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Editor’s Picks: Sci-Fi Worthy Lighting

Light speed. Lightsabers. Lasers. Light is a prominent feature in science fiction. And that is to say nothing of the mood that lighting can create. From bright colors in a fun space opera to more muted tones of a dystopian future; from the warm tones of the Rebel Alliance to the cold grays of the Empire, the lighting options in sci-fi are wide and versatile indeed.

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Design Story: The Icons (Part II)

Continued from Part I, here are the stories of five more iconic lighting designs, including the 18th century inspired and 21st century designed Bourgie Table Lamp and that ubiquitous office lamp, the Tolomeo, unexpectedly inspired by fishermen’s nets.

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Design Story: The Icons | YLighting

Design Story: The Icons (Part I)

What is it about a lighting design that takes it from a simple light source to a veritable design icon? Perhaps we’ll find a pattern in the stories of some of the more famous fixtures out there. So, from the industrial origins of the Bubble Lamp to the plaster medallion inspiration for the Skygarden, we share the stories behind some of the most iconic lighting designs.

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Office Lighting Guide

Sure, the desk and chair set-up in your office is important. But you have to take care of your eyes, too. Office lighting can have a major impact–good or bad–on your health.

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The Enduring Influence of Scandinavian Design

After several decades, Scandinavian design is as popular as ever. The pure lines, material quality and craftsmanship of pieces from the likes of Arne Jacobsen, Alvar Aalto and Verner Panton continue to resonate…strongly. In fact, such classic design tenets inform a wide array of new furniture and lighting designs.

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Track Lighting Installation Tips

If you’re shopping for track lighting, it’s easy to find yourself confused or even a bit overwhelmed by all of the options. But a properly designed track system has function and versatility that serves many parts of the home very well, like kitchen islands, art lighting, hallway lighting and others. We’ll break down the process to help you get your system installed in three simple steps.

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Kitchen Lighting Guide

Well designed kitchens–with sleek appliances, fine cabinetry and textural stone countertops–can certainly create a sense of awe, especially when accompanied by great kitchen lighting that sets the right mood.

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