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What is the difference between pendant and chandelier?

Difference in suspension system is one of the main differences between pendant lighting and chandelier lighting. Generally, pendant lights hang from a chain or a cord with single or a pair of lights on the end. Unlike pendant lights, chandelier lights hang from a branched system to handle many light

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LEDs As Accent Lighting – The Fun Stuff!

courtesy of Haddad Hakansson LLC We have had a great time sharing with you (almost) everything you need to know about current LED lighting technology. Now that we’ve discussed different types of LED lighting, how to choose recessed lighting, and

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Choosing the Right LED Recessed Lights for Your Project

courtesy of Haddad Hakansson LLC For the first time, we recently incorporated high-tech, energy-saving LED lighting into an entire kitchen project. There are no incandescent, halogen or fluorescent bulbs to be found – not even in the dramatic drum pendants

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It’s Time to Consider LED Lighting For Your Home

thank you to Haddad Hakansson LLC If you’ve tried to buy a light bulb lately, you know it’s no longer as simple as running down to the hardware store for a couple of 60-watt or candelabra-style bulbs. In just a

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Universal Bath Design: Light Your Bathroom for All Ages and Abilities

Learn about uplighting, downlighting, visual cueing and avoiding glare for a bathroom that’s safe and works for all. By Anne-Marie Brunet, CKD, CBD and Houzz Contributor Bathroom remodels have been taking off in the past few years — today the

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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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Happy Holidays 2011

As we near the end of 2011, we would like to thank our customers, friends and community for making this a shining year at Lucia Lighting & Design. We feel such a sense of gratitude to each and every one

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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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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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When walking through the “valley of shadows,” remember, a shadow is cast by a light.

Austin O’Malley