Decorating for Halloween has become almost as important to some as decorating for Christmas. Why not keep the spirit of Halloween year round with these “spooky” yet on trend light fixtures.
Invoking the feel of a mummy and its bandages, these decorative lighting fixtures pictured above are just as appropriate for Halloween as they are for your eclectic decor. The LED outdoor wall sconce from Feiss Lighting’s Ledgend collection is modern and dramatic, making a statement as trick-or-treaters reach the front door. Also from Feiss, the Woodstock Chandelier in the middle resembles a gigantic spider hanging from its web, while the illuminating light between the large spiders legs creates a beautiful shadow casting along the walls and ceiling. Aptly named, the Roswell Pendant from Kichler continues the mummy theme with its distinctive, linear design and slightly off kilter circles.
If the monster aspect of Halloween isn’t your thing, these chandeliers might warm your dark heart. With just a nod to the Colonial past, the Minka Lavery Kingsgate Chandelier features a black finish with gold accents. Quoizel’s Atrium Foyer Pendant brings European style to your space with flowing curves, twisted framework, and elegant flair. Distressed black metal has graceful elegance in the Kichler Basel Chandelier, giving off a modern vampire vibe.
Reminiscent of the iron details often seen in areas of New Orleans, the historic design in this Outdoor Hanging Lantern from Quoizel’s French Quarter collection invokes a different time when most people believed in the underworld and not just one day a year. The Feiss Resplendent Wall Mirror finished in Hi Gloss Black adds a bit of glamour and Victorian romance to your interior, while the forged iron Maxim Canterbuy Outdoor Wall Lantern greets guest in a similar fashion.
This year, Halloween decorating can be the same as usual – with temporary jack-o-lanterns or gimmicky motion sensor monsters to scare the wits out of anyone that come to your door. Or you can step it up a bit and commit to the look full time with one of our Gothic inspired chandeliers, modern wall sconces, or decorative wall mirrors.
Crystorama Bella Flush Mount | Feiss Beso Pendant | Feiss Harrow Mini Pendant | Kichler Lucien Chandelier | Kichler Industrial Cage Pendant | Kichler Brinley Wall Sconce | Wildwood Sharpened Gourd Table Lamp | Lazy Susan Spin Cut Table Lamp | Dimond Red Coral Table Lamp | Meyda Moravian Star Pendant
Today is the officially unofficial Star Wars day, May 4th, and we have a few galactic light fixtures to help you celebrate this fan-tastic day. The Minka Lavery pendant is not particularly space themed but its polished chrome finish, dome shape, circular cut outs, and opal glass make it resemble a UFO of sorts. The ELK Lighting Kids Novelty collection features this Space Walk flush mount and Saturn pendant. Perfect for space enthusiasts of any age.
From Kichler Lighting, the geometric Novara Pendant gives a nod to the past with its modern yet relaxed approach to a classic contemporary shape. In the center, the Nitrogen Chandelier from Access Lighting is the perfect modern chandelier for any science fiction fan. With the Crystorama Luna pendant on the right, the two-toned bronze and gold finish combined with the simple shape of a triangle, make this single light pendant the right choice for any modern decor.
The force is strong with these pendant lights and modern chandeliers. Happy Star Wars day from Lighting by Lux.
With the tag line “as distinctive as your thumprint”, this designer lamp company offers innovative, creative and stylish table lamps which are essentially pieces of functional art. Thumprints high-design and artistic style can easily be seen in any of their unique table lamps and floor lamps, wall sconces, or pendant lights for transitional and contemporary decors.
Thumprints Lamps got their start in 2002 when founder Allison Davis was exploring more creative outlets for her art. She began in her basement by designing lamps from found objects and hand-covering lamp shades with unusual materials. Today Thumprints table lamp and floor lamp intriguing designs are crafted with high-end materials such as sustainable wood, ceramic, blown art glass, natural stone and metal while paired with shades made from luxurious fabrics including dupioni silk, ultra suede and fine linens.
Thumprints Lighting brings a fresh perspective and an exceptional value to decorative lighting and design. A large selection of Thumprints table lamps, floor lamps, wall sconces, and pendants are made in the USA, which allows for custom lighting at a lower cost. Come check out Thumprints American made lamps at Lighting by Lux today.
A new year is here (whether we are ready for it or not) and so are new trends in decorative lighting. Just last week, our industry had a big trade show at the Dallas Market Center in Dallas, Texas. This is where the highly anticipated, newest collections are shown and we get to see what our favorite brands have designed for the latest in lighting fixtures.
Several popular style trends from last year have carried over into 2015 – Industrial, Restoration, Modern Rustic, Geometric, and LED lighting. We will see lighting brands offering more collections with these details; some full on and some with just slight nods to the styles. We have quite a few collections from the lighting industry leaders: Kichler, Feiss, ELK Lighting, and Crystorama are worth noting.
In new releases for 2015 from Kichler, we have the Rumer chandelier and Pendalette (a clever name for a fixture that can be hung as a pendant, shortened to a semi-flush, or even mounted as a wall sconce). This 2-piece collection showcases several design details that are big this year so far. The industrial pipe metal frame is finished in a warm Natural Brass paired with the two-tone coloring of a black cord, along with uncovered sockets which look best with an antique style light bulb.
This chandelier and pendant also feature another design trend continuing into this year, pull-down retractable lighting. The cord can be gathered up and clamped together to raise the bulbs or it can be completely untethered. The adjustability factor of this collection with the 3 in 1 light fixture and the chandelier is a breathe of fresh air for lighting to come. We hope the multi-functional usability of lighting will continue and become the standard.
0 Minka Lavery Downtown Edison Bath Vanity | 1 ELK Lighting Genevieve Crystal Mini Pendant | 2 Kichler Crystal Ball Turquoise Mini Pendant | 3 Meyda Tiffany Moravian Star Pendant | 4 Kichler Bronze Foyer Pendant | 5 World Imports Edmonton Pendant | 6 Kichler Industrial Cage Wall Sconce | 7 Kenroy Home Capri Glass Table Lamp | 8 Kenroy Home Aniston Milk Glass Table Lamp | 9 Kenroy Home Hatteras Table Lamp | 10 Wildwood Old Brass Desk Lamp
Happy Ceiling Fan day! Today is the day we celebrate the invention and continuing innovation of what has become the staple for energy efficient cooling in today’s home.
Here are some fun facts about the ceiling fan:
- By installing just one ceiling fan in your home and bumping the thermostat up a few degrees, you can save hundreds on yearly energy costs.
- Ceiling fans aren’t just used for cooling either. With a simple flip of a switch, you can circulate warmer air down and bring cooler air up.
- The first ceiling fan was created in the 1880’s and was steam powered. The electric version was created some years later with the same motor technology used in a sewing machine.
- Ceiling fans use on average about 30 watts per day on medium speed, whereas the standard AC unit uses about 5,000 watts per day.
Help us celebrate energy conservation today by turning the AC off and flipping that ceiling fan, pedestal fan or desk fan on. In need of a new ceiling fan? Check out our large selection of ceiling fans from Kichler, Minka Aire, Fanimation, and Hunter Fans today.
In a previous post, we showed you the method of how to calculate wattage needed for any room. You can also use this method to calculate the amount of lumens you will need for any room, which is becoming a more important calculation due to the increasing popularity of LED fixtures.
A lumen is simply 1 unit of light output. LEDs are measured in lumens rather than wattage since LEDs put out a brighter light, without using a lot of wattage. For example, a 5 Watt LED can be the same amount of light as a 40 Watt Incandescent bulb. They put out the same amount of light (lumens), but the LED uses significantly less power.
It is important to keep in mind, that not all LEDs are the same when comparing the by wattage. You have to factor in lumen output and color temperature as well. We will dive into the ins and outs of LEDs in another post, but for now, let’s see how to calculate the lumens for any room.