5 futuristic home lighting solutions starting at just $15

Home Lighting Ideas

You don’t need to be a millionaire to step up your home decor, and creative lighting is one of the best ways to make a big impact on your guests without making a big impact on your wallet. It’s something most people don’t think about often enough, but “smart lighting” is still new enough that even simple solutions can feel futuristic to your guests — and to yourself! From something as simple as a Philips Hue bulb to a very cool solution that emits a soft glow from underneath your bed when you get up, you’ll find five cool and creative lighting solutions to check out in this post. Seriously, I can’t tell you how many “wows” I’ve gotten thanks to my $15 HDTV backlighting kit. You’ve got to check it out!

Under Bed Motion Activated Lighting

  • THE SMART LIGHTING FOR NIGHT-TIME: Now with our motion activated LED light, you can safely navigate across any room you install it, safely. No more bumping on furniture or searching for the light switches! As soon as you place your feet on the ground, the smart motion detector will light up, allowing you to see without being too bright or too dim
  • MOTION ACTIVATED: Built-in human body passive infrared (PIR) motion sensor light with automatic shut-off timer. Automatic Turn on and Shut off by human induction in the dark environment. Inductive range: 3.6m (11.8feet), 100°
  • ADJUSTABLE TIME: Motion sensor Auto shut-off timer can be set from 30 seconds to 6 minutes. Continue Triggerand System to keep the light on and automatic turn off within 30 secs- 6mins after leaving.
  • SUPER EASY SET UP: Our smart night light kit, might be advanced technology, but it will take you only several minutes to set the whole thing up! Easy to read and follow instructions and 3M adhesive tape are already included to make your life easy
  • MULTI PURPOSE — Safely guide you through the dark. Can be installed in anywhere you need extra light. Not only act as under bed light, but also covers a wide range of home applications like stairway, cabinet, cupboard, sofa, furniture etc.

    EveShine Neon Accent LED Strips For HDTV

    • Relieve Your Eye Strain – Quality Bias Lighting can help reduce the eye strain cuased by long exposures to TV screens and monitors in dark rooms. It can also help make the grays and blacks on your screen seem richer.
    • Easy Installation – 35.4” Strip + 46.45” USB cable + A Spare 3M Adhesive Tape , High brightness 30 quality LEDs, Cut the Led Strip with Scissors On the Cut Marks (White Lines), NOTE: Don’t cut the light too short, it should be long enough to be placed in the middle of the back of your tv, Please refer to the 4th image!; Remove the adhesive backing on the strips. Firmly Press the strips to the rear of your tv approx. in the center between top and bottom, then connect the USB TO USB port.
    • Super Sticky Adhesive -The 3M 300MP adhesive(it has better viscosity than 3M 200MP) provides secure and strong installation without worrying about falling off. Attention: Be careful when you remove the adhesive backing tape on the strips, only tear off the Yellow Tape. Don’t peel off the Adhesive Sticker with the Yellow Tape together.
    • Control the Light with Remote – Come with 17 key mini RF remote, has 20 colors for you to choose. You can use the remote control change the color, the brightness as well as different lighting modes. Wireless range: 50ft.
    • Fit your mood – Customized light kit for 32 to 46 inch HDTV. ( NOTE: This Led Light Strip is 35.4inch and Comes with a Spare 3M Adhesive Tape for your convenience). Use the LED Strip to light up or create festive lights on your monitor, TV, or furniture. Choose from solid colors, strobes, or cycling colors to fit your mood! You can easily swap between colors and lighting modes using the remote control.

      Philips 464487 Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Single Smart LED Bulb

      • Choose between millions of colors and shades of white light to light your home, wirelessly control with your smartphone or tablet, and sync your light immersively to music, games, and movies.
      • Requiring the Hue Bridge (sold separately) for the full Hue experience, this bulb fits standard-size table and floor lamps. Enjoy richer shades of green, cyan, and blue with improved design.
      • Install the LED light as you would install ordinary bulbs, then pair them with the Hue Bridge, which allows you to control smart-bulb-equipped lamps and overhead lights via the Philips Hue App.
      • Easily expand your lighting system with accessories (sold separately), such as a Hue Dimmer Switch, Hue Tap, or Hue Motion Sensor. Pair it for automation with your existing Nest or SmartThings system.
      • This box includes one Philips Hue color A19 standard light bulb, manual, and three-year warranty.

        WenTop Led Light Strip

        • This is a standard kit. The adaptor is UL listed.and they can only load 32.8ft. Please don’t increase the strip light. Come with RGB LED strips, remote controller,UL listed AC adaptor and control box. No more accessories are required.The ventilation must be ensured.These lights need an excessive amount of airflow for cooling.
        • The led will not dim if you connect them from each output of the ir receiver.(like main pic)44key controller contained a DIY fuction , Press “DIY” botton and then just long press one of the arrow button to set it.Also it have dimming and brightness control.
        • Cuttable and linkable. Color changing LED Strip Lights can be cut to every 3 leds, its 5M adhesive tape backing can be fit many dry flat surface.
        • It’s can be change the color via the controller.A lot of color option.Very suitable for indoor lighting and decor. Such as kitchen, under cabinet, dining room, bedroom, party, wedding…..All indoor use .
        • Remarks: Comes with a full 12 month warranty, 30 days money back guarantee.If the power adapter or other accessories do not work, please contact us for help. Connect the load and power lines, make sure all connection right before power switched on; Insure there is no obstacle between the IR controller and the receiver when operating; Take off the plastic sheet of remotes battery before using.

          WenTop Led Light Strip

          • This is a standard kit. The adaptor is UL listed.and they can only load 32.8ft. Please don’t increase the strip light. Come with RGB LED strips, remote controller,UL listed AC adaptor and control box. No more accessories are required.The ventilation must be ensured.These lights need an excessive amount of airflow for cooling.
          • The led will not dim if you connect them from each output of the ir receiver.(like main pic)44key controller contained a DIY fuction , Press “DIY” botton and then just long press one of the arrow button to set it.Also it have dimming and brightness control.
          • Cuttable and linkable. Color changing LED Strip Lights can be cut to every 3 leds, its 5M adhesive tape backing can be fit many dry flat surface.
          • It’s can be change the color via the controller.A lot of color option.Very suitable for indoor lighting and decor. Such as kitchen, under cabinet, dining room, bedroom, party, wedding…..All indoor use .
          • Remarks: Comes with a full 12 month warranty, 30 days money back guarantee.If the power adapter or other accessories do not work, please contact us for help. Connect the load and power lines, make sure all connection right before power switched on; Insure there is no obstacle between the IR controller and the receiver when operating; Take off the plastic sheet of remotes battery before using.

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It’s the 30th anniversary of Billy Joel’s glorious “quit lighting the audience” freakout

Billy Joel’s a notoriously prickly figure, the kind of guy who’s burned enough lovers and interviewers to forever cement his legacy as a “difficult person.” Regardless, the man’s a star, even today. Since 2014, lest we forget, he’s sold out Madison Square Garden 40 times. He was even bigger in the ’80s, too, an era when he had the clout to make an animated dog a bona fide rock star. Just a year before Joel voiced the lead in Oliver & Company, however, his fame suffered some scary palpitations, the likes of which Noisey explores in a new piece on Joel’s fateful 1987 sojourn to the Soviet Union.

As writer Dan Ozzi outlines, the shows were important as they essentially served as a gesture of goodwill that would hopefully help thaw the notoriously icy relationship between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Joel would be one of the first major American artists to play there since the construction of the Berlin Wall. Furthermore, Joel ended up putting roughly $2.5 million of his own money to help cover the costs.

As one might imagine, the pressure on Joel was off the charts. It also didn’t help that he’d been on the road for roughly 11 months, and once he arrived in the USSR, he was more or less hoodwinked into an early, unofficial performance that served to blow out his vocal cords that much more. Despite this, his first show was a modest success; his second one, however, resulted in Joel’s most public meltdown.

Ozzi’s description of the straw that broke the camel’s back is especially compelling. Knowing that the Russian crowd was a huge fan of his son, “Sometimes A Fantasy,” he pulled it out early and saw a vibrant, dancing crowd. An HBO documentary crew making a film about the concert also took notice.

They were having so much fun, in fact, that his documentary crew wanted to get better shots of them and shone the house lights on the first few rows. But that caused a huge problem.

The Soviet crowd, raised by decades of Iron Curtain austerity, stopped dancing and froze like deer in headlights when they were lit up, petrified that the security guards would crack down on them. Then the lights would go out again and they’d resume dancing. Lights off, dancing. Lights on, frozen stiff. This went on and on like a game of red light, green light, one-two-three. With each flick of the lights, the perfectionist Joel saw his hard earned connection fading away. Mid-song, he started screaming at his crew to cut it out and, like a consummate professional, didn’t even miss a beat as he barked orders between lyrics.

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“I hear Billy singing and he’s saying something, but I can’t hear what he’s saying,” lighting director Steven Cohen recalled in A Matter Of Trust. But even though Cohen couldn’t make out Joel’s words, he would definitely recognize what came next—the sound of a piano crashing onto the ground. The five-foot-five-inch Joel had gotten a sturdy grip under the keys, put his back into it, and, with red fury in his face, flipped the whole thing over. Band and crew members recall stray chunks of Yamaha whizzing past them as the piano landed completely upside-down with a loud crash.

As you can see in the above video, Joel went on to kick the downed piano and break his mic stand with the kind of fervor that would’ve no doubt riled up a young Kurt Cobain.

Had the incident happened today, with the clip immediately available for proliferation and dissection, Joel certainly would’ve been encouraged to cancel the shows and check into a psychiatric facility. Instead, it appears to have been a means of catharsis, and he returned for the next concert energized. Every remaining show on his six-date tour was a huge success—one even saw him crowd-surfing while being draped in American and Soviet flags. Presumably, no one lit the damn audience.

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Beautiful Lighting Structure by Mariam Ayvazyan

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The slightly curved wooden frame of this ceiling light is enclosing white flowers, made of felted wool creating a beautiful structure that represents minimalist and clean aesthetics from nature. The LED lights, enclosed in crystal and hung on thick red wires, glow vibrantly, achieving a delicate lacy pattern on the ceiling. Different shapes of the flowers create romantic and joyful atmosphere by gently filtering the light that shines through the crystal.

These fixtures will suit anyone who loves both modern or retro design. Materials: LED lights enclosed in crystal, curved wooden frame, felted wool flowers. Handmade by Mariam Ayvazyan where I assemble the fixture with my very own hands.

 

 

[Source:- Interiorzine]

 

Pace Lighting, Capital Lighting Fixture Co. Provide Hurricane Matthew Relief

Capital Lighting, Pace Lighting, Hurricane Matthew Donation

Pace Lighting has partnered with Capital Lighting Fixture Co. located in Flowery Beach, GA, to offer nearly 300 free exterior light fixtures to residents of the Low Country affected by Hurricane Matthew.

“A well-lit exterior is crucial for home security and safety and since so many homes in our area experienced significant storm damage, we wanted to find a way to provide those in need the ability to get much needed illumination back to the outside of their homes,” said Lisa Dixon, CEO of Pace Lighting. “Our deepest thanks go to John and Mary Lou Lewis and the rest of the Capital Lighting team for their extremely generous donation of light fixtures in order to support hurricane re-building efforts in our area.”

The light fixtures are available in Pace Lighting’s showroom located at 7 Southern Oaks Court off of Chatham Parkway in Savannah, GA.

 

 

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LIGHTING IDEAS

Lighting may well be the key to everything – the ultimate determining factor in interior design. Below, we’ve featured our favourite lighting design ideas, from dramatic chandeliers and vintage lampshades to well-matched pendant lights and stylish table lamps. These illuminating schemes come from expertly designed bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms,kitchens, bathrooms, small spaces and more. Perfect lighting can transform your home. After all, as Dumbledore once said, ‘Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light’. The same goes for amazing interior design…

  • Gold Leaf
  • Flotsam and Jetsam
  • Colour pop
  • Colour Pendants
  • Hanging loose
  • Orb Light
  • Glazed Terracotta
  • Azure Blue
  • Bubbling Up
  • Black Light
  • Octo from Secto
  • Easy Task
  • Copper Tones
  • Moroccan Lanterns
  • Murano Glass
  • Pattern Pick
  • Portobello Bedroom
  • Stylish Sconce
  • Blue Corridor
  • Monochrome Light
  • High expectations
  • Bold and Brassy
  • In The Pink
  • Napkin Idea
  • Bespoke Brights
  • Chic Chandelier
  • Antique Glow
  • Pattern Mix
  • Flower Power
  • Swedish Chic
  • Having a Ball
  • Monochrome Scheme

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Inspiring Lighting Installations by Luum Studio

London-based Luum Studio launched in the recent Euroluce lighting exhibition, part of Milan International Design Week 2015 new collection of lighting.

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New British lighting design studio and manufacturer Luum are delighted to announce their launch following their unveiling of three installation designs at Euroluce, the prestigious world lighting Biennale held at Salone del Mobile from 14th to 19th April. The exhibited designs, Pollen, Flameand Bangle, demonstrated Luum’s inspiring, contemporary approach to lighting design, capturing the imagination of those in attendance.

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London-based Luum is the brainchild of Chris Fox, the original designer and Creative Director and lighting manufacturer Andrew Watson, who is Director of established lighting company Heathfield & Co. Fox and Watson combine years of knowledge and industry experience in the conception and delivery of inspiring lighting installations for distinctive interiors.

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Luum’s process is defined by a thoughtful and considered approach, sensitive to the relationship between architecture and light. They tailor their services to each project, offering adaptable and scalable lighting designs that may also be specified in custom materials, finish and scale. The modular flexibility of their work enables individual components to be grouped and reconfigured as desired. For something unique, Luum’s clients also commission the design and manufacture of one-of-a-kind bespoke lighting installations.

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Luum’s collections harness the qualities of a variety of materials, from hand-blown glass, metal, wood and fine ceramic. Alongside production in their own Manchester-based factory, Luum appoints some of the finest European artisans, craftspeople and producers to realise their lighting. Drawing on a collective spirit and address book of first class manufacturers, Luum can develop seemingly effortless forms that are both innovative and technically complex.

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Chris Fox’s inspiring designs for Luum are described as highly contemporary and poetic. His lighting conjures up magical worlds, taking the viewer on a journey through a combination of sculpture and light that transforms and enriches its environment.

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Pollen is like a microscopic creature or the eye of a flower enlarged to an unexpected and monumental scale. Strong tubular rings support hand blown glass spheres, arranged in the concentric structure of a classic tiered chandelier design. Pollen’s playful simplicity and modern presence are in tension with the complexity and formality of traditional chandeliers and candelabra; history is re-imagined through contemporary eyes.

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[Source:- Interiorzine]

Beautiful Lighting Structure by Mariam Ayvazyan

Architect Mariam Ayvazyan and her studio – Made in love, presented a project Fragrance.

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The slightly curved wooden frame of this ceiling light is enclosing white flowers, made of felted wool creating a beautiful structure that represents minimalist and clean aesthetics from nature. The LED lights, enclosed in crystal and hung on thick red wires, glow vibrantly, achieving a delicate lacy pattern on the ceiling. Different shapes of the flowers create romantic and joyful atmosphere by gently filtering the light that shines through the crystal.

ceiling-light-mariam-ayvazyan

These fixtures will suit anyone who loves both modern or retro design. Materials: LED lights enclosed in crystal, curved wooden frame, felted wool flowers. Handmade by Mariam Ayvazyanwhere I assemble the fixture with my very own hands.

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[Source:- Interiorzine]

LIGHTING IDEAS

  • Gold Leaf
  • Flotsam and Jetsam
  • Colour pop
  • Colour Pendants
  • Hanging loose
  • Orb Light
  • Glazed Terracotta
  • Azure Blue
  • Bubbling Up
  • Black Light
  • Octo from Secto
  • Easy Task
  • Copper Tones
  • Moroccan Lanterns
  • Murano Glass
  • Pattern Pick
  • Portobello Bedroom
  • Stylish Sconce
  • Lighting may well be the key to everything – the ultimate determining factor in interior design. Below, we’ve featured our favourite lighting design ideas, from dramatic chandeliers and vintage lampshades to well-matched pendant lights and stylish table lamps. These illuminating schemes come from expertly designed bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms,kitchens, bathrooms, small spaces and more. Perfect lighting can transform your home. After all, as Dumbledore once said, ‘Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light’. The same goes for amazing interior design…

[Source:- Houseandgarden]