Sale Ends 7/31

Posted on July 26th, 2014 in category "Tips"

MN44FBThere are only a few days left to take advantage of our July ceiling fan sale! The sale ends on 7/31/14. Don’t miss out, order yours today!


120 Volt vs 130 Volt Light Bulbs

Posted on July 18th, 2014 in category "Tips"

Bulb120vs130Incandescent lamps are made in both120-volt and 130-volt versions. How does that apply to energy savings? It may not apply if you live in a highly populated area such as the East Coast. The East Coast typically runs under voltage approximately 115V-120V, whereas, the Pacific Northwest typically runs at 120V-125V. This is especially true during the night when most of the city lights are shut off, the voltage tends to spike. Using 130V lamps, especially in outdoor fixtures, can increase the life of the bulb. This is an excellent savings by not having to replace the bulb as frequently.

Here’s how it works:

A 120V 60W bulb produces 640 lumens and has a 2600 hour life. A 130V 60W bulb produces 850 lumens and has a 1000 hour life.

As the voltage increases, the lumen output increases and the hours of life decrease.

If your voltage is running high (123V) the bulb burns a bit whiter (puts out more lumens) and the life of the bulb decreases. If you use a 130V bulb and are running at that same 123-volts, your bulb will burn a bit yellower (putting out fewer lumens) and the life of the bulb will increase.

Yes ~ there are a few specialty types of incandescent light bulbs still available. Plus many of the new halogen replacements are also available in both voltages.


See it in a new light…Edge

Posted on July 9th, 2014 in category "New"

cirrus_channel_wall_wash_lens_installYou asked for more LED products and we have them! “SEE IT IN A NEW LIGHT” is a series of LED products by Edge Lighting. From ceilings to floors, they offer unique lighting solutions with this new series. We have many of them installed in the showroom and we still have a few more surprises to come!

Graze your beautiful stone with Cirrus Channel Wall Grazer ~ features a lens that provides dramatic accent lighting to highlight textured surfaces.

Wash your wall from ceiling to floor with Cirrus Channel Wall Washer ~ features a wall wash lens that will add drama or brighten walls. See application photo to the right as an example of wall washing.

TruLine creates glare-free architectural lighting accents within drywall ~ available in .5” or 1.6” widths, this series’ wide diffuser will provide a clean line of light without LED dots.

See yourself in a new light with one of the new LED vanity lights ~ the Audrey, the Bardot, the Twiggy and the Twiggy Hinged have excellent color rendering (92+ CRI) and are offered in sizes from 12” to 72”.

We can’t wait for you to see them in person and there is still more to come! Be sure to stop by and take a look.