The Art of Lighting Fixtures

A personal gallery of the most beautiful lighting fixtures available online.

November 29, 2005

Unique LED Lighting Ideas

Here's a unique LED lighting idea. Designed by Rob Slewe, these flowerpots are lit up with LED lights and can be placed indoors or outdoors.

They are large but lightweight. Indoors, they could serve as a side table or coffee table with a plate of glass placed on top. They make a great lighting accessory by your pathway, swimming pool or pond.

They come in several different colors including red, lime, purple and turquoise. The LED lighting is encased in double-walled molding and comes with a 15' cord.

They are called 'Bloom! Pots and retail for $295. Check them out at crib(fx).

November 26, 2005

Christmas Lanterns Lighting

These Christmas Lanterns would look beautiful on your front porch, patio or walkway to your home. They are called Snowflake Lanterns and are made of brass with nickel plating. They hold tea lights and have a snowflake design on all four sides.

The lantern stake is five feet tall and the lanterns are just over seven inches in height.

They cost about $33 USD at
Restoration Hardware.

November 25, 2005

Christmas Snowflake Ornaments

These unique gorgeous snowflake Christmas ornaments would look great on your Christmas tree, or dangling from your ceiling or sparkling in your windows.

There are two styles shown here. The glass and capiz styles. They are sold in sets of four for about $40 and are five inches in diameter.

You can buy them at Restoration Hardware online.

November 21, 2005

Unique Christmas Lights

It doesn't get much more unique and leading-edge as far as Christmas lighting options go. This poinsettia comes equipped with fiber optic lights!

It's a sixteen inch 'Ice Bavarian Fiber Optic Red Poinsettia Christmas Bush'by the National Tree Company This original Christmas decoration is also availale in the white flower version.

I expect we'll be seeing more fiber optic Christmas light decorations in the near future, but this is the first one I've seen. It would be the talk of the party I would think .

See also Christmas LED lights and Christmas Indoor Stars for window decorations.

November 17, 2005

Unique Lighting Fixtures : Best of Boston

In terms of unique and funky lighting fixtures, the best in Boston lighting store retailers is Wolfers Lighting.

For some bright idea inspiration, go to their store and showroom and look around.

Here are two examples from their lighting collection. The white chandelier is the "Luna" chandelier. The red pendants on the right are 'golf pendants'. This is a low voltage pendant available in amber, red, nile green, blue and white. It's about seven inches in width and 96 inches in height.

They have two retail stores in Boston only. See more of their terrific collection at Wolvers Lighting in Boston.

November 13, 2005

Alfea Floor Lamp

Here is the beautiful Alfea floor lamp. It's a design by Enzo Ciampalini for Lamp International based out of Volterra, Italy. The Alfea floor lamp is manufactured by Illuminating Experiences, a manufacturer and distributer of lighting products based in New Jersey, USA. Illuminating Experiences is in turn owned by NEMO, an Italian company of the Cassina group.

The Alfea Floor Lamp is about two feet wide and just over six feet tall. It uses a halogen light bulb - 250 W maximum.

November 02, 2005

Paper Table Lamps

One of the most elegant paper table lamps I've seen is the one shown here. The brand name is 'Orgel' and it is available at IKEA stores.

The shade is made of paper and the table lamp base is steel in clear lacquer

It is six inches in width and 22 inches tall. It gives off a beautiful soft mood light. Despite the shade being made of paper it is guaranteed to be highly safe electrically.

It's also very inexpensive, you can pick one up for under $20.

November 01, 2005

Christmas Lights - Indoor Stars for Window Decoration

These indoor Christmas lights have been available at IKEA stores for a couple of years now. The brand name is Glansa and they are called Glansa hanging lights.

They are really pretty, very popular and always sell out. This image here doesn't really do them justice. The stars come in three different colors, white, red or yellow. You need two sets for a large window as they are about 40 inches across and hang down 63 inches. These Christmas lights are for indoor use only.

Unfortunately you can't buy them online. You have to visit one of the IKEA stores. I notice some people are reselling them on eBay though. Here's another photo that slightly better demonstrates how these lights look in the window.

See also LED Christmas Lights.