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Wolfers Lighting News: Design Home 2016 is Open for Tours!

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 by Andrea

We're thrilled to announce that Boston Magazine's Design Home 2016 is now open for tours (image by Design Home 2016).


Wolfers Lighting Sample Sale Still Going Strong

Posted on Sep 07, 2016 by Steve

Last month, we highlighted the incredible sample sale* we have going on in both showrooms, specifically the great offerings from The Minka Group.

Today, we're shining the spotlight on Hudson Valley Lighting fixtures, including the following, all of which you can get for 40% off through the month of September (while supplies last).

As our regular blog readers know, we're huge fans of Hudson Valley Lighting's timeless style and fantastic quality.


1. The Edison 2-Light Sconce in Polished Nickel. There are so many reasons to love this fixture. The mouth-blown "schoolhouse glass," vintage cast socket holders, and classic American design are just a few.


New Coastal Finish from Hubbardton Forge Protects Outdoor Lighting

Posted on Sep 02, 2016 by Andrea


Back in June, we journeyed to Dallas for the second installment of "Lightovation," the biannual event where lighting manufacturers unveil their newest products.

We fell in love with many exciting items, but one stood out: Hubbardton Forge's new coastal outdoor finish. This finish is exciting for a couple of reasons:

1. Hubbardton Forge designed the powder-coated finish specifically for harsh coastal environments. Hubbardton Forge defines coastal as within a 20-mile radius of Boston-- meaning that the metro Boston area can also benefit from this specially formulated finish. Hubbardton put a lot of work into perfecting its formula: they tested the finish in a 5% saline mist 24/7 to make sure the fixtures didn't rust, peel, or flake. Like we said: GREAT news for outdoor lighting. (Psst: we recently toured Hubbardton Forge—get all the details.)


2. Hubbardton offers the finish in six incredible colors. Allow us to show them off…

Coastal Mahogany. Mahogany is such a classy color, isn't it? Imagine a lighting product in this finish at your front door. Talk about an elegant entrance!


Designer Lighting Brands: Spotlight on Arteriors

Posted on Aug 26, 2016 by Steve

We're big fans of Arteriors, a manufacturer of luxury residential and commercial lighting, decorative accessories, and gorgeous furniture.


Head Back to School & Work with the Perfect LED Task Lamp

Posted on Aug 17, 2016 by Andrea

Those lazy, hazy summer days are winding down. Before you know it, the kids will be back in school, work schedules will return to normal, and college students will move back to their Boston dorms while the occasional moving truck inevitably hits one of the Storrow Drive overpasses. It's a wonderful time of year!

Another wonderful thing to help you ease back into the routine? LED task lamps. See, an LED task lamp is perfect for the classroom, the dorm room, and the room you call your home office. Why? Well, a good task lamp will put light where you need it. In other words, no more strained eyes due to dim lighting.

Here are a few of our favorite LED task lamps, all of which are equal parts stylish and functional.


1. Koncept Mosso Pro. This is a showroom favorite, and no wonder. There are so many fabulous features, such as the effortless maneuverability of the lamp and arm and the ability to choose color temperature – 2700K to 5000K for bright, energizing light as well as warm, relaxing illumination. We stock these in black and silver, and this includes USB charging with the fixture so you can maximize the efficiency of your desktop. Here's our original writeup here.


2. Cerno Silva. Known for its inventive use of wood and metal, Cerno Lighting is one of the newest additions to our showrooms. The Cerno Silva is an LED table light that beautifully casts a warm glow to the table surface, thanks to its wood-veneer shade. Check out this cool lamp in person in Allston and Waltham.


Wolfers Lighting Sample Sale: Get 'Em While They Last!

Posted on Aug 08, 2016 by Steve

Save up to 40% OFF select display samples during our Sample Sale!


So many incredible lighting products, so little time. Make sure you stop by Wolfers Lighting soon so you can take advantage of our awesome sample sale.

We'll be marking down selections throughout both lighting showrooms—some by as much as 40%! Note: this sample sale applies to display and stocked items only (in other words, no special orders).

Below are just some of the items up for grabs.


Double-Tax Savings at Wolfers Lighting Extended Through August!

Posted on Aug 02, 2016 by Andrea

We have good news and bad news. First, the bad news: state officials have confirmed that there WON'T be a tax holiday in the Commonwealth this year—the first time since 2009.

Now, the good news. Who needs a tax holiday when we're offering DOUBLE tax savings? That's right. Through the end of August, you can enjoy 12.5% off select items* in both of our lighting showrooms.

Items include…

  • Table lamps
  • Floor lamps
  • Ceiling fans
  • Bathroom lighting
  • Kitchen lighting
  • Under cabinet lighting
  • So. Much. More.

Design Home Update: Sneak Peek of Stunning Light Fixtures

Posted on Jul 29, 2016 by Kate

Last month, we talked about our involvement with Boston Magazine's Design Home 2016 at The Pinehills in Plymouth.

Since then, the design coordinator for the project, Angela Rotondo from Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects/Builders, has made the lighting selections. We can't wait to see official pictures that show off these newly installed light fixtures. (Click here if you want to see some early pics from the framing of the house.


Our Best Selling Bath Lighting Fixtures

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 by Andrea

If you want to show off your gorgeous bathroom countertops, tiles, wallpaper, and other embellishments, then proper lighting is essential. Not to mention, you need good lighting for daily bathroom tasks, such as shaving, brushing teeth, and applying makeup.

Speaking of which, make sure you follow these bathroom lighting tips:
• Look for LEDs or halogen fixtures that provide enough light.
• Use two sconces on either side of the mirror or a multi-light fixture above the mirror to provide good illumination.
• When it comes to choosing LEDs, pay attention to color temperature (2700K or 3000K) and see which looks best to you.
• Also, regarding LEDs, consider the color rendering index (CRI). A higher CRI is better for accurately showing skin tones. Low CRI makes skin appear gray and washed out (we've all been in THAT airport or train station bathroom).

Here are some of our bestselling bath lighting fixtures that get the job done in style.


Wolfers Lighting in the Movies

Posted on Jul 15, 2016 by Andrea

Not only has Wolfers Lighting been involved with supplying lighting products to This Old House, but we've also supplied a few great pieces to films. Here's a look at a couple of fun projects we've been lucky enough to help with recently.

Central Intelligence. This goofy spy-comedy starring Kevin Hart and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson delivers plenty of action and laughs along the way, but did you know that portions of the movie were shot in and around Boston? According to the Massachusetts Film Office, locations included Beverly, Boston, Burlington, Cambridge, Devens, Everett, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Marlborough, Middleton, Somerville, and Quincy. (Image by New Line Cinema).

As for our involvement, we worked with the Set Decorator to select the perfect lighting for the office that Hart and Johnson are seen racing through right before they jump out a window. You can see the scene in the movie trailer below (the office shot happens at about 1:12).