Wolfers Lighting Blog

System 7: Technology Designers Extraordinaire

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 by Andrea

Earlier this year, we announced our merger with System 7 and The Boston Shade Company (the latter is a division of System 7).

We've invited System 7 president Gerard Lynch to answer questions regarding his companies, including how he envisions working with Wolfers Lighting.

 

 

It's time for the 60-second elevator pitch. What does System 7 do?

GERARD LYNCH: System 7 is a systems integrator (sometimes referred to as a residential systems integrator). What does that mean? It means we work with all things electronic. It starts with a home network, wired and wireless, good Wi-Fi, and so forth.

From there, it involves various systems or "subsystems" that connect to a home network as part of a smart home. Think audio, video, lighting, motorized shades, climate control, security and surveillance, access control, and more—everything that would go into a smart home design.

 

At System 7, our big focus is on lighting controls and motorized shading. The Boston Shade Company is a division of System 7, and it is part of this merger with Wolfers Lighting as well.

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Hubbardton Forge Announces Two New Lines

Posted on Feb 17, 2017 by Andrea

Hubbardton Forge Announces Two New Lines

Hubbardton Forge continues to live up to its innovator reputation. At this year's Lightovation in Dallas, the Vermont-based company announced the launch of two new product lines: Vermont Modern and Synchronicity.

Here's the scoop on each…

Vermont Modern is all about fun, fun, fun—with a modern flair. Even the product names reflect this theme. To wit: check out the "Hook, Vine, and Sinker" pendant, pictured below (dogs not included).

 

Each piece in this collection offers a strong point of view, six gorgeous finishes, and the impeccable craftsmanship that has been Hubbardton's signature trait since its founding.

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Designer Lighting Brands: Our Top Picks from Lightovation 2017

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 by Andrea

Another year, another Lightovation, the annual international lighting show held in Dallas every January.

This year, Jeff Seigal (one of our owners) and Joyce Gravel (our Waltham showroom manager) headed to the Lone Star state to take in the latest and greatest offerings from lighting manufacturers around the world.

Here are three designer lighting brands that especially impressed Jeff and Joyce.

 

1. Corbett Lighting

Corbett is producing some incredibly gorgeous and on-trend fixtures, such as aged brass and hand-blown glass. "Sputnik"-style chandeliers are also capturing everyone's attention.

By the way, it's not just Corbett, either. The entire Littman Brands family (which owns Corbett as well as others, like Hudson Valley Lighting and Troy Lighting) is infusing these themes across all its brands. Check out the tweet below.

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Wolfers Lighting: Ready to Pin, Post & More

Posted on Feb 03, 2017 by Andrea

 

If you're like millions of other people, you probably have a smartphone filled with your favorite social media apps.

But here's the BIG question: Have you connected with Wolfers Lighting yet?

Please do! We're constantly adding new pics and links to interesting topics about fixtures, systems integration, motorized shades, and more.

Here's the scoop on our social accounts…follow one or all (or somewhere in between). The choice is yours.

 

  • Facebook: Get the latest on upcoming events, blog posts, and new products in our showrooms.
  • Instagram: Fall in love with pics of gorgeous fixtures, completed home renovations, and more.
  • Houzz: This is the go-to place for anyone who's considering a home renovation. We're constantly adding new projects that are sure to inspire. Here's one of our favorites: our Visual Comfort gallery.
  • Pinterest: Every week, we add new images. Pin to your heart's content!
  • Twitter: Tweet, tweet! Yep, we're on everyone's favorite 140-character conversation space. #comeplaywithus
  • YouTube: Be sure to check out the video interviews with our awesome lighting consultants.

 

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