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Editor’s Picks: 10 Outdoor Floor and Table Lamps

There’s nothing better than lounging around your backyard on a warm summer day. Enjoying the sun on your face as you recline on your favorite outdoor lounge chair or hammock is simply sublime. Once it starts getting dark, though, many people feel compelled to move indoors. However, you don’t have to go inside just because the sun goes down.

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Ask an Expert: What Provides More Light, Uplights or Downlights?

Q: When shopping for lighting fixtures, there are many references to uplighting and downlighting. Which provides more general light in a room?

A: In general, uplighting or downlighting indicates that the fixture provides focused, directional light, as opposed to something more ambient. To tackle this question, I turned to YDesign Group lighting specialist Rory Edwards.

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Design Trends: Sculptural Lighting

Say goodbye to the traditional light design restrained by supporting the classic light bulb.  Today’s modern lighting takes on sculptural shapes and gravity-defying designs to create a new type of light source – one that is functional and a work of art both at the same time. This growing trend has reached across all types of lighting. 

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10 No-Fail Pendant Lights

Today’s modern pendant lights function not only as ceiling lights, but also as important pieces of home décor. They incorporate a mix of materials and textures to create looks that can range from minimal and industrial to ornate and sophisticated. All the while, they bring the form-meets-function factor, producing direct and versatile lighting using all kinds of possible shapes.

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10 Lighting Trends from Euroluce 2017

Shining bright year after year (29 to be exact) Euroluce, the International Lighting Exhibition runs alongside Salone Del Mobile aka Milan Design Week. With over 450 of the best lighting exhibits, the event is recognized as the global benchmark in lighting, a place where technology and design take spotlight in influencing the latest in indoor, outdoor, and industrial lighting.

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3 Easy Lighting Upgrades to Make Right Now

Every spring I get an itch for change, major change. Being cooped up inside during the winter will leave any sane person with cabin fever, and I am no exception. It’s that time of year again, and I have been looking for ways to make major changes to my home without breaking the bank or putting in a ton of manpower.

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Try This: Designing with Multiple Pendant Lights

If you are looking to make a statement in your space, you’ll find strength in numbers. A clever, on-trend solution we love is finding a pendant light you love—and pairing it with several more. A lighting design with multiple pendant lights is great because you get to put your creative cap on and make your own work of art that will have a strong effect on your room’s look.

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Suspenders® 36 Inch 3-Bar In-Line Linear LED Lighting System - Bar-Mounted Single Cylinder / Parachute Reflector from SONNEMAN

Suspenders Precise: Exclusive Behind the Design with Robert Sonneman

Robert Sonneman, “Lighting’s Modern Master”, has pioneered contemporary lighting design for over fifty years. Since their introduction in the 1960s and ‘70s, many of his designs have become classics of the modern era. Sonneman has gone on to release over 3,000 products you can find in high-end showrooms and galleries. Here, the creative visionary speaks to us about Suspenders Precise, which adds lighting functionality and performance to the Suspenders System introduced in January 2016.

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