Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
by Littman Bros Lighting
ET2 Lighting’s “Spot-Light of the Month” showcases the fresh and avant-garde Neo Collection; a collection that features an array of pendants, wall sconces and one very unique 8 light flush mount.
According to ET2 Lighting, “Neo stuns with optic crystal glass cubes that take on the hues and tones of the spaces they inhabit.”
They say the substantial yet compact design of the Neo Collection is ideal for dining rooms, entry ways, hallways and media/entertainment rooms. Wherever these fixtures end up in your home, they will entice with a dramatic and striking illumination of light.
The crystal glass cubes emulate that of an ice cube reflecting in a glass, while dark and light tints spread through the clear, glossy chunks. A xenon bulb sits within each cube on the fixture, shining from within and allowing the polished chrome finish to luster even more.
The wall sconces featured in the Neo Collection range from 1 to 2 lights, the pendants are offered in 1, 3, 5 or 9 lights (with each cube being suspended in a unique and progressive manner). The flush mount, shown here, is an 8 light fixture with rows of crystal cubes that emit a brilliant sparkle.
ET2 Lighting offers a wide selection of inventive and bold collections of lighting and continues to be the pioneer of contemporary designs that renovate an area from a commonplace space to a unique stretch of territory.
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
by Littman Bros Lighting
The lighting that Crystorama offers combines tasteful crystal and glass designs that create an overall charming illumination. Crystorama, a family-owned company, has been celebrating its designs for more than 50 years now and pride themselves in extraordinary quality and design.
According to crystorama.com, with every chandelier it manufactures, “Crystorama draws upon its history, knowledge, and legacy of stellar craftsmanship, and then embraces modern shapes, inspirations, and materials. Crystorama chandeliers are timeless and always in fashion.”
With seven decades of lighting and design experience, it is no surprise that Crystorama fixtures can be found in such impressive venues as the U.S. Supreme Court, Constitution Hall and the Palace Theatre.
Looking through the company’s many unique designs, it is apparent that the family at Crystorama strives for superiority in lighting, which is shown in their design techniques and distinct style they emphasize in every product.
Crystorama uses some of the finest crystals in the world to adorn their fixtures such as Swarovski Elements, Swarovski Spectra and Hand Cut Crystal, cut by hand in two stages on a iron wheel and then sandstone wheel. They use their resources to seek out the best quality crystals worldwide.
Crystorama Lighting Group started out solely in the design of chandeliers but has now moved forward creating an array of classical crystal designs in lighting shown in their pendants, flush mounts, wall sconces and vanity lights; they have become one of the industry leaders in residential lighting.
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
by Littman Bros Lighting
Sea Gull Lighting is one of the leaders in manufacturing energy-efficient lighting and the company’s expansion of their ENERGY STAR and LED products has been officially recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
EPA has named Sea Gull Lighting the winner of the 2012 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in ENERGY STAR Promotion; awarded for the company’s command position in reducing greenhouse gas emissions through its support of consumer education endeavors that endorse energy-efficient products.
An ENERGY STAR affiliate since 1992, Sea Gull Lighting is being recognized for their work with products and programs that meet ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. The company’s ENERGY STAR line is continuing to expand and now consists of more than 600 light fixtures and ceilings fans with more than 40 lighting collections – the most sizeable assortment of energy efficient products in the industry.
This is Sea Gull Lighting’s third win of the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award and they have been a two-time recipient of ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year honors.
According to a representative from EPA, “…Sea Gull Lighting has been a valued partner to the EPA; they truly embody our ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in ENERGY STAR Promotion.”
The ENERGY STAR Award is presented to an array of organizations in appreciation of their energy efficient achievements and they are chosen among 20,000 companies that are ENERGY STAR partners.
Because of ENERGY STAR, industries and families from all over the U.S have saved close to $230 billion on utility bills averted greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to that of about 350 million automobiles. ENERGY STAR is now celebrating its 20th anniversary, continually offering businesses and consumers energy-efficient resolutions to protect the environment as well as save energy and money.
Sea Gull Lighting is a Generation Brands company that has been illuminating residential and commercial spaces since 1919. They supply more than 3,000 products in a range of classes to an international group of distributors and they continue to create more designs with the intention to sustain and improve the planet.
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
by Littman Bros Lighting
Corbett Lighting has done it again. For the second year in a row, the distinguished U.S manufacturer of premium fixtures has won the “Lighting Manufacturer of the Year” Award at the 23rd Annual Arts Awards Gala for 2012.
This award is recognized as one of the most esteemed acknowledgements in the lighting industry and this year’s winner was announced at the Dallas International Market and the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. A private panel of judges chose the nominees and the awards were decided based on votes from independent manufacturers and designers, retailers, sales representatives and other industry professionals.
As a nominee, Corbett submitted the Dolcetti Pendant; a wonderfully stylish and lavish design featuring glamorous shells, crystal and stainless steel subtleties that combine to make an overall magnificent fixture.
According to Corbett Lighting, “It is Dolcetti’s innovative use of materials and exquisite handcraftsmanship that singles it out among the competition and makes it a standout for Corbett Lighting.”
Corbett Lighting has been creating tasteful and elegant designs for more than 40 years, manufacturing an array of fixtures for residential, hospitality, commercial and contract settings. Corbett’s inspired expertise and valued dedication to detail is apparent in the majority of their designs and products. Their chic 2012 spring line of products, known as Temptation, holds the company’s reputation to be true with its use of high-quality, stylish yet unique materials and exclusive creations.
Corbett Lighting is part of the Littman Group, which includes: Corbett Lighting, Troy Lighting, Hudson Valley Lighting, CSL (Creative Systems Lighting), Troy Lighting Contract Hospitality and Troy Landscape Lighting.
Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
by Littman Bros Lighting
LED technology is continuing to grow and will most likely become the market dominator – the U.S has already banned the production of 100-watt incandescent bulbs and plans to stop production of bulbs generating above 40 watts of energy by 2014. More and more companies are working on new and improved LED light bulbs, trying to finally replace the energy-draining incandescent bulbs for good. Firefly LED Lighting is one of those businesses that are pushing forward with their production of energy-efficient lighting.
The Austin, Texas company is the only U.S based LED manufacturer and its products surpass the top two challenges in the LED market: light output and early failure. Firefly LEDs last 5 times longer than rival LEDs and generate more light. One of the very special things about Firefly LED is that as LED technology presses onward (changing rapidly and evolving like most technology does) Firefly’s lamps are readily upgradeable by modifying the driver chip and the LED circuit board.
The Firefly Par38 LED bulb is one of the company’s newest products and is a traditional spot or flood lamp used in exterior or interior spotlighting applications. This modular design, which allows for a more enhanced function, features an interchangeable lens system with 25, 40 and 120 degree beam angles depending on the needed output of light. Like this LED bulb, Firefly LEDs lower energy costs and last up to 25 times longer than conventional bulbs with about a 40,000 hour lamp life and 70% maintained light output.
Not only are Firefly LEDs dimmable, unlike CFLs and competing LEDs, and include a “patent-pending heat sink technology to move the heat away from the LED more efficiently, which reduces temperature by 32%.”
Like Firefly LED Lighting, Philips has unveiled a brand new LED bulb in hopes of replacing the current incandescent permanently called the EnduraLED, which is said to last longer and use fewer watts than even the current LED bulbs on the market today.
The U.S Department of Energy challenged a number of firms to create the most energy-efficient bulb and Philips rose to the challenge winning the $10 million “L Prize,” aiming to replace the traditional incandescent bulb options. After about 18 months of thorough testing, Philips created its next-generation LED bulb; Philips says the new bulb will last 3 ½ years longer than other LEDs, while using two to three fewer watts (converting to about 44 to 77 cents less of electricity annually.
It is because of companies like these that we can look toward a future that supports using less power in the home and making the strides toward helping the environment one LED bulb at a time. Changing your current incandescent bulbs to LEDs is a wonderful way to save energy and is truly cost-effective; with more and more LED bulbs being sold and the slow extinction of incandescents, it seems energy efficient lighting is a positive direction to take all the while saving money and reducing your carbon footprint.