Kichler Lara Collection Now on Display

We have recently added a new display from Kichler. The Lara series has a silver finish with white fabric shade. The Lara collection is also available in Shadow Bronze.

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Legrand Adorne Collection Now Available

Legrand Wave Switch ASWV1532M2We are excited about our newest product line. Legrand Adorne collection of switches and outlets turns boring switches into something more interesting and decorative. The collection includes decorative wall plates in various colors, metals, and finishes. Legrand features various new options like pop-out outlets, usb charging ports, keystone jacks, unique dimmer and wireless controls. Under cabinet lighting gets a new twist with the Legrand product. Whether you are remodeling or building a new home, under cabinet lighting can now be much easier to install with the modular system. The under cabinet systems have ports every foot that will accommodate a multitude of devices. Some of which includes, outlets, usb charging, bluetooth enabled speakers, LED pucks lights, and LED strip lights.  Stop in today and see our working display of the Adorne collection.
Check out this quick video about the Legrand under cabinet lighting system.

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Verilux HappyLight 6000 Light Therapy Energy Lamp Ashland Ohio

The simple to use HappyLight 6000 is a nice affordable method to beat the winter and get energy back with light therapy. Watch the video below for more information about Happy Light, or stop in the store to see them in person.

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Energy Independence And Security Act of 2007

There have been a number of changes in lighting market over the last several years. Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPact), and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) were put into place to help Americans reduce the amount of energy used in lighting fixtures. Some of you, who may have purchased ceiling fans over the last year or so, have noticed different light bulbs packaged with your light.  These are some of the common applications that are already put into place by these pieces of legislation.

EISA will be the legislation that will transition us from using standard incandescent light bulbs to better energy efficient alternatives.  As mentioned in Section 321.

Affected Lamps

  • General Service Incandescent Lamps (standard incandescent or halogen-type lamp)
  • Medium screw base
  • 310 to 2,600 lumens (40-100W in current wattages)
  • 110 to 130 volts

All affected lamps listed above must meet the following criteria as noted below:

Current WattageMaximum Rated WattageRated Lumen RangeMinimum Rated LifetimeEffective Date
100W72W1490-26001000 hrs1/1/2012
75W53W1050-14891000 hrs1/1/2013
60W43W750-10491000 hrs1/1/2014
40W29W310-7491000 hrs1/1/2014

 

  • Modified spectrum (See Better, Feel Better®) lamp lumen ranges are 25% lower.
  • Minimum of 80 CRI except for modified spectrum, which have a minimum of 75 CRI.
  • Candelabra base incandescent lamps shall not exceed 60 watts.
  • Intermediate base incandescent lamps shall not exceed 40 watts.

Exemptions

Specialty Lamps including:

Appliance lamp, black light lamp, bug lamp, colored lamp, infrared lamp, left-hand thread lamp, marine lamp, marine signal service lamp, mine service lamp, plant light lamp, reflector lamp, rough service lamp, shatter-resistant lamp, sign service lamp, silver bowl lamp, showcase lamp, 3-way incandescent lamp, traffic signal lamp, vibration service lamp, G-shape lamp with a diameter of 5 inches or more, T-shape lamp of 40 watts or less and a length of more than 10 inches, and B, BA, CA, F, G16-1/2, G25, G30, S or M14 lamp of 40 watts or less.

 

What does this all mean?

halogen a19We will have a few choices to use for standard house hold light bulbs between halogen, fluorescent, and LED. Each alternative has it’s pro and cons. Halogens will offer you a similar type of light output you would normally see with incandescent, and wattages will be easy to figure out as they are approximately 30% less. Halogens will produce more heat compared to fluorescent and LED, and will cost less but have a shorter bulb life.  The next option of fluorescent is becoming extremely popular right now.  Consumers are getting accustomed to some of the choices in color types and shapes. fluorescent a19Fluorescents can now be purchased with the exposed glass spiral shape, or in an enclosed glass capsule that visually looks like its incandescent counterpart. Fluorescents are energy efficient, put off less heat, available in different colors, and are reasonable priced.  Fluorescent bulbs are found in soft white (2700K) and daylight (5000K). The downside to fluorescent is the mercury content. There are a number of places to dispose of them found on energystar.gov. LED’s (Light Emitting Diodes) are becoming available in more bulb types. bulbrite ledLED’s are very energy efficient using almost a 1/10th of energy compared to incandescents. With LED’s you need to place close attention to the color temperature.  Lesser expensive LEDs right now are generally bluer than the more expensive ones. LED’s are a directional light source making them best choice for downlighting like recessed or undercabinet lights. LED’s have a long bulb life than the other options, but come with a higher price tag. LEDs have a slightly lower lumen per watt than fluorescent, so it may take a few more LEDs to get the same amount of light output of fluorescent.

 

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New Medallion Cabinetry Bath Display

We are very excited about our recent Medallion Cabinetry vanity display installed this week. The display features  some new items from Medallion. Medallion Vanity DisplayThe vanity features the door style Calistoga Maple Eagle Rock on the two sink base vanities and tall linen cabinet. Tahiti Maple Appaloosa is featured as an accent color and door style on the center console area.

This display has a few nice added amenities including pull out fillers in the center cabinetry and a pull out linen in the tall cabinet on the right side of the display.  We have also included adult height vanity on left sink with and porcelain undermount bowl in a granite top. The right cabinet has two nice deep drawers on one side, glass vessel bowl, and standard vanity height. The granite color chosen was Kashmir White.

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