Thursday, June 30, 2016

Lighting Trends 2016

Choosing new lighting to accommodate both your needs and have functionality is difficult enough, without trying to stay current with lighting trends.  Luckily, City Lighting Products is here to help.
Choosing to go with LED lighting is the first, and most important, step. LED (light-emitting diode) lighting is highly efficient, long lasting, and environmentally friendly. Thankfully lighting industries are focusing on utilizing LED lighting with their current models.
We compiled a list of four trends for 2016:
Midcentury Modern:

This trend takes us back to the 50’s and 60’s, using understated pieces that take us back to a simpler time is key. The clean lines used in these pieces allow them to be used with almost any d├ęcor.
Oversized Fixtures:

One word, chandeliers. A multi-tiered chandelier can pull together an entire room, and really bring the final touch to a home or work space. They can be used in a small or large room, making them versatile. This bold statement piece is not something to miss out on.
Ceiling Fans:

The bigger the better. Like a chandelier, a ceiling fan can be the perfect piece to tie in a room. It can be as small or large, simplistic or complex, as the room demands. This is also an excellent way to deliver air circulation and reduce energy costs.
Mixed Metals:

Warm gold, brass tones, nickel, etc. These warm, reflective tones pull off a sophisticated and modern look.
Pair any of these with LED lighting, and you will have a trendy, energy efficient, and functional living space.  At City Lighting Products, we are here to help you achieve that. Contact us today for more information.
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Friday, June 3, 2016

Hotel Lighting - Industry Trends

Think of your normal commute to work. How many hotels do you see on your way in? Now think about how much energy each hotel needs to run. That's a lot, isn't it? Hotels have four common trends to help smooth out and lower these energy costs, while lighting up each guests stay.

1. Bye Bye Incandescent
Once hotels realized that incandescent lighting is not the most efficient lighting tech out there, most quickly moved away. Now, you'll see mostly LED lighting throughout the halls and rooms during your stay.

2. Simplicity is Key
Rather than waste energy on intricate lighting fixtures, hotels figured that simplicity is key. By having less lighting in rooms, and fewer, more efficient fixtures throughout, streamlining lighting become the new "norm."

3. One Word: Wireless
A new way to facilitate the proper lighting, no matter what the hour, is the bring on wireless lighting sensors that work in tandem with daylight and occupancy. This serves to lower energy costs but also to stop over-lighting.

4. Applied Savings
Newer hotels are even working towards using a rooms keycard to switch on the lights, to cut down on lights being left on when the guests are out of their rooms. The same can be done with the air conditioning and the television.