BEHIND THE CURTAIN Compact and
versatile, the six-light/fan combo fixture
disguises nearly everything inside a
classic drum shade. Elgin, Eurofase
UNEXPECTED VIEW Slim LEDs under a countertop
and in and above cabinets ofer warm accent and
task glow. AX, Juno Lighting Group
Unexpected lights in unexpected places
point to new ways you can use illumination
to make your house more beautiful
and more useful.
LIGHTING TERM TO KNOW: Color rendering index (CRI)
A number 80-100 that is a measure of color accuracy to your eye.
The higher the CRI, the better your light will look.
Light color is measured in a scale
called Kelvins; as the numbers move
higher in the scale, the color of the
light moves from yellow to blue.
To match the appearance of the
traditional incandescent, look for a
Kelvin level of about 2700 on bulbs.
SHOWROOM SOLUTIONS Q&A
Q: How should I prepare for a visit to a showroom? A: You don’t have to do
anything if you don’t want to. Say you just need a few bulbs; your showroom can
help you pick what’s best for your space and needs, says Home Expressions Gallery
showroom manager Tim Stumm.
Q: But I need more than lightbulbs. A: “Great. Treat your visit like you would a
visit to any home decor store,” Stumm says. “You can bring in photos of what you
like, or just sit down and talk to us about what you wish your home would feel like.”
Q: What kind of range will I find? A: "The advantage of a showroom is just
that—choice," says Stumm. “We don't limit the options to one fixture per family."
Q: What’s your favorite thing that customers say? A: “We empower our
clients to make their home theirs, to say, ‘I would have never thought of that piece
there,’” Stumm says. “We can tell them it’s OK to be eclectic.”
Puck-like lights take
advantage of low-voltage technology.