July 29, 2014
EarthTronics has appointed Tripp Smith as the Vice President of Sales. Smith is an accomplished sales executive with more than 30 years of experience... read full story
July 25, 2014
Messe Frankfurt has acquired two of India’s leading trade fair brands. Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt. Ltd., the Indian operation and... read full story
July 25, 2014
Surya has appointed Jim Levine to the newly created role of Vice President of Surya Outdoor. Levine is a veteran of the casual furniture industry... read full story
July 22, 2014
Orbit Industries has appointed Conor McElyea as a new Sales Representative for northern California. McElyea will oversee Orbit sales activities along... read full story
July 21, 2014
Hinsdale Lighting President Karen Lang was up on a ladder in her showroom pulling down merchandise for a customer when the proverbial light bulb went... read full article
July 15, 2014
Louis A. Lara: The spark for any inspired idea always will be life experience. I can fluff that up with clichés like, “I get inspired by shapes in... read full article
July 02, 2014
According to Euromonitor Intl., there are 87 million middle class households in Latin America. “A middle class income is an indicator of sufficient... read full article
June 23, 2014
A note from Clark Linstone, Chair, 2014 ALA Board of Governors; President, Pacific Coast Lighting: "The 2014 Annual Conference is something not to be... read full article

marketplace

  • Creative and distinctive, the contemporary Sea Glass table lamps from Stein World are offered in Mist Gray, Amber and Sea Blue course-grained glass and are topped with cream fabric hardback shades.
  • This beautiful and contemporary 28-inch diameter pendant bowl from Justice Design’s Veneto Luce™ Collection features hand-woven lace glass created by artisans in Venice, Italy. Shown in Polished Chrome, the bowl is available...
  • Elco Lighting’s LED Insert Kit with LED Connector is specially designed to fit in 5-inch and 6-inch recessed housings with an orange quick-connector. Compatible with most common incandescent, low voltage magnetic and low...
  • From Avenue Lighting, the Glacier Ave. Collection’s magnificent cascading LED points encased by solid crystals give a space a dramatic modern feel.
  • Cutting a figure like no other, the Irene-3 from Matthews Fan Co. is rustic yet strikingly modern. The fan is inspired by the golden age of aviation with three neatly joined propeller-shaped, solid walnut-stained wooden...
  • Adesso’s Wellington satin steel arc lamp has three beautiful charcoal gray, tweed-like linen drum shades that nest for easy shipping. Each shade suspends from a straight adjustable arm that swings from the 1½-inch-diameter...
  • Beaumont is a staple in Nuvo Lighting’s outdoor lineup. It’s classically designed, with a scalloped hood and wide water glass cage. The wall lanterns are available in three sizes, arm up or down, and two post lantern sizes....
  • Subtly revealed beneath a sheer silver fabric shade are the scrolling arms and crystal droplets of the Sochi Sophistication chrome-finished table lamp from Kathy Ireland Home® by Pacific Coast Lighting. 
  • WAC Lighting’s Mini LED Multiple Spots for remodeling and new construction applications are marketed as complete units including the housing and trim. Available in one-, two- and three-light configurations, each spot is...
  • DL-FLEX-AC from Jesco is a high-lumen-output commercial-grade flexible lighting system that operates directly off of line voltage — no additional power source required and no drivers to hide. With a maximum run length of up...
  • Livex Lighting’s Model No.1333-91 from its Astoria Collection wears a Brushed Nickel finish with hand-blown satin opal white cylinder glass. Measures 26 inches wide by7½ inches high by 6¼ inches deep. Also available in...
  • Inspired by geometric form, Ziqi Home’s three-ring Coco lamp was recreated for a Mid-Century Modern style. Designed with chestnut wood, hand-brushed gold metal plating and topped with a linen shade, its rings can be twisted...
  • Mid-Century meets now in the San Simeon table lamp from Couture. Chic high-gloss white lacquer rectangular “bricks” contrast with lacquered gold leaf. Topped with a rectangular white linen hardback shade and gold leaf ball...
  • The new LED Guard & Glass Collection from Barn Light Electric Co. has roots in industrial and nautical style fixtures that feature a rugged cast guard surrounding a jelly jar glass. The LED light source, which is...
  • Avenue Lighting’s Fountain Blvd. Collection will bring the drama and elegance that every space needs. This design was inspired by a woman’s love of jewelry and the same essential final touch that a statement jewelry piece...
    Avenue Jewelry Chandelier
    Avenue Jewelry Chandelier
I'm sure this question has been asked before, but I need advice selecting the optimum color temperature for my 6-inch recessed LED lights for my newly built home. I need to buy approximately 80 fixtures, so I can't afford to make a mistake. I'd prefer to use a single color temperature for all, rather than going with different temperatures based on application. Can you provide any guidance about which color temperature to choose? And is my single-temperature preference even a sound decision in your opinion?
Yes, it is a frequently asked question, but I think it's an important one. LED products will last for a long time, longer than most marriages. You want to make sure you pick the right one. I recommend that you select a 2700K version. This is closest to the color of incandescent light at full brightness. One thing that people are finding out as they are buying LED bulbs and fixtures with integrated LEDs is that they don't get warmer in color when they dim, which can be a little disconcerting...
Nicole Bowling
Nicole Bowling
Last week, Laura Van Zeyl and I received the news that Residential Lighting won the Gold TABBIE Award for Best Use of Social Media. Hosted by Trade Association Business...

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