Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
Lights. Camera. ProductsThis month we feature the latest in lighting.
W.A.C. has introduced a new track light, Precision Modules. These specification-grade, multiple recessed spotlights can be configured for specific lighting effects such as wall washing, accent spot or perimeter lighting. The Precision Modules are flush mounted to the ceiling or wall. Each lamp has a scissor-like locking suspension. The Precision Modules are offered in low-and line- voltage systems; with or without flanges. They can be ordered in square or rectangular style with one-, two-, three-, four- and six-light configurations. Lamping options include: halogen MR16, AR111, PAR30, PAR36, PAR38 and HID Metal Halide PAR30, PAR38 and T6. www.waclighting.com
Medusa is Bellacor Lighting's new bathroom light fixture. This three-light fixture is designed with curvy fittings/hardware and alabaster glass shades. Medusa is available in brushed steel or oil rubbed bronze finish. The shades measure 6 inches wide. This fixture can be mounted with the glass up or down and measures 22 × 9 inches with an 8-inch extension. www.bellacor.com
Thomas Lighting has released the Palisades Collection. This nine-light chandelier has a Sable Bronze finish with faceted hand-polished drops. The Palisade chandelier measures 30 × 36 inches and is 156 inches long. The maximum wattage is 60C. www.thomaslighting.com
Morrison Lighting's new wall sconce is an electric candelabra. The Hawthorne Sconce was designed by Bay Area architect, Sherry Williamson. This fixture is designed with three hand-blown, seeded glass lenses that mimic flamed candles. The Hawthorne is available in an oxidized brass metal finish with optional finishes in nickel, bronze, brass, chrome and copper. Additional powder coatings and faux finishes are available. This wall sconce measures 9 × 4 × 21 inches. www.morrisonlighting.com
Cottage Grove is a part of Kichler's new line of chandeliers. The Cottage Grove family has a carré bronze finish. The upturned glass shades are accented with swirls of brown. The chandelier comes with glass teardrops that can be added to the light fixture for customization. The teardrops have a splash of orange and come with a spring-steel mounting clip. The Cottage Grove family of lights can be ordered in these standard configurations: 18 light, five tier chandelier; 12 light, three tier chandelier; nine light, two tier chandelier; six light chandelier; four light chandelette; three light; two light; two light wall sconce; one light wall sconce; one light pendant. www.kichler.com
Mountain Ranch Lighting has a new arts and crafts light fixture, the Smoky Mountain Ceiling Light- Southview. This ceiling light is offered in two sizes: 10 × 8 inches and 13 × 11 inches. The Smoky Mountain lantern is designed with four Mica panels encased in a steel frame. The steel can be ordered in Almond or Amber. This hardwired fixture is suitable for interior and damp locations only. There are several finishes to choose from: hunter green, rustic brown, antique copper metallic, old world copper, forest green, natural gray, black iron. www.mtnranchlighting.com
Baci has two new hand-blown glass lighting fixtures. There are two styles of this hand-blown glass pendant. Model #HP-C-1012 has a white alabaster flared shade and model #HP-C-1016 has a cased opal glass shade accented by a blue-green Italian design. Both styles have Venetian style fixtures and matching sconces. These new pendants are constructed of solid brass with a die-cut canopy and heavy, turned fittings. These Baci Pendants can be installed as spotlights or as a grouping. Offered in choice of brass, chrome, satin nickel or special custom finishes, the pendants are available with a solid 24-inch stem or 48-inch cord. The pendants come with a 40-watt, G-9 halogen lamp. Additional glass shade options include frosted, opal triplex and faux travertine. www.bacimirrors.com
Stonegate has a new a lampshade light fixture, the CoCo Pendant. This pendant is a two-toned fabric lampshade that measures 15 × 14 × 8 1/2 inches. The shade is 18 inches. This hardwired fixture is available in four finishes: brushed nickel, polished nickel, polished brass, bronze. The Dupioni fabric is offered in the following color combinations: red over silver, mocha over ivory, black over ivory, ivory over silver, ivory over orange, chocolate over ivory, lime over chocolate and chocolate over lime. The CoCo Pendant is available in two additional sizes: 20-inch shade that is 19 × 17 × 11 inches with three 75-Watt bulbs; and a 32-inch shade that is 23 × 21 × 11 inches for three 100-Watt bulbs. The stem comes in three sizes - 6, 12 and 18 inches - and can be combined for a variety of lengths. www.stonegatedesigns.com