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Easy to Install Kichler LED Tape Light

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Easy to Install Kichler LED Tape Light

Kichler LED Tape Light is an excellent product!

  • Installer friendly
  • Plug-and-play power supply
  • 3M™ brand adhesive backing
  • Many available additional accessories
  • Dimmable tape light power supply
  • In-wall rated wires are out of view (and costs less than competitive wire options)

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Monorail Track Lighting – The Basics

Flex Track or Monorail Lighting Systems are a type of Track Lighting. A continuous rail conducts electricity from a single source. Pendants or fixtures may be attached anywhere along this track. There are a lot of choices in track, fixtures and pendants.

Track lighting fixtures for standard track lighting and monorail are available in incandescent, fluorescent, halogen and LED. Fixture extensions can be added to bring a fixture lower. Line voltage fixtures must be used on line voltage track. Low voltage fixtures with incorporated transformers may be used on line voltage track as well. Low voltage track uses low voltage fixtures.

A wide variety of filters, lenses, shades, shields and accessories are available.

Monorail Kits

Complete MonoRail Kits have all the hardware you need for most basic layouts and include pendants or fixtures.

Complete MonoRail Kits have all the hardware you need for most basic layouts and include pendants or fixtures.

Complete MonoRail Kits
If you are looking for a simple layout, a kit might work for you. Monorail kits have all the hardware you need for most basic layouts and include pendants or fixtures.
You may be able to customize these kits with additional components to join multiple kits, drop them further from the ceiling or suspend them from airplane cable.

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Fixed Monorail gives somewhat the look of monorail, but is installed like a standard light fixture.

Fixed Monorail, the look of monorail installed like a standard light fixture.

Fixed Monorail
Fixed Monorail gives somewhat the look of monorail, but is installed like a standard light fixture.

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Customize starter kits with your choice of pendants and heads.

Customize starter kits with your choice of pendants and heads.

Monorail Starter Kits
Customize these kits with your choice of pendants and heads. If you are looking for a basic layout, these kits will work for you. Kits have all of the hardware you need. Then you make them your own with your choice of a wide variety of pendants or fixtures. Eurofase Monorail, Besa Monorail, Bruck Enzis Monorail, Bruck Flight, LBL Monorail, Tech Lighting MonoRail and WAC Solorail Monorail have kits available.

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Custom Monorail Options

Single Circuit or 2-Circuit
2-Circuit MonoRail allows individual fixtures to be independently switched or dimmed. Bruck Flex-Line Monorail Track, LBL Monorail, Tech Lighting MonoRail, WAC DuoRail Monorail and FlexRail 2 120V Monorail are available 2-Circuit.

12 Volt, 24 Volt & 120 Volt MonoRail
Usually Monorail is a low voltage 12 Volt system. Besa, LBL, Tech Lighting and WAC Lighting Monorail is available as 12 volt or 24 volt. WAC Lighting and Tech Lighting both offer a line voltage 120 Volt version of Monorail.

Low Voltage Monorail Systems >
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Mounting
Some systems offer more mounting options than others. Mounting is available for flat ceilings, angled, vaulted ceilings or dropped T-grid ceilings. Cables allow the monorail to be suspended from the ceiling. Some systems allow you to attach or cantilever monorail from the wall.

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Connecting
Most Monorail systems have live and isolating connectors. Dead-End isolating connectors allow you to switch and dim sections of rail separately. They also allow you to have more lights on track on separate circuits without exceed the rating on the system. Some systems have special connectors to allow monorail to make sharp angles or join in a “T” or “X”. Different systems offer different standoffs and connectors.

Desk Lamps

The right light makes all the difference in your home office. You need a desk lamp that is truly adjustable. When you adjust it, it should stay adjusted! You need to be able to position it to easily see your papers without glare and without reflections from your monitor. You should be able to adjust it without burning yourself. The light should not shine directly into your eyes. The right lighting in your office can keep you from getting headaches and eyestrain.

Whether you have vision problems or not, good light is essential. As your eyes age or if you are faced with vision issues, lighting becomes even more important.

“Traditional table lamps with lampshades do not provide a way to direct light to where you need it to read or perform tasks such as writing checks or any other close work. When you select a lamp for a table or desk, choose one with a flexible gooseneck than can be turned to direct light where it’s needed.”
Macular Disease: Practical Strategies for Living with Vision Loss by Peggy R. Wolfe

There are so many choices available, but all good desk lamps have the same qualities! In Oliver Heath’s Home Book he says on desk lamps; “There are a massive variety on offer, but these lights generally have a solid base and a stand with the light bulb shielded or directed by the shade. It’s important to pick for your work area a light with a shade that will prevent glare from the light bulb, which can potentially create eye strain. Try to choose a desk lamp with some level of flexibility, such as an angle-poise lamp, which allows you to manipulate it into a variety of positions to best suit the task you are carrying out – for example, to shine light onto a surface or onto a wall to balance the light levels.”

You don’t have to give up style and fun for efficiency. There are a lot of options available to fit any style.

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In the September 2013 issue of House Beautiful, Interior Designer DD Allen talks about her favorite. “I’m in love with my new orange lamp from Flos. Such a fun, punchy color– and the articulated design and LED light make it practical too.”

In the September 2013 issue of House Beautiful, Interior Designer DD Allen talks about her favorite. “I’m in love with my new orange lamp from Flos. Such a fun, punchy color– and the articulated design and LED light make it practical too.”

House Beautiful February 2014 Article Master Class interviews Interior Designer Darryl Carter

House Beautiful February 2014 article Master Class interviews Interior Designer Darryl Carter “The Tizio Lamp is a timeless design. It’s complex yet doesn’t seem to occupy much space. I bought my first one in college and how have three in my house. It’s very functional, especially next to a bed.”

House Beautiful February 2014 Article Master Class interviews Interior Designer Darryl Carter “The Tizio Lamp is a timeless design. It’s complex yet doesn’t seem to occupy much space. I bought my first one in college and how have three in my house. It’s very functional, especially next to a bed.”

Artemide Tizio Lamp is available in many sizes, finishes and variations. They are adjustable direct task low voltage halogen or LED table or desk light for orientable task lighting with parallel head rotation.

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Artemide Tolomeo Colors Micro Table or Desk Lamps

Artemide Tolomeo Collection includes floor, wall and and desk lamps for orientable task lighting in incandescent, fluorescent or LED. They are available in a variety of table mountings.

Artemide Tolomeo Mini Table or Desk Lamp with in-set pivot mount.

If desk space is at a premium some desk lamps mount through the desk top using a set-in pivot. Or consider using a swing arm wall or floor lamp.

Holtkotter Bernie Series Low-voltage Halogen Swing-Arm Wall Sconce 8192/1
Features an energy-efficient low-voltage bulb (50W/12V) with IRC energy-saving technology for light output of 1180 Lumens (equivalent to approximately one 75W incandescent bulb), extra-heavy brass components.
Tremendous reach – arm extends 51 inches.
The specially engineered swivel and brass tubing prevent sagging.
The dimmer is within easy reach.
A pin-up kit with a 19″ cord cover and 7′ cord is optional and sold separately.

House of Troy Pinnacle Double Swing Arm Floor Lamp is an adjustable double halogen swing arm floor lamp. Adjust height from 35.5″ to 50″. There is a full range dimmer on the shade. It is available in Antique Brass, Oil Rubbed Bronze or Satin Nickel finish.

Traditional, Antique Reproduction, Art Deco and Art Nouveau Desk Lamps >
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NEW American Lighting LED Tape-Rope Hybrid – Small and bright like Tape Light, long runs like Rope Light

American Lighting now makes LED Tape-Rope Hybrid. Just plug it in. The 1.6A DC inverter is on cord. It is low profile and bright like LED tape light, but extendable and has longer runs like rope light. Great for use in coves, restaurants and bars, retail displays, reception areas, uplighting and more.

American Lighting LED Tape-Rope Hybrid - Small and bright like Tape Light, long runs like Rope Light

American Lighting LED Tape-Rope Hybrid – Small and bright like Tape Light, long runs like Rope Light

Small, Compact & Low Profile
Tape-Rope measures only 3/8″ wide by 1/4″ high. Installed using optional track, it is 1/2″ wide by 7/16″ high. The connection fittings measure only 7/8″ in diameter.

Bright
High light output – up to 80 lumens/foot.
LEDs spaced every .65″ produce even and bright light.
High output – White produces 80 lumens per foot.  Warm White produces 72 lumens per foot.

Economical
American Lighting LED Tape-Rope Hybrid  line voltage kits are economical – no drivers required!
Low maintenance LEDs last up to 35,000 hours.

Easy to Install
American Lighting LED Tape-Rope Hybrid is easy to use.
Kits interconnect and plug into standard 120V AC receptacles.
The 1.6A inverter on cord converts 120V AC power to 60 Hz DC for LEDs.
Each kit includes 4 clear plastic mounting clips per foot.  Optional clear plastic track is also available.

Long or Short Runs
Use for long or short distances where light is needed.
American Lighting LED Tape-Rope Hybrid is available as a complete kit with runs as short as 3’. Kits are available up to 45.9′. Kits can be extended using a 3’, 6’ or 15’ linking extension or jumper. Bright White and Warm White LED Tape-Rope Hybrid can be extended to run up to 106 feet. Blue and Green LED Tape-Rope Hybrid can run up to 106 feet.  Red LED Tape-Rope Hybrid can run up to 211 feet.

Flexible & Durable
American Lighting LED Tape-Rope Hybrid is flexible. It can be curved to fit a variety of applications.
LEDs spaced every .65” inside durable white PVC housing with clear PVC jacket.

Dimmable
American Lighting LED Tape-Rope Hybrid is dimmable with most standard incandescent dimmers.

Retail blister packs for 3′, 6′ and 12′ kits; Retail boxes for 18′, 30′ and 45′ kits.
Available in Blue, Green, Red, Bright White or Warm White.

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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Fine Art Lamps Perspectives Chandelier at 131 Main Restaurant in Biltmore Park Town Square

Fine Art Lamps Perspectives Chandelier 731840 with a unique geometric design. The hand finished Patinated Golden Bronze frame is finished with hand-tailored textured multi-tonal gold organza shades. Energy efficient, using five 15 watt Fluorescent bulbs is standard to 120v or can be converted to 220v.

They are also available in Warm muted Silver Leaf finish with multi-tonal white crepe shades.

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Fine Art Lamps has been made in USA since 1941.
These high-end fixtures are hand crafted in  Miami Lakes, Florida.

Most Fine Art Lamps products can be customized. Existing lighting designs can be tailored to meet custom requirements. All products are designed and created in Miami, Florida, USA. Fine Art Lamps has an excellent record of meeting delivery date requirements. Brand Lighting will work with Fine Art Lamps to prepare a quotation on any existing or customized fine lighting designs and to review your own designs.

Above: Original Fine Art Lamps Chandelier 733840 from the Perspecitves Collection H. 37″ W. 42″ (94 cm x 107 cm)
Below Customized Finished Product
Fixture width increased by almost 3 times the original width

 

Early Electric Meets New Technology – WAC Lighting’s Early Electric Pendants

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Quick Connect 3-Light Multi-point Mirror Glass Canopy with Mason Jar LED Pendants

The new Early Electric Collection of pendants from WAC Lighting look like vintage lighting, but can use just 5 watts of energy.

They all use an LED light source.

They are available as single pendants, multiple pendants or with quick connects to suspend from  Track Lighting or Monorail.

Socket Set & Lamp Information

LEDme® Low Voltage Line Voltage
LED: 12V/5.6W, 3000K, CRI 85 (included) – lumens may vary depending on diffuser.

  • May be dimmed w/electronic low voltage (ELV) dimmer
  • Three threaded screws are used to secure shade to socket
  • 50,000 hour rated life
  • Energy efficient
  • No projected Ultraviolet or Infrared radiation

Use of these fixtures, pendants or heads with the Monorail, Flexrail, Flexrail 2, Linear System, or Track Lighting.To complete a pendant, select a single or multiple canopy from WAC Quick Connect Monopoints and Multipoints.

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Wall Sconces for a Small Bath Room

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.

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.

WAC Lighting’s new decorative low profile sconces with glass shades boast a truly exclusive look with exceptional quality. Each sconce canopy is designed with timeless style and plated in Chrome and Brushed Nickel finishes.

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.

Have one switch for ceiling lighting, whether it is recessed lighting or a ceiling fixture. Have the mirror lighting on a separate switch with a dimmer. I use it at the lowest setting to enjoy a relaxing bath or when I get up at night or first get up until I am ready for the morning.

Wall sconces on either side of a mirror or medicine cabinet provide both decorative and task lighting.

“Stick to a style and finish that is compatible with the other elements in the room. Coodinate the style of the sconces near the vanity with that of the cabinet, for example.”

Bathrooms: The Smart Approach to Design by the Editors of Creative Homeowner, Home Decorating

The best light for applying makeup is shed from the sides of a mirror. The best for shaving is from above. In both cases, there are many ways to do this effectively. Plan your bath lighting for how you will be using the bathroom. And don’t forget that the right switches and dimmers make all the difference!

“Wall-mounted light sconces are a good way to provide adequate lighting without overwhelming a small space, so they’re a good choice in a powder room.”

Bathroom Remodeling For Dummies (Paperback)
by Gene Hamilton, Katie Hamilton

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Simple Kit to Convert Recessed Lighting to LED

Hallway with Eurofase 25081 6" LED Conversion Kit

Hallway with Eurofase 25081 6″ LED Conversion Kit

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.

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Eurofase 25081 6" LED Conversion Kit

Eurofase 25081 6″ LED Conversion Kit 6″ 14 watt LED Conversion Kit converts a typical existing recessed fixture into a new 14 watt LED downlight.