It is very important to supply us with the correct measurements when requesting a quote for a customer lampshade.
Always use the formula “top diameter x bottom diameter x vertical height”.
Do not measure the slant by resting your tape measure on the angle of the shade. Place your tape measure on the inside of the lampshade and measure from top to bottom on the vertical. Always ensure your lampshade is resting on a flat surface when doing so.
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It’s been said time and time again – a beautiful room can be completely undone if the lighting is done badly. Table and floor lamps normally fall under task lighting, but this is their time to shine and add some extra decorative flair to any space. We have some helpful tips for you:
We spend a lot of time in our living rooms, so a lamp needs to be functional and fit in with the décor of the space….Read More...
Lighting should be seen as a critical, complementary component of the original architectural design. Bring to life the dream or conception from drawing on paper to reality by adding texture colour and contrast.
We have a few helpful ways that you can make sure your lighting is always on point.
LIGHT UP YOUR LIVING ROOM:
A living room is an area that you spend a lot of time in so the lighting needs to be just right. Balance and adaptability are key…Read More...
A must read for all people involved in lighting that are considering LED’s as a light source.
What does it mean to ‘go green’? – ‘reducing carbon footprint’ ‘minimizing impact on the environment’ are terms that spring to mind – yet so many people in the lighting industry seem to believe this means getting rid of the more tried and trusted lighting sources in favour of the newer ‘more efficient’ light sources – and surely that does not just mean…Read More...
The origin of the Austrian Swarovski Crystal
At the end of the 19th century in Austria, Daniel Swarovski founded a company with the aim of cutting crystals automatically.
The Austrian Swarovski Crystal (pronounced swa-rovs-kee) was born. The company became enormously successful and soon expanded to various areas like producing optical products, abrasives and grinding instruments. The cutting of crystals is now one of the most wanted components in handcrafted beaded jewellery. The Swarovski crystal components are regarded as the highest quality…Read More...
What is Crystal?
Crystal is glass that has Lead (in the form of lead oxide [PbO]) in its chemical composition. The purpose of Lead Oxide is to increase the density of glass, which in turn, increases the refractive properties, luster, and clarity of the crystal. When it is cut and polished, it creates more colors and sparkle in light than regular glass. The higher percentage of Lead Oxide in the crystal composition, the more vibrant the colors are reflected and…Read More...
1. The appropriate size
Your lamp has to complement the table it stands on, rather than stick out as a complete oddity. That’s exactly why you need to pick one that fits in perfectly and blends well with the dimensions of the space around. If the table is narrow and thin, then pick a stick lamp and if it is large and broad then experiment with the larger umbrella-styled lamps.
2. Match your interiors
Your interiors would already sport a certain theme…Read More...
Directional lighting to emphasize a particular object or to draw attention to a part of the field of view.
The dissipation of light within a surface or medium.
The process by which the eye changes focus from one distance to another.
The process by which the visual system becomes accustomed to more or less light than it was exposed to during an immediately preceding period. It results in a change in the sensitivity of the eye to light.
Alternating Current (AC)