August 29, 2016
Sherwin-Williams announced Poised Taupe (SW 6039) as the 2017 Color of the Year. Poised Taupe signals a new direction in society’s ever-growing... read full story
August 29, 2016
Nora Lighting announced the appointment of six new sales agencies throughout the Western United States. Three rep firms will service commercial... read full story
August 29, 2016
During the month of October — National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Golden Lighting will campaign to raise funds for breast cancer research. The... read full story
August 29, 2016
Patrick Nohilly will become the new Co-President of Messe Frankfurt Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of the Messe Frankfurt Group — taking over for Kathryn... read full story
August 29, 2016
Some lighting showrooms are ditching “traditional” advertising and relying solely on social media to market their stores. It can be time-consuming,... read full article
August 17, 2016
Q: How did you find your calling?A: My love of glass began when I was a young girl visiting my grandparents’ chandelier and mirror factory in New... read full article
August 10, 2016
Residential Lighting: What’s the outlook for homebuilding? Matt Belcher: The forecast for new home construction for the rest of this year and into... read full article
August 09, 2016
2016 Houzz & Home Survey An annual Houzz survey of 120,000 respondents on residential remodeling, building and decorating activity in the... read full article

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  • A luxurious Washed Gold finish, fabric shades and K9 crystal strands and drops combine for a thoughtful and elegant look in the Margaret fixture. Available as a six-light chandelier or a single light wall sconce.
    Acclaim Lighting, Margaret Chandelier, IN11005WG
    Acclaim Lighting, Margaret Chandelier, IN11005WG
  • The Highlight Collection features ironwork, rustic finishes and sparkling crystal pendants, making each piece captivating. This exquisite piece blends contemporary designs with Old World charm to create an artistic focal...
  • The Home Trends & Design 2016 catalog showcases the latest trends that fuse elements of classic, industrial and modern design using sustainable solid wood and reclaimed materials that will last for generations. HT&D’...
    Home Trends & Design
    Home Trends & Design
  • Emerson’s 2016 product catalog offers innovative air comfort solutions with four new ceiling fans. Leading the pack is the contemporary Luray Eco fan, which features the company’s efficient DC EcoMotor, an 8,366 cubic feet...
    Emerson Ceiling Fans
    Emerson Ceiling Fans
  • The new 2016 catalog from Pacific Coast Lighting features today’s hottest and most unique trends. Coastal, contemporary and rustic lodge are among some of the most popular styles. Exclusive distributor of the Kathy Ireland®...
    Pacific Coast Lighting
    Pacific Coast Lighting
  • The new catalog celebrates James R. Moder’s 50 years in business, featuring its largest release of new product ever. Crystal chandeliers are manufactured to the highest quality standards to make a fashion statement,...
    James R. Moder Crystal Chandelier
    James R. Moder Crystal Chandelier
  • Award-winning, chic and elegant — words to describe the fresh and contemporary lighting found in the June 2016 catalog from Hinkley Lighting. Discover the latest trends and tips in the Style File sections to bring customers...
    Hinkley Lighting
    Hinkley Lighting
  • The Craftmade June 2016 new product introductions supplemental offers an array of new indoor and outdoor lighting. With the debut of new products, there are also winning additions to popular collections. Explore Craftmade...
    Craftmade
    Craftmade
  • Explore Dainolite’s 290-page catalog of lighting families and products along with the latest trends in decorative lighting for the home and office. Request the LED catalog and survey a comprehensive selection of practical...
    Dainolite
    Dainolite
  • Introductions 2016 presents the latest LED collections and more from Nuvo Lighting. From rustic to simple to intriguing, each family represents pure design expression. Whether LED, vintage or outdoor styles, these...
    Nuvo Lighting
    Nuvo Lighting
  • The adorne Collection starts with stylishly smart switches, dimmers, outlets and wall plates that merge an array of styles and finishes with a high-tech “wow” factor that’s easy to get used to. The adorne Collection brings a...
    Adorne
    Adorne
  • Livex Lighting’s new 200-page Catalog 2016A supplement showcases more than 300 new items. Now, in its 23rd year of supplying the finest lighting to the industry, Livex Lighting offers more than 4,000 items with the superior...
    Livex Lighting
    Livex Lighting
  • Regency’s 2016 catalog features new ceiling fans and light kits, including ceiling fans with DC motors and LED lights. With the popularity of Regency’s fully dimming LED light kits, more have been added, including UL wet-...
    Regency
    Regency
  • Varaluz handcrafts its inspired light fixtures and furniture from eco-friendly materials. The 2016-2017 Varaluz Lighting & Furniture Catalog showcases all 600 of its Lightly Twisted™ creations.
    Varaluz
    Varaluz
  • Dabmar Lighting recently opened an East Coast Distribution Center in Palmetto, FL, and released a new catalog that displays all the items that are stocked. The catalog contains a wide range of outdoor lighting fixtures such...

We have a clean, white master bath with Carrara marble. What color temperature should be used to keep our whites bright? 

This is a challenging question that may require a bit of compromise. To keep the cooler hues appearing crisp and white, you need to select a color temperature in the 4000K to 5000K range. Unfortunately, this makes a space feel kind of clinical and it creates an operating room-like glow on people’s faces. For this reason, I would recommend choosing something in the 3000K to 3500K range. This will warm up the tonality of the marble, but it will make you a lot happier about how you look in the...
Nicole Bowling
Nicole Bowling
Last week, Residential Lighting presented another installment of LED University Live, this time hosted at Chicago showroom Lightology and sponsored by Contrast Lighting,...

Webinars

Sponsored by Legrand and Bulbrite.  Wednesday, October 5 at 2 p.m. EDT Register for this free CEU webinar here. Webinar Overview:Learning units:AIA/CES LU (HSW) 1.0...
This webinar has already taken place, but you can still watch it on demand by registering here. Sponsored by Emerson and Legrand. Webinar Overview: Learning units:AIA/...

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