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See It. Touch It. Take It Home.

Tired of haphazard internet shopping? Lighting Inc. invites you to “See It. Touch It. And Take It Home”. No more guessing, broken items, or return shipping charges. At Lighting Inc. you have the luxury of a trained lighting professional to help you make the correct choice. There’s also a huge selection of lighting fixtures in a multitude of finishes and important items that you might not think about such as bulbs, dimmers, and other accessories.

So while most of us shop the internet because of the convenience, it’s actually much more useful to come into a full-service lighting showroom. It’s quite difficult to make critical decisions about color and scale – and next to impossible to judge light levels without actually seeing the quality of the illumination. Ceiling height, room size, even paint color can have an effect on the final purchase decision.

There’s a tremendous comfort in knowing that Lighting Inc. guarantees your satisfaction. We provide expertise on installation and you can always call us for questions, concerns, and installation advice. We want you to achieve great lighting results so you will come back to us again and again.

Finally, Internet Minimum Allowable Price (IMAP) policies have leveled the playing field on price between Lighting Inc. and internet retailers. In fact, you may find that non-advertised pricing in our showroom is lower than what you will find online.

Next time you are in the area, stop in and see for yourself.

A Good Time for a Ceiling Fan

Fanimation Torto Fan in Matte Black

It’s a hot, sticky day and you emerge at home from your nicely air-conditioned car. The A/C at home has been on low efficiency – or turned off entirely – while you were at work. It will take a while to move the temperature down to a tolerable level, so in the meantime, you seek out the coolest room in your home. Wouldn’t this be a good time for a ceiling fan?

Ceiling fans not only provide that delightful breeze – drying your skin and cooling it at the same time – but they can also save you money. By keeping air circulating around your home, you move the cold air around and the air movement actually helps human bodies stay cooler. In winter, this effect is called the “wind chill,” and the same theory is at work during the summer – but it’s a lot more pleasant. Because of wind chill, homeowners can lower their energy costs by setting a higher A/C temperature – without loss of comfort.

Minka Aire Light Wave Fan

Today’s ceiling fans are more efficient than ever, and come in nearly unlimited choices of finish, width, blade count and light. Traditionalists can choose from hundreds of styles in Panama-style fans or cottage-inspired wooden finishes. Find these styles from Casablanca (Panama, Heritage), Kichler (Basics or Eads lines), and Minka Aire (Classica, Delano).

But most ceiling fan manufacturers now offer a stunning selection of contemporary styles – ranging from nearly unrecognizable-as-fans designs to broadly sweeping designs with anywhere from one to eight blades. Contemporary finishes are often metals: brushed nickel, stainless steel, silver and even matte black. Check out the Light Wave from Minka Aire, featuring a sculptural 3-blade design with integrated LED light. Or the Torto from Fanimation – a contemporary design that moves air down at an angle, rather than straight down.

There are huggers for lower-ceiling rooms or finished basements and oversized fans (60″, 70″ or even 84″) for high foyers and maximum air circulation.

Keep your porch, patio or deck cool this summer with a wet- or damp-rated outdoor fan – also available in a broad selection of metal, resin or acrylic blades to stand up to wilting humidity.

Before deciding on a fan, be sure to talk to one of our ceiling fan experts. We can help you choose the right fan for indoors or out and help you sort through the often-confusing number of options including blade pitch, size, downrod length, light kit and speed.

Kichler Eads Fan

5 Tips for Upgrading Your Bath Lighting

masthead-767x282In 2015 people spent a record $300 billion on renovations in their homes, and it’s predicted that spending in 2016 will set yet another record.* One of the most in-demand renovations is for bathrooms, often including an upgrade to LED lighting fixtures, along with other environmentally-sound products such as low-flow commodes to save water.

Why LED? Here are five tips to help you make the right decision.

  1. Prices are Down – The growth of the LED lighting market has driven down prices of both bulbs and fixtures, so your upfront cost to upgrade to LED has gone way down. You may choose to just replace your vanity light bulbs with LED – or you may opt for one of the sleek new contemporary LED fixtures – or a mirror with embedded LED strips.
  2. Style is Up – LED is cool – both in style and actual temperature. Designers are being freed of the old “bulb-and-socket” limitation in lighting design, and are creating amazing fixtures that cross the boundary from function to art. Gone are the old ugly flush mounts – replaced by sleek recessed LED lights, or subtle LED strip lighting around the mirror or the tub.
  3. Natural Light Quality – Early LED products often had a sterile white or blue light reminiscent of office lighting. Today’s LED bulbs and fixtures mimic incandescent lighting to the extent that you can hardly tell them apart. Many fixtures are also dimmable, making them an excellent choice for bath lighting. New LED fixtures can also be much smaller because they are more efficient, so homeowners with smaller bath spaces can still have full illumination without oversized fixtures.
  4. Connectivity – The next big lighting trend for many homeowners will be connectivity. LED lighting can be controlled from your smartphone or tablet with a lighting control app from companies such as Lutron, Leviton and legrand. Forget to turn off the bathroom light? Tap the app on your device and it’s done. Beyond the bathroom, digital control can also make your home more secure, allowing you to control your lighting remotely.
  5. Energy Savings – The entire impetus behind the Energy and Independence Act of 2007 was to decrease our reliance on foreign energy sources. For lighting products, the law did not ban incandescent bulbs, but it set efficiency requirements that forced the lighting industry to come up with new ways to deliver energy-efficient light to step down energy use over 10 to 15 years. That resulted in the development of LED bulbs, which use dramatically less energy than old incandescent bulbs. The energy savings add up tremendously as homeowners replace hot, inefficient incandescent bulbs with cool LED.

LEDs will continue to light the way with style options, technology, energy efficiency and function. Don’t be left behind – talk to us about upgrading your bathroom lighting and join the LED revolution!

* MarketWatch “Here’s what’s behind America’s renewed mania for home renovation” 4//27/2016
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-move-more-homeowners-are-remodeling-instead-2016-04-27