights plugged in here and there, but unfortunately they aren’t too helpful for finding appliances or safely walking downstairs. It looks to us like you’re in need of proper night lighting. Using certain lights at night will serve vital safety and practical purposes without resulting in unnecessary illumination and wasted energy. We recommend the fixtures below to help you navigate the night without mishaps.

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Gallery and Museum Lighting

Nov 26, 14 Gallery and Museum Lighting

Art is in the eye of the beholder, but without accurate lighting the beholder may miss the brushstrokes. Whether it’s a small scale gallery or a full-size museum, appropriate lighting ensures artwork is seen at its fullest enchantment.  Just recently, Michelangelo’s painted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was updated using 7,000 LEDs. The ceiling was fading from sunlight exposure, and standard halogen lighting. With the switch to LEDs, this classic work of art is being seen in a completely different light.  So, if you’ve been considering changing the lighting in your gallery or museum, here are a few reasons to move towards LEDs.

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How to Upgrade Your Home to LED Lighting

Nov 10, 14 How to Upgrade Your Home to LED Lighting

It’s finally time.  After weeks of thinking it over, you’ve decided to switch from incandescent to LED lighting for your home.  You want to save on your electric bills and get more out of your hard-earned paycheck, but even with newer and cheaper LEDs, they are still more expensive than incandescent bulbs.  How can you be sure you’re getting the best in upgrade costs?  I recently went through my own home and replaced all of the lights (minus the fridge light) with LEDs and it has been well worth it.  Let’s take a look at where to start and how to finally make the switch to LED lighting. 

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How to Light your Jewelry Display

Nov 05, 14 How to Light your Jewelry Display

Blue diamond engagement rings should speak for themselves. So should the other gorgeous jewels inside the cases across your shop. Yet even with unique hand cut diamonds and superb pricing, your merchandise still has to leave a ‘sparkle’ in the customers’ eyes. The most common sentence uttered in a jewelry store? “It just doesn’t shine enough.”

One of the biggest attractions when visiting a jewelry store is seeing the dazzle of the diamonds. Without that dazzle, no matter how lovely or interesting the jewels being sold are, individuals are not as attracted to the merchandise. Lighting plays an especially crucial role when discussing the “four C’s” of diamonds, which are clarity, cut, color and carat. For each of these qualities to be seen properly, diamonds must be placed in the proper lighting. Lighting in the store and inside of display cases should complement diamonds , and  entice buyers.

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Creating a Lovely Winter Wonderland

Oct 30, 14 Creating a Lovely Winter Wonderland

It’s almost time to break out the wool coats and open up the fireplace again. Winter is a wonderful time of year filled with fun holidays, family gatherings, gorgeous decorations and all the turkey you could ever eat. During these chilly times it’s important to keep your home feeling warm and looking beautiful on the inside and out. Here are a few lighting tips to create your very own winter wonderland.

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Lighting Tips for Home Photography

Oct 27, 14 Lighting Tips for Home Photography

Photography is a very difficult and competitive field, but it’s possible to improve your own home pictures with a little training and some clever lighting techniques.  “A trick of the light” is more than just an excuse; proper application of soft light, hard light, shadows, and positions can bring your home photography to life.  Be warned, once you improve your own pictures, you’ll be handed the camera at every event with friends and family.

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