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Randall Whitehead, the Lighting Doctor, chandeliers and pendants
LEDs allow designers and manufacturers to create fixtures that were not possible, using traditional light sources. Photo by Randall Whitehead

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…

Mela Pendant

Designed by Robert Sonneman for Sonneman - A Way of Light, Mela is apple-shaped softly dichroic, blown crystal glass that surrounds a luminous LED core of etched white acrylic. 
Lamport Pendant in Cognac and a Brushed Brass finish from Eurofase
Eurofase Lamport Pendant

Lamport Pendant

From Eurofase, the Lamport pendant stands out in a Brushed Brass finish. It hangs from a Cognac-colored wire and has an LED light source. 
Stockman Ceiling Fan with Driftwood blades and an Aged Glavanized center from Craftmade
Craftmade Stockman Ceiling Fan

Stockman Ceiling Fan

A new introduction from Craftmade, the Stockman indoor/outdoor ceiling fan is wet rated and comes with an LED light kit. The Driftwood-finished blades and center mount, finished in Aged Glavanized,…
Norway Chrome cage-designed LED Pendant with a black cord from Eurofase
Eurofase Norway LED Pendant

Norway LED Pendant

Eurofase's Norway LED pendant has a sleek modern feel. Not quite frosted and not quite clear, the glass surrounding the light source appears to be swirled. The metal cage is finished in Chrome, which…
Stone wall and iron bookshelf with backlighting
This elegant stone wall is dramatically illuminated, using a wall grazer which projects a light straight down the very narrow beam spread. Photo: Randall Whitehead

It’s a Wash: Techniques for Evenly Illuminating Vertical Surfaces

Washing walls with light has become a whole lot easier. Before LEDs came along, you were pretty much stuck with track lights, using flood bulbs or recessed fixtures with reflectors and spread lenses…
White, cone-shaped Nico LED pendant with fringe on the bottom from Craftmade
Craftmade Nico LED Pendant

Nico LED Pendant

New for the January 2019 winter market, the Nico LED pendant from Craftmade makes a statement with its cut-out, glazed porcelain frame and drops. Features an integrated, dimmable LED light and is…
photo wall illuminated
2700K linear LED lighting (made by Aion LED, www.aionled.com), is housed in an aluminum extrusion at the front edge of the shelving, evenly illuminates the collection of photographs. Photography: Dennis Anderson

LEDs in 2018

Yes, I’m totally obsessed with LEDs. Admittedly, we got off to a rough start in the beginning. They got introduced onto the market a little too early. They didn’t have much lumen output, the color…
Chaos LED chandelier in black with integrated LED lights in each bar hanging from a single strip from Modern Forms
Modern Forms Chaos LED Chandelier

Chaos LED Chandelier

The Chaos LED chandelier from Modern Forms mimics the look of piano keys falling from the sky. Each bar has an integrated LED strip and a diffuser to evenly distribute light. Ultra-thin powered…
Berryhill Portable Bluetooth LED Lantern in Matte Black with leather straps from Kichler Lighting
Kichler Lighting Berryhill Portable Bluetooth LED Lantern

Berryhill Portable Bluetooth LED Lantern

New from Kichler Lighting, the Berryhill portable Bluetooth LED lantern lights up outdoor spaces. Its built-in Bluetooth speaker syncs with compatible devices to deliver great music wherever used.…