Posts Tagged ‘Tech Lighting’
04
Jul

Zenith by Tech Lighting

The Zenith pendant from Tech Lighting is stunning, not only for its long, organically shaped form, but everything about it is unique: the colors (white, smoke, and now also a great steel blue) and the vertical stringers in the glass that add depth and dimension.

Two sizes are available.

Tech Lighting had a unique display at their Dallas showroom: A large cluster of Zenith pendants hung from a multi-port canopy.
They used both sizes and all three colors.  It looked fantastic!

A great way to create a unique replacement for a chandelier.

03
Jul
Tech Lighting Otto

Tech Lighting Otto

The Otto pendant by Tech Lighting is a new introduction.
I really enjoyed all the unique colors it comes in – and ordered all of them for our showroom at the recent Dallas Market. It was just too hard to choose!!
The Otto pendant  has a wonderful hand-etched, mouth blown outer transparent glass shade with an inner glass diffuser.
The outer blown glass is hand-etched after it has cooled. Its inner white glass helps diffuse the light and adds depth to the fixture without washing out the color of the transparent outer glass.
A sophisticated, well-balanced addition to a variety of rooms.

05
Dec

FREE WITH PURCHASE:  Lil Big Wonder accent lamp by Tech Lighting.

Buy Tech Lighting products for more than $250 and get this great little accent lamp totally free.
We’ll even gift wrap it for you and send it to the recipient of your choice at no extra charge!

The Lil Big Wonder by Tech Lighting is just that: A wonderfully compact, powerful accent lamp with a plug-in transformer, it brings light just where you need it.
Use one on top of a bookshelf to highlight a favorite bowl or on the floor close to a natural stone wall to graze it and bring out the texture.
The uses for this little neat fixture are endless.
The canopy can screw onto a wall or sit on the floor. Automatic shut-off if tipped over.

30
Oct

Tech Lighting Firefrost

The Tech Lighting Firefrost Pendant in crisp white create a perfect balance to the contemporary materials used in this kitchen. Notice the wall monorail in the background. An interesting solution to adding light exactly where you need it.

When I chose the low voltage pendants for my kitchen I took several samples home. I was certain that I wanted a bright color, preferably blue, to match the colorful accents from the Mexican tile in my kitchen. I actually ended up choosing white, which I’d never have guessed before I tried them all out. We neede the light in our dark kitchen and I was amazed to see, just how much more light the white Firefrost put out.

Tech Lighting Firefrost Pendant

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26
Oct

MonoRail is made for mixing and matching heads and pendants on one rail, getting the light where it’s needed.
It doesn’t always have to be used over a kitchen island, as you see in this photo. In this photo two Tech Lighting Savoy pendant lights  act as a bedside reading lamp, saving valuable table space .

25
Oct

Powell-Street Pendant by Tech Lighting

A  bold design statement

I really like it how the Tech Lighting Powell Street fixture works in this kitchen. The orange interior adds a splash of color and picks up the color from the chairs. The spun aluminum exterior has a crisp, contemporary feel.  It’s nice to see a large scale light over an island for a change. Makes a bold statement.

20
Oct

After you have admired the beautiful Playa fixtures made of seashells look up and take a look at the Railtones speakers on this rail. Yes, now it’s possible to add speakers to your rail, so you don’t only spread light, but also music from your Tech Lighting MonoRail system.

Tech Lighting Railtones

Tech Lighting Railtones

Tech Lighting Railtones – Where light and sound combine seamlessly onto a single system for a richer, fuller experience.

18
Sep

Craftsman Kitchen

Craftsman Kitchen

Tech Lighting’s period-inspired pendants from Wilmette Lighting are featured in the Fall issue of Arts & Crafts Homes. Take a look at this story on the beautiful new take on Arts & Crafts kitchens.

The Wilmette Lighting Company was founded in Wilmette, Illinois, and combines authentic early 20th Century lighting design with cutting-edge technology. Timeless and beautiful, each design revisits the material past and introduces today’s progressive functionality. Wilmette lighting takes great pride in their period lighting pieces, many of which feature Halophane historic glass.

Wilmette Lighting from Tech Lighting

Wilmette Lighting from Tech Lighting

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03
Oct
Affordable Contemporary Lighting

Affordable Contemporary Lighting

At Form + Function we want to show that contemporary lighting can be affordable.We offer hundreds of wall sconces, pendant lights, outdoor lighting starting at under $50.

Click on the images to enter our online showroom for some great prices and discounts.

Form + Function is 25!

Form + Function is 25!

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16
Feb

Cable Lighting is Safe and EffectiveWhen you look at cable lighting with its exposed wires it’s natural to be somewhat leery and question the safety of this kind of a system.

Looks really great, but can you really  LEAVE it up there like that? What happens if the parakeet lands on it? Or how do I exchange the bulb without getting electrocuted?

Having encountered questions like this for many years and relied on what I read in the helpful manuals by Tech Lighting (AND my own hands-on-experience : No, it doesn’t even hurt if you touch the wires while the lights are on; I tried it.) I wanted to have a more precise response.

I therefore went to the website of US patents and found this: “Track lighting using line voltage must have guards to prevent the user from touching the conductors, whereas in low voltage track lighting the track is often open and unprotected because there is no danger of electric shock. A variety of low voltage track lighting, termed cable lighting, comprises two, parallel conductors in the shape of metal wires or cables which are mounted several inches apart strung out between anchor points in walls or ceilings and at one end connected to a low voltage transformer. In most cable systems the cables support light fixtures via contact organs which rest upon the cables or are attached to them by means of of some kind of clamping device.” (http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/5340322/description.html)

“There is no danger of electric shock”. That’s it. Of course you have to be careful like around anything with electricity, but since the 110V household current is stepped down to 12V through the transformer there is actually not enough current running through the wires to cause any harm to you – or your parakeet (if he stays on one wire and doesn’t get cocky and tries to straddle both wires. That might wake him up!)

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