The Ultimate Bedroom Lighting Guide

By Clarissa Allison | September 25th, 2015 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… Read more

The Ultimate Bedroom Lighting Guide

Get Creative with Art Nouveau Inspired Lighting

By Clarissa Allison | August 7th, 2015 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… 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) By Clarissa Allison | July 17th, 2015 The appeal of the George Nelson Bubble lamps is global. From California and New York to Europe and Australia, customers… Read more


Menorah Lighting: Meaning and History

The Menorah stands for light, wisdom, and Divine inspiration. By Clarissa Allison | December 19th, 2014 Originally beaten out of a solid piece of gold, the Menorah was a seven-branched candelabra which served as one of the sacred vessels in the Holy Temple. It stood in the southern part of the Temple and was lit every… Read more


Louie Lighting Welcomes Sea Gull Lighting!

Sea Gull Lighting – A Brief History By Clarissa Allison | November 21st, 2014 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… Read more


Dr. Nick Holonyak – Inventor of the Visible Spectrum LED

Nick Holonyak, Jr. was born in Zeigler, Illinois on 3 November 1928. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1950, 1951, and 1954, respectively. As a Texas Instruments Fellow in Semiconductor Physics at the University of Illinois (1953-54), he did graduate work under the direction of John… Read more