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Sea Gull Lighting Perryton Pendant

 

The classic openwork pendant light has been a mainstay in traditional lighting design for centuries. This simple silhouette allows for the space around it to not get overshadowed by a big bulky light fixture. The over the top, ornate ironwork chandelier with heavy thick glass shades are a thing of the past while these light and airy open frame lanterns are the present and future.

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Top Pins for the Month

Dimond Casual Woven Pendant  |  Kichler Calleis Semi-Flush  |  Kichler Leighton Sconce  |  Quoizel Gaston Pendant  |  Quoizel Bower Bath Vanity  | Kichler Cobson Semi-Flush  |  Kichler Daria Chandelier  |  Feiss Diamond Flush Mount  |  Minka Lavery Schoolhouse Semi-Flush

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.

Mummified Lighting

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.

Gothic Romance Chandeliers

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.

 

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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.

Treehouse Love

 

Our latest set from Polyvore features lighting that draws inspiration from the nature around us. These pendant lights, chandeliers, wall sconces, table lamps, and wall mirrors make it easy to bring the outdoors in.
Thumprints 1105-ASL-2070 Bali Acacia Wood Table Lamp

Thumprints Bali Acacia Wood Table Lamp

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.

 

 

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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.

 

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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.

Kichler Lighting Danika Collection

Kichler Danika Chandelier and Mini Pendants

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.

Kichler 43587NBR Rumer Chandelier

Kichler Rumer Natural Brass Chandelier

 

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.

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Top Pins for the Month

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

Lumens

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 by the 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.

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Lighting by Lux is on Pinterest. Follow us for current style boards such as Coastal Living, Vintage Industrial, and Bohemian Chic. We also have Schoolhouse Lights and Mid-Century Modern boards which showcase lighting fixtures that encompass the specific look and feel of these timeless design styles. Another popular board is Robin’s Picks, where you will find a variety of trending light fixtures picked out by our top style expert.

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