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Creative Lab: Sculptural Wall Installations

THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE: Finding interesting wall sconces that blur the line between art and lighting. SOLUTION: LIGHT represents several companies that have families of sculptural sconces that can be grouped together to create feature walls which have the visual impact of wall art installations. $        Budget $$      Moderate $$$    Premium ___ Abstract Panels […]

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Creative Lab: Don’t be a Square. Think Linear.

THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE: Looking for new and creative products to solve linear lighting design application needs. SOLUTION: The LIGHT team has selected a group of easy to specify and easy to use LED linear products which are newer to the market. The products below are suited for several material, design and installation challenges. $        […]

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Creative Lab: International Style at the Speed of LIGHT

THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE: Fixtures and manufacturers from outside of the US offer a different perspective and unique aesthetic that is often just what a project calls for. Unfortunately, sometimes those manufacturers have extensive lead times for their unique products to make it all the way to Southern California designed projects. SOLUTION: LIGHT has assembled a […]

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Creative Lab: Large Scale Lighting Fixtures

THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE: Selecting large scale fixtures with maximum impact for their surroundings. SOLUTION: LIGHT represents manufacturers offering a wide variety of large scale standard or custom lighting solutions that truly represent the Art of Lighting. These pieces become light sculptures that are designed to make a statement and evoke an emotional response. $         […]

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Creative Lab: Fixtures That Blur The Line Between Indoor and Outdoor Spaces

THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE: Finding high style decorative lighting that maintains the warmth and character of indoor spaces and can also be used to create inviting, outdoor spaces. Patio and terrace designs increasingly blur the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces. SOLUTION: LIGHT represents manufacturers who offer decorative lighting solutions that create the feeling of “home” […]

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Creative Lab: Architectural Products That Provide Visual Interest

THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE: Your project requires a performance lighting fixture to highlight the architecture but also needs to be a visually appealing fixture you don’t have to hide. SOLUTION: LIGHT has a wide variety of manufacturers that offer architectural lighting fixtures that offer performance as well as aesthetic appeal. $         Budget $$      Moderate […]

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Creative Lab: California’s Title 24 2016 Updates

THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE: California’s Title 24. California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards are updated on an approximately three-year cycle. The 2016 Standards will continue to improve upon the current 2013 Standards for new construction of, and additions and alterations to, residential and nonresidential buildings. The 2016 Standards will go into effect on January 1, 2017. Some […]

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Creative Lab: Finding Unique High Efficacy Task Lighting

THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE: Finding unique, high efficacy task lighting. SOLUTION: LIGHT represents numerous companies that supply a wide array of high efficacy task lighting with unique styles that meet any budget. $        Budget $$      Moderate $$$    Premium ___ Unlime LED Slimline by TECH Lighting Designed for undercabinet and task applications, the Unilume LED […]

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Creative Lab: Custom Modifications and One-Of-A-Kind Lighting

THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE: Custom lighting can mean many different things…from modifications of standard product offerings to unique one-of-a-kind “statement” artistic objects. Finding the right custom lighting manufacturer that can be trusted to produce a quality, aesthetically pleasing fixture at a reasonable price with an “on time” arrival can be a challenge. SOLUTION: Whether you have […]