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Hubbardton Forge Announces Two New Lines

Posted on Feb 17, 2017 by Andrea

Hubbardton Forge Announces Two New Lines

Hubbardton Forge continues to live up to its innovator reputation. At this year's Lightovation in Dallas, the Vermont-based company announced the launch of two new product lines: Vermont Modern and Synchronicity.

Here's the scoop on each…

Vermont Modern is all about fun, fun, fun—with a modern flair. Even the product names reflect this theme. To wit: check out the "Hook, Vine, and Sinker" pendant, pictured below (dogs not included).


Each piece in this collection offers a strong point of view, six gorgeous finishes, and the impeccable craftsmanship that has been Hubbardton's signature trait since its founding.


Designer Lighting Brands: Our Top Picks from Lightovation 2017

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 by Andrea

Another year, another Lightovation, the annual international lighting show held in Dallas every January.

This year, Jeff Seigal (one of our owners) and Joyce Gravel (our Waltham showroom manager) headed to the Lone Star state to take in the latest and greatest offerings from lighting manufacturers around the world.

Here are three designer lighting brands that especially impressed Jeff and Joyce.


1. Corbett Lighting

Corbett is producing some incredibly gorgeous and on-trend fixtures, such as aged brass and hand-blown glass. "Sputnik"-style chandeliers are also capturing everyone's attention.

By the way, it's not just Corbett, either. The entire Littman Brands family (which owns Corbett as well as others, like Hudson Valley Lighting and Troy Lighting) is infusing these themes across all its brands. Check out the tweet below.


Wolfers Lighting: Ready to Pin, Post & More

Posted on Feb 03, 2017 by Andrea


If you're like millions of other people, you probably have a smartphone filled with your favorite social media apps.

But here's the BIG question: Have you connected with Wolfers Lighting yet?

Please do! We're constantly adding new pics and links to interesting topics about fixtures, systems integration, motorized shades, and more.

Here's the scoop on our social accounts…follow one or all (or somewhere in between). The choice is yours.


  • Facebook: Get the latest on upcoming events, blog posts, and new products in our showrooms.
  • Instagram: Fall in love with pics of gorgeous fixtures, completed home renovations, and more.
  • Houzz: This is the go-to place for anyone who's considering a home renovation. We're constantly adding new projects that are sure to inspire. Here's one of our favorites: our Visual Comfort gallery.
  • Pinterest: Every week, we add new images. Pin to your heart's content!
  • Twitter: Tweet, tweet! Yep, we're on everyone's favorite 140-character conversation space. #comeplaywithus
  • YouTube: Be sure to check out the video interviews with our awesome lighting consultants.



3 Common Bathroom Lighting Mistakes to Avoid

Posted on Jan 31, 2017 by Andrea



Ah, the bathroom. Whether yours is an oasis or a heavily trafficked room thanks to the kids, one thing is consistent regardless: you need good lighting.

That said, effectively lighting a bathroom can be tricky. Small rooms and tight spaces can make it challenging when it comes to placing sconces, ceiling lights, and even light switches. Not to mention the bathroom needs to accommodate a variety of tasks that require different types of lighting.

Feeling overwhelmed? Don't worry—we can help! Here are three bathroom lighting mistakes to avoid.

Bathroom Lighting Mistake #1: Not Including Enough Light

It's easy to think one overhead light might be enough, but too little lighting can makes certain tasks difficult


Wolfers Lighting & System 7 Seminar: The LED Dilemma for Electrical Contractors

Posted on Jan 23, 2017 by Andrea

LEDS are all the rage with our customers, and for good reason. They're versatile, energy efficient, and long lasting.

 But LEDs have their challenges as well, especially for builders and electrical contractors. This is why we're offering a FREE lighting seminar that addresses these challenges.

  • Topic: The LED Dilemma for Electrical Contractors
  • Presented by: Wolfers Lighting and System 7
  • Where: Wolfers Lighting, Waltham showroom
  • When: Wednesday, February 8, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Who should attend: Builders and Electricians 

Space is limited! Register for this FREE seminar now.


This seminar will address the LED dilemmas that contractors face, specifically:


Wolfers Lighting Shines the Spotlight on Metropolitan

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 by Andrea

We know how much time, energy, and money people put into their home renovations. We also know how important it is for homeowners to take a holistic view of their space, meaning that they think about how all the different elements—lighting, flooring, cabinets, countertops, and so forth—will work together.

As such, we're committed to sharing expert advice that can help our customers (and readers of this blog, in particular) make the best decisions regarding their renovation projects.               

Today, we have a Q&A with the folks from Metropolitan Cabinets and Countertops, the largest cabinet manufacturer in the region for more than 30 years. The company, which has showrooms in Natick, Norwood, Wakefield, and Watertown, recently won a Best of Boston Home Award 2017.

Without further ado, here's the Q&A.


WOLFERS: OK, time for the 60-seceond elevator pitch. Tell us a little bit about Metropolitan.


Wolfers Lighting,  System 7 and The Boston Shade Company Merge

Posted on Jan 04, 2017 by Andrea

The region's leaders in home technology, motorized shading, and lighting join forces

Wolfers Lighting, System 7, and The Boston Shade Company announced plans today to merge, bringing together the best in home technology, motorized shading, and lighting to create the region’s only full-service lighting and home integration company. The three companies have all built successful businesses through their unwavering commitment to providing state-of-the-art solutions, innovative products, and premier service to the most discriminating homeowners in New England.


Luxury Lighting Brands That Will WOW

Posted on Dec 30, 2016 by Andrea

Unique spaces deserve unique lighting, but finding truly unique pieces isn't as easy as you might think. You won't find these pieces in big box stores. And trusting what you see online isn't the same as experiencing a fixture in person.

Luckily, lighting showrooms like ours cater to discerning tastes. Are you passionate about impeccable artistry? One-of-kind custom fixtures? Heirloom pieces? We have all that—and more.

See, we’re also passionate about lighting products that use high quality materials, innovative designs, and incredible skill.

Below is a sampling of the luxury lighting brands we carry. Remember, seeing is truly believing. Be sure to stop by one of our lighting showrooms to experience these products—and more—in person.

Sonneman is Synonymous with Innovation.

In 1961 at the age of 19, Robert Sonneman began his illustrious career under the watchful gaze of lighting and accessory retailer George Kovacs, who introduced young Robert to Modernism. Today, Sonneman describes himself as a "modernist with a historical sensibility," a point of view that has served him well over the last five decades. In 2003, at 61 years young, the legendary designer launched his own brand: SONNEMAN – A Way of Light.

At Wolfers, we're huge fans of Sonneman's lighting fixtures—and not just because of their modern designs. They also incorporate excellent materials and LED technology. Here are several pieces that are sure to please.

Sonneman "Spire" and "Trinity" Chandeliers. These clear pieces of glass carry the light in the chrome tops and distribute it below the fixture,


Happy Holidays from Wolfers Lighting!

Posted on Dec 20, 2016 by Andrea

On behalf of all of us at Wolfers Lighting, we want to wish you, your family, and friends a happy holiday season and a healthy and prosperous 2017.

Here are our hours for the rest of the year:

  • Friday 12/23: Normal business hours
  • Saturday 12/24, Christmas Eve: Closed
  • Sunday 12/25, Christmas Day: Closed
  • Monday 12/26: Closed
  • Tuesday 12/27 through Friday 12/30: Normal business hours
  • Saturday 12/31, New Year's Eve: Closing at 3:00 PM
  • Sunday 1/1/17, New Year's Day: Closed
  • Monday 1/2/17: Closed
  • Tuesday, 1/3/17: Normal business hours



4 Reasons to Visit a Wolfers Lighting Lab

Posted on Dec 17, 2016 by Andrea


If you're looking for lighting inspiration for your home, it's easy to become quickly overwhelmed. The solution? A visit to a Wolfers lighting lab.

Here are four ways our lighting labs help homeowners on the hunt for the perfect fixture. 

1. You get the latest LED technology at the flip of a switch. 
See the newest generation of LED recessed lights, undercabinet lights, lighting controls, and other light fixtures. We're constantly updating our labs with what's new, popular, and tested. Which brings us to our next point.  

2. You can count on tested LED products that work. 
We're incredibly thoughtful about our lighting lab displays. We use products that offer reliability in the specific setting shown (e.g. kitchen, bathroom, etc.). You're bound to find a product that works for your budget. Not only that, but we often keep displayed fixtures in stock, which helps shorten your lead times. 

3. You'll experience our lighting products in real life.
Looking at fixtures online or in catalogs isn't the same as experiencing the light fixture in person—and in an environment that acts and feels like the environment in which the product will live in a real home or office.