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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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LED Lighting: See It, Touch It, Take It Home!

Posted on Dec 18, 2015 by Kate

LED Lighting: See It, Touch It, Take It Home!

There are so many good reasons to embrace LED technology. For example, today’s LED bulbs can be six to seven times more energy efficient than conventional incandescent lights and cut energy use by more than 80 percent.

This month, we're ALL about LEDs in our "See it, touch it, take it home" promotion. Below are just some of the featured selections you can expect to see when you stop by one of our lighting showrooms.

  1. SlimSurface LED Downlight from Philips Lightolier. Philips is a brand name that's synonymous with quality lighting. Its SlimSurface LED Downlight can work in a variety of situations where recessed would not be cost effective or even possible.

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This versatile LED mounts directly to a junction box, is 5/8” thick, and looks like a recessed light. Use it for a wide variety if indoor/outdoor applications, including kitchens, bathrooms, offices, and more...

Fantastic Benefits:

  • The thinnest available solution with an integral driver for existing J-Boxes or new construction
  • Surface mounting fits any ceiling and solves the problem of limited plenum space
  • Easy to install on standard j-boxes
  • Architecturally pleasing due to its narrow profile
  • Provides an affordable alternative to Air-Seal IC recessed housings or Fire-Rated boxes
  • Choice of design with square and round apertures
  • Glare controlling lens for comfortable light distribution
  • Wet location listing allows for use in showers and bathrooms
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Topics: LED

Contemporary Ceiling Fans: Spotlight on The Modern Fan Co.

Posted on Apr 03, 2015 by Kate

In 1986, the ceiling fan world went through a major shake-up, thanks to an industrious and talented designer named Ron Rezek.

Before 1986, ceiling fans resembled those from the Victorian era. They had a traditional, ornate look—a look that had lasted well over a century. Rezek, however, was a master of contemporary design, leading him to create a new ceiling fan aesthetic, the first one being the Stratos, which is still available today.

 Regarding his design sensibilities, The Sun Sentinel reports, "Rezek's philosophy has been to subtract as many of the details as possible and allow the fan to rely on what he calls 'pure geometry.' His designs eliminate the blade irons and metal brackets that attach the wooden blades to the rotor. Instead, the blades are inserted into the rotor. Pull chains have been replaced with a wall-mounted control or hand-held remote."

 In 1997, Rezek founded The Modern Fan Co. in Ashland, Oregon. Its website says, "Our products celebrate the modern idiom through mechanical simplification, geometric forms, and contemporary finishes, and are intended to meet the needs of the professional specifier and the design-minded homeowner alike.

 At Wolfers, we're big "fans" of The Modern Fan Co. and Ron Rezek. We appreciate the fans' clean, sleek designs as well as their quiet and efficient motors. These ceiling fans fit in beautifully in a wide variety of contemporary spaces, both commercial and residential alike.

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Topics: Staff Picks