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Kitchen Cable Lighting

Kitchen Cable Lighting Design Inspiration Southern Living July 2020

Kitchen Cable Lighting
Design Inspiration
Southern Living July 2020

Bright Ideas

… mini halogen light bulbs can slide on wires along the perimeter.

Southern Living July 2020
Design Inspiration
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

Posted on June 27, 2020, and tagged .

DIY Guide to Buying and Designing Cable Light

Beach House with Tech Lighting Kable cable lighting running wall to wall. The lights are K-Hello fixtures. - DIY Guide to Buying and Designing Cable Light – My Design42

Beach House with Tech Lighting Kable cable lighting running wall to wall. The lights are K-Hello fixtures.

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

Cable Lights – DIY Guide to Buying and Designing Cable Light Part 2

Looking down on K-Hello cable lights. This installation is in a restaurant. - DIY Guide to Buying and Designing Cable Light – My Design42

Looking down on K-Hello cable lights. This installation is in a restaurant.

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.

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Tech Lighting Cable with Exposed Beam Ceilings

Tech Lighting Kable with K-Pivot Lights Cable Lighting on a ceiling with exposed beams

Tech Lighting Kable with K-Pivot Lights
Cable Lighting on a ceiling with exposed beams

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

Posted on August 8, 2017, and tagged .

Landscape Lighting for Winter

Isn't this a welcoming site to come home to? Landscape lighting is easy to install and makes your home safer and more welcoming.

Isn’t this a welcoming site to come home to? Landscape lighting is easy to install and makes your home safer and more welcoming.

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