Kiss Seasonal Blues Goodbye With Light Therapy

Most of us have stood in awe of a beautiful sunrise at dawn, filled with peace, tranquility and an eagerness to begin a productive day. But long winters of grey skies, rain, snow and sleet with no sign of the energizing sun can also have a serious impact on a person’s mental state. When “the… Read more


How To: Install a Wall Mounted Sconce

On this week’s blog, we give you all the steps you need to install an A-19 ceramic wall sconce.  The directions are pretty straight-forward and hassle-free, and can be applied to other wall sconces such as those from Justice Design Group.  Both manufacturer’s products are available for sale via the Louie Lighting website.   For… Read more


LED Bulbs – The Smarter Lighting Solution

Energy experts know that the incandescent bulb has gone the way of the dinosaur. In fact, in 2007, Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act, which requires that all light bulbs sold on the market have a 30 percent increase in efficiency over today’s standard incandescent bulbs by 2014. Though this law won’t prevent… Read more


Expertise At Work – Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting

Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting began in the 1980′s based on the vision and work ethic of an electrical contractor, founder, Daniel F. Cuñado. Mr. Cuñado had extensive experience working with and installing various outdoor lighting products and hit upon the realization that he could build a more durable, reliable and attractive line of fixtures himself. Initially,… Read more


The Ultimate Bedroom Lighting Guide

A bedroom should be a peaceful retreat, conducive to relaxation and tranquility, but also functional. Below we have gathered the most helpful ideas along with examples of some quality fixtures to consider when lighting your ideal dreamland. Color and Track Lighting Darker colors can make a bedroom feel small and constrictive, while light-colored walls do… Read more

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Fanimation: Worldwide Begins With One Garage

Over thirty years ago a man started with a garage and a dream. The man was Tom Frampton, his garage was in Pasadena, California, and his dream was to channel his passion for creating high quality, unique ceiling fans into a revenue producing enterprise. Tom’s first ceiling fan design, The Punkah®, transformed his dream into a… Read more


Solar Lighting – The Green Solution!

  If you are a homeowner considering outdoor lighting, then you have probably heard about solar landscape lighting. In addition to being environmentally friendly, solar lighting is an alternative cost-efficient means of lighting up your outdoor space. Setting up these types of maintenance-free lights is virtually quick and painless, not requiring any wiring or professional expertise to… Read more


Get Creative with Art Nouveau Inspired Lighting

The decorative forms of the Art Nouveau movement aren’t as ubiquitous as they once were. It’s hard to believe that just over a century ago, the graphic paintings and posters of Alphonse Mucha as well as the glass designs of René Jules Lalique were indicative of an international reaction to the academic art of the… Read more


At Modernica Mid-Century Is Modern Again

“Good design, like good painting, cooking, architecture or whatever you like – is a manifestation of the capacity of the human spirit to transcend its limitations.” (George Nelson) The appeal of the George Nelson Bubble lamps is global. From California and New York to Europe and Australia, customers can’t get enough of them. The clean… Read more


Using Under Cabinet and Task Lighting For Function and Elegance

When visiting the homes of friends and relatives, you’ll be surprised to discover how many of them are missing an all-important essential – task lighting. Kitchen counters, laundry rooms, and work benches are often hidden in the shadows when these are the very areas in our home in need of the best lighting. Under cabinet… Read more