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The grandeur of Maria Theresa chandeliers

Mar 26, 2013 by

Maria Theresa chandeliers, named after an Austrian empress of the 18th century are everything a chandelier should aspire to be: spectacular, stylish and magnificent. Representing the splendor of a bygone era, these chandeliers sparkle in traditional settings but also go very well with a contemporary theme.



Power to the Baby Boomers!

Mar 14, 2013 by Modern Supply

Many boomers are choosing to remain in their current homes as they age. Aging in Place means the ability to live in your own home comfortably and safely for as long as possible. As people remodel their homes, they’re including Universal Design products—a design concept that meets the needs of people with varied abilities. It considers people with age-related problems, people who are tall or short, as well as those with various physical or mental impairments. It also acknowledges that abilities change over time.



Brighten up for Spring with Lighting

Mar 14, 2013 by Modern Supply

It’s spring fix-up time! The weather is getting warmer and motivated homeowners start tackling their spring to-do lists. Projects range from painting the house exterior to smaller, less daunting tasks such as cleaning, simple repairs or updates. If you’re leaning toward the simpler, less expensive route, why not update your lighting? Replacing dated lighting adds pizazz to a space without breaking the bank!


The Pros of Compact Fluorescent Lights in Your Home

Jul 18, 2008

Changing over to compact fluorescent light bulbs is now widely known as an easy and green way to save energy and reduce a household’s environmental impact. As a result, the popularity of these compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) has been on the increase in the past few years.


Use Buffet Lamps Throughout the Home

Jan 16, 2008 by SNS Lamps

Buffet lamps can be used throughout the home in addition to decorating your dining room. These lamps are extremely versatile and come in so many different styles, colors, shapes and motifs, that any room in your home can benefit from an addition of a buffet lamp. The proper lighting brings warmth and coziness to every home and table lamps are a simple way of accomplishing just the right affect. Once used for the buffet table for the purpose of decoration and for a bit of …



Why do you need a crystal chandelier?

Jan 02, 2013

One of the factors that separate a good design from a bad one is the quality of lighting. This is true especially of interiors. A beautifully designed and executed space can feel dingy and uninteresting, if the lighting design fails.



Skylights: What do I want to look through and why?

Nov 14, 2012 by Buy Skylights

ACRYLIC or LEXAN or GLASS The answer is, they are all good stuff depending on what look you want to achieve, how much you want to spend and if you have any local codes which may mandate what you use.


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Types of Crystals used in Chandeliers

Nov 12, 2012 by

With a touch of crystal and a shimmer of light, crystal chandeliers have been around for a long time as symbols of opulence and luxury. Chandeliers have a lot of history behind them that can be all the way traced back to 16th century.


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How to Pick Recessed Lighting

Jul 20, 2012 by Block Lighting

Recessed lighting has become an extremely popular lighting system for just about every room of the house. It provides great overall light as well as task lighting and accent lighting. It can wash a room in an even flood of light, or direct light in any direction. When choosing recessed lighting there are two main things to keep in mind: housing and trim.


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How to Install a Dimmer

Jul 17, 2012 by Block Lighting

These instructions are for a single-pole switch and a basic dimmer. For those who don’t know what that means, it’s simply one switch connected to a single light or group of lights. A 3-way switch is two switches connected to the same light or group of lights. Instructions vary slightly for different dimmers and types of switches. Make sure you know what you have, and read manufacturer notes before beginning.


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A Spotlight on Art

Jul 11, 2012 by Block Lighting

The family portrait sits upon the fireplace, and though there is plenty of light in the grate, there is little cast upon the picture above. Lighting your artwork not only shows off the things you love, but can enhance the lighting in the room, by offering dimension. Lighting artwork properly can illuminate the details, showing sides of the work that could not be seen before. Lighting artwork will also direct your guests attention, showing them the things you want them to see the most.



How to Design a Landscape Lighting Plan

Jul 09, 2012 by Block Lighting

Maybe your yard looks a little bare. Or maybe you want an attractive security system. Or maybe you just want your house to be the best looking house on the block. Either way, landscape lighting is a great addition to any home. When it comes to landscape lighting, there are four components to keep in mind.



Color Expressions

Jul 09, 2012 by Block Lighting

Colors have the ability to effect the way we approach our lives. Standing in a calming, logical blue room your decision making may be better.



How to Install a Landscape Lighting System

Jul 05, 2012 by Block Lighting

If you haven’t taken a look at some landscaping ideas check out some of our other articles, if you have read them, great! This article will help with installing your landscape lighting system. We hope to help you with more of the specific things such at mounting the transformer, hiding the cable, and what you should do if you have new property and hope to install landscape lighting.