LED Lights the Way at Light! Design Expo – Furniture Lighting & Decor

July 29, 2022 by No Comments

There is a lighting exposition that comes regularly San Francisco. It’s geared toward people that are not able to get to New York or Las Vegas for LightFair, which is the lighting industry’s most massive convention. This one is called Light! Design Expo. Size-wise, it is much more manageable. Usually there are around 150 exhibitors. It’s always exciting to see what the new innovations are. Here are my top choices for what is worth your attention.

First on the list is a disk-shaped luminaire (shown above) that can both be a wall sconce or a ceiling mount fixture. It is called the Ginger and is made by Marset Lighting. I’ve always been advocating for lighting manufacturers to offer their LED fixtures in temperatures that are warmer than 2700° kelvin. Now, many are offering warm-dim technology which does go down to 2400° kelvin or 2200° kelvin. This makes me very happy. 

This particular fixture is actually 2700° Kelvin, but the rusty copper color gives it a much warmer glow. It comes in two sizes and is rated for exterior use, which is a big bonus.

Next, take a look at this wall sconce, which is also available in a portable table version. it has the warm glow of candlelight. It is made by Santa & Cole. They are an Italian company. 

Everything they have in their line is UL listed for the United States. This is wonderful news. Here’s why: When seeing lighting shows in the European countries, there are always amazing and cutting-edge designs. Unfortunately, most of them never make it to the United States because the cost of getting a UL listing for each fixture can be cost-prohibitive. What happens is that these companies will choose the fixtures that are more generic and will sell more easily and in greater numbers in the U.S. market. We generally miss out on the really good stuff. 

 

This fascinating pendant fixture is made by Lucifer Lighting. It is called the Stellr LED Pendant. There are micro-particles embedded within the glass. When the light is off, it appears clear, but when it is turned on it becomes translucent. This wonderful fixture has the ability to both provide downlighting and indirect lighting, as well as a glowing decorative element. Each of these functions can be controlled separately. It comes in 2700K but can be ordered in a warmer color temperature or with warm-dim capabilities. Even though this is a translucent piece, there is no glare.

 

This is another fixture that I was drawn to. It is called the Print Pendant (shown above). This is made by a company called Rich Brilliant Willing Lighting, aka RBW Lighting. How’s that for a great name?

This one has an opalescent finish and it provides a beautiful warm glow. It is 16 inches in diameter and 12 inches tall. There are also ceiling-mount and wall-mount versions available as well. What’s also great is that it is available in glass or plastic, for those areas where the decorative fixtures needed to be a little bit more durable. 

 

I was fascinated by this light fixture called the Elle, by Axis Lighting (shown above). Think of it as illuminated crown molding. It tucks in at the top of the wall where the wall meets the ceiling. This is especially useful for hallways in hospitals, hotels, and senior residence centers. The even glow adds even ambient illumination to a …….

Source: https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com/led-lights-way-light-design-expo

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