Dominion Electric Lighting Blog

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Make a Bold Statement

Turn a simple space into an extraordinary space with a statement piece. A trained professional at Dominion Electric Supply Company can find the perfect style-defining fixture for your room.

Hubbardton Forge - LED Wave dining room pendant

Hubbardton Forge - Contemporary LED Chandeliers
TECH TWISTS: New shapes push the boundaries  

The myriad advancements in technology are making it easier for designers to create pendants, sconces and chandeliers that push horizontal and vertical boundaries.

Slim, flat fixtures evoke a contemporary attitude and showcase the versatility of LED technology. Geometric designs feature circles, squares, rectangles and hexagons with built-in or exposed bulbs that highlight each fixture’s graphic shape. And sputnik-style chandeliers embrace the eclecticism of mid-century, modern style.

LBL Lighting - Task Lighting
TASK MATTERS: Show your work 

When it comes to lighting design, spaces not typically seen by guests sometimes do not get the attention they deserve. Household jobs are easier to tackle in an organized, well-lit space. The laundry room, for example, requires adequate task lighting to be most functional. It is important to make sure the lighting in this room does not create distracting glare and shadows. Under-cabinet lighting may help illuminate darkened areas. An overhead light source is a must.

Hinkley Lighting - Kitchen Pendant Lighting
RIGHT LIGHT: Find your perfect light 

Find tips about all kinds of lighting for all kinds of spaces at For example, shaded or hooded pendants and chandeliers above a kitchen island is a popular trend. Whether the island is used as prep space or seating, the shades provide glare control and reflect light down to the surface where it is needed most. Currently, the biggest trends in kitchen aesthetics fall into six style categories: rustic, new classic, industrial, geometric, glamorous and schoolhouse globes.

Feiss - Kitchen Island Pendant Lighting
EXPERT ADVICE: Ask a lighting professional 
How do you know how high to hang pendants over a kitchen island? - Ellie L. 

When hanging pendants or chandeliers above an island, having the right height is important for visual as well as physical comfort. In general, plan on about 30 inches from countertop to the bottom of your fixture. I can’t find anything on the shelves in my closet.

What is a good way to provide light to deep shelves? - Divina W. 

An easy way to illuminate spaces between shelves in a closet is with mini LED lights. The versatile, tiny lights, which are available in self-adhesive, flat strips, can be installed above and below shelves to add enough ilumination to help when picking out clothing. A lighting expert at our showroom can show you the most appropriate light for your particular closet.

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