LED

With the constant advances in LED technology, these fixtures are gaining popularity. Whether chosen for their longevity, energy efficiency, or sculptural aesthetic, these pieces showcase the latest in lighting technology. Powered on or off, LED lighting makes a statement in any room. This section keeps up with new products and technologies and reports the innovative ways people are now using LED lighting.

Craftmade Ventura Ceiling Fan

From Craftmade, the Ventura 52-inch ceiling fan features a sleek dome with an integrated frosted acrylic LED light. Includes wall and hand-held controls.   

Eaton Lighting Unveils New Shaper Sense Series

Eaton Lighting announced today its new line of acoustic lighting products, developed through a partnership with FilzFelt, an industry-leading acoustic and natural materials company. This strategic…
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…

Orbit Chandelier

The Orbit chandelier from dweLED by WAC Lighting is designed with breaks in the frame, providing an illusion of a three-dimensional intersection of rings. Light runs through the center of each…

Calligraphy Pendant

An airy and sculptural interpretation of the art of exquisite hand lettering, Corbett Lighting’s Calligraphy pendant evokes swirling script flowing across the page as if right from the artist’s…
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The Next Lighting Revolution

In many states across the U.S., homeowners can save nearly $160 annually by simply replacing a dozen standard 100-watt light bulbs with LED versions that also last 30 times longer and eat up 80…
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…
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…

Hinkley Lighting Partners With Deckorators on New Deck Lighting Line

Deckorators by Hinkley Lighting, a new line of low-voltage deck lighting jointly developed by both companies, launched this week at DeckExpo in Baltimore, MD. The collaboration between Hinkley…