The May 2017 issue of Coastal Living carried the article Coastal Twenty 1997-2017 What’s Classic Now by Betsy Cribb and Ellen McGauley. In it they say; “The coast has its own elements of style – a library of looks woven through the homes that rise up from the shoreline. Here, we’ve celebrated 20 enduring design ideas that define today’s most beautiful beach houses.” Continue reading
The pineapple has been a decorative motif for centuries. Continue reading
This is the time of year we all want to get organized. An organized desk is the first step to organized paperwork. Continue reading
This contemporary kitchen uses a variety of lighting sources. Recessed Lighting is over the sink. The countertops are with undercabinet lighting. Over the island, two Tech Lighting Mini Melrose Pendants provide a focal point, while adding task lighting. The Bi-pin Lamps provide plenty of light while the Tahoe Pine Amber glass diffuses it, so that there is no harsh light in your eyes. Continue reading
Don’t you just love this kitchen?
This is from Elle Décor’s July/August 2014 issue.
“He may be a furniture restorer to the stars, but in his own Brooklyn townhouse, Karl Kipfmueller opts for the worn and the faded
“The kitchen cabinetry and stainless steel countertops are by Galesi Design, the pendant lights are by Progress Lighting, the under counter freezer and refrigerator drawers are by Summit, and the Wolf stove is vintage; the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore Dulamel in White and the flooring is cork.”
Text by Kathleen Hackett
Photography by William Abranowicz
Produced by Anita Sarsidi
Progress Lighting Metal Shade Pendant Lights are VERY inexpensive! They come in brushed nickel, dark green and a bronze finish, as well as the white shown in Elle Decor.
Progress P5094 Metal Shade Pendant Lights
One-light cord-hung pendant with white interlined shade. Basic Metal Pendants are ideal for Kitchen Lighting or Bar Lighting.
Finish: Brushed Nickel, White, Dark Green, Venetian Bronze
Plated Brushed Nickel (-09) finish with clear cord
Painted White (-30), Dark Green (-45) with white cord
Painted Venetian Bronze (-74) finish with black cord
Spun metal shade
Painted gloss white inside for reflectivity
Width/Diameter: 16″ x Height: 7-1/2″
canopy covers a standard 4″ hexagonal recessed outlet box:
Lamp Type: 1 x Medium Base 150 watt ceramic sockets
3 conductor SJT cord
10 feet of wire supplied
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.
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
The Basics of Track Lighting
Track Lighting consists of a continuous track that conducts electricity from a single source. Fixtures may be attached anywhere along this track.
Track can be mounted to
- Suspended Ceilings
- Along architectural elements
- Suspended from rods or cables
- Sloped ceilings
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.