Cool Product Alert: Philips Portable Light

Way back in 2014 Philips introduced the HUE system to the public. It’s a nice and nifty system that allows you to control your LED lights wirelessly through your home via an app on your smart phone.

All thats needed is an the bridge (the controller that links the lights to your phone), the compatible light bulbs (BR30, E26, GU10 AND PAR 16) and of course your smart phone.

The HUE system has progressed since its initial launch that it has many different settings that you can link up to your lights. You can set the lights in your room to go with the beat of the music that is playing in your smart phone, you can even control the mood of your room. The different settings can allow you to create a suspenseful lighting scene or you can even set up the lights so that you can have strobe lights to imitate a dance floor.

 

Image provided from http://www2.meethue.com/en-us/the-range/hue-go/

Philips just released a portable light bowl that is compatible with the Hue Go System and it has been garnering positive reviews from the web.

The bowl is large enough to fit in the palm of both hands and it completely portable. Working with the Hue System, you can control it directly from your smart phone. One full charge will allow you to transport that light wherever you go for almost three hours.

Image provided from http://www2.meethue.com/en-us/the-range/hue-go/

It’ll be great to illuminate the places where your stationary lights can’t reach. Or even a backup light when you go camping or stay outdoors to help illuminate your path or to just help you see the general area. When paired with the different interfaces, think of all the fun situations you can have with this light.

It’s a fun light to have, like the rest of the product offerings in the Hue System, you can change the color of the light. Also what makes it great is that you can just put it wherever you want because it will stand on its own.

 

 

Get the Look for Kitchen – Quoizel

This three light chandelier from the Emery Collection by Quoizel is a unique chandelier to add to your dining area. Put it over a kitchen island or breakfast bar.

It has the industrial look and feel to it, which is on trend right now.  It comes in (3) great finishes: Palladian Bronze (ER3353PN) (shown below), Brushed Nickel (ER353BN), or Imperial Silver (ER353IS)

 

Quoizel Lighting

Image Provided by Quoizel Lighting: Quoizel Lighting ER353PN Emery Island Chandelier

 

The Emerson Collection also has other types of lights all available in the three finishes.

Emery Island Chandelier

Image Provided by Quoizel Lighting

Find the Emerson Collection and more at EliteFixtures.com

Bedroom Furniture Ideas

Fact: The average person spends almost about 26 years of their lives sleeping.

You spend so much of your life sleeping, might as well do it in  a bedroom that comfort and style. In addition to sleeping, your bedroom can serve so many purposes: a place to study or do work, get ready for the day and relax.

After a long and exhausting day, your first thought would be to hop in your bed and stay under the covers to sleep the day away. You should invest in a bed and mattress that you would would dream about going home to.  This Charlotte Queen Bed Frame in Gray from Modway will have you wishing were at home.

Modway Furniture MOD-5045-GRY-SET Charlotte Queen Bed Frame in Gray

Your bedroom is also where you stash away all your personal possessions. Unless you have a huge walk in closet, you should make sure that is adequate storage space for you to keep everything so that its not all over your room creating clutter. You can have add bed side tables, dressers or add a nice decorative trunk to the foot of your bed as a storage box. These Covered Travelers Trunks from sterling Industries  will provide a cohesive storage solution if you use all three in your room.

Sterling Industries 170-002/S3 Linen Covered Travelers Trunks

Mirrors are essential for every bedroom for its functionality. Not only can you check your appearance as you get ready for the day, a mirror can help make your room seem bigger than it is by reflecting light. Try this full Beaded Leaner Mirror from Basset

Bassett Mirror Co M2546BEC Beaded Leaner Mirror

If space permits, you can always add a desk or a reading area where you can get your work done or relax so you do not have to do it in bed. This Castro Armchair from Zuo Modern can a perfect addition to the sitting area in your room.

Castro Armchair Charcoal Gray

Zuo Modern 98081 Castro Armchair Charcoal Gray

And of course, you need to have your room lit properly, but have stylish fixtures at the same time. Check out some of our bedroom lighting tips and some of our suggestions in our Bedroom Lighting Tips post.

Check out EliteFixtures.com for your bedroom needs and more.

Product of the Week: Kichler 42940CLP Classic Pewter City Lights 3-Tier Chandelier

This Kichler 42940CLP Classic Pewter City Lights 3-Tier Chandelier was designed with the Modern Art Movement of the 1920s in mind.

Constructed of steel with rectangular shaped glass shades, this light fixture will ensure years of performance.

 

Kichler 42940CLP Classic Pewter City Lights 3-Tier Chandelier with 7 Lights - Stem Included - 23 Inches Wide

The chandelier would look great in a modern kitchen or any room because it features an asymmetrical design that will add elegance to any room. .

Image Courtesy of Kichler http://www.kichler.com/products/family/city-lights-collection.aspx

Also featured in the City Lights Collection is the Linear Chandelier and a Wall Sconce 

Shop more from the City Lights Collection and more at EliteFixtures.com

Our Newest Product in The Elite Fixtures Line.

For Immediate Release: The NEW Incredible DressLamp

Contact: EliteFixtures.com
Email cs@elitefixtures.com
Phone: 800-921.4162

Hillsborough, New Jersey – After realizing a market opportunity of the impressive magnitude of chatter caused by a dress, EliteFixtures.com has decided to enter this lucrative market effective March 9, 2015. Science apparently has narrowed down exactly why the dress appears to be different colors, but people still can’t believe their own eyes! Introducing ‘lighting meets couture’! Elitefixtures.com has forged an agreement with an international manufacturer of lighting products and has designed its own exclusive lamp. This lamp, like no other, is fabricated from the same material the ‘famous color changing dress’ is made of. Is it Black and Blue, White and Gold, Blue and Gold? You’ll need to read the product details for more information.

Our Newest Product in The Elite Fixtures Line.

Our Newest Product in The Elite Fixtures Line will be available Q2 2015.

Elitefixtures.com has been retailing lighting for over 10 years featuring literally hundreds of thousands of designs and finishes across all categories for the home. Dan, head of product development states:

“Today we feature a design that has never been seen before! We hope to bring this product across the globe as the new lighting phenomenon of 2015. First there was incandescent, then fluorescent, then we discovered the efficiency of LED lighting and now this!”.

He further stated,

“This lamp is so unique that it could almost decorate any room regardless of your interior colors. When placed in a room, your visitors may not think it is color coordinated. However, the joke is on them… Just tell them they’re color blind!” he said with a chuckle.

EliteFixtures begins production of this highly anticipated lamp in the second quarter of 2015 in order to keep up with forecast production levels from pre-orders. For more information please visit www.elitefixtures.com or call 1.800.921.4162.

*This satirical article courtesy of Elite Fixtures content team :)

Decorating With Clocks

In the 21st century, we are living in a digitized world. The time is literally at our finger tips and we can whip out our cell phones or just glance down at our watches to find out what the time is. You can even substitute your cellphone for a regular alarm clock these days.

While clocks may seem to be losing their functionality, they can be used as great accent pieces in your home. Also, a great feature about clocks is that the majority of them are battery powered, so in times of power outages, you will always know what time it is when your electronics shut off.

Clocks come in all shapes, sizes and designs that could compliment any room’s decor. There’s are so many places where you can add a clock to accent the current decor in the room or it can act as a stand alone feature.

This Modway’s Furniture Starburst Wall Clock in Black Silver  would look great mounted on top of a fireplace or as a statement on an a feature wall.

Starburst Wall Clock in Silver Black

Modway Furniture EEI-761 Starburst Wall Clock in Silver Black

If you’re looking for a small desk clock, try Uttermost’s Pocket Watch Brass Thuret Clock to add a debonair flair to the your study.

Pocket Watch Brass Thuret Clock

Uttermost 06068 Pocket Watch Brass Thuret Clock

This Quiz Wall Clock from Modway is a fun clock would go great in a study area or any room for math lovers.

 

Quiz Wall Clock in Black

Modway Furniture EEI-841 Quiz Wall Clock in Black

A standing clock is also another accent piece that you can add to your home. The standing clocks could go in your living room, dining room or even on a stair landing.  Uttermost Brone Standing Clock

Uttermost Brone Standing Clock

Uttermost 6418 Uttermost Brone Standing Clock

A fun way to incorporate clocks into your decor is this Uttermost’s Casseem Clock Table.

Uttermost Cassem Clock Table

Uttermost 24321 Uttermost Cassem Clock Table

 

Find clocks and more at EliteFixtures.com

Study Room Ideas

Studying is something no student ever wants to do. With all the distractions available, it might may seem impossible to motivate the student to get the work done. While studying is always going to be a drag, the environment that they are set up in might motivate the student to do better.

When setting up a study area, it should be in an area that is far away from any distractions (ie: where the television is or where there is a lot of noise).

To help designate a study area, it should be clearly marked as one. One way to distinguish an area as a study area is to have a desk. You could always try to have a built in desk/wall made into a study area, but you could always also purchase a separate desk.  (Like Modway’s Tinker Desk in Natural) Having a desk allows you to keep all your supplies and papers in once place. To keep areas less cluttered, try to have some storage boxes or even have a bookshelf installed.

Tinker Desk in Natural

Comfort is important while studying. You will be sitting on for hours, so might as well get a chair that is comfortable. A bonus would be one that has wheels so that you can move around your study area to reach things out of your reach so do not over exert yourself. There are so many different styles of chairs to choose from, like Modway’s Lippa Novelty Chair in Red or Uttermost’s Yalena’s Desk Chair 

Lippa Novelty Chair in Red

Lippa Novelty Chair in Red

Uttermost 23077 Yalena Desk Chair

The study area shouldn’t be completely bare and boring. Try to add warmth or something to look at so the the area is not completely uninspiring, but at the same time not distracting. Add a decorative rug or even some paintings or pictures on the wall. Like Concord Global’s Flowers Beige Rectangle Woven Rug or Uttermost’s Mini Floral Glow 

Flowers Beige 5' X 7' Rectangle Woven Rug

Concord Global 57415 Flowers Beige 5′ X 7′ Rectangle Woven Rug Milano Collection

Mini Floral Glow I Ii Iii Iv Set Of 4 Wall Art

Uttermost 34216 Mini Floral Glow I Ii Iii Iv Set Of 4 Wall Art

And of course the most important aspect to keep in mind when setting up a study area is the lighting. While studying, you should have task lighting to help focus on what specifically is trying to be done. No one wants or can get work in the dark. So illuminate the area to be productive.

Great task lighting you can add to a study area is to go with a table lamp that can sit easily on top of a desk or you could always add pendant lights or wall sconces with a swing arm if you lack the space.  Try ET2′s Satin Aluminum Eco-Task 1-Light 37 Inch LED Swing Arm Table Lamp or Elk Lighting’s Single Light Swing Arm Wall Sconce

ET2 E41033-SA Satin Aluminum Eco-Task 1 Light 37 Inch LED Swing Arm Table Lamp

ET2 Lighting E41033-SA ET2 E41033-SA Satin Aluminum Eco-Task 1 Light 37 Inch LED Swing Arm Table Lamp

Single Light Swing Arm Wall Sconce

Elk Lighting 11220/1 Single Light Swing Arm Wall Sconce

Find your study room needs and more at EliteFixtures.com

 

Pendant Lights

Pendant lights are one of the most versatile lights you can install in your home. They come is so many shapes, sizes and types that you can install them in any room and it will be functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Pendants are hanging light fixtures that are alternatives to having large fixtures, such as a floor lamp or a chandelier taking up all the room. Also, you can always use pendant lights as supplementing lighting if you do indeed use a chandelier.

You’re not only limited to single down down-light pendant. Pendant lights can have either an up light or down light. One fixture is not limited to only one pendant, but there can be multiple ones mounted together. Also, some pendents have a drum shade, which, which has a more circular body.

Check out our favorite pendant looks that would go great in any room.

This ET2 Lighting Disco 5-Light LED pendant is a great example of multiple pendants in one fixture. It would go great in your kitchen.

Disco 5-Light LED Pendant

ET2 Lighting E22685-01PC Disco 5-Light LED Pendant

This Elk Lighting Satin Nickle Geologic Mini Pendent with Tri Color Swirl Blown Class Shade would be great for a bedroom to replace a table lamp or over a study area to save space

Satin Nickel Geologic 1 Light Mini Pendant with Tri-Color Swirl Blown Glass Shade

Satin Nickel Geologic 1 Light Mini Pendant with Tri-Color Swirl Blown Glass Shade

The Conduit 25Lt Pendant from Troy Lighting is a great and unique alternative to a chandelier.

 

Conduit 25Lt Pendant

Troy Lighting F3816 Conduit 25Lt Pendant

The Three-Light Rialto Pendant from Sea Gull Lighting is a great example of an uplight pendant that can be used in a dining room or kitchen.

Three-Light Rialto Pendant

Sea Gull Lighting 65361-965 Three-Light Rialto Pendant

Find pendant lights and more at EliteFixtures.com

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Lamps Take Over Hollywood

We’ve been having tons of fun reimagining images from pop culture. You may recall our comic book covers and our video game art. Now, we present to you some famous movie posters reinvented with all your favorite lamp, lighting, bulb and shade themes!

Is there anything you would like to see us reimagine next time? Leave your requests in the comments below!

50 saheds of grey movie poster reimagined

blades of glory reimagined as shades of glory

pay it forward reimaged as shade it forward

fight club poster reimagined

blade reimagined as shade

lady and the tramp reimagined as lady and the lamp

johnny english reimagined

We want to thank graphic artist Lisa Benson who helped us bring our lamp meets Hollywood vision to life.

Dining Room Tables – Pick the Right Size

Dining rooms are an integral part of any home. There are so many different functions or purposes for a dining room: entertaining, eating or for just the design factor. While the chandelier that lights up the whole room may take focus,  it is the dining room table that will serve the most function.

You want a dining room table that will fit your needs. The more people you expect to entertain the more table space you should have. Rectangular tables are great if you expect a lot of guests. On the other hand, if you don’t plan on entertaining as much, or have fewer guests frequenting your home, round tables might be better for you.

Zuo Modern 102192 Xert Dining Table Gray

The space and comfort of your diners is important. You want to give them their own personal zone where they aren’t sitting on top of each other. Try to buy a table that fits the number of people you want that allows them each to have their own space of 2′-3′. Also, in relation to space, you don’t want the table taking up the whole room. Leave your guests enough room to move around, so leave a couple of feet between the table and the walls so no one feels cramped or cornered.

Zuo Modern 98160 Fillmore Table Distressed Natural

Dining room tables are an investment that should last you a long time. If you feel that over time your needs will grow or if you know that occasionally you will entertain more, but the majority of the time you will entertain small groups, you should find a table that have extensions. When you have many people coming over, you want to maintain a uniform look, instead of having extra tables scattered all over the place.

Zuo Modern 102172 Wilco Dining Table Black

Rectangular and round tables have different size guidelines per seat when you’re trying to figure out the size:

  • For rectangular tables, the length of the table should be proportionate for every seat needed. For every one seat you require, add 12″ and the resulting sum is how long your rectangular table should be. (Example: need 8 seats, the length of your table should be 96″ 8 x 12)
  • For round tables, they follow a different scale. Since round tables are mostly used for smaller groups, they are not offered in as large sizes as rectangular ones. The more guests you want to place in a round table, they get a decreasing amount of space. Respectively, if you have a table that seats 4, each diner should add 12″ to the diameter (you need a table with a diameter of 48″= 4 x 12), if you have a table that seats 6, each diner should add 10″ (you need a table with a diameter of 60″ = 6 x 10), if you have a table that sits 8, each diner should add 9″ (you need a table with a diameter of 72″ = 8 x 9)