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Fandemonium! Get an Urban Jet Portable Fan for FREE at Lightology (with Fanimation Ceiling Fan Purchase of $300 or More)

It’s Fandemonium! at Lightology.com in July. The largest online retailer of contemporary lighting and ceiling fans has partnered once again with Fanimation for an exclusive summer contemporary fan giveaway! Everyone who purchases a Fanimation ceiling fan of $300 or more from Lightology will receive a FREE Urban Jet portable tabletop fan ($200 retail value). Offer ends July 17, 2013.

Urban Jet Portable Desktop Fan in Baby Blue, Silver, Black, Red & Ivory

The sleek and retro Urban Jet portable is the new definition of cool. Available in a variety of finishes, the three-speed oscillating Urban Jet is at home in a variety of interior design schemes and looks great just about anywhere.

Visit Lightology.com to see our wide selection of ceiling fans, portable fans, and wall mount fans from —just what you need to stay cool in style while saving energy this summer.

The Lightology Summer Portable Fan giveaway ends July 17, 2013.

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Congratulations to the LFI 2013 Award Winners and Finalists

Trade show season is well underway for the lighting and design industries! There seem to be industry events and home show exhibitions almost every week. With exhibits to construct, new products to “display” and awards to be won, this is a very busy time for lighting designers and manufacturers. Here at Lightology, we have the delightful job of taking it all in and finding the very best of what’s on offer.

We’d like to extend our sincerest congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2013 LFI Innovation Awards, held April 21 – 25 at the Lightfair International Trade Show & Conference in Philadelphia, PN. A special congratulations to Philips, Pure Edge Lighting, Tech Lighting, Juno Lighting, Osram Sylvania, Lighting Science Group and WAC Lighting.

Philips Boldplay | LFI 2013 Most Innovative Product of the Year

Philips Boldplay | LFI 2013 Most Innovative Product of the Year

Philips took home the “Most Innovative Product of the Year” title for its new Boldplay linear architectural LED, which also won the ‘Commercial Indoor Product’ category. The Philips Hue personal lighting system won the Judge’s Citation Award and also won the ‘Dynamic Color, Theatrical, Cove, Strips and Tape’ category. Philips was also a finalist in the ‘Controls, Building Integration, Site Automation and Distribution Systems’ category for the Color Kinetics IntelliPower. Congratulations, Philips, for such a fantastic year at Lightfair!

Philips Hue | LFI 2013 Judge's Citation Award Winner

Philips Hue | LFI 2013 Judge’s Citation Award Winner

 

Category Winners: Highlights  

Indoor Decorative (Chandeliers, Pendants, Sconces, Task Lights)

Finalist: Pure Edge Lighting – Truline 1.6, Plaster-In LED System

Pure Lighting | Tru Line 1.6 Plaster-In LED System | LFI 2013 Finalist: Indoor Decorative

Pure Lighting | Tru Line 1.6 Plaster-In LED System | LFI 2013 Finalist: Indoor Decorative

Combining minimalist design with state-of-the-art technology, Pure Lighting produces unparalleled, innovative lighting that blends seamlessly into drywall or plaster to become part of the architecture. Pure Lighting’s Truly Trimless recessed fixtures feature advanced LED and LED RGB technology within concealed lighting components to provide a clean, glare-free look ideal for commercial or residential applications.

Recessed Downlights (Wall Washers, Directionals, Modulars, Multiples)

Finalist: Juno Lighting – Indy Architectural LED Advanced Technology, Color Tuning and Black Body Dimming

Juno Lighting | Indy Architectural LED Advanced Technology, Color Tuning and Black Body Dimming | LFI 2013 Finalist: Recessed Downlight Category

Juno Lighting | Indy Architectural LED Advanced Technology, Color Tuning and Black Body Dimming | LFI 2013 Finalist: Recessed Downlight Category

Founded in 1976, Juno Lighting Inc. is one of the largest designers and manufacturers of recessed lighting and track lighting. Their high quality, well-engineered and attractive fixtures are easy to install and suited for a wide range of residential, commercial and retail applications.

Conventional, Retrofit and Replacement LED Lamps

Winner: Osram Sylvania – OCTRON® 800 XP® XL SUPERSAVER® T8 Fluorescent Lamps

Finalist: Osram Sylvania – LUMALUX PLUS® XL ECOLOGIC® HPS Lamps

Osram Sylvania | Octron 800 | LFI 2013 Category Winner: Conventional, Retrofit and Replacement LED Lamps

Osram Sylvania | Octron 800 | LFI 2013 Category Winner: Conventional, Retrofit and Replacement LED Lamps

Osram Sylvania offers light bulbs, transformers, power supplies and other lighting products in its commitment to make our world more comfortable, more productive and more imaginative. Osram Sylvania’s lifestyle solutions are suited to homes, businesses and institutions, automobiles and a broad range of specialty applications.

Controls, Building Integration, Site Automation and Distribution Systems

Finalist: Lutron Electronics – Lutron’s Embedded Ecosystem Technology

Finalist: Philips – Philips Color Kinetics IntelliPower

Dynamic Color, Theatrical, Cove, Strips and Tape

Winner: Philips – Hue personal wireless lighting system

Finalist:  Tech Lighting (Generation Brands) – Unilume LED Micro Channel

Tech Lighting | Unilume LED Micro Channel | LFI 2013 Category Finalist: Dynamic Color, Theatrical, Cove, Strips and Tape

Tech Lighting | Unilume LED Micro Channel | LFI 2013 Category Finalist: Dynamic Color, Theatrical, Cove, Strips and Tape

Originally established as a leading designer of architectural lighting, the Tech Lighting brand has since evolved to offer an expansive selection of lighting solutions for both residential and commercial applications, including low- and line-voltage decorative pendants, chandeliers, wall sconces, bath bars and bath lighting, directional track heads, ceiling fixtures and picture lights.

Track, Display, Undercabinet and Shelf

Finalist: WAC Lighting – LINE Edge-Lit LED Barlight

Industrial, Vandal, Emergency and Exit

Finalist: Lighting Science Group – VividGro™ LED Grow Light

Commercial Indoor (Linear Fluorescent, Troffers, Suspended, Surface, LED, OLED)

Winner: Philips – BoldPlay

About Lightfair International

Lightfair is co-owned by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). AMC, Inc. produces and manages the annual event.

Lightfair 2014: June 1-5, 2014 – Las Vegas, NV

For more information and a forcomplete list of this year’s LFI Award winners and finalists, visit Lightfair International online.

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Congratulations, Edge Lighting! 2012 NGL “Best in Class”

 Last month, Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) held an awards ceremony for the winners of its 2012 Outdoor Design Competition. Congratulations to Edge Lighting for earning the highly sought-after “Best in Class” trophy for its TV LED and Dial LED wall sconces.

Best in ClassCongratulations to Edge Lighting for a stellar performance in the 2012 Next Generation Luminaires Outdoor Competition.

Co-created by the US Department of Energy (DOE), the annual NGL competition recognizes design and production excellence in high quality, white-light LED light fixtures available on the commercial market. Judged based on quality of light (color, consistency, distribution, and brightness), serviceability, energy efficiency, value, innovation and controllability, the winning products represent innovative, energy-efficient lighting at its finest.

Of the 176 LED products submitted to the NGL 2012 Outdoor Competition, 37 received awards as “Recognized” winners. At the judges’ discretion, only five of the 37 winning products merited the “Best in Class” distinction, reserved only for those products standing head and shoulders above the rest. Edge’s TV LED and Dial LED were two of the five.

TV & Dial LED

One of three lighting manufacturers to clinch this title, Edge Lighting was the only company to earn “Best in Class” for more than one product.

 Past Wins for PureEdge Lighting

Since 2009, a total of seven Edge Lighting products have earned NGL awards, including “Best in Class” for TV LED and Dial LED wall sconces, as well as four “Recognized Winner” award in previous competitions. Edge Lighting’s sister company, Pure Lighting, also earned an award in 2009 for its stunning Stratus Wall Grazer.

Edge Lighting - Soft Line - 2012 Indoor Competition Winner

2009 – Stratus Wall Grazer – Pure Lighting

– Nautilus LED – Edge Lighting

2010 – Taos LED, Sun3 LED, and Port LED – Edge Lighting

2012 Indoor Competition– Soft Line Indirect LED – Edge Lighting

*There was no competition held in 2011

 

About NGL

Created in 2008 to “recognize and promote excellence” in LED lighting fixture design, the NGL Design Competition is organized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD).

At the time, LEDs had only recently made the commercial leap from cheap flashlights with blinding bluish light to practical, beautiful and energy efficient white-light fixtures. Those who recognized LED lighting’s huge potential (lighting industry professionals, environmentalists, etc) decided that it was time to recognize those who were turning that potential into reality.

About PureEdge Lighting

Edge Lighting and its sister company, Pure Lighting, are divisions of Chicago-based PureEdge Lighting.

Form follows function at Edge Lighting, solving basic lighting problems with technical finesse while incorporating the essential elements of contemporary, yet timeless design. Edge Lighting develops and manufactures specification grade, energy efficient fixtures that exhibit superior craftsmanship and aesthetics, while utilizing the latest in engineering technologies.

Pure Lighting combines minimalist design with state-of-the-art technology to produce innovative lighting that seamlessly blends into drywall or plaster ceilings. The revolutionary collection features “Truly Trimless” recessed fixtures, advanced LED RGB technology and concealed lighting components that provide a clean, glare-free internal look ideal for commercial or residential applications.

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Modern Lighting Trends in 2013

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The Dallas International Lighting Market is a centralized hub of permanent exhibition space for lighting’s biggest brands. Twice a year, thousands of shoppers and industry professionals descend upon Dallas to discover the latest creations from many of the brightest designers and manufacturers in modern lighting.

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Dallas Market Center -
Dallas International Lighting Market

This year, Lightology went behind the scenes at the January Dallas Lighting Market, the industry’s biggest event of the year. Lightology Showroom Buyer Kara Manning interviewed over 20 top contemporary lighting brands and designers to get an exclusive, inside look at the latest modern lighting trends for 2013.

Designers and homeowners alike can watch the video clips and “Best of Dallas” highlights reel to see the brightest designers in lighting today introduce new designs, debut cutting-edge LED technology, and reveal the inspirations that brought these products to market.

“As the lighting industry’s largest event of the year, the January Dallas Lighting Market is a source of tremendous excitement for us,” says Kara Manning, Showroom Buyer for Lightology. “Each year we look forward to seeing what designers and manufacturers bring to the Market, and this year was remarkable.”

See the latest modern lighting trends and LED technology with Lightology

Modern Lighting Trends and LED Technology – Lightology

“Advancements in LED technology intersect with cutting-edge designs to bring some of the most exciting collections we’ve seen in years,” says Kara. “We’re highlighting some of the best designs from the best manufacturers in lighting today. Personally, I love the new fixtures that integrate unexpected materials like wood, fabric and precious metals into today’s lighting.”

By compiling a selection of short videos, Lightology gives homeowners and designers alike an inside perspective on modern lighting trends. Get inspired by lighting industry design leaders like Tech Lighting, Edge Lighting, Varaluz, LBL and Sonneman.

Innovative contemporary design is a hallmark of the brands we offer at Lightology, and the products in the videos represent only a snapshot of what you can find in our Chicago Showroom and on our website, Lightology.com.

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February 19, 2013 · 10:03 am

Outdoor Lighting Gets Modern

Summertime is in full swing; tan lines, ice cream and backyard BBQs are in abundance. As we attempt to squeeze in as many outdoor activites as possible into the next few months, we thought it was the perfect time to get creative with outdoor lighting and bring some unique, contemporary design sense into the backyard.

Go Wireless

If you’ve ever caught yourself dancing around the yard to activate motion sensor lights, LED technology has afforded you a new freedom: rechargeable, portable outdoor lights.

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Cube by Smart & Green

Waterproof, wireless and colorful, Smart & Green offers a wide variety of outdoor lanterns that take on all kinds of geometric shapes. These fixtures can be set to a warm ‘candle’ mode, to a specific color or can continuously fade through an endless amount of colors created by the RGB spectrum!

Perfect for brightening up backyard barbecues and setting a romantic atmosphere poolside; they are designed to thrive in bad weather and have a guaranteed high resistance to shocks.

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Tower by Smart & Green

Bring the Inside, Out

We’re always hearing about how to bring the outdoors into our homes. They tell us,

‘Use potted plants!’

‘Try a throw pillow with a floral pattern!’

To mix things up, the outdoors is now taking cues from their temperature-controlled neighbor.

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UTO Outdoor Pendants by Foscarini

Try a contemporary pendant or a fancy floor lamp. It immediately adds a touch of indoor comfort and makes you look like you’ve got the design sense of an HGTV host.

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KTribe Outdoor Floor Lamp by Flos

Check out all of Lightology’s outdoor lighting collection at Lightology.com. From July 1-31, 2012, receive a FREE rechargeable LED Candle set when you spend $350 or more on select outdoor fixtures.

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Celebrate the new Lightology.com & Win a $500 Fanimation Fan!

To celebrate the redesign and official launch of the new Lightology.com, Lightology is giving away a Fanimation Fan, winner’s choice, up to $500 in value!

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Just a few of the many Fanimation fans available at Lightology

The new Lightology.com offers bigger, better photos, interactive tools to help you find the perfect fixture, easier navigation and a place to leave reviews on your favorite products!

To enter, write a review of your favorite Fanimation Fan on its product page. Tell us how you dream of lying under a cool breeze from the Torto, or how the sweeping blade of the Marea is absolutely mesmorizing. Any review will do! Click on the ‘Reviews’ tab on the product page to write your review.

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The Lightology Fanimation Ceiling Fan giveaway ends June 30, 2012. A winner will be randomly selected and contacted on July 19, 2011. Write your review now!

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Koncept Lighting LED Lamps: Contemporary Design Meets Super Adjustability

Using LED lighting technology paired with sleek design and feather-light adjustability, Koncept fixtures, available at Lightology, are used in trend-setting interior designs and have earned recognition for excellence in both design and energy efficiency.

The Equo LED Desk Lamp

The Equo™ desk and floor lamps use a counterweight design that requires only one finger to adjust its position. The special neck joint maintains the head’s tilt as the arm swings up or down, while brightness is controlled by sliding or touching a finger along the touchstrip. To date, it has earned 10 awards, including the coveted Red Dot Award for design excellence in 2011.

The Z-Bar is available in a variety of versions.

The Koncept Lighting flagship series, Z-Bar™, is super-adjustable, with a three-bar design that can spin in its socket, sweep side to side and rotate around the end of the arm to point in any direction. Various versions of the Z-bar are featured in the Chicago Museum of Sciences Smart Home, numerous movies and TV shows and at McDonalds headquarters in Australia. The Z-bar has also earned recognition from publications such as the International Design Magazine and Time Magazine.

The Mosso LED Desk Lamp.

The Mosso™ Desk Lamp features the latest in LEDs and an LED head that not only swivels up and down, but also twirls a full 360 degrees, making it super easy to bring energy efficient, dimmable, natural looking light right wherever it’s needed.

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