Go Back to School in Style with Our Favorite LED Task Lamps

Posted on Aug 27, 2017 by Andrea

Before you know it, we'll be talking pumpkins, turkeys, and Christmas trees, but until then, it's all about back to school (and work).

Head back in style with a fabulous and functional LED task lamp from Koncept.

First, here's a primer on task lighting:

1. What is task lighting? Unlike ambient and accent lighting, we use task lighting to better see work surfaces. Kitchen counters, bedside tables, desks, and workbenches all benefit from specific lighting fixtures that cast light down to make chopping, reading, writing, drilling, and other work easier to see—and with less eye strain to boot.

2. What should you keep in mind when selecting a good task lighting lamp for your desk?
  • Dimming. Too much or too little light can lead to strained eyes. Choose a desk lamp with dimming capabilities so that you can regulate output as needed.
  • Flexibility. You should be able to easily adjust the lamp. All of our favorite desk lamps are easy to adjust for perfect glare-free light.
  • Size. Always consider size. For example, you'll likely want a lamp with a longer arm for a larger, wider desk.


Koncept: The Leaders in Dedicated Task Lighting

Founded in 2002, Koncept is an award-winning LED manufacturer specializing in floor and table/desk lamps for home and office use.

Here are some of our current favorites from Koncept. Note: All the fixtures below are on display (and generally in stock) in both showrooms.

1. Z Bar Mini. This lamp puts the "fun" in functional. You'll love how the line of LEDs casts even light, not to mention the easy-to-move arm allows you to direct the light where you need it.


Tech Lighting Dazzles

Posted on Aug 11, 2017 by admin

We're big fans of Tech Lighting, and for good reasons:

  1. Tech Lighting offers excellent designs. Their on-trend unique fixtures always look fabulous and come in a variety of gorgeous finishes.
  1. Tech Lighting is an established manufacturer of low-voltage fixtures. Tech Lighting's monorail and low-voltage pendant systems make it easy to add plenty of light to your kitchen, bar, breakfast nook, dining room, and other areas of your home.
  1. Tech Lighting knows how to use LEDs. With the invention of LED, they have pushed the envelope further, with fantastic LED options (both integral fixtures and retrofit lamps) that provide excellent light output and quality.
  1. Tech Lighting offers easy-to-build systems. With a pendant, choose your canopy, fixture, and light source (LED or halogen). Monorail can be a decorative alternative to track lighting.
  1. Tech Lighting has expanded its lines. Tech Lighting has branched out to include bathroom lighting, line voltage decorative fixtures (e.g., flush mounts, sconces), and outdoor lighting as well.

While Tech Lighting produces fantastic decorative fixtures, it also manufactures ELEMENT—a cutting edge line of recessed architectural fixtures featuring high CRI and warm dim recessed lights in a variety of apertures and lighting outputs.


It's Time for Our Annual Summer Lighting Sale

Posted on Aug 03, 2017 by Andrea

Who knows what's going on with the Massachusetts tax-free weekend this year? Not to worry, because we're offering great savings all month long.

Through the end of August, you can save up to 40% on lighting for your home during our annual summer lighting sale. Think bathroom vanity lights, sconces, pendants, even outdoor fixtures.

Worth special note: We're offering excellent savings on select Schonbek sconces, pendants, and chandeliers.