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Energy Efficient Light Bulbs 411

courtesy of the American Lighting Association Have you bought light bulbs recently? If so, you may have noticed it’s not “business as usual” in the light bulb aisle. Thanks to federal regulations, the old-fashioned incandescent light bulb is being phased

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Know Your Lighting ABCs … continued

Machine Blown Glass: Glass shaped by mechanically forcing air into molten glass so that it takes the shape of a mold. Matte Finish: Lamp or fixture surface finish producing a diffuse, lightly textured dull reflection. Mercury Vapor Lamp: A type

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Know Your Lighting ABC’s … continued

From Accent to Zone lighting, we’d like to clarify some common ~ and not so common ~ lighting terms you may hear as you build or renovate your home! Hall / Foyer Fixtures: Can create a welcoming atmosphere, while providing

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Know Your Lighting ABC’s … continued

From Accent to Zone lighting, we’d like to clarify some common ~ and not so common ~ lighting terms you may hear as you build or renovate your home! Damp Location: UL listing for fixtures used in a moist unexposed

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Energy-efficient light bulbs: How much do you really save?

What’s the return on investment for installing energy-efficient lighting, such as halogen, compact fluorescent and LED light bulbs? Here’s how to find out. Courtesy of Brian Clark Howard of The Daily Green Lighting does more than dispel the darkness. It helps us accomplish

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In case you haven’t heard, lucía Lighting & Design was voted Best Lighting store in the Boston Magazine 2011 & 2010 Best of Boston Home and 2008 Best of Boston!

lucía lighting & design wins “Best of Boston Home 2011” Category: Transitional (“A timeless mix of contemporary and traditional, this is one style that’s all grown up.”) Lighting: lucía lighting & design – “Handpainted porcelain chandeliers by Tracy Porter, polished

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We made the Boston Magazine happenings … check it out!

On 5/11 the New England chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association hosted an event at Lucia Lighting & Design. http://www.bostonmagazine.com/party_pictures/gallery.html?gallery=276121&return=%2Fparty_pictures%2Findex.html%3Fpage%3D3&year=2010&&redirected=1

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.