“Many older kitchens aren’t bright enough after the sun goes down. The most pleasant kitchen lighting comes from several sources. Lighting designers classify kitchen lighting as either task lighting, general – or ambient lighting – lighting, or accent lighting. That doesn’t mean you need three different types of fixtures; many light fixtures can handle more than one lighting job at a time.”
The Kitchen Idea Book, Joanne Kellar Bouknight
This is my kitchen. It’s a tiny little kitchen, but I still have a ceiling light over the sink, light and vent from microwave over stove, undercabinet lighting in the corner, so I can measure coffee in the morning, a lighted ceiling fan, light from the window and the sky light and the three pendants over the bar.
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.
The Rosetta Wall Sconce from WAC Lighting’s European Collection on either side of a mirrored medicine cabinet. Bella figura, Rosetta offers fine Italian styles that combines a classic profile with multiple murine glass patterns that will enhance any setting with a perfect mix of form and function.
Even in the smallest bathroom or powder room, good lighting and good switches and dimmers make all the difference! Once you have light control in your bathroom, you will wonder how you ever lived without it. Continue reading →
Convert your existing recessed lighting to super energy efficient LED with a new easy-to-use kit from Eurofase.
The kit includes everything you need to convert a typical 6 inch recessed can that uses a 150W Incandescent R40 to PAR 38 bulb. The LED driver is powered by screwing into the bulb socket. The 14W LED SHARP 120V/277V LED is provided.
The LED Kelvin 3500K emits a warm white light.
The beam angle is adjustable up to 120 degrees to highlight artwork or graze walls.
LED lamps have a much longer life than incandescent lamps. They do not emit UV rays. They put out very little infrared or heat. They are ideal to light artwork or photography that is sensitive to UV or temperature. LEDs are highly energy efficient offering significant savings on electricity bills. Their longer lifespan reduces maintenance time and costs, making them ideal for hard-to-reach places.
Don’t think of lighting as an afterthought. The right lighting is one of the most fundamental elements in interior design.
The wrong lighting can completely destroy the impact of even the most well thought out design.
Good lighting makes your room more functional and more beautiful. Providing the right lighting allows you to enjoy using your room without eye strain or glare. Effective lighting can emphasize attractive architecture and camouflage less appealing elements.
Well planned lighting is the most effective way to bring out the best in your room.
Lighting should be as much a part of your planning in the early stage as color and furniture.
Providing the right combination of lighting to provide a good overall light level, task lighting and accent lighting.
There are two basic aspects to think about:
The effect of the light on the room
The appearance of the fixture itself, even when it is not lit
Lighting can be a feature of your room as much as a painting or other artwork.