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)
I watched them changing the park lighting to LED.
Public lighting matters. It’s not just for safety. The right lighting makes an area more appealing. Public lighting can combine form with function for aesthetically pleasing lighting that invites you into the park.
Many cities are investing in changing their lighting over to LED. The economics just make sense now.
June 2014 Traditional Home shows a beautiful home in the article Comfort on the Cape. The colors are so comfortable; described as “a serene palette.”
I love the whole home. My favorite is the bedroom. Couldn’t you relax here?
“In the bedroom, Reynolds departed from the cohesive design of the public spaces. The master suite glows with tranquility. Elegant alpaca-and-silk drapery panels offer a cocoon-like effect as they cascade over the windows…”
Here is another bedroom with this swing arm lamp as a bed side reading lamp.
Swing Arm Lamp A-1136 by Leonardo Marell for Estiluz
A-1136 / A-1136L
The A-1136 product is part of a select group of Estiluz “classics”, alien to fashion and trends. It is the collection that boosted the company internationally in the ’90s thanks to the sensuality of its design, and the unmistakable Estiluz stamp. The metallic wall sconce, simple and functional, stands out for its versatility and diversity of movements. It has a extendable and adjustable, articulated reading arm with either a halogen or LED light source. Its timeless design, slim and elegant, makes this luminaire the ideal companion for life.
Metallic wall sconce providing direct light. Both the arm and head articulate. Integrated transformer with double intensity switch (35 and 50W) for halogen source or 4W LED source warm white.
Lamps: A-1136: Hal. GY 6.35 50W 12V
A-1136L: LED 4W ( 2700ºK , Ang. 120º, 350mA ) Typ* 370 lumens
61 Satin gold
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.
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.
Fixed Monorail gives somewhat the look of monorail, but is installed like a standard light fixture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 “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.
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.
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.
Traditional, Antique Reproduction, Art Deco and Art Nouveau Desk Lamps >
Contemporary, Eclectic & Modern Desk Lamps >
Lecturn & Piano Lights >
Swing Arm Lamps & Goose Neck Wall Lamps >
Besa Swing Arm Lamps >
Swing Arm Floor Lamps >
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have you ever been to the Rainforest Café restaurants? They have these amazing star ceilings. I’ve seen beautiful star ceilings in other restaurants, too. They are in quite a few design books.
When my son was little, I put little glow-in-the-dark stickers on his ceiling. They are in a lot of kid’s books, too.
“’The stars on the ceiling are cool,’ Dexter said. ‘I wonder how many there are.’”
Horrible Harry Bugs the Three Bears by Suzy Kline, Frank Remkiewicz
Now there are easy-to-install fiber optic star ceiling kits that use LED. The light source just plugs in. The fibers run up to 12′ and push through the ceiling.
They are easy to install through the existing ceiling or wall. Special panels are available that can be fitted in or just replace drop ceiling panels. The stars can twinkle or change color. The more fiber you pull through the hole, the brighter the star is. You can even paint the ceiling to create cloud or galaxy effects.
These pictures are in books I would highly recommend. You may be able to check them out of the library. They are on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. You can spend hours poring over the beautiful photos.
“The dome detail above the whirlpool sparkles with fiber-optic stars, while recessed downlights along the perimeter give off light reminiscent of comets hurtling toward the heavens.”
Lighting Design Sourcebook: 600 Solutions for Residential and Commercial Spaces Paperback by Randall Whitehead
At the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital – Memphis, TN “Stars, courtesy of fiber optics, change colors as they twinkle.”
Lighting Design Sourcebook: 600 Solutions for Residential and Commercial Spaces Paperback by Randall Whitehead
In a home built by John Kraemer and Sons Inc.; “fiber optic star patterns and the exact layout of the northern sky… the illusions of twinkling and shooting stars”
Perspectives on Design Minnesota: Design Philosophies Expressed by Minnesota’s Leading Professionals by Brian Carabet, John Shand
“The room’s low ceiling features a fiber-optic star [ceiling] framed by false beams to give an illusion of height.”
Perspectives on Design Southwest: Design Philosophies Expressed by the Southwest’s Leading Professionals by LLC Panache Partners
The Forum spa at the Celtic Manor Resort Hotel, Wales
“Underwater sound and light beneath a constellation of fiber-optic stars.”
Celtic Manor – Resort Hotel South Forum Spa
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 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.