Wolfers Lighting Blog

Selecting the Perfect Ceiling Fan

Posted on May 29, 2015 by Andrea

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While air conditioning is often the go-to solution for keeping homes cool during the summer, you shouldn't dismiss a quality ceiling fan. After all, ceiling fans not only circulate the air, but also conserve energy and save you money.

The American Lighting Association reports, "During the summer months, a fan operating in the normal mode can reduce how cool you feel in a room by as much as eight degrees, allowing you to raise the air conditioner's thermostat and reduce energy costs."

And they're not just for summer, either. Ceiling fans can help circulate warm air in the winter as well. Plus, today's ceiling fans are visually interesting. You're bound to find one that perfectly complements your space.

Here are some tips for selecting the perfect fan.

1. Understand how fan size will affect a room. You want the fan to balance the space, not overwhelm it. Here are some good guidelines, courtesy of the American Lighting Association.

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Lighting Design Review: Our Process

Posted on May 22, 2015 by Andrea

Throughout our website and blog, we encourage people to make an appointment with one of our lighting consultants. Sounds good, but what happens during one of these lighting consulations? What is our lighting design review process actually like?

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Here's the scoop.

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Topics: Lighting Design Labs

New Arrivals – Indoor Lighting

Posted on May 15, 2015 by Alex

With new seasons come new fixtures to our showrooms! 

You may remember our Feburary blog post about some of our favorites from the Dallas Market in January. We've been seeing some of our favorites of the year trickle in, and these are even more dazzling in person! Here's twelve of our favorites below.

 David Trubridge
Coral Collection

1-Light Pendant featuring geometric polyhedra design in Natural Bamboo.

Allston Showroom Only

 David Trubridge
Kina Collection
1-Light Pendant featuring geometric polyhedra design in Natural Bamboo.

Allston Showroom Only

 Quoizel Lighting
Ribbons Collection

5-Light Pendant in Millenia Satin Copper Finish.

Waltham and Allston Showrooms

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Topics: Decorative

Wolfers Lighting Nominated for Lighting Showroom of the Year

Posted on May 11, 2015 by Andrea

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We're thrilled to announce that Wolfers Lighting has been named a finalist in the 2015 Lighting Showroom of the Year awards. And guess what? YOU can help us win the coveted top spot.

But first, a little background: "The awards, which honor top lighting retailers, are presented by Residential Lighting magazine and the Dallas Market Center, which hosts the Dallas International Lighting Market twice a year in January and June. This is the premier buying event for the lighting showroom market, and Residential Lighting is the leading trade publication serving this segment." Winners will be announced on June 24.

According to press materials, "50 percent of the scoring for the Social Media Star Award will be determined by 'likes' posted to finalist profiles within the Showroom of the Year Social Media Star Event on Residential Lighting magazine’s Facebook page through May 18." 

Here's how you can help put us over the top:

  • Simply go to this Facebook post.
  • Click "like"
  • Encourage friends and family to do the same thing.

Thanks, as always, for your continued to support!

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Designer Lighting Brands: Spotlight on Tech Lighting

Posted on May 09, 2015 by Steve

Since its founding in 1988, Tech Lighting has been a popular choice among lighting designers, architects, interior designers, and homeowners alike.

Tech Lighting's "refined and timeless designs" always use the "latest advancements in lighting technology." Regardless of your design aesthetic, you can count on Tech Lighting to offer expertly crafted lighting products that complement your space from both a style and function perspective.

All of us at Wolfers are huge fans of Tech Lighting, thanks to their wide variety of products that cover many areas and perform many tasks. In particular, Tech Lighting has excellent LED options, and the company does amazing things with hand-blown glass.

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Topics: Staff Picks

Types of Lighting: Understanding Different Styles

Posted on May 02, 2015 by Andrea

Your design aesthetic influences more than the counters, cabinets, and flooring you choose for your home. It also influences the lighting. Here's what you need to know about different design styles and types of lighting.

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Topics: Decorative