Cable Lighting may look complicated, but it is actually very simple. It is all the options that might get confusing. Continue reading
… mini halogen light bulbs can slide on wires along the perimeter.
Southern Living July 2020
A Truly Open House
Article by Grace Haynes
Photographs by Hector Manuel Sanchez
This month’s issue of Southern Living shows a lake house with cable lighting in the kitchen. I really like cable lights, but I haven’t noticed cable lighting in magazines lately. Continue reading
Cable lighting is really pretty simple. It is just two lengths of metal braided wires attached to the walls or the ceiling. A transformer connects to both wires to provide low voltage power. Lights attach to both wires and light up. That’s it. Continue reading
There is a huge variety in lights available for cable systems. They come in different widths, for cable separations from 2″ to 36″.
You can also adapt lights for other systems to work on cable using a Freejack connector from Tech Lighting or a uni-plug adapter from Bruck Lighting. Because the cable is the same size, the lights are compatible. However, if you want a very consistent look, choosing lights all from the same company will make sure they all have the identical finish.
Lightweight pendants can be suspended from cable. Some pendants come with the connecting components already part of the pendant. Any of the Tech Lighting pendants that have a product number starting with 700K can be used on cable without an adapter. Continue reading
Whether you remove an existing ceiling to expose the beams, or add the look, revealed wood ceilings add wonderful architectural interest.
This open floor plan home shows that the exposed ceiling doesn’t have to look rustic or industrial. The room has a high exposed ceiling painted a little darker than the walls. Cable runs between the beams. Continue reading
Tech Lighting Kable is a great way to light any room. The new Tech Lighting Catalog has photos of kitchens with great looking cable lighting. Continue reading
Cables can suspend light fixtures or pendants. Continue reading
Landscape lighting isn’t just a Spring project. The longest night of the year is December 21/22. It is dark already when you come home and often still dark when you leave in the morning. Here are some ideas for outdoor lighting for safety and security that are easy to install and don’t use a lot of electricity to operate.
Create a landscape lighting plan. Draw a sketch or map of your yard.
Be sure to position fixtures so lights won’t shine into people’s eyes, into windows or into other people’s yards. Continue reading