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House Beautiful’s regular feature The Essentials; Solutions for the Busiest Rooms in the House tackles bathrooms in the February 2017 issue.

The article Renovating: Just Add Water states “Our primer on master-bath renovations has real talk on budgeting, who-knew insights, and a roundup of necessary luxuries.”  It ranges from quick tips for a minor face-lift to sound advice for a total revamp. Continue reading

Kitchen Design Style

Contemporary Kitchen with Kichler 42246NI semi flush ceiling lights and Design Pro LED 2700K cabinet lights

Contemporary Kitchen with Kichler 42246NI semi flush ceiling lights and Design Pro LED 2700K cabinet lights

For many of us, the kitchen is the most important room in the house. It’s not just where we cook. It’s the center of family life. It’s where the children play with pots and pans and do homework. It’s where we hang out and talk.
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New Monorail Kits from Tech Lighting

Monorail lighting is a great choice for many homes.

If you are looking for a simple monorail layout, a monorail kit might work for you. These kits have all of the hardware you need for most basic layouts and include pendants or fixtures.

Tech Lighting now has these great new kits!

Tech Lighting 800RAL28 Onyx Rail Complete Monorail Kit

Tech Lighting’s 800RAL28 Monorail kit has two pendants and two heads made with natural onyx. The metal hardware is finished in antique bronze. Continue reading

Bruck Lighting’s New GalaxZ Simplifies Daylight Harvesting

Bruck Lighting’s New GalaxZ Simplifies Daylight Harvesting

Daylight Harvesting means using as much natural sunlight as possible instead of electric lighting. Of course this uses less energy and costs less money. Win-Win!

Daylight Harvesting lighting control systems dim or switch off electric lighting when there is more natural sunlight.

Bruck Lighting’s New GalaxZ

Control in commercial applications is crucial to sustainable lighting design. GalaxZ fulfills the LEED® requirements for efficiency with the use of individual integrated Daylight harvesting sensor and drivers without the need for extensive wiring installation or expensive commissioning.

GalaxZ is ideal for general lighting applications where 54w T5HO would be used. A raceway design along a linear line voltage track or canopy mount can illuminate retail, hospital, school cafeteria and classrooms, hallways, grocery store isles, conference tables, office or warehouse low bay applications.

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Monorail for High Ceilings

Monorail is a great choice for a high ceiling.

What’s the best way to add overhead lights to a tall ceiling? For soaring ceilings in urban lofts and suburban great rooms, pliable low-voltage systems work magic, says designer Rey-Barreau. He prefers the Monorail system, right. Hand-shape the exposed conductors into waves and wide arcs, or play it straight. Use an adapter to easily replace an existing overhead or recessed light. Choose from Victorian, Mission, and Art Deco designs through the new Wilmette Lighting Company line, plus scores of modern pendants and mini spotlight head options from Tech Lighting. Lighting Notebook, Better Homes and Gardens October 2007

What’s the best way to add overhead lights to a tall ceiling?
For soaring ceilings in urban lofts and suburban great rooms, pliable low-voltage systems work magic, says designer Rey-Barreau. He prefers the Monorail system, right.

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