Wolfers Lighting Blog

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.

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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.

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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).

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5 Tips for Selecting the Perfect Ceiling Fan

Posted on Jul 08, 2016 by Andrea

As the weather heats up, we search for strategies to stay cool. One that you should definitely consider is the ceiling fan.

Ceiling fans have several key benefits:

  • Energy savings. Ceiling fans can give your hard-working (and energy-sucking) AC a break.
  • Year-round use. Ceiling fans aren't just for summer. They can help circulate warm air in the winter as well.
  • Perfect home accents. Today's ceiling fans use a wide variety of materials, which makes for some interesting looks.
  • Functionality. In addition to circulating the air, ceiling fans with light provide extra utility.

Here are five tips for selecting the perfect ceiling fan.

1. Make sure your fan comes with the ability to switch directions. You want your fan to push air down in the summer and up in the winter (to keep warm air circulating).

2. Consider your room's dimensions. If you have a medium-sized room (about 15' x 15'), choose a 42" fan. If your room is larger than that, then a 52" fan will likely push enough air.

3. Pay attention to ceiling height. Fan blades need to be at least 7 feet off the floor—and 8 feet to 9 feet might even be better. If you need to get close to the ceiling, consider a "hugger fan."

Here's a good example of a hugger fan: Modern Fan Company's Velo Hugger. It's a stylish addition to any room, especially those with shorter ceilings. We have it on display and stocked in both lighting showrooms.

Note: Many fans are shipped with downrods for 8-foot and 9-foot ceilings. If your ceiling is taller than that, you can buy longer downrods. If you have a vaulted ceiling, you're in luck—most manufacturers will ship the fan with a vaulted ceiling adapter that helps make sure your fan sits plumb.

4. Understand how you want to control your ceiling fan. You can install a regular wall switch for some ceili
ng fans. For others, you might have remotes or wall controls that control speed, dim the light, and even reverse direction.

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Wolfers Lighting Wants You to Enjoy Double Tax Savings This July AND Now August!

Posted on Jul 01, 2016 by admin

Summertime is our favorite time of year, because it's when we unleash the biggest savings and pass them onto you.

The Mass Tax Free Weekend (a great tax holiday where you get 6.25% off selected items) is not happening this year, but Wolfers would still like you to make the most of your purchases for the month of August!

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Here's the scoop…

During July 2016 (and now the month of August!), enjoy double tax savings ALL MONTH LONG. Yes, you read that right. Take 12.5% off your order*. There are SO many great lighting fixtures that this applies to…

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