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