5 Common Lighting Misconceptions

The lighting industry grows and changes, and many common misconceptions have arisen. New technology sees the movement towards energy conscious lighting alternatives. There are even some myths regarding our old standby, the incandescent bulb, that may surprise you! Read on for some enlightening facts on illumination: Myth: LED’s can cause optical light damage and interfere with… Read more

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Hottest Lighting Products Right Now

TRENDING NOW: RETROFITTING OLD FIXTURES Watching lighting trends in 2014 has been an interesting ride. “LED” and energy efficiency, once phrases thought to be bandied about by tree-huggers and industry insiders alone, is now quite common. The cost of LEDs and solid state lighting in general has come down faster than it would in a… Read more

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Louie Lighting Welcomes Sea Gull Lighting!

Sea Gull Lighting – A Brief History The Sea Gull Lighting story began in 1919 in a small lighting specialty store in Philadelphia, PA  shortly after World War I by founder Henry Seigel.  Focusing on quality, continuity and variety, he used his design talents to create patented hard-wired and portable fixtures over the next several… Read more

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How To Define Space With Light

Homes with open layouts have risen in popularity of late. Open floor plans foster family interaction and make entertaining at home flow easily. Combining larger spaces also create shared experiences of cooking and eating or even relaxing. That said, those of us who live in lofts or studios can struggle with conveying a sense of… Read more

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Lighting Trends To Watch In 2015

2015 Lighting Trends Today’s lighting styles could very well take permanent hold for the future – mainly, focusing on sustainable and energy-efficient options that are becoming increasingly important even in vintage-inspired styles. Added to this are fun trends that are taking off in the moment. Be ahead of the game by knowing 7 major lighting… Read more

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How Halloween and Jack o’ Lanterns Go Hand In Hand

May Jack-o-lantern’s burning bright Of soft and golden hue Pierce through the future’s veil and show What fate now holds for you. What image spring to mind when you think of the term “jack-o’-lantern”? Jack o’ lanterns have a surprising and enchanted history. The term itself makes you ask questions. “Who is this Jack, why… Read more

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Getting To Know Arie Louie of Louie Lighting, Inc.

Arie Louie, CEO and owner of both Louie Lighting, Inc. and the custom lighting company Arie Designs an award-winning lighting designer, worked from an early age in the motion picture and television industry as a freelance lighting director. Following his school career, Arie served for a total sixteen years with the Israel Defense Forces as… Read more

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LED Lighting In Horticulture

LED’s represent an entirely different technology from the gaseous discharge-type lamps of old used in horticulture. Capabilities like spectral composition control and high light output with little radiant heat make this technology potentially one of the most significant advances in horticultural lighting since the development of high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps. Lighting based on the use… Read more

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