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Why You Should Embrace The Organic Lighting Trend

The surge of organic lighting in the design industry reflects a growing inspiration from natural elements like plants, trees, and the ocean. Located in Florida, where vast open waters and lush greenery are all around, we’ve seen a noticeable desire among many to create that same texture and depth within their homes. What better source […]
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Time To Upgrade Your Fans

Gone are the days of the pull chain fan! Most of us remember the tiny fan chains that we couldn’t reach or long ones that would hit us in the face as we walked by. And we can’t forget the inconvenience of having to get up and adjust our fan any time we got too […]
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Mastering LED Light Control: Preventing Flashing, Humming, and Premature Burnout

Once you’ve chosen a stunning new fixture and eagerly waited for its installation, the excitement can easily turn to disappointment when you attempt to dim the light and are met with flickering and humming. What would cause this unexpected behavior? It’s likely the dimmer switch in the wall. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the […]
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The Clock is Ticking: Prepare for the 2023 Incandescent Bulb Ban

With the end of July fast approaching, it’s crucial to be aware of the significant change in lighting legislation. The Department of Energy has enacted new laws, and as of July 2023, incandescent bulbs will be banned. FOR GOOD REASON! Consider the cost of a single 100-watt lightbulb running continuously for a year—it’s a staggering […]
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Made in the USA

This logo is one of our favorite views when we purchase new items. Although most of our products come from overseas, it’s always a great feeling when we can buy American-made products for our home. In this blog post, we’ll discuss one the pros and one of the cons of purchasing American-made products in the […]
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Layered Lighting: What It Means And Why You Need It

When it comes to lighting your home, you shouldn’t rely on a one-size fits all approach. The key to creating a balanced look is to utilize different types of fixtures, where they each fulfill a distinct function. Layering the three types of lighting (ambient, task, and accent) will help you achieve a rich and flexible […]
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How to Find the Right Chandelier Size: Insight From The Experts

Lighting is one of the most important features to consider when designing a space and choosing the right size fixture is crucial to achieving a balanced look. These tips will help you find the perfect chandelier size: Size Does Matter If you’re selecting lighting for a new home and don’t have a dining table yet, […]
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Is your home as smart as you are?

SMART HOME-You’ve probably heard the term, but what does it mean exactly? A smart home lets you control your lighting and other devices with a simple wave or voice command. This can be done both wirelessly (through wifi or bluetooth) or hardwired. Smart technology has gained popularity over the last ten years and for good […]
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Are you ready for the bulb ban of 2023?

Many people aren’t aware that the department of energy has passed new legislation that will lead to the ban of incandescent bulbs by July 2023. FOR GOOD REASON! A single 100 watt lightbulb running for a full year costs you big, about $130.00 in energy consumption. Not to mention they need to be replaced numerous […]
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Style Guide: Travel Through Time With Vintage Lighting

If there’s anything that we’ve learned from popular home renovation TV shows like Fixer Upper and Hometown, it’s that vintage style decor is perfect for adding timeless character into your home. If you’re looking to incorporate some classic, yet fresh, decor into your home, adding vintage style lighting throughout your space is a great place […]
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10 Light Fixtures to Take Your New Home to The Next Level

When moving to a new home, many of us often initially think of upgrading appliances or buying new furniture. However, you don’t have to break the bank in order to elevate your abode. In fact, by simply adding or changing up the lighting in your space, you can make it look both larger and more […]
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Recessed Lighting For Interior Design

Recessed lighting can be found in a number of applications in home decor, creating a variety of settings and serving many functional purposes. Depending on their application, recessed lights can illuminate spaces with subtlety or make a bright design statement. This versatility makes them an attractive option for interior design, and a simple but impactful […]
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WIFI-Emitting Lightbulb

Now there’s a bright idea! Chinese scientists invent world’s first wifi-emitting lightbulb. A group of scientists in China have invented the world’s first lightbulb that emits its own wifi signal. Researchers at Fudan University in Shanghai, have developed a prototype for the new technology, which they have aptly named Li-Fi.  Experts claim the micro-chipped LED bulb works […]
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Shuster Design

Some Q&A with one of the top interior designers in South Florida Louis Shuster of Shuster Design. Shuster Design Associates collaborates with the client, architect and developer to reflect a harmonious blend. Shuster Design Associates’ installations are recognized on countless covers of the country’s most respected periodicals. Led by world-class designer, Louis Shuster, the firm has […]
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Light can make some people sneeze

Did you know that Light can make some people sneeze? Between 18% and 35% of the human population is estimated to be affected by a so-called “photic sneeze reflex,” a heritable condition that results in sneezing when the person is exposed to bright light. The exact cause of the reflex is poorly understood, but people have […]
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Longest running bulb!

There is a light bulb in Livermore California that has been burning since 1901. The Shelby Electric Company made the bulb. It was hand blown and then outfitted with a carbon filament. It has about 4 watts of light. The fire department claims that the bulb is at least 108 years old and has only been […]
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Edison not the first?

Edison did not invent the first electric light bulb, but instead invented the first commercially practical incandescent light. Many earlier inventors had previously devised incandescent lamps, including Alessandro Volta’s demonstration of a glowing wire in 1800 and inventions by Henry Woodward and Mathew Evans. Others who developed early and commercially impractical incandescent electric lamps included […]
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Occupancy Sensor Allows More Facilities To Benefit

Extended Height Occupancy Sensor Allows More Facilities To Benefit From Digital Control Solutions July 19, 2013 WattStopper has released a new Digital Lighting Management (DLM) extended height passive infrared (PIR) occupancy sensor that gives specifiers more flexibility when designing control solutions for spaces with 20’ to 40’ ceiling heights. The new LMPC-100-5 supports customer requests […]
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How to Transform Your Home Using the Secrets of Good Lighting

Interior designers have many tools at their disposal when it comes to creating interior design schemes. One of these tools, however, is quite often overlooked as people don’t realize the potential that it has to transform a space. This tool is lighting and it has the power to make or break an interior scheme. Lighting […]
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Energy Efficiency: Light Bulb Wars Roar Back Into House Of Representatives

Written by Tina Casey – July 14, 2013 Hold on to your seat belts, the light bulb wars have just blown up again. Light bulbs, as you may recall, have become a perennial excuse for certain federal legislators to whip up the conservative base, by railing again new federal energy efficiency standards. The new standards have […]
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Casablanca goal for 2014… “YES”!

Q:  What’s new with Casablanca? A:  At Casablanca, there are  a lot of great things available for 2014. First we have launched a whole new blade system and control platform, two integral parts to our  “Custom Casablanca create your own fan” program. When it comes to  blades for example, we now have  18 different styles […]
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New Tennessee Plant Latest Milestone in Magneti Marelli’s Boom

PULASKI, TN – The future appears bright for Magneti Marelli, as the 94-year-old global supplier expects to accelerate a recent growth binge that saw its global lighting sales swell 13% to €2.1 billion ($2.7 billion) last year. The latest evidence of its growth curve comes in September, when a newly minted lighting production plant here […]
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New Infrared LED Light Bar for Extreme Environments from Larson Electronics

Kemp, Texas (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 The LEDLB-40X2ET-IR LED Light Bar from Larson Electronics is designed for use in extreme environments and provides operators with a compact fixture capable of producing an infrared beam of light reaching over 1300 feet in length, making it ideal for demanding military and off road vehicle applications where night vision devices […]
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