Wolfers Lighting Blog

Bathroom Lighting Tips

Posted on Jul 24, 2015 by Andrea

Every room in the house has its own distinct lighting needs and lighting challenges, and the bathroom is no different. The bathroom is the place where we go to get ready, relax, and recharge, so it makes sense that decorative lighting and task lighting need to come together to create one unified space.

Our lighting consultants can help you determine the ideal amount of light and other considerations for your bathroom. But, in the meantime, here are some bathroom lighting tips you can follow.

Think form and function.

You need good lighting to see by, especially for those everyday tasks that take place in the bathroom, such as shaving, flossing, applying makeup, and so forth.

At the same time, you want to have an overall lighting scheme that supports the vibe you're trying to achieve. Typically, people see the master bathroom as a calm oasis (think of those long soaks in the tub with a good book and glass of wine, for example).

Your bathroom's size will also influence your lighting d

ecisions. In small bathrooms, mirror lights will illuminate the entire room, but in larger bathrooms, you'll want an additional ceiling light fixture for general lighting.

You can adequately light tub and shower enclosures by placing an enclosed damp-location recessed downlight in the ceiling. We also recommended using these downlights over whirlpool baths or in saunas. Recessed lights are not only functional but decorative as well.

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Closet Lighting that Gets the Job Done Right & In Style

Posted on Jun 19, 2015 by Andrea

The lighting we choose for spaces in our homes has become much more sophisticated over the years (think undercabinet lighting, cove lighting, etc.). So why should closet lighting be any different?

 At Wolfers, we're proud to offer many great closet lighting solutions—solutions that are stylish and highly functional.

Basically, we can break down closet lighting into two areas: overall illumination and task or accent lighting. We'll address each below. As always, if you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Even better, stop by one of our showrooms to speak with a lighting specialist, or visit our closet lighting lab in Waltham.

One important note: Make sure all fixtures in the closet are closed or lensed. Bare bulbs near fabric or shelves can pose a fire hazard.

Overall illumination. Without an overhead flush mount light, we'd be left fumbling around in the dark for our clothes, shoes, and other accessories. A flush mount can distribute light into all the corners of your closet, showing you the tops of shelves that recessed downlights might skim past.

One of our go-to closet lights for great illumination is the Cirque Ceiling light from Tech Lighting. You can mount this light on the ceiling or a wall. It's available in three lamp configurations: incandescent, fluorescent, and LED. And you can choose from three stylish finishes—antique bronze, chrome, or satin nickel. Check it out in our Allston and Waltham showrooms, or online here.

 

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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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Why Visit a Wolfers Lighting Design Lab?

Posted on Apr 24, 2015 by Alex

While online shopping can be great for many home purchases, lighting is not one of them. Seeing really is believing when it comes to lighting products. This is why we encourage people to visit our lighting design labs in our Allston showroom and newly renovated Waltham showroom.

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Topics: Lighting Design Labs