Wolfers Lighting Blog

Crystal Light Fixtures Say Hello to the 21st Century

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 by Andrea

We love the innovations lighting manufacturers are making with crystal light fixtures—innovations that will forever transform the way you view them.

The biggest trends we're seeing include more contemporary shapes (such as drum shades) and novel uses of LEDs with crystal accents. The best part? These crystal lighting fixtures still work in traditional settings (it is crystal after all), but they also work with contemporary aesthetics as well.

In other words, you simply can't go wrong with a crystal lighting fixture. Here are a few of our current favorites.

1. Quoizel Lighting's Platinum Collection. Quoizel brings its design expertise to this gorgeous four-light pendant with glittering crystal accents. We especially love how this fixture incorporate crystal with polished nickel shapes. Talk about a new take on the traditional candelabra! See it in person in our Waltham lighting showroom.

2. Robert Abbey "Bling" Chandelier. They weren't kidding when they used the word bling

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Recessed Lighting Layout : Tips and Tricks

Posted on Oct 21, 2016 by Andrea

Often when it comes to choosing lighting for the kitchen and even other areas of your home, your first instinct might be to go with recessed lighting.

 

And you know what? It's not a bad way to go. In fact, recessed lighting makes for a smart lighting strategy, for numerous reasons:

  • Recessed lighting can be an excellent source of ambient light (i.e. the overall illumination for a particular space).
  • Good recessed lighting can give you extra flexibility when it comes to selecting accent lighting. If you already have good overall illumination thanks to your recessed lighting, then you can be "choosier" when selecting accent lighting.
  • Recessed lighting offers a sleek profile since recessed lights don't protrude from the ceiling. Recessed lighting is also perfect for lower ceilings as well.
  • More and more recessed lighting fixtures are available in smaller apertures, adding to the sleek profile, yet they offer similar output as larger apertures. For example, the Juno 2" LED recessed light fixture (pictured to the right) is only two inches in diameter, yet it produces the same amount of light as a 60-watt household bulb.
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Wolfers Lighting Wins Silver Award for Best Marketing Event

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 by Steve

In addition to our recent announcement that our own Susan Arnold recently won a Gold Award for Best Salesperson, Wolfers Lighting also was honored with a Silver Award for Best Marketing Event at the BRAGB 2016 Prism Awards Thursday, October 6.

Wolfers was honored for programming our three-seminar series in April for Boston Design Week. Two seminars were offered, LED 101: A Wolfers Home Lighting Seminar and LED Applications for Kitchen and Bath.

In LED 101: A Wolfers Home Lighting Seminar our aim was to educate and empower our customers with the industry basics that we use with every sale. Color temperature, CRI, dimming, and even a quick lesson about what makes up an LED fixture was all covered.

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Wolfers Lighting’s Susan Arnold wins Gold Award for Best Sales Associate at 2016 Prism Awards!

Posted on Oct 16, 2016 by Andrea

 

Waltham Showroom Lighting Consultant Susan Arnold was honored at the BRAGB 2016 Annual PRISM Awards Gala with a Gold Award for Best Sales Associate Thursday, October 6. Wolfers is proud to see her daily excellence recognized in this manner.

Susan has been an employee of Wolfers Lighting for 22 years, and is primarily based out of the Waltham Showroom.  As a project-based lighting designer, Susan contributes to the design portion of the project, as well as providing years of industry knowledge that facilitates collaboration between electrician, general contractor, homeowner and many more.

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The Many Benefits of Custom Light Fixtures

Posted on Oct 08, 2016 by Andrea

If you've ever visited one of our lighting showrooms, then you've seen, first hand, the many wonderful lighting fixtures that are available. Our lighting consultants love working one-on-one with customers as they browse our wide selection and choose the perfect fixture for their space.

That said, we also have customers who want something truly unique: custom light fixtures.


(Above: A fabricator at Hubbardton Forge bends the arms for a custom chandelier.)

So what is a custom light fixture, exactly? Custom light fixtures typically include requests for one or more of the following:

  • Small tweaks (e.g. adding a switch on the backplate)
  • Custom shades with your own fabrics.
  • Modifications (e.g. reconfiguring a three-light chandelier into five lights)
  • A fixture you love in a finish that it isn't normally available in
  • Full-blown original designs

In other words, if you can imagine it, chances are good that we'll find a lighting manufacturer who'll be able to turn your idea into reality.

How do you know if a custom light fixture is right for you and your home? A custom-made light fixture might be the perfect choice if you're working with a narrow color/finish palette, if you prefer truly one-of-a-kind pieces

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All You Need Is Light

Posted on Oct 06, 2016 by Steve

 

DESIGN IS WHAT SETS QUOIZEL APART

The artisans at Quoizel have been creating beautiful lighting for homeowners since 1930. Their search for craftsmanship has led them to tap natural materials from exotic lands around the globe, applying hands-on techniques that have been passed down through generations. From vintage to contemporary designs, you will find your personal lighting style at Wolfers.

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Wolfers Lighting Case Study: Design Home 2015

Posted on Oct 02, 2016 by Andrea

At Wolfers Lighting, we love working with interior designers as they make lighting selections for their clients' homes. We also love seeing the completed project, especially when the lighting is spot on and enhances the feel of the room.

We also know how important it is for consumers to see what goes into making lighting selections. To that end, we recently created a case study of the work our fabulous lighting consultant Kate Hazen did with Chelsi Christiansen from Design East Interiors on Boston Magazine's Design Home 2015.

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