It’s Time for a New Switch

Attention, attention! You need to check out this collection available at Atlantic Lighting Studio! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skCpYrqonwA

Adorne is a new collection from Legrande of innovative swtiches, dimmers, outlets, wall plates and also wireless systems for the home. The Adorne collection shows off its incredible and efficient technology that makes you feel like you jumped into the future. With just a tap of a finger, a wave of a hand, or even your presence in the room can control the lighting of your entire home.

Have you ever imagined an outlet that could do more than just be plugged into? From an outlet that hides until you need it, to convenient in-wall smart device connections, Adorne has taken the ordinary to an extraordinary level.

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Adorne also has 32 beautiful wall plate options for you to choose from. No matter what decor your room has, Adorne has a switch for you so you can add a little fun to your home. Check out the Product Visualizer on Adorne’s website allows you to make sure your wall plate suits your look:

http://www.legrand.ca/adorne/plan/product-visualizer.aspx#.VE_pkiLF-So

Nightlights come in all shapes and sizes – but finding a sophisticated nightlight that hides itself proves to be a difficult task. Adorne took the standard nightlight and converted it to pure brilliance. With a simple touch, the nightlight appears. With a simple push, the nightlight detaches from the wall and can be used as a portable flashlight.

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Enjoy the living space of the future without rewiring the entire house. Adorne’s Wireless Home Systems feature devices that “talk” to each other and you can control wirelessly. Now, you can create lighting scenes that put your home in the very best light. Take a look at Adorne’s “Tricks of Light”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSHr2mniL8U

Want more fun? MeeIntercomDoorbell_Webt the revolutionized peephole. The Adorne Wireless Video Intercom Kit includes one exterior video doorbell camera and one interior intercom unit to receive camera images, so you can see who’s at the front door from multiple locations in your home.

 

 

 

The best part about the Adorne collection is that you can order everything from Atlantic Lighting Studio and you can also check out the beautiful display in our studio!

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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.

Understanding Lighting Efficiency

By now, most people have heard about regulation changes in Canada and the United States regarding what will be available in the future world of light bulbs. In a nutshell,  these changes will protect consumers by giving them clear, consistent labelling on all light bulbs.  This will allow for apples to apples comparisions of lighting options.  Another important reason for these changes is to remove inefficient, energy-sucking light bulbs from the market place.  The lighting industry has responded by pouring millions into new technologies that will be good for our environment in the short and long term.

Here’s a handy chart from the LUMEN Coalition, comparing the incandescent watt labelling most of us are familiar with to their equivalents in lumens.  Talking lumens, allows us to compare Incandescents to LEDs to CFLs.  It’ll take us all some time to get used to lumens instead of watts and if you have questions, we’re more than happy to answer them for you.  

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From now until June 17th, 2012, Efficiency Nova Scotia  is offering rebates on  Efficiency Approved  CFLs, LEDs, and Dimmers . These rebates are redeemable in our store.  These products will help you save electricity and save money!
As an added incentive for you to delve into the world of energy efficient lighting, we are offering 10% off  our LED and CFL bulbs! Including special orders! (This offer is valid with our Efficiency Nova Scotia rebate, but not with any other offers.)

On first glance, LEDs are quite expensive, but when you do your math and consider the longer term actual cost, they really are a good deal.  When selecting LEDs, look for quality brands that have large heat sinks (the metal fins around the perimeter of each bulb).  Inexpensive LED bulbs will disappoint with the poor coloured light and their short life span.

Come in and see how beautiful, functional and cost effective LEDs and CFLs can be!

Until next time…