Hyperbolic LED Recessed Lighting

Are you tired of having the glow of a recessed light distracting your eyes away from the wonderful space you are trying to light? We found an interesting article from Juno Lighting that introduces a new technology that makes recessed lighting more approachable.

In 2014, Juno Lighting released a technology called a hyperbolic LED trim, also known as “Silent Ceiling” for 4, 5, and 6 inch Juno LED luminaries that was crafted to reduce the glare of a recessed light and also maximize luminaire efficiency in your home.

This detailed diagram shows the difference between the hyperbolic reflector and the standard cone reflector.

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“The hyperbolic shape takes advantage of the directional nature of LED light sources, spreading and directing light down toward the work plane.” (Juno Lighting, 2014).

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The visual difference between the hyperbolic LED trim versus the standard trims is outstanding. Your eyes are drawn to the beautiful space being lit – instead of the glare of the recessed lighting. By changing the shape of the reflector from a cone to a hyperbolic style, it provides better light distribution for LED sources.

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Lighting Styles

Is your home in desperate need of something unique? It’s hard to keep up to date with the modern trends of lighting in today’s society, but thinking “outside-the-box” can definitely give you an edge with style. Hanging just one fixture in a room is no longer the most popular style. Nancy McCoy (a lighting designer from San Francisco, USA) has shown a couple ways to make your home “pop” by using two different techniques of lighting.

Cluster (184x280)

By having a cluster of lighting fixtures, it provides freedom to move furniture around in many areas of the room, but also adds a bold sophistication.

Track (185x276)

Rail lighting is another designer trend. It is a unique way to pull electricity around the room, but it also stands out as a sculptural design.

Hubbardton Forge – Modern American Blacksmiths

Looking for hand-crafted, inspired modern lighting classics?  Hubbardton Forge delivers. Here’s their story:

1974…It was the year of the Watergate scandal, The Sting was a box-office hit, and aspiring artists and entrepreneurs George Chandler and Reed Hampton fired up their first blacksmithing forge in a drafty old Vermont barn.

With anvils, swage blocks, trip hammers and other tools from a bygone era, the two set out to revive the nearly forgotten craft of hand-forging raw metal into functional art. Their innovative designs became recognized for their simplicity and integrity. From these humble beginnings, one of the most respected brands in the industry was born.

Today, Hubbardton Forge is the oldest and largest commercial forge in the country with a team of over 200 people creating hand-forged lighting of timeless beauty and artistry…an American wrought-iron renaissance.

Come visit our showroom at 430 Main Street in Wolfville to experience the quality of Hubbardton Forge in person.

Bird Cage Chandeliers – Feather Your Nest With One!

A bird cage chandelier is an elegant and unexpected lighting fixture that serves as functional art for your home.  The element of surprise and the intricate detailing certainly add instant pizzazz!  We have this particular beauty in our showroom and many other bird cage chandeliers to introduce to you.

Quorum Red Bird Cage $770 CDN

Quorum Red Bird Cage $770 CDN
Item Specs: Red Pendant 18″D x 27.5″H 4 x 60W Candelabra

 

This, the Red Bird Cage from Quorum, is presently in our showroom and worth a close look (photos never do justice to beautiful lighting).  This charmer would be awesome in a foyer, a reading nook, over a small dining table or add a second for placement over a long dining table.  For ceilings over 9.5 feet high, this chandelier would be a stunning focal point in any room of your home.

To help you envision how a bird cage chandelier could look in your home, here are two very different rooms, employing the same type of chandelier.  In both cases, the bird cage has added a focal point with a sense of fun and whimsy.

Child Bedroom Bird Cage

Get either of these looks with several options available Atlantic Lighting Studio.

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If you’re uncertain about whether a bird cage chandelier would be right for you and your home, please call, email or visit us for a professional, objective few point.  Photos of your space and your style preferences are always helpful when having a conversation about your lighting, so bring or send them along!

Until next time,
Deborah

Deborah Nicholson, Lighting Specialist and Accredited Interior Decorator

Chris’ Highlight of the Week!

Each Saturday at 9am, one of our delightful team members will feature their favourite showroom piece.  This highlight will be 20% off, until Friday at 5pm!  Subscribe to our blog, so that you don’t miss the action.  Who knows, you may find that absolutely perfect light fixture!

O Ranch Transglobe 70096

O Ranch from Transglobe 7009

Dimensions: Width 27″ – Height 20.5″ to 48″ – Depth 0″
Bulb Type: 6 x 60 Watt Medium Base
Finish: ANTIQUE BRONZE
Glass: CHAMPAGNE FROST

This unique chandelier has upcountry written all over it!  It’s big, bold and beautiful.  If you’re looking for circles in a deep reddish bronze finish, this is it.  At 20% off, the price is $644 until Friday at 5pm.

Until next time,
Chris

Emma’s Highlight of the Week!

Each Saturday at 9am, one of our delightful team members will feature their favourite showroom piece.  You will be able to purchase it for 20% off, until the following Friday at 5pm!  Subscribe to our blog, so that you don’t miss the action.  Who knows, you may find that absolutely perfect light fixture!

This stylish and energy efficient Natural Light Desk Lamp from OttLite is available in a range of hot colours – a perfect reading companion, guaranteed to brighten up everyone’s winter! It’s a great price at $61.20 ($76.50 regular price). Treat yourself to an affordable and innovative light!

Cheers from Emma

Mary’s Highlight of the Week

Each Saturday at 9am, one of our delightful team members will feature their favourite showroom piece.  You will be able to purchase it for 20% off, until the following Friday at 5pm!  Subscribe to our blog, so that you don’t miss the action.  Who knows, you may find that absolutely perfect light fixture!

Alico lc9000-0-98

LED PUNCH

This LED pendant is small but mighty.   Measuring only 2-3/8″D x 3-1/2″H with 1.2 watt of LED lighting, it produces a wonderfully pleasing crisp white light.  I love it’s simple sophisticated styling and effective lighting.  Placed over a counter in the kitchen or bar, it provides the ideal working light.  This pendant can be mounted individually, or on a track for multi-configurations.  It is only $167.20 with this week’s 20% discount.

Until next time,
Mary

Chris’ Highlight of the Week!

Each Saturday at 9am, one of our delightful team members will feature their favourite showroom piece.  You will be able to purchase it for 20% off, until the following Friday at 5pm!  Subscribe to our blog, so that you don’t miss the action.  Who knows, you may find that absolutely perfect light fixture!

Size: 20″D x 20″H Bulbs: 4 x 100 Watt Med Base + 50 Watt R20 Price: $1,873 less 20%

Celebrated by socks and perfected by golfers, argyle has long been one of life’s quirky pleasures. The Varaluz Argyle starts with New Bronze-finished recycled steel ribs backed by Desert Pearl-finished, double-stamped, recycled steel plate (say that three times fast).  Fancy a touch of bling? Silver glass frit coats the interior for a bit of sparkle.   Over your Dining Room table, your Kitchen island, your Foyer staircase or any place else you can imagine a beautiful argyle statement.  At 20% off, it’s yours for $1,498.40.

The Art of Lighting

Think of a light fixture as an objet d’art for your home.

Lighting is possibly the most powerful tool you have when it comes to interior design. Why invest in beautiful furniture, rugs, paintings and accessories if you are living in the dark? When looking for a light fixture, think of yourself as a curator looking for a perfect piece of art.

Like art, a fabulous fixture can make a strong design statement as well as provide illumination for your space. Don’t be afraid to add interest by using a modern fixture in a traditionally decorated room or vice versa. Find one special piece and build your room around it.
– courtesy of the American Lighting Association
  Bright Ideas, Issue No. 27, March 2012

We have, on our team, two Lighting Specialists, a Certified Lighting Consultant and a Certified Interior Decorator.  We would be delighting to  help you select the perfect objet d’art for your space.

Deborah’s Highlight of the Week

Each Saturday at 9am, one of our delightful team members will feature their favourite showroom piece.  You will be able to purchase it for 20% off, until the following Friday at 5pm!  Subscribe to our blog, so that you don’t miss the action.  Who knows, you may find that absolutely perfect light fixture!

This swirly glass pendant from Kuzco will make a statement over a bedside table, in a reading nook or over a kitchen sink.  It’s the colour of spring grass and looks yellow in the photograph, which is NOT the case – it’s definitely green and, you know, green is the new red!  Imagine this green beauty adding some pizzazz to your home for only $74.50.