decorative lighting

Lighting as Art: How Today's Fixtures Balance Form and Function

While some might say that all lighting is a form of art in its own way, some lighting fixtures are especially artful, designed to catch the eye and add visual interest even when they’re not switched…

Lost in Transition

What differentiates a chandelier from a pendant? For me, the rule of thumb was that a chandelier had arms and a pendant fixture does not. It was also generally felt that chandeliers are more…

A Tisket, A Task Light

Lighting really does have a language to it. There are terminologies to help us categorize the specific jobs they have in creating a cohesive lighting design. While we are now adjusting to some of…

HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair to Welcome More Than 1,400 Exhibitors

The HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) will take place from April 6 to 9 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. More than 1,400 exhibitors from nine countries…

Accentuate the Positive

Good lighting design uses various types of illumination to create an inviting overall environment. As you have heard me say before, the best lighting happens when you layer different types of…

The Fashion of Light: When to Update Your Fixtures

People may not realize it, but lighting fixtures do fall in and out of fashion, just like clothing. I look at the light fixtures that I had hanging in my house in the 1980's and I shudder. Some…
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