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Classic Coastal Style Lighting

Tech Lighting Mini Admiral Classic Nautical-inspired Mariner Pendant

Tech Lighting Mini Admiral Classic Nautical-inspired Lighting

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

Ambient Lighting Techniques

Justice Design FAL-5120 UL Damp ADA Square Faux Alabaster Wall Sconce from the Lumenaria Collection

Justice Design FAL-5120 UL Damp ADA Square Faux Alabaster Wall Sconce from the Lumenaria Collection

Bright Ideas: Professional Lighting Solutions for Your Home by Sharon McFarlane stresses the importance of Ambient Lighting.

Commercial lighting designers use ambient lighting to create the right atmosphere. This books shows how these same techniques can be applied to your home.
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Go Natural! Summer is the Season for Wicker, Rattan and other natural materials

Go Natural! Summer is the Season for Wicker, Rattan and other natural materials.

House Beautiful July/August 2016 Go Natural

Go Natural
The season for wicker (and it’s rattan brethren) has arrived. Just a couple of these woven pieces will impart the perfect dose of breezy, casual chic
House Beautiful July/August 2016

The latest issue of House Beautiful July/August 2016 regular item The Best features Natural Wicker and Rattan.

Not just for Summer, these natural materials can add a comfortable, casual style to your home year round.

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Pendants – “Jewelry for the Room”

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All Eyes on the Lights
“Pendants over the counter or island are a beautiful place for your eye to linger when you’re looking into the kitchen. They also act as a decoy, drawing your eye up and away from the clutter! Group three together – a large pendant adds balance and drama. Think of it as jewelry for the room!”

Libby Langdon
Designer, Author, and Today Show Contributor
The Experts
House Beautiful October 2015

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Kitchen Lighting – Is your kitchen bright enough?

Is your kitchen bright enough?

“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.

My Kitchen

My Kitchen

Count the types of lighting in this kitchen from Better Homes and Gardens December 2014/January 2015 issue.

Better Homes and Gardens December 2014/January 2015

Better Homes and Gardens December 2014/January 2015

There’s plenty of natural light from all of the windows. Then there’s the goose neck fixture over the sink, a pendant over the bar and a series of mini pendants over the banquette.

Country Living December 2014

Country Living December 2014

This kitchen from Country Living’s December 2014 issue has lots of bright sunlight. A salvaged window frame is used instead of curtains. A mini chandelier is hung over the sink and track lighting illuminates the entire small kitchen.

A mini chandelier is hung over the sink

A mini chandelier is hung over the sink.

track lighting illuminates the entire small kitchen.

Track lighting illuminates the entire small kitchen.

Guidelines for Lighting the Kitchen

Guidelines for Lighting the Kitchen

This graph from The Kitchen Idea Book by Joanne Kellar Bouknight demonstrates Guidelines for Lighting the Kitchen.
(This whole book is an excellent resource!)

  • In-cabinet can be handled by low voltage puck lights or strings of tiny bulbs.
  • To avoid shadows on work surface, place ceiling task lighting fixtures no more than 12” from cabinets or 28” from wall.
  • A cleanup sink requires lots of light. Here, two 75-watt recessed incandescents do the job.
  • A pendant light over an island provides both general and task lighting.
  • An accent light illuminates objects or a wall.
  • Where there are no wall cabinets, put task lighting in ceiling, a lowered soffit (as shown here), on tracks, or on the wall itself.
  • Place under-cabinet lighting close to front edge of cabinet to conceal the fixture and cause less glare in countertop.
  • Task lights can be continuous or placed about 12” on center.
  • General lighting can be provided by recessed or ceiling mounted fixtures, track lighting, pendants, or low voltage cable lights.
  • Range hoods require built-in or added lighting.

Kitchen Lighting, Cabinet Lights, Under Counter, Task   Lighting

Kichler LED DiscsKichler LED Discs
Sleek, practically invisible and versatile Kichler LED Discs have advanced technology, superior optics and a pure, even light all packed into an untra thin 3/8″ profile. Simple, versatile installation included. Z-Wave Technology allows your home electronics to talk to each other, and to you, via remote control.
LED Mini Star 2 Lighting LED Mini Star 2 Lighting
Available as single fixtures or kits, these die cast aluminum ultra-thin square, LED surface mount LED are ideal for under-cabinet, in-cabinet or display light uses only They put out 3.26 watts per fixture.
Kichler Dimmable LEDKichler Dimmable LED
Design Pro LED Direct Wire offers trouble-free, energy efficient operation along with the simple installation of a self-contained unit. The dimmable version is designed and tested to work with a wide variety of dimming switches for a true range of light level control. Kichler Design Pro LED Direct Wire delivers high-tech LED at a value. It’s proof that unprecedented long life, unmatched energy savings and beautiful light don’t have to break the bank.
Kichler Modular LEDKichler Modular LED
This remarkably sleek unit tucks cleanly under the cabinets. so all you see is warm white light. The ultimate in energy savings and 40,000 hours of life; unprecedented when compared with alternatives such as fluorescent and xenon. Efficient for builders, remodelers and other professionals looking to build today’s residential and commercial structures with products that are Energy Star qualified and can support LEEDs certification and National Green Building Standards.
NSL LED Hard StripNSL LED Hard Strip
LED Hard Strips Series combines high output LED’s in a unique linkable extrusion ideal for under cabinet, showcases, and incabinet applications. LED Hard Strips is available in three sizes, three color temperatures (WW-3000K, NW-4200K, and CW-6200K) and RGB. Four mounting options provide a seamless even distribution of light delivering outstanding light output and low power consumption. LED Hard Strip is dimmable when powered by appropriate LED driver or dimming device.
NSL Xenon Task Lights
Self-contained, complete Xenon surface mount 120VAC under-cabinet light uses 18 watt wedge base Xenon bulbs in 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 light fixtures. 12V transformer is built into each fixture. Hardwire can be parallel wired (“daisy chained”) up to 1188 watts (66 bulbs). White, Bronze, Black or Aluminum finished fixture with numerous knockouts and frosted glass lens with low-profile release hinged to aluminum frame; easy to install hardwire or with optional power cord. ETL Listed for damp locations. Hi/Lo switch, Dimmable!
Track Lighting & Track KitsTrack Lighting & Track Kits
Ceiling mounted track lighting with adjustable spotlight fixtures and pendants are an excellent choice for both residential and commercial use. There are an unbelievable variety of attractive and functional fixures available.Track lights make it easy to make changes in your lighting. You can mix pendants and track heads to direct light on specific areas.
Antique Reproduction Mini PendantsAntique Reproduction Mini Pendants
Smaller Pendants in Antique Reproduction style combine historic elements in diffused down-light. Hang a small pendant over your kitchen sink to coordinate with your chandelier. Hang a Series of Antique Reproduction Mini Pendants over your bar, kitchen island or long dining table.
Art Nouveau Mini PendantsArt Nouveau Mini Pendants
Art Nouveau and vintage Italian Tole style mini drop pendants are perfect for a shabby chic interior. These unusual small pendants can be used alone or in a series. They are a focal point however they are used.
Contemporary Mini Pendants (Up to 7 inches)Contemporary Mini Pendants (Up to 7″)
Less is more. Brushed finishes with sleek design lines are characteristic of this style. These mini pendants coordinate with your Contemporary, Eames or Post-Modern Style interior. Use these small contemporary pendants alone or use a series of them over a bar or island.
Modern Mini PendantsModern Mini Pendants
Modern Mini Pendants bring brushed steel, chrome and glass to a modern interior. Combining form and function, these small pendants can be used alone to fit a small room or area or collectively to light a bar or island.
Eclectic Mini Pendants Eclectic Mini Pendants
Eclectic style draws from a variety of sources. If you are looking for something surprising and different, these are the pendants for you.
Rustic Mini Pendants Rustic Mini Pendants
These small pendants include hand-forged iron branches climb, twisting around artisan glass or natural materials. Pendants using rustic materials and finishes are selected for this page to coordinate with Adirondack Style, Lodge Style or fit into your log cabin.
Pot Racks & Lighted Pot RacksPot Racks & Lighted Pot Racks
This collection of potracks and lighted potracks has the perfect choice for your interior. Keep your pots and pans where you can find them. Some of these even offer a combination of lighting and storage! Available in any a variety of metal or painted finishes with glass or shade options, these pendants beautifully add light and storage to your kitchen.
Clearance Pool Table & Island Pendants
This page has a constantly changing assortment of pool table lights and island pendants at clearance prices. These items move fast, so if you see something you like, call right away.
Art Deco, Art Nouveau & Eclectic Pool Table Lights & Island Pendants
Taking inspiration from historic sources or new eclectic concepts in lighting, these pool table lights and island pendants are far from ordinary.
Contemporary Pool table or Island LightsContemporary Pool Table or Island Lights
These linear pendants are suitable for lighting a pool table, bar or island. Brushed finishes with sleek design lines make this style work with almost any interior.
Modern Island Lights
These linear pendants light a pool table or add functional light for an island, bar or Table without giving up utilitarian functionality for clean aesthetics.
Rustic Island Pendants
Rustic pendants and pool table lights for your log cabin or lodge or to add a rustic feel to any home.
Contemporary Island ChandeliersContemporary Island Oval Chandeliers
Contemporary Island Chandeliers are oval in shape. They are ideal for over an island or a long dining room table.

Kitchen with Tech Lighting Mini Melrose Pendants

kitchen-minimelrosependantsKitchen with Tech Lighting Mini Melrose Pendants

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.

  • Recessed Lighting
  • Countertop Lighting
  • Tech Lighting Pendants
  • Tech Lighting FreeJack

Tech Lighting Mini Melrose Pendants

Blue-Violet

Blue-Violet

Ferrari Red

Ferrari Red

Tahoe Pine Amber

Tahoe Pine Amber

White Frit

White Frit

FreeJack Canopy

Tech Lighting allows you to customize your pendant by choosing from a variety of available canopies. FreeJack 4″ Round Flush Canopies are shown in this kitchen. The canopies are available for an individual pendant, as shown above or to hang three, four or five pendants from a single canopy.

  • Available Hardware Finishes
    • Antique Bronze
      A darker finish designed to simulate aged bronze
    • Chrome
      Similar to a polished nickel with a slightly cooler tone
    • Satin Nickel
      A brushed nickel similar in appearance to brushed stainless steel
  • Available Wood Canopy Finishes
    • Maple
    • Walnut
  • 2″ Square
  • 4″ Round
  • 4″ Square
  • Domed Canopy
  • Venus Deep Canopy
  • 3-Pendant Linear
  • 3-Pendant Round
  • 4-Pendant Round
  • 4-Pendant Square
  • 5-Pendant Round
  • Adapter to replace recessed can light with a pendant
  • Adapter to hang pendant from track light

Other Options

The Mini Melrose Pendant can be suspended from single canopies as shown above or from a Kable System, Single Circuit or 2-Circuit MonoRail System or T~trak.

These Pendants are compatible with Tech Lighting Kable, Free jack, Monorail and 2-Circuit Monorail.
Adapters are available to use these on Track Light or T~trak.

Tech Lighting Pendants are completely customizable.Choose your pendant.Choose how to hang it.

  • Single Canopy
    Choose a Single Canopy complete with all necessary transformers or power a Series of pendants using a single remote transformer. Available as small as 2″ square.
    Select a FreeJack Canopy >
  • Multiple Pendant Canopy
    Square, Circular or Linear canopies hold up to 5 pendants from a single canopy.
    Select a FreeJack Canopy >
  • Replace a Recessed Can Fixture
    Easily retrofit an existing recessed down-light into a new dimmable Pendant or Spotlight using a Recessed Can Adapter.
  • Track Pendant
    A Track Adapter allows any FreeJack Pendant to be used on Halo, Juno, Lightolier or other popular 120 volt track lighting systems.
  • Monorail Pendant
    Suspend these pendants from Monorail, 2-Circuit Monorail or T-Track line voltage Monorail using the correct adapter.
  • Kable Pendant
    These smaller and more light weight pendants appear to almost float in space suspended between two parallel cables.
  • Ensu Wall Bracket
    Turn any of these low-voltage pendants into a wall bracket sconce.

(Or start with your system, then decide which pendants, fixtures and accessories to add.)

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.

Complete MonoRail Kits >

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.

Fixed MonoRail >

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.

Monorail Starter Kits >
Monorail Chandelier Kits>
Wall Monorail Starter Kits >

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 >
Line Voltage Monorail Systems >

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.

Wall Monorail Systems >

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.

Glass Chandeliers

I love the clear glass chandeliers I have been seeing lately!

The February March 2014 Traditional Home magazine shows the beautiful home of Suzanne Kipp. I just LOVE the kitchen!

“Enhanced by a pair of elegant crystal chandeliers, the all white kitchen exudes glamour.”
Traditional Home February March 2014

"Enhanced by a pair of elegant crystal chandeliers, the all white kitchen exudes glamour." Traditional Home February March 2014

“Enhanced by a pair of elegant crystal chandeliers, the all white kitchen exudes glamour.”
Traditional Home February March 2014
"Enhanced by a pair of elegant crystal chandeliers, the all white kitchen exudes glamour." Traditional Home February March 2014

Get the Look

HGTV Magazine uses the Crystorama’s Harper Chandelier to illustrate the article Vern Know Chandeliers. Design Star judge Vern Yip shares 10 tips for choosing and hanging the right fixture.

Go Bold – Vern’s Tip: You can have a big, bold chandelier in a small room if you choose the right one. An all-glass or thin-frame metal chandelier is striking without taking up a lot of visual space.”

Crystorama’s Harper Collection has chandeliers in two sizes in Clear, Cognac or Ice Blue glass. Coordinating pendants in two sizes, wall bracket sconces and ceiling lights complete the look.

Crystorama Harper Collection in Clear

Crystorama Harper Collection in Clear

Crystorama Harper Collection in Ice Blue

Crystorama Harper Collection in Ice Blue

Crystorama Harper Collection in Cognac

Crystorama Harper Collection in Cognac