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TRENDING NOW: RETROFITTING OLD FIXTURES

By Clarissa Allison | December 24th, 2014

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 normal competitive environment. That has helped global adoption creep up over 10%. Environmentally friendly technology is an absolute must as the traditional lighting options we’ve all grown up with are slowly being replaced.  In one example, we’ve noticed customers wanting to retrofit old incandescent flush-mounted fixtures with LED downlights.

 

Sea Gull Lighting 14600S-15 6" Traverse 3000K LED Retrofit White

Sea Gull Lighting 14600S-15 6″ Traverse 3000K LED Retrofit White

The Sea Gull Lighting Traverse LED and LED Recessed Retrofit light flush mount fixture in white is an ENERGY STAR® qualified lighting fixture that uses fluorescent bulbs to save you both time and money. Revolutionizing LED Downlighting Sea Gull Lighting’s Traverse LED downlight offers the performance features desired from incandescent downlights, (dimmability, color rendering and aesthetics) while delivering a reduction in energy and operating costs by up to 80% and lasting 25x’s longer!Designed for both residential and commercial applications, the Traverse LED downlight is offered in a 5″ / 6″ model and 4″ model, both with a variety of color temperatures. The low profile Traverse comes included with all retrofit hardware and can also be flush mounted to a 4″ junction box for new installations.

Sea Gull Lighting 14610 Retrofit Hardware, C Transverse Clips

Sea Gull Lighting 14610 Retrofit Hardware, C Transverse Clips

NOSTALGIC BULBS

Vintage filament light bulbs and exposed sockets are a hot trend. These bulbs have the ability to instantly transport you to back to the turn of the 20th century. Fans of period homes and vintage decor flock to these recreations, completing the look with clear glass or bronze cage pendants.

Bulbrite’s Nostalgic Series has been meticulously crafted with great care and attention to preserve every classic detail of these fine antique bulb replicas. The vintage chandelier bulbs , recognized for their antique finish and intricate filament design are ideal for any transparent light fixture, both indoors and out.

Bulbrite NOS/PEND/CAGE-PW Vintage 1-Light Brass Industrial Cage Mini Pendant, Pewter

Bulbrite NOS/PEND/CAGE-PW Vintage 1-Light Brass Industrial Cage Mini Pendant, Pewter

The Vintage Industrial Cage Mini Pendant’s countoured cage creates a 20th-centuty focal point for any room. It is designed to be perfectly complement Bulbrite’s line of Nostalgic light bulbs.

LANDSCAPE PATHLYTES

Lighting up the path to your front door is another safety measure that serves to welcome visitors to your home as well. Following the energy-saving trend, there are several options available that include motion activation and photocell sensors which control the fixtures’ operation from dusk to dawn. Yet, a simple, elegant, tried and true product line is still very much the go to for landscape lighting – Philips Hadco.

The MU5 functions on the normal line voltage of 120 Volts and can be used for lighting pathways and walkways. Hadco is a master of making lighting simple and easy. The pathlyte is available in several different finishes. The brass finishes get their own patina over time, giving a unique look to each of the fixtures. With a reflector on its underside and the ability to hold a 100 watts lamp, the MU5 mushroom is the perfect path lighting fixture.

For questions on any of the products featured on www.louielighting.com, please call us toll free at 1877-385-2104. We will be out of the office for the Holiday to return Monday 12/29/2014. The Louie Lighting Team wishes you and yours a wonderful Holiday weekend.

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Comments

  1. Anne Foster says

    Great deign ideas and products. I love to refurbish furniture as it gives an old unique item an update flare. Adding vintage lights to the space would bring everything together, especially using the old Edison style bulbs. Thanks for the idea!

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