Wolfers Lighting Blog

Embrace the Beauty of Crystal Lighting Fixtures

Posted on Nov 25, 2016 by Andrea

Now's a great time to embrace your inner crystal lighting goddess and imagine how you might work a crystal light fixture (or two) into your space.

Why now? Well, the holiday season lends itself to the glitter and glam that only crystal can offer. And while crystal is special, it can also be a perfect look for non-holiday living as well.

Crystal lighting fixtures offer many benefits:

  • Timeless. Crystal is a material that never goes out of style.
  • Versatile.Crystal can be classic, transitional, modern, you name it. It all depends on the designer's imagination. Bottom line: if you like this material, you can find a way to make it work in your home.
  • Festive. While we stand by our earlier statement that you can use crystal in everyday settings, let's face it: crystal's natural sparkle can instantly elevate a space and make it perfect for entertaining.
  • Bright illumination. Crystals, by their very nature, provide excellent illumination through refracting light, which is one of many reasons crystal chandeliers are so popular in dining rooms.
  • Easy maintenance. Regular dusting will keep your crystal light fixtures sparkling. An occasional "deeper clean" with good old-fashioned soap and water can remove dirt and grime that might build up on crystals over time.
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Wolfers Wins Best of Boston Home Award

Posted on Nov 22, 2016 by Andrea

 


Best Lighting, New Construction, West

 

Boston Magazine announced their winners for their 2017 annual "Best of Boston Home" awards this Tuesday, November 22nd, naming Wolfers Lighting as Best Lighting Showroom - New Construction.

In the announcement of the award, Boston Magazine cites "More than a lighting showroom, this is where interior designers and homeowners come to get educated about the astounding innovations happening in this illuminating industry. Expert staff ensure that your project is filled with bright ideas.."

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3 Quick & Easy Holiday Lighting Tips

Posted on Nov 18, 2016 by Andrea

The holiday season is a wonderful time to experiment with your lighting—from lighting up your entryway to creating a warm and welcoming mood inside your home.

Below are three quick-and-easy holiday light tips to try out this season.

1. Warm up your lighting. There's a reason why we gravitate towards candlelight dinners—the cozy flame adds warmth and a dose of love/romance. The same is true with the bulbs you select. Choosing bulbs with warmer color temperatures will add to that cozy, inviting atmosphere you're trying to create.
  • Pro Tip: You can easily retrofit existing fixtures with Warm Dim LED Bulbs. These bulbs give off a rich amber glow as they dim (similar to incandescent lighting). You can prep for guests in full light and dim down for a warm, comfy vibe once guests arrive.
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Elegant Outdoor Lighting from Hubbardton Forge

Posted on Nov 10, 2016 by Andrea

Have you been busy raking leaves, cleaning gutters, and aerating the lawn? While you do your fall prep, make sure you walk around your home's exterior and see what bulbs need replacing and what outdoor fixtures you could install before the snow flies.

Adding some elegant outdoor lighting to your home's exterior is a great, economical way to give your house a facelift.

And "elegant" doesn't mean flimsy, either. Thanks to showroom favorite Hubbardton Forge, you can choose gorgeous custom-made fixtures with finishes that can withstand whatever Mother Nature throws their way – guaranteed!  

Here are some of our current favorites from Hubbardton Forge:

1. Outdoor Sconce from Hubbardton Forge's Airis Collection. This outdoor sconce will turn a ho-hum entrance into a stunning one. Choose from ten different robust finishes and four different diffuser options. We have this on display in Allston with a seeded glass diffuser. 

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The Best in Portable Floor Lamps

Posted on Nov 04, 2016 by Steve

We've written about our favorite LED task lamps and desk lamps. Now, check out the portable floor lamp versions in our showrooms

Remember, portable floor lamps offer many benefits:

  • Get the energy efficiency of LED with the focus and adjustability of a task lamp.
  • Effortlessly add light to any room.
  • Easily move the lamps from space to space, home to home, dorm room to dorm room (you get the idea).
  • Add yet another element that reflects/reinforces the room's décor.

We have a great selection of floor lamps that are equal parts functional and stylish. Here are some of our current faves.

 

1. LED Floor Lamp from Koncept's "Mosso" Collection. Koncept's table lamp version has been one of our longtime favorites, and the floor lamp is just as great. We love its tunable color temperature as well as how easy it is to adjust.

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