Coming soon…

Posted on October 31st, 2013 in category "New"

Koncept Sale 2013New from Koncept! Gravy and Mr N. Gravy is a 6W LED task light available in three colors with fun contrasting cords. Mr N is arch-shaped with omni-directional light. Watch for them arriving in November. In celebration of the new arrivals a few select Koncept lamps are on sale thru the end of the year! Mosso, Z-Bar Mini Solo and Z-Bar Mini and Z-Bar Mini Colors.

Price Increases

Posted on October 25th, 2013 in category "Tips"

energy savingsDo you have orders pending and just haven’t gotten around to placing them yet? Many manufacturers are announcing price increases for 2014. Some of them will go into effect starting November 1, 2013. Time to review your files and get those orders placed before the increases. We all love to save a few dollars when
we can!

Light Your Heart

Posted on October 16th, 2013 in category "Uncategorized"

LEUCOS_LightYourHeart_Invito AWe thought this was so much fun that we just had to share it with you! Taken from a memo published by the President of the Leucos Sales Organization:

We wanted to share some news with you from our colleagues in Italy. Their Light Your heart initiative, which called upon designers to reinvent the iconic Great JJ light and raised funds for childhood illness research, recently culminated in a gala/auction in Padua, Italy on September 13th…   the custom lights by Arik Levy, Massimo Iosa Ghini, Karim Rashid, Chris Bangle, Flavio Manzoni, Jozeph Forakis, Patrick Jouin, Roberto Paoli, Satoshi Umeno and Valerio Cometti were auctioned off at the event. The Light Your Heart program officially kicked off at Euroluce this past spring, when the lights popped up in storefronts around Milan’s Zona Tortona. The one-of-a-kind Great JJs also made their mark on Venice’s Marco Polo airport over the summer.

We too commend Leucos’ Italian associates on their commitment to such a great cause! And we love the lamps!!

Fall has arrived…

Posted on October 1st, 2013 in category "Tips"

lampFall has arrived and soon it will be time to change the clocks. The daylight hours suddenly get shorter…which means we use more electricity to illuminate our homes. Are you using energy efficient light bulbs? A few tips to keep in mind when shopping for new light bulbs:

LED (light-emitting diode) – unlike fluorescents, LED does not contain mercury, does not emit harmful UV rays and they last tens of thousands of hours. Be sure to check for the “Lighting Facts” label to insure accuracy of the lamp specs provided. LED light bulbs are now available “dimming”, just like the CFL below, be sure they are compatible with your dimmer and most likely they will not work well in table and floor lamps with 3-way switches* or dimmers.

CFL (screw-in compact fluorescent) – look for the Energy Star label for better quality bulbs. When buying dimmable fluorescent bulbs, check to be sure it is compatible with your wall switch dimmer. Most CFL bulbs won’t work on table or floor lamps with 3-way switches* or dimmers. Screw-in compact fluorescent light bulbs have mercury in them and need to be recycled, so please don’t throw them in the trash.

*For table and floor lamps with 3-way switches, try the new ECO medium base 3-way halogen bulbs. They are made for lamps with 3-way switches and the new reduced wattages are 29/43/72W. These lamps are fully dimmable and consume 28% less energy than their incandescent counterparts.