December 08, 2016
WAC Lighting hosted its first Landscape Lighting Summit on November 4 and 5. The event, which included landscape contractors and other industry... read full story
December 08, 2016
Lightfair International (LFI) has announced an all new conference curriculum for its 2017 event. The conference program will feature new speakers,... read full story
December 08, 2016
Matthews Fan Co. employees donated fans to those affected by the flooding in Louisiana that occurred during the summer. Those who were affected... read full story
December 08, 2016
Pantone announced its 2017 Color of the Year today: Pantone 15-0343 Greenery. A shade described as "refreshing and revitalizing," Greenery symbolizes... read full story
December 08, 2016
Q: Is this your first home décor collection?A: This is the very first collection of originally designed products I’ve ever done. It’s super surreal... read full article
December 01, 2016
Instagram Stories provides an engaging medium to post visual content temporarily to your Instagram account without clogging your photo feed. Much... read full article
November 21, 2016
As soon as the new year hits, market season is upon us, and retailers from across the country will gather at shows like Lightovation, Jan. 18-22, to... read full article
November 18, 2016
Residential Lighting: What is the Engineering Research Center (ERC)? Bob Karlicek: ERC is a National Science Foundation (NSF) program that has been... read full article

marketplace

  • WattNott light bulbs from Plumen combine the best of the 20th and 21st century lighting. Each bulb has an LED filament at the center, which recreates the retro design and warm glow of a traditional Edison light bulb. There...
    Plumen, WattNott light bulbs
    Plumen, WattNott light bulbs
  • The Wine Barrel chandelier from Velorossa Design is made from a retired wine barrel with other recycled parts, hand-built in the Pacific Northwest. The company can also customize any light to fit your space — special...
    Wine Barrel Chandelier, Velorossa Design
    Wine Barrel Chandelier, Velorossa Design
  • Undulating ribbons of steel and aluminum comprise the Miramar Collection from Dainolite. Available in two pendant sizes — 20- and 26-inch diameters — and as a flush mount that measures 18 inches in diameter, with finish...
    Dainolite, Miramar Collection
    Dainolite, Miramar Collection
  • Bringing minimalist design to bathrooms everywhere, Barn Light Electric’s new American-made Vanity strip light offers a stylish alternative to traditional vanity lights. The vanity light joins bare bulb sockets to a sturdy...
    Barn Light Electric, Vanity Strip Light,
    Barn Light Electric, Vanity Strip Light,
  • Smash from Foscarini is a collaboration with Diesel Living. The curved lamp mimics a reinvented silhouette of the classic bell. Smash comes in both vintage rustic (shown) and contemporary gray finishes, giving aesthetic...
    Foscarini, Smash, Diesel Living
    Foscarini, Smash, Diesel Living
  • LED tape light from National Specialty Lighting is field cuttable every four inches for the LTP-20 high-power model and every 6.5 inches for LTP-20-LP low-power model. At just 2.1-5.8W-per foot, the tape light is available...
    National Specialty Lighting, NSL, LED tape light
    National Specialty Lighting, NSL, LED tape light
  • Grand Brass is known for high-quality and unique lamp parts and lighting components. Celebrating 103 years in business in 2016, makes it one of the oldest companies in the lighting industry today. Grand Brass strives to...
    Grand Brass Lamp Parts
    Grand Brass Lamp Parts
  • Dallas Market Center (DMC) is known for being the largest residential lighting and ceiling fan trade event in North America. 2017 Lightovation show dates are Jan. 18-22 and June 21-24. What makes DMC unique in the...
    Lightovation
    Lightovation
  • Livex Lighting is known for its extensive product offerings and fashion-forward designs that incorporate a high standard of quality. What makes them unique in the marketplace is expansive coordinated collections, large...
    Livex Lighting, Weston linear chandelier No. 52108-91
    Livex Lighting, Weston linear chandelier No. 52108-91
  • SEBCO is known for supplying the lighting industry with quality, American-made low voltage lighting transformers and LED drivers for more than 40 years. What makes them unique in the marketplace is SEBCO’s transformer design...
    SEBCO, Regulated Magnetic Driver
    SEBCO, Regulated Magnetic Driver
  • Pacific Coast Lighting is known for offering a very broad selection of mid-priced portable lighting, table and floor lamps, along with the kathy ireland HOME® Collection of lighting. What makes them unique in the marketplace...
    Pacific Coast Lighting, Daxon
    Pacific Coast Lighting, Daxon
  • Las Vegas Market is known for the West’s most comprehensive home furnishings and gift market, featuring thousands of manufacturers and lines supporting cross-category commerce between these industries, providing retailers,...
    International Market Center, Las Vegas
    International Market Center, Las Vegas
  • Satco is known for large inventories, a wide selection of products, fast delivery, personal service and continuous R&D on a wide range of products and the latest technologies. The company maintains huge inventories of...
    Satco, Hi-Pro LED multibeam commercial lamps
    Satco, Hi-Pro LED multibeam commercial lamps
  • Varaluz is known for handcrafting lightly twisted lighting out of eco-friendly materials and constantly keeping you guessing. What makes them unique in the marketplace is they are leading the fight against boring design with...
    Varaluz, Barcelona six-light chandelier, 270C06TR
    Varaluz, Barcelona six-light chandelier, 270C06TR
  • Craftmade is known for style, design, quality, craftsmanship and customer service. What makes them unique in the marketplace is that Craftmade is a one-stop shopping opportunity for lighting retailers and designers. The...
    Aura chandelier, Craftmade
    Aura chandelier, Craftmade

We have a tiny under-the-stairs powder room that measures 3 by 8 feet. We’re thinking of installing sconces flanking a mirror above a wall-mounted sink. Will having one light source make everything flat? If the sconces are bright enough to be used as task lighting, will that mean glare? 

 

You do have a tight powder room with an awkward ceiling line. I’m glad you’re thinking about cross illumination at the mirror. I would put the sconces on a dimmer and select fixtures that have frosted glass or a shade so that they are not too glaring. You could also consider a mirror that has illumination built in so that the sconces don’t project out into the limited space. A sconce I would have you look at is the 5040 by George Kovacs. Also, take a look at Edge Lighting for illuminated mirror...
Nicole Bowling
Nicole Bowling
Even though we are undergoing a big change over here at Residential Lighting, one thing will remain: our popular Showroom of the Year Awards, this year in its eighth edition...

Webinars

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Sponsored by Legrand, Lightovation and Tresco Lighting. Register for this webinar here: https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1118655...
This webinar has already taken place, but you can register and watch in on demand here. Sponsored by Legrand. Webinar Overview:Learning units:AIA/CES LU (HSW) 1.0...

Plugged In


Buyer's Guide

 

browse buyer's guide

RL Tweets!

Subscribe Today

cover_june16_8.jpg

"Our eWire newsletter curates the latest news, newest products and most informative articles to keep you up to date on the residential lighting industry."

Nicole Bowling
Editor-in-Chief
Residential Lighting
E-mail Subscriptions