In recent years, barn lights have emerged as a hot lighting trend. Their sustained popularity suggests that they’re here to stay. What is a barn light, and why might you choose it for your home or business? Broadly defined, a barn light is a downward-facing light fixture with a wide, simple shade. Typically, when people […]
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Claire has a passion for lighting, and appreciates the difference good lighting design can make.
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A kitchen island often serves as the heart of the home, and pendant lights over the kitchen island add extra illumination to this important spot. Once you’ve decided to hang pendant lights for your kitchen island, how do you make sure they look their best? Here are some stylish design tips for kitchen island pendant lights. […]
As we move away from incandescent light bulbs and toward energy-efficient options like fluorescent and LED, light temperature is getting a lot more attention. Not how hot or cold the bulb feels to your fingers, but how warm or cool it looks to your eyes. Warm and Cool Light When people talk about colors, they […]
As efficient lighting design continues to evolve, more and more projects use alternatives to traditional incandescent lamps. The easiest and most common option is the compact fluorescent lamp, or CFL. Along with a transition to CFLs comes a need for a fluorescent light ballast to control the current of electricity. To understand what a compact […]