February 11, 2016
IKEA announced a product recall for the HYBY and LOCK ceiling lamps. The lamps have domed white frosted glass shades and three plastic clips that... read full story
February 11, 2016
ILEX Architectural Lighting acquired Boston-based Custom Metalcraft (CMC). CMC will work with ILEX to offer high-volume products at competitive price... read full story
February 11, 2016
A.L.P. Lighting Components has hired Don Gaither as Product Manager- Metals. Gaither will optimize sales in the company’s Metal business unit,... read full story
February 10, 2016
Eaton has announced its 2016 calendar of classes available at its SOURCE Lighting Education Center. The facility, located in Peachtree City, GA,... read full story
February 10, 2016
Residential Lighting: Start by telling us about LEDucation.  Burt Grant: LEDucation started 10 years ago as a small show, with approximately 30... read full article
February 08, 2016
Sketch allows any of the more than 8 million retina-quality photos on the Houzz platform, or a user’s own, to be enhanced with products from the... read full article
January 27, 2016
Q: What are your favorite design periods? A: Secession and Wiener Werkstätte movements in Vienna. Both were an exploration of how to move past... read full article
January 18, 2016
With the new year comes New Year’s resolutions and hopes for even better business in 2016. All facets of our industry working more advantageously... read full article

marketplace

  • With a linear body structure, Baxter Collection from Crystorama is the perfect mix of chic and minimalistic style. Glass rod stems support each light, while a white shade completes the look. Available in two finishes:...
    Baxter Collection, Crystorama
    Baxter Collection, Crystorama
  • Hoops LED direct ceiling-mount and dual-mode pendant lights from Axo Light USA are composed of six spiraling hoop designs. Each surrounds a cylindrical light-body housing, holding one or two LED light sources per unit. All...
    Hoops, Axo Light USA
    Hoops, Axo Light USA
  • Hand-built in the Pacific Northwest, the Clutch Plate pendant from Velorossa Design is made from recycled automatic transmission clutch plates. The company can also customize any light to fit a space — questions and special...
    Velorossa, Clutch Plate pendant
    Velorossa, Clutch Plate pendant
  • Triple-S Chemicals is a Los Angeles-based company that specializes in the manufacture and sale of metal antiquing solutions and patina solutions for copper, brass, bronze and steel. Its antiquing and patina solutions range...
    Triple-S Antiquing Solutions
    Triple-S Antiquing Solutions
  • Lisa Jarvis · Jewelry for Furniture was launched in 2012. Driven by explosive growth, Lisa’s high quality solid brass, decorative hardware collection currently features almost sixty distinctive knobs and pulls for commercial...
    Lisa Jarvis Catalog
    Lisa Jarvis Catalog
  • Hinkley’s January 2016 Supplement features more than 220 stunning new designs that showcase the best of Hinkley style, quality and innovation, including awe-inspiring luxury collections from Fredrick Ramond and high-...
    Hinkley Lighting
    Hinkley Lighting
  • See the latest from Pacific Coast Lighting, one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of decorative lighting and décor, and the exclusive distributor of the Kathy Ireland HOME® Collection. From timeless to trending, discover...
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    Pacific Coast Lighting
  • Kuzco Lighting’s 2016 LED catalog features fixtures that are manufactured with the latest AC Direct technology in a complete range from modern chandeliers to contemporary vanities. This complete new LED catalog is available...
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    Kuzco Lighting
  • Fanimation’s new catalog features fans that lead the industry in creativity and functionality. Fanimation fans provide ultimate personal comfort using the latest technology for energy efficiency and seamless control....
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    fanimation
  • Inspired by consumer lifestyles, fashion trends and interior design directions, Stein World offers accents that complete a room the way jewelry completes an outfit. From chests and cabinets to lighting, occasional tables,...
    Stein World
    Stein World
  • House of Troy’s 2015-2016 catalog showcases the company’s commitment to producing quality task lighting. The catalog was reorganized to provide larger images with attention to product details. Product environments have been...
    House of Troy
    House of Troy
  • Nuvo Complete is the most extensive collection of Nuvo Lighting products to date. This set contains The Decorative Book, The Outdoor Book and The Basics Book, covering technologies from incandescent to LED. It’s presented in...
    Nuvo Lighting by Satco
    Nuvo Lighting by Satco
  • Lite Source’s Catalog 161 showcases all of the company’s portable lamp collections across style lines. The 288-page catalog features the company’s newest contemporary and transitional portable lamp designs, as well as kids,...
    Lite Source
    Lite Source
  • View the Jeremiah Lighting catalog to begin exploring the company’s sophisticated styles, quality-engineered and affordably priced products and fixture designs.
    Jeremiah Lighting
    Jeremiah Lighting
  • Ashore Iron is a manufacturing company that has specialized in Old World charm, contemporary and modern hand-forged iron lighting for more than 25 years. The company offers more than 400 product styles and also specializes...
    Ashore Iron
    Ashore Iron
You’ve mentioned that recessed lights aren’t the most flattering, so is there a balance to shoot for between recessed and ambient? In one of your blogs someone asked you about lighting for a long rectangular family room with a 9-foot ceiling and you suggested quite a bit of recessed light, including some soffits with recessed lighting. I don’t think you mentioned other lighting, so I’m a little confused.
Yes, using just recessed downlights in a room produces harsh shadows on people’s faces and makes the ceiling feel lower. I would recommend dividing the ceiling into thirds and installing a pair of pendant fixtures, which will provide both ambient light and decorative lighting. I would then use recessed adjustable fixtures to direct light toward art and tabletops for accent lighting. I think the room in the blog you are referring to had a pitched ceiling, so the soffit around the perimeter of...
Nicole Bowling
Nicole Bowling
I followed the Consumer Electronics Show virtually, browsing the #CES2016 hashtag on Twitter, reading blogs and articles on the most impressive intros and keeping up with my...

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