July 28, 2016
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July 28, 2016
Effective July 1, 2016, Mark Rea, Director of the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will take an academic... read full story
July 27, 2016
Acolyte LED announced Prudential Lighting Products (PLP) as its Southern California agent. “It is our strategy to have the No. 1 specification agency... read full story
July 18, 2016
The 16th annual Goombay Bash held Saturday, July 16, was hosted by Hortons Home Lighting, La Grange, IL, along with its organization The H Foundation... read full story
July 28, 2016
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July 26, 2016
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July 11, 2016
Gift manufacturer Evergreen Enterprises is redefining the capabilities of a brick-and-mortar showroom.  At the January Las Vegas Market, the... read full article
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  • Livex Lighting’s 25-inch contemporary style pendant from the Carlisle Collection features a brushed nickel housing and canopy, with hanging strands of clear crystal. A handcrafted off-white fabric drum shade surrounds the...
    Livex Lighting, Carlisle Collection
    Livex Lighting, Carlisle Collection
  • From Mathews & Co., the whimsical Wild Vine lamp in hand-blown glass is available in five colors. Turquoise is shown here.
    Mathews & Co., Wild Vine Table Lamp
    Mathews & Co., Wild Vine Table Lamp
  • This nine-light, 36-inch pendant from Crystal World’s Bird Cage Collection has multiple levels of lighting and subtle crystal trimming. The fixture is done in a Dark Brown finish with leaf-cut crystals in various sizes.
    Crystal World, Bird Cage Collection
    Crystal World, Bird Cage Collection
  • Perfect for a variety of décors, Brax from Acclaim Lighting showcases a distinctive geometric frame, highlighted by an elegant Washed Gold finish, surrounding framing strands of hanging crystals. Available as a one-light...
    Acclaim Lighting, Brax Chandelier
    Acclaim Lighting, Brax Chandelier
  • Perfect for transitional spaces, Foiliana lamp from Stein World adds style and character with its ceramic pillar base featuring an open quatrefoil pattern. The lamp is finished with an oatmeal-colored hardback drum.
    Stein World, Foiliana Lamp
    Stein World, Foiliana Lamp
  • Ruth oversized lighting fixture from Gabby features dynamic panels and a metal frame with an antique bronze finish. The orb chandelier’s shape evokes a contemporary feel that makes a bold statement in any room.
    Gabby Home, Ruth Chandelier
    Gabby Home, Ruth Chandelier
  • The Luz table lamp from Home Trends & Design blends natural elements with a sleek copper accent producing a unique industrial design that illuminates a room and creates a focal point.
    Home Trends & Design, Luz Table Lamp
    Home Trends & Design, Luz Table Lamp
  • Featuring a soft gold leaf finish and frosted glass globes, the Calistoga Collection by Kalco Lighting combines Mid-Century Modern and Art Deco. This trendy gold style is available in both a 12-inch mini pendant and 25-inch...
    Kalco Lighting, Calistoga Collection
    Kalco Lighting, Calistoga Collection
  • The Glacier Collection linear fixture from Avenue Lighting is dimmable including an LED downlight. The LED light is encased by solid crystals, giving any space a modern dramatic feel. Measuring 42 inches long by 8 inches...
    Avenue Lighting, Glacier Collection
    Avenue Lighting, Glacier Collection
  • Made of hand-forged recycled steel, Bask six-light crystal pendant from Varaluz is finished in Gold Dust. The fixture is hand-painted with a low-VOC finish and measures 26.5 inches wide by 34.5 inches long.
    Varaluz, Bask
    Varaluz, Bask
  • The handcrafted Harvard lamp from Pacific Coast Lighting is made with a solid wood body in a medium walnut finish, warm antique brass and gunmetal accents. Standing 31 inches tall, the design adds a twist on the iconic...
    Pacific Coast Lighting, Harvard lamp
    Pacific Coast Lighting, Harvard lamp
  • Nature’s art by design describes this Aspen Leaf ceiling light with honey onyx glass diffuser from Colorado Dallas. The branches are forged steel, the leaves are hand-welded and each leaf is hand-painted with a greenish gold...
    Colorado Dallas, Aspen Leaf Ceiling Light
    Colorado Dallas, Aspen Leaf Ceiling Light
  • The 54-inch Solo Encore from Craftmade is available in four finishes — Aged Galvanized, Brushed Polished Nickel, Chrome and Espresso. Each finish comes with metal accents along with state-of-the-art DC motor technology,...
    Craftmade, Solo Encore Ceiling Fan
    Craftmade, Solo Encore Ceiling Fan
  • In the Walker Collection from Hinkley, flexible style creates a Mid-Century Modern statement and complements many façades. The aluminum and brass construction features a two-tone finish of bold Buckeye Bronze and Heritage...
    Hinkley Lighting, Walker Collection
    Hinkley Lighting, Walker Collection
  • With a teardrop motor housing, the Donaire 316 marine-grade, stainless steel, wet-location ceiling fan from Matthews Fan Co. is transitional in design. It’s finished in Brushed Bronze or Brushed Stainless and is equipped...
    Matthews Fan Co., Donaire Ceiling Fan
    Matthews Fan Co., Donaire Ceiling Fan

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
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