Inspiration

House tours, trend galleries, tech talk and more, our inspiration section is here to help spark ideas for your next big lighting project.


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Indoor Outdoor Ideas

These open-air ideas blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living, making your next alfresco entertaining a little more chic.

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Chic Chicago Renovation

Kaylea Nixon of @nixonpack has a knack for turning old homes into real estate treasures - step inside her latest colorfully calm Chicago row house.

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2020 Lookbook

Vibrant color, abstract texture and bold geometries create dramatic, artful moments unhindered by trends.

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Outdoor Ideas

Stylish outdoor sconces for the front door, portable lamps for the patio - these outdoor lighting ideas will add a little shine to your outdoor oasis.

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Home Office Ideas

The home office is quickly becoming our main HQ, and these spaces show how ample storage, high-tech features and versatile lighting can keep us calm, creative and concentrated.

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Bedroom Ideas

Adjustable lighting, plush materials, reading lamps and pale pastels, these serene master suites are the ultimate at-home getaway.

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Dining Room Ideas

Dinner parties, date nights, holidays and homework, these stylish dining rooms serve up lighting and home decor ideas for every event, big and small.

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Best Reading Lights

From adjustable floor lamps, bedside swing arms, pivoting desk lamps and beyond, we've selected the best reading lights to make your next read just a little more enlightening.

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Space Tour: Bartucci Salon

The Bartucci Salon offers premium haircare services with a clean, contemporary design scheme. Scroll through and see how founder Erin Bartucci partnered with Lightology lighting consultants to create a dreamy, chic space for her patrons.

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Living Room Ideas

Creating a space that can help us both entertain and unwind is crucial, and these stylish living rooms are up to the task.

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Kitchen Ideas

The heart of the home serves up delicious meals, craft cocktails, working surfaces and homework stations. These eye-catching kitchens prove that versatility is key.

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Bathroom Ideas

From expansive master baths to petite powder rooms, these stylish grooming spaces show that vanity lights and LED mirrors can really make a bathroom shine.

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Lantern Pendants

From classic brass foyer pendants to contemporary cages, the familiar lantern pendant certainly knows how to make an entrance.

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Best Floor Lamps Under $500

From adjustable reading lamps and weather-proof outdoor fixtures to timeless tripods and beyond, our selection of the best floor lamps under $500 will have you, well ... floored!

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Best Table Lamps Under $300

Sculptural, portable, big and small, table lamps come in every shape, size, color, and price - our selection of the most affordable also happen to be the most alluring.

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Best Vanity Lights Under $500

From midcentury glass globes fixed above the mirror to minimalist LED bars along the sides, our handpicked selection of the best bathroom vanity lights under $500 will to add a glow to your grooming space.

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Best Pendants Under $1000

From simple to statement, matte black to polished white, crystal beads to hammered bronze, our selection of the best pendants under $1000 will help your project shine without putting you over budget.

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Best Chandeliers Under $1000

From industrial and rustic to crystal and gold, our selection of the best chandeliers under $1000 are easy on the eyes and light on the wallet.

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Office Tour: Ghost Lifestyle

Growing sports and nutrution brand, Ghost Lifestyle, shows off its modern industrial office setting in the trendy River North neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.

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Technology

LED Lighting

Lighting technology is evolving at breakneck speed, and LEDs continue to lead the way, cutting down on power usage, warming up in color temperature and offering total lighting control like never before.

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House Tour: Skyline Suite

Clean lines, architectural lighting and sweeping views of downtown Chicago give this dapper urban residence a sophisticated feel.

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Rockstar Style

Metal studs, matte black finishes, leather straps and vintage fringe - channeling a rocker style invites grit, glamour and industrial edge into any space.

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Kid's Room Ideas

From soccer lights to animal lamps, colorful stools to playful patterns, our selection of kid-friendly designs help illuminate more than just the room, they spark imagination.

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Best Metal Lights

Matte black and brass, vintage gold, hammered bronze and polished chrome, we forged a list of the best metal lights to help channel your inner rockstar.

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Best Desk Lamps

Our collection of the best high tech, high style desk lamps are ready to work just as hard as you.

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Ceramic Lights & Design

Clay pottery, terracotta tile, bone china tableware and porcelain pendants, the world of ceramics is vast and highly creative.

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Best Picture Lights

Our selection of the best picture lights make every color pop, every shadow deep, and every detail shine.

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Paintings & Wall Art

Colorful, moody and brimming with personality, the best wall art inspires our space from the beginning, and becomes the finishing touch at the end.

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Planters & Vases

Modern wood and ceramic planters, floating vases and hanging palm lights round out some of our favorite ways to help your flowers bloom.

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Tropical Design

When it comes to tropical design, woven rattan, hues of blue, bleached wood and palm trees bring vacation vibes to any space.

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Globe Lights

Glass, porcelain, big and small, the sphere is perhaps the most iconic shape in the world of lighting.

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Modern Black Ceiling Fans

From matte black ceiling fans to black and brass, our collection of ultra chic black fans are as fashion-forward as they are functional.

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Best Outdoor Wall Lights

Whether flanking the front door or brightening up the patio, these outdoor wall lights have that little extra something to make your exterior glow.

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Color & Design

Move aside grey, goodbye beige, these colorful fixtures are here to liven up even the most mundane space.

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Q&A with Melogranoblu

For over two decades, Italy's Melogranoblu have been crafting works of art, transforming the lighting world and carrying fine Italian craftsmanship and glassblowing into the 21st century.

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Fringe Lights

A fashionable take on the beaded chandelier, fringe elevates any fixture from standard to style icon.

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Best Ceiling Fans with Lights

Whether you're looking for a sleek, contemporary fan in matte black or a more traditional wooden ceiling fan, our selection will help your space brighten up and stay cool.

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Best Path Lights

Every outdoor project includes a walkway: From backyard boardwalks and garden trails to poolside paths and beyond. Light up your next night hike with some of our best and brightest path lights and bollards.

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Light Systems

High-tech, customizable and fully scalable, today's advanced lighting systems allow you to build a fixture that fits your needs, big or small.

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Ceiling Fans & Beyond

Cool off in the heat of the summer. Keep your home circulated in the dead of winter. Whether you're looking for a sleek and modern ceiling fan, rustic outdoor fan, vintage floor fan or extra large fan for an extra large space, we're here to help make fan shopping easy breezy.

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Outdoor String Lights

Outdoor string lights can make a rooftop bar glimmer, a spacious deck dazzle, or a backyard pergola glow. Bring that warm, summer ambiance to your next outdoor project; sunsets not included.

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9 Green Tips for Sustainable Lighting

Save money on your electric bill and help do your part for a sustainable future. Lightology is here to help you illuminate and utilize your space in a stylish, yet efficient manner.

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Marble Lights & Furniture

From the Taj Mahal to the statues of ancient Greece, marble has long been the material of choice for everything grand and luxurious, and these designs are no different.

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Portable Lights

Perfect for patios, campsites, poolside or bedside, our selection of cordless lamps prove that sometimes style runs on batteries.

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Outdoor Lighting Ideas

From waterproof pendants and landscape lighting to poolside speakers and stylish sconces, these outdoor lights will transform your space into an oasis.

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In Pictures: Salone & Euroluce 2019

For one full week each year, the city of Milan is overtaken with bold new products, art installations, pop-up shops and showroom events as part of the world's largest design fair: Salone del Mobile.

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Tripod Floor Lamps

A timeless example of form meets function, the tripod floor lamp gives any space a little extra dose of style. From vintage Hollywood spotlights to wooden, modern farmhouse fixtures, these tripod floor lamps deserve three cheers.

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Best Plug In Lights

Not all light fixtures require an electrician. Wall lights, reading lights, and pendants don't have to be a remodeling project; these fixtures are ready to go out of the box.

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Best Bathroom Vanity Lights

From above the mirror bath bars to wall lights on each side, our list of top selling, well-designed bathroom vanity lights ensure that you get ready in style.

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Pipeline Modular Lighting

Meet Pipeline from PureEdge Lighting, a modular lighting system designed for today's open offices, downtown lofts and urban restaurants.

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Interior Design Style Guide

From Midcentury Modern to Art Deco, here's a look at some of the most popular interior design styles, to ensure you and your designer speak the same language.

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Whimsical Style

At once eccentric, abstract and sculptural, whimsical design never takes itself too serious, adding a cheeky twist on real-life objects or recreating vintage items with high-tech features.

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Global Design

A westernized term that typically involves designs from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America, global design draws from many diverse regions, culminating in a well-traveled aesthetic.

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Victorian Style

Characterized by ornate shapes, Gothic architecture, damask prints and Baroque paintings, Victorian designs feel at once historic, haute and a bit haunting.

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Midcentury Modern

The Atomic Age. Retro futurism. Space Age style. One of the most sought-after looks since the 1950s, Midcentury Modern design is at once timeless and nostalgic.

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Southwest Style

Navajo patterns, Mexican and Central American architecture, desert hues and cowboy culture, southwest style is a melange of many ideas.

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Memphis Style

Founded in Italy by prolific architect and designer Ettore Sottsass, Memphis design incorporates exaggerated scale, cartoonish shapes, abstract lines and bold colors to create one of the most whimsical design movements of the late 1900s.

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French Country

Shabby chic. Rustic chateau. French Country style carries a certain je ne sais quoi that we long to surround ourselves with.

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Recessed Track Lighting

Meet the next generation of track lighting: TruTrack from PureEdge Lighting. Recessed, contemporary, customizable and effortless to install.

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Best Midcentury Modern Lighting

Glass orbs, polished metallics, vintage coloring, retro interiors. This list provides the best midcentury modern design with budding lighting technology to match.

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Art Deco Style

The glamour of Gatsby, the skyline of Manhattan, the shapes of Cubism, all culminated together in one of the most iconic styles of the past century: Art Deco.

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Lifestyle

What is Hygge?

It's a Scandinavian word that paints the scene of almost every romantic comedy, but what does it mean?

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Scandinavian Design

Characterized by clean lines, washed woods, soft edges and intuitive functionality, Scandinavian design is eternally timeless and timely.

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Handmade Lights

These handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces celebrate old world craft, artisanal charm, wabi-sabi imperfection and time-honored techniques.

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Wood Lights

From sandalwood and birch to oak and maple, wood brings an element of natural, earthy warmth to any space.

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Holiday Gift Guide

Whether gifting for your fashion-forward family, design-savvy friend or indulging on yourself this season, our in-stock selection is sure to brighten anyone's spirits.

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Q&A with Ferroluce

Born in 1982 by Valter and Miriam Valentinuz with a vision for preserving Italian craftsmanship and excellency, Ferroluce represents tradition and antique charm.

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Gothic Style

From golden skulls to matte black pendants, the dark side of decor is surprisingly stylish. Dim the lights, draw the curtains and let's get gothic!

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18 Best Linear Suspensions

From rustic farmhouse kitchen island pendants to sleek and contemporary linear suspensions, these 18 fixtures offer style, uplighting, downlighting and more, ready to go the distance.

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Glass Light

Hand blown, Czech, smokey and seeded, glass lights come in a surprising variety of options. From stained glass pendant lights to glass globes and frosted shades, these fixtures bring smooth texture and a subtle shimmer to any space. So let's raise a glass ...

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Arc Floor Lamps

An overhead light without the hassle of lighting? A midcentury modern floor lamp with timeless appeal? No matter how you see it, the arc floor lamp is one of the most iconic designs of the 20th century.

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Blown Away: Meet the Glass Blowers at Keep Brooklyn

In a world of manufacturing machines, automation, VR and AI, hand-craftsmanship stands out. Small variations from piece to piece, attention to the tiniest of details, improvised edits and enduring quality help the modern makers of today keep a leg up on their robotic counterparts. No one knows this better than the Brooklyn glass blowers at Keep.

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Best Drum Pendants

Perhaps the most recognizable shape in the lighting world, the classic drum pendant provides shaded, ambient lighting with options to bring color and character. With these drum pendants, you can truly march to the beat of your own drummer!

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Oh So Glamorous

Diamonds and crystals and gilding, oh my! When it comes to glamour, more is more. Shimmering chandeliers, over-the-top table lamps, dangling crystals and facet-cut glass; nothing elevates a space more than a glamorous fixture. As the old saying goes, "glamour never takes a day off."

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Back to School

The iconic desk lamp is every students best friend, but don't forget about reading lights, string lights and Bluetooth speakers. Studying never felt so stylish.

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Meet NOON HOME

Smart home lighting technology is experiencing its own evolution, but Bay-area startup, NOON Home, is changing the game.

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Design by Decade: 1980s

The 1980s brings up images of glass brick walls, oversized track lighting, pink bathrooms, Memphis-inspired living rooms, and dressing room-style light bulbs. A bizarre decade for design, but an intriguing one at that - full of nods to Art Deco, geometric flair that makes a statement all while remaining functional.

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Beaded Chandeliers & Pendants

From rustic and vintage wooden beaded chandeliers to glamorous crystal beaded pendants, the classic and timeless beaded light fixture is truly a piece of jewelry for the home.

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Design by Decade: 1970s

In a rebellion against the sleek minimalism of the style later known as Midcentury Modern, 1970s design accelerated the emergence of bold expression.

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Atomic Light

One of the most iconic designs from the Mid-Century Modern era is the Sputnik chandelier. Born from the Space Race and Atomic Age of design, Sputnik style draws futuristic shapes with round globes, bursting lines and atom formations to create something that - today - feels both vintage and futuristic.

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Q&A with the Terzani Family

Every so often, a star is born - one that transforms the design world with a bold new vision. Sergio Terzani is one such star, a true maverick paving the way for modern Italian luxury with his ultra-chic lighting brand Terzani.

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How to Light a Living Room

From spotlighting family photos and artwork on the walls to providing ample light when the kids do their homework, let's explore the many lighting layers that make your living room come to life.

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Q&A with NYC Design Studio Masson & Tank

New York City design firms have a tough challenge: Stand out from acclaimed competition, set the bar for much of the world, please your high-end clients and do it all in a space under 1000 square feet. No one understands this better than Masson & Tank.

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Human-Centric Lighting

How exactly does lighting affect our lives? Why does a sunset help us feel relaxed? Why are we more productive under bright, white light? The answers lie deeply embedded in our evolutionary biology, and Human-Centric Lighting is giving us control.

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Mountain Living: Tour This Aspen Home

Colorado is home to awe-inspiring, mountainous terrain, bustling wildlife and dense, evergreen forests. When you're an interior designer in Aspen like Julie Schlafer, you keep all of these components in mind, allowing your designs to complement the riveting scenery.

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Salone del Mobile 2018

The world's largest design fair happens annually in Milan, and we've got a front row seat to the latest trends and inspiring new fixtures.

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Inspired by Nature

Sometimes organic and imperfect in form, other times impossibly meticulous and symmetrical, nature provides an endless supply of inspiration, and these designs prove it.

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Floral Design

Over the years, flora and fauna have inspired textiles, furniture, architecture and lighting, spawning the Art Nouveau movement of the early 20th century - a colorful flower lamp or blooming chandelier are simple ways to bring an organic element to any space.

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Best Chandeliers

Top sellers, iconic designs and hot new favorites, our quest for the best chandelier takes us from vintage to mid-century modern to contemporary minimalism, and everywhere in-between.

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Most Common Lighting Mistakes

The most common lighting mistakes can have a drastic impact, but our lighting experts are here to help you avoid these universal lighting blunders.

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Vaulted Ceiling Fans

Vaulted or sloped ceilings are a common architectural feature, and most of today's ceiling fans are ready to accommodate.

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Gold Design

Go for the gold! Of all the precious metals, gold has long been the reigning champion...

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Silver Design

Chic, sleek and full of mystique, silver has a way of elevating any space from drab to glamorous...

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Socket Pendants

Easy to install and surprisingly customizable, the socket pendant adds that extra little touch to both vintage and modern spaces alike...

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Farmhouse Lighting

Country life is all about the simpler things: Wood-burning stoves, vintage hand-me-downs, organic gardens and handmade objects...

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Minimalist Design

Simple shapes, clean lines, dramatic angles - great design can be boiled down to its purest form and still make a statement...

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Euroluce 2017

From enormous interactive lighting experiences to colorful LEDs and groundbreaking touchscreen controls, visitors were invited to play...

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How to Last in Lighting

With the pace at which technology, design and personal tastes change, one might consider lighting as a truly "on and off" industry...

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Lifestyle

How to Shop for a Ceiling Fan

Online ceiling fan retailers must display the information on their website. Much like light bulb Lighting Facts labels, the ceiling fan Energy Information labels...

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A Wall Lighting Guide

Wall lighting is the perfect addition to any room, a great way to make a space feel more inviting and complete, and a key component of any layered lighting scheme...

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Best Bathroom Vanity Lighting

Bathrooms can pose an interesting challenge to lighting design. Like kitchens, bathrooms require practical and functional lighting solutions for a primarily task-oriented space...

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How to Choose a Chandelier

Whether you are looking for a lighting fixture to grace your foyer, set the tone in your dining room, or add character to another room in your house...

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How to Light a Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart and soul of the home. It's where we sort mail, read, prepare signature meals for those we love and gather with our friends...

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Best Outdoor Ceiling Fans

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, but on those hot summer days and warm evenings, the patio seems to take over. Here's a look at some of the best outdoor ceiling fans, bringing both beauty and the breeze.

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Outdoor Track Lighting

Outdoor track lighting is becoming a popular choice for illuminating outdoor areas like covered patios, decks, screened-in porches and backyard pergolas...

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Creative Outdoor Lighting

When it comes to outdoor entertaining, it's all about ambiance. The difference between a bare backyard, a relaxing and intimate dinner...

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Lifestyle

Design by Decade - 1950s

The 1950s was a momentous time in the United States. For the first time in history, America had become the most powerful, prosperous nation...

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Lifestyle

Design by Decade - 1940s

The 1940s were a tumultuous time for many. Contradictions between Traditionalism and Modernism that took root in the '30s...

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Lifestyle

Design by Decade - 1930s

In the midst of the Great Depression, 1930s America was full of contradictions. A climate of uncertainty drew out extremes...

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Lifestyle

Design by Decade - 1920s

Sounds of jazz drifting down busy streets, the scent of automobile exhaust, and glamorous, fresh styles welcomed men and women to the 1920s...

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Lifestyle

Design by Decade - 1910s

This is the second installment of our Design by Decade series. Previously, we introduced vintage lighting styles from the 1900s...

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Lifestyle

Design by Decade - 1900s

Today's nostalgia for simplicity in a mile-a-minute world, coupled with the cozy glow that Edison and Squirrel Cage bulbs provide...

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Meet Mineheart

Mineheart takes its name from Shakespeare's 46th sonnet, "Mine eye and mine heart are at mortal war..."

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LED Desk Lamp

As LED lamp technology continues to advance, costs have come down and light quality has increased dramatically...

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Shuji Nakamura - Blue LED

Some of the most extraordinary things come in small packages. Inventor Shuji Nakamura, along with two other scientists proved that theory to be true...

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Tunable White LED Lighting

Photographers call it 'the Golden Hour.' For a few fleeting moments each day, the world is bathed in a stunning, ethereal glow that casts a flattering golden light...

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Technology

The Future of LED

Using advanced optical systems and nano-materials, the CoeLux artificial skylight produces an LED sun in an endless blue sky...

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Bling in the New Year

There's no time like New Year's Eve to inspire people to get glam. But who says that puttin' on the glitz is limited to just one night a year?

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2017 Trends: Black & Brass

As we look ahead to 2017, a brand new year of exciting design possibilities offers fresh styles and emerging trends in the world of modern lighting...

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Moroccan Lighting

Hand pierced metal screens, intricate patterns and stunning curves bring the vibrant aesthetics of Morocco to the lighting world.

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Coastal Lighting

Sun-washed driftwood, seafoam blues, sand and rope and coral hues -- invite the calm and serene coast into your home.

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Matte Black Lighting

Softly striking, daringly delicate, boldly bashful, matte black is a stylish contradiction in the world of contemporary lighting.

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Dorm Room Lamps

The back-to-school season is upon us, which can only mean one thing for college students - it's time to deck out the dorm room...

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Sustainable Lighting & Green Design

These days, with adjectives like eco-friendly, green, and sustainable being tossed around like trout in a fish market, the concept of sustainability has become both diluted and murky...

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