Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Interior design expert Laurie Smith explores the idea of choosing lighting fixtures for the home as if they were works of art. Find lamps with character and let them define the space.

This is a great video!

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QUOIZEL UPTOWN THEATER

 

Contemporary lighting design.

Finished in western bronze or imperial silver. 

Available styles include a 7 light chandelier and a 1 light wall sconce.



 Quoizel creates more than lighting and home accessories, they create timeless pieces designed with you in mind. This kind of dedication, integrity and quality not only goes into the design of their products, but it’s in the way they do business as well. It’s why Quoizel has grown from a small company to become one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of fine decorative lighting and home accessories.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

GET THE JOB DONE - Household jobs are easier to tackle in an organized, well lit space.

RIGHT LIGHT: Get Ready, Get Set, Get Efficient

Don't waste energy or time by working in a dim space. A task area, whether for cooking, office work or laundry, is more efficient when illuminated properly. Prepare your work space by providing three main layers of light:
  • Portable: When working on a detailed task or at a desk, a portable lamp usually provides the main source of light.
  • Overhead: While usually providing a secondary source of light, overhead lighting - such as a chandelier, pendant or ceiling fan - is essential at night or other dark time of day.
  • Ambient: Create a cozy, comfortable feel in a work area by utilizing ambient lighting to light bookshelves or accent artwork.

BRIGHT TIPS: Pendants Provide Perfect Task Light

Make the overhead lighting in a workroom more functional and pleasing by replacing outdated overhead lights with pendants. Two pendants will balance the illumination by evenly distributing light across a desk or counter. The more focused light from multiple pendants generates fewer shadows and less glare, resulting in a more productive work space.






EXPERT ADVICE: Want more home lighting ideas? Ask a professional.

What is the proper number of recessed cans for a 12-foot by 17-foot kitchen?
A good rule of thumb for a kitchen is to use recessed lighting with 75-watt PAR light bulbs with a flood distribution. These are halogen reflector lamps, which efficiently direct the light out from the can to the surface being illuminated. Place the fixtures around the perimeter of the room (30 inches away from the wall) and approximately 6 feet apart.
How high should pendant lights be placed above a counter with bar stools?
Generally, the bottom of the pendants should not be lower than 5½ feet above the floor. This allows for a clear view across the room from both a seating and standing position.
Do you have questions about lighting your home?
Lightstyle's trained ALA professionals can answer your lighting questions.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

POWDER ROOM PERFECTION

The powder room, typically a main floor half-bath, is often the home's smallest room. Yet, if you measure its worth by the amount of traffic a room gets per square foot, the powder room could easily be the most valuable space in your house. For this reason, you'll want to make sure you get the design right, especially the lighting, which can contribute dramatically to the overall effect of your space. Don't be afraid to get creative and express your personal style. Choose lighting fixtures with character that will provide both task and ambient lighting while adding a little something special to the décor.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Answers to your Lighting Questions:

What is the best way to convert recessed can lights in my entry and hall to recessed spotlights, so I can highlight the artwork along the walls?
                                                                    

Replacing your existing can lights is not difficult. An experienced electrician can do it with ease. First, determine what type of can is currently installed by removing the bulb, and gently pulling down the trim/reflector inserted in the can. When the trim/reflector is removed, a label with the brand name and model number should be visible inside. That information will enable you to find a proper replacement trim that is adjustable and will provide the desired accent lighting.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

January Bright Sale!

WE ARE BRINGING IN 
NEW MERCHANDISE EVERYDAY
FOR THE 
JANUARY BRIGHT SALE!

Stop in to see all of our
NEW ARRIVALS!


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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Lighting Your Home

Quoizel LightingLighting can make a big difference in the interior environment of your home. Good lighting used properly helps you to see better and perform tasks more easily. It also provides safety, security and a sense of comfort. Lighting and lighting controls also provide you with the flexibility to adjust and adapt the mood and ambiance of your home.

Lighting fixtures are ideal, and often inexpensive, accessories to supplement the interior design of your home. With an unlimited range of styles, shapes, colors and sizes, lighting fixtures can add sparkle and a final, finishing touch to your décor.

Properly used lighting should complement your lifestyle and meet your family's needs. When planning your home's lighting, keep these tips in mind:
  • Identify the activities that occur in each room (reading, food preparation, hobby work, grooming, laundry, homework, etc.).
  • Identify the mood or ambiance that you want to create in each space.
  • Identify any decorative elements you wish to emphasize, such as artwork or wall textures.
  • Identify areas with dark wall colors and finishes. These areas absorb more light than those with lighter finishes, so supplemental lighting may be required.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Quoizel Lighting

We are a proud source for Quoizel Lighting. We currently have this piece on display. 
This advertisement was featured in the 2011 Lighting Magazine.
 This piece offers a rustic contemporary look that gives a dramatic flair to your home, this design serves as a piece of art in itself. It features gorgeous butterscotch onyx shades that emit a romantic glow, and sweeping wrought iron metal bands that add visual interest. Onyx is a mottled quartz that takes a high polish. As the favorite medium for Greek and Roman sculptors and architects, onyx has become a cultural symbol of tradition and refined taste.

Monday, November 21, 2011

BRIGHT TIPS: The Pros Talk About Lighting for Beauty and Efficiency


Sometimes it is best to hear lighting and design tips directly from the source. Click here to view videos of design professionals talking about how to create your perfect space.



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http://www.americanlightingassoc.com/Lighting-Your-Home/Lighting-Design-Videos.aspx 
if link doesn't open.

MONEY WISE: HGTV Touts Lighting Updates to Add Home Value


Lighting can affect a home's value, according to HGTV's Front Door. The publication recently stated that understanding the different types of home lighting is crucial to brightening a space in the correct way. Leslie Sellers, president of the Appraisal Institute, says, "lighting sets the overall mood for your home. Washing the walls with the correct light will make a room feel more inviting, and many times, much bigger."

HGTV's Front Door lists changing out lighting as one of the five best value projects to add appeal to your home. Other value adding projects: cleaning and decluttering, painting, updating cabinet hardware, and ad
ding decorative molding.
Lighting can completely transform a space by affecting mood, enhancing the design and architecture, facilitating specific tasks, and creating a focal point. A popular lighting trend is the use of LEDs (light-emitting diodes). Though more expensive than regular incandescent light bulbs, LEDs last much longer, are more durable, do not flicker and withstand temperature fluctuations.

To bring out the best in your home, it is imperative to understand the different types of light sources. For example, some areas, such as a kitchen, require task lighting, while other areas, such as a bathroom, may need more ambient lighting, and other rooms will need various light combinations.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Holiday Truck Load Sale!

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AMAZING DEALS!  
JUST ARRIVED!
BRIGHTEN UP YOUR HOME FOR HOLIDAYS!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Bulb Basics Beginning in 2012, new light bulb efficiency standards will affect which bulbs are available in stores. Here's what you need to know.


  • CHANGE A BULB: Which bulbs are being affected by new legislation? 
Contrary to what many people think, standard incandescent bulbs are not being banned, they are simply going to be more efficient. The bulbs most commonly used by consumers today will not meet the new requirements.
Over the next two years, the new requirements will affect 100-watt, 75-watt, 60-watt and 40-watt medium screw-base incandescent light bulbs. These bulbs will be replaced with more efficient halogen bulbs, which are a type of incandescent.


  • TIMELINE for implementing new standards for incandescent bulbs in the United States: 

By January 2012, all new medium screw-base bulbs will have more comprehensive labeling to help consumers understand and compare each type of light bulb. Information on new bulb labels includes: lumens (brightness), estimated yearly cost, life expectancy, light appearance and energy used.  New labeling requires that the lumen output be printed directly on each bulb.

  • Jan. 1, 2012     100 Watt

  • Jan. 1, 2013     75 Watt

  • Jan. 1, 2014     60 Watt Lamp; 40 Watt


    • ARE CFLs SAFE TO USE, considering they contain mercury? 
    According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), CFLs (compact fluorescent lights) in the U.S. contain an average of 4 miligrams or less of mercury. For comparison, an old fashioned mercury thermometer contains 125 times more mercury than one CFL. For that matter, there is more mercury in one bite of albacore tuna than in one CFL. While there is no evidence that exposure to the mercury in a broken bulb presents a health risk, information for safely cleaning up when a CFL breaks is available from the EPA at www.epa.gov/cfl. 


    Friday, November 4, 2011

    PREVIEW OF ADVERTISEMENT!!!

    This will hit the Sentinel on November 5th!

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    Wednesday, October 5, 2011

    Friday, September 16, 2011

    The Mistrel Chandelier from Eurofase


    EVERY ROOM DESERVES A PIECE OF JEWELRY!

    The Mistrel Chandelier offers a unique look to any home.    This fixture features strands of beading topped with chrome and crystal accent.  It's a grand fixture that will glam up any large room.

    Eurofase Lighting specializes in innovative contemporary design. Leading the lighting industry in cutting-edge design and technology, Eurofase has been expanding and evolving since 1989. Eurofase offers stunning chandeliers, pendants, wall sconces, ceiling lights, and table lamps.

    Thursday, September 15, 2011

    The Solento and Florence Collections by Quorum Lighting

    THE SALENTO & FLORENCE COLLECTION
     Featuring a luxurious Persian White finish


     Add style and elegance to your home with this four light convertible ceiling fixture.  This versatile and stunning fixture features two mounting options, a flush-mount application and a chain-hung application. This fixture offers ultimate versatility and will be the perfect accent to your home.

     
    Add opulence and grace to your kitchen or billiards room with this fabulous six light island / billiard light.  This fixture features an elegant hanging accent and a beige shade hung from slender support arms. It offers functionality to any work or play space.

     
    Old world meets new with this gorgeous multi-light foyer pendant. Featuring a stunning upturned pyramid shape with delicate accent lines and triangle glass panels.


     Old world styling is evident with this six light island / billiard light.  Graceful leaf stylings adorn sweeping support arms and clear seeded glass that surround six candle style supports.

     
    Looking for some dainty styling to your foyer or nook area?  This four light pendant is the perfect solution! Featuring graceful leaf accents, this fixture will offer old world styling while giving off plenty of bright light for your living spaces.


     
    Unique styling is met with graceful lines with this four light foyer pendant.  Featuring a scalloped four sided cage with clear seeded glass panels, this fixture has four candle style bulb holders and a delicate flower motive at the attachment point to add unsurpassed style and grace to your home for years to come.
     
     
    Looking for old world style? This is the fixture for you. Featuring an ornate shell style wall plate and a graceful support arm, this fixture exudes opulence.  Includes a beige fabric shade to offer unsurpassed style and elegance for your home.

    Friday, September 2, 2011

    Monday, August 15, 2011

    CORBETT LIGHTING


    For more than 40 years Corbett Lighting has created and manufactured beautiful lighting.  Corbett Lighting's superb craftsmanship and revered aesthetic principles create light fixtures that ultimately define the sophisticated rooms they grace.  From bias cut crystals to delicate handmade Japanese paper, Corbett Lighting uses only the most stylized and unique materials.  Their tenacious manufacturing standards and commitment to superior design consistently produce breathtaking and singular pieces, making them the leader in high-quality lighting.

    Lightstyle is excited to have several new Corbett fixtures on display! 
    Here are a few of our favorites!


    The Riviera Chandelier 123-413
     The Italian term "riviera" evokes coastal areas that are warm, beautiful, and luxurious. That ambience is captured in this dazzling chandelier, finished in Riviera Bronze and silver leaf. A beautiful hand-crafted iron bangle surrounds colorful, cascading crystal baguettes that hang from the rounded canopy amidst colorful jewelry chain. A breathtaking 13-light chandelier design from Corbett Lighting.

    The Dolcetti Chandelier 142-47
    The Dolcetti Collection combines the ornate styles of traditional designs with modern forms. Mixed shells, crystals and stainless accents make these fixtures glow beautifully. Built from hand crafted iron, they possess a durability that will make them last for years to come.

    The Kyoto Pendant 131-46
    The Kyoto Collection features contemporary styles melded with Asian themes. Hand made Japanese paper shades give them a peerless style that demonstrates Corbett Lighting's commitment to use only the most unique materials. Kyoto Collection fixtures demonstrate an unparalleled grace, adding sophistication to any room.

    The Vertigo Pendant 113-43
    This fabulous pendant chandelier has a distinctive, modern look. The spiraling, two-tone frame is hand-crafted iron with a bronze finish on the outside and a gold leaf finish on the inside. Fixtures glow within a caramel ice diffuser bringing this design to life.

    Femme Fatale Wall Sconce 146-11
    The Femme Fatale Collection of wall sconces is a beautiful way to bring traditional style to your home. Topaz and clear crystal accents give these fixtures a sense of delicate elegance that is hard to match. Constructed of hand crafted iron, they are as durable as they are beautiful.

    The Papparazzi Sconce 147-12
    The Paparazzi Collection is absolutely charming. Traditional design and modern forms combine wonderfully in these transitional pieces. Smoke and clear crystal accents subtly magnify an already beautiful effect. Hand crafted iron construction adds durability to beauty.


    The Vixen Flush Mount 141-32
    The Vixen Collection fixtures exude style and grace. Beautifully draped jewelry chains couple with crystal beads to magnificent effect. These fixtures are the perfect way to up the elegance of your room.

    The Dolce Wall Light 109-63
    The Dolce from Corbett is a great example of art in motion. The hand made frame in a champagne leaf finish has this beautiful motion to it around the entire perimiter of the fixture. The subtle rise and fall of the fixture catches your eye and it is adorned with capiz shell strands that are highlighted with crystal.

    Saturday, August 13, 2011

    New Currey Fixture Just Arrived!

     Serena Chandelier

    Item Number 9166

    The Serena Chandelier is a pretty sassy lighting fixture with its glass balls of Aqua glass and its Silver Granello finish. It's a classic form in unexpected materials so it can be imagined in many traditional settings as well as the right contemporary spot.
    Features:
    • Materials: Wrought Iron / Wood / Glass
    • Requires (8) 60 Watt Candelabra Base Bulbs

    Wednesday, August 3, 2011



    Now Thru Monday August 8th!
    **TAKE AN ADDITIONAL 15% OFF**
    of any MIRROR, BATH LIGHT AND/OR VANITY!!
    Good towards Sale and Clearance Prices!!
    Item Must be In Stock.
    HURRY IN WHILE QUANTITIES LAST!!


    Tuesday, August 2, 2011

    EXPERT ADVICE: Get Answers to Your Questions


    What is the best way to add more lighting in my dark brown, 15-by-22-foot living room? It has western exposure and only one set of sliding glass doors.


    Without adding ceiling fixtures, the simple solution is to increase the number of table and floor lamps. For best results, use compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs designated as "warm white," "soft white" or "residential."


    To determine how much light is needed, multiply the square footage of the room by three if using incandescent lighting, or multiply by one if using all CFLs. A 15-by-22-foot room equals 330 square feet, which equals 990 watts of incandescent light, or 330 watts of fluorescent light.

    Monday, August 1, 2011

    RIGHT LIGHT: Turn Down the Light and Warm Up the Room

     
    All it takes is a few small upgrades and improvements in lighting to make a huge impact on the warmth and inviting feel of your home. The right lighting is extremely important. Using a dimmer will help create the perfect ambience for indoor activities.

    In a room where a central lighting fixture dominates the space, dimming allows that fixture to provide a more subtle and comfortable light, and lets other fixtures provide appropriate contrast. The addition of one or two portable light fixtures will help set the perfect stage, especially if they are connected to a table-top dimmer.

    Friday, July 29, 2011

    RIGHT LIGHT: As Time Goes By, Eyes Need More Light

    As people age, changing the surrounding lighting can go a long way to enhance reading ability and increase comfort.

    Everyone experiences changes in their eyesight as they age. Around age 45, most people start to notice a diminishing ability to focus on close objects. For many, it means using reading glasses to read a menu, newspaper or other small print. By 60, most people have a fixed focus optical system and need glasses. After age 60, eye and visual system changes accelerate, so less light reaches the eye and more light is needed to see details.
    Research shows that a 60-year-old needs twice as much light as a 30-year-old. Most of the commonly found lighting guidelines are written with the 30-year-old in mind.
    If you or someone in your home is older, turn on a portable lamp while watching TV to help reduce the contrast that occurs between the bright screen and the surrounding darkness of the room. Experts recommend using a table lamp or torchiere that provides an uplight as well downward illumination for versatility. Look for a lamp with a separate task light attached or with a glass bowl at the top that will bring some light downward.