The Art of Lighting Fixtures

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

February 09, 2007

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs Are Funky

Compact fluorescent light bulbs are so much better than the regular light bulbs most of us use. They are much cheaper because they last longer and even more importantly they help reduce global warming. NPR has a great article about compact fluorescent light bulbs.

The compact fluorescent bulb will fit into the same fixture wherever you use a regular bulb. However, they use about 1/3 of the electricity of an ordinary bulb. Your electricity bill will be 50 cents to 75 cents less each month for each regular bulb you replace with the CFL's.

Some people say that CFLs have a harsh, cold light quality. But this is becoming less of an issue now. Warmer colors have been developed and the gap in the difference is narrowing. Look for a color temperature of 2,700-3,000K on the package for a warmer white light.

February 02, 2007

Stunning Luminaires at Beta-Calco

Here is a stunning example of the custom lighting fixtures you can order at Beta-Calco. Their focus is on contemporary design and constant innovation. They are leaders in the design of architectural luminaires for compact fluorescent lamps.

A Dazzling Pendant Light

Here's the Bedazzled pendant by Tech Lighting. It's a whirl of copper wires embellished with curlicues and multicolored beads. Includes six feet of field-cuttable suspension cable. Includes low-voltage, 50 watt MR16 flood lamp and six feet of field-cuttable suspension cable.

It retails for under $200.