Historical Lamps and Lighting
Lamps And Lights Fashions On 2011
Today’s lighting trends lead consumers to designs with clean, simple lines that incorporate the use of metallic, pure, or eco-friendly materials. Here is a general idea of the trends presently underway.
Flexible or Cable Tract Lighting: Rigid Tract lighting as well as recessed lighting is “out” – and low voltage Flexible and Cable Track lighting is “in”. Whereas the Rigid Track system uses one transformer for each and every fixture, the Flexible Track systems will use one transformer for the entire fixture and distributes low-voltage electrical energy through the track. A straight, tense tract is not preferred. This makes for a sleeker-looking system, because the track can be curved and the fixtures are not required a built-in transformer. The Cable Track is yet another type of system which has been recently very popular over the years – and still persists. There are two wire connections that run equal to one another. The lamp fixtures are located between the two cables which also provide the energy. Typically, the track runs wall-to-wall and is not more than 20ft long.
Environmentally-friendly Lamp fixtures: Environmentally-friendly fixtures are “in” – along with energy-saving dimmer push buttons and computerized lighting control. Two of the most well-known lighting fittings are the Compact Florescent Light (CFL) and also the Light Emitting Diodes (LED). The most functional and budget friendly bulb at this time is CFL. The LED is a tiny yet productive light source. It is more energy efficient than that of the CFL. A 60 watt bulb is costly and one bulb can cost about $75. However, on the positive side, certain LED models will last up to 30-35 years, energy consumption is cut down by about 87%, and the light quality is very good.
Metallic Lamp Bases: Metallics are almost everywhere – not just in light fittings. This material is useful for adding sparkle and glow to a dull room. The brushed metals do the job at blending with a multi-toned interior of the house. Softer metals, like brushed nickel, brushed copper, stainless-steel, and pewter have become some of the favorite metal finish alternatives and are competing with brass as the top covering choice. Expect to see this material in fabrics and home furniture for years to come.
Glass and Mirror Lamps: While the ornate and sophisticated are “out” in both fashion and home decorating, convenient, yet elegant, interiors with a bit of sparkle or sheen are certainly “in”. Whether multi-colored, translucent, or transparent – glass light fixtures and other household units such as jars and bowls are great these days. Likewise, mirrored lamps and table tops also are in fashion. These materials display light and sunshine.
Organic Materials: Corresponding with greater interest in more energy efficient and environmentally-friendly lighting effects, look to see more organic materials such as bamboo and wooden veneer table lamp bases.
Serpentine Curves: Also attractive is the simple sophistication of the serpentine curved line – in furnishings as well as lighting. The use of the serpentine pipe has been around for hundreds of years. This rebirth may be stimulated by the growing interest in plant based materials and patterns.
Today’s styles in lamps, lighting, and decor reflect a style that is more Contemporary or Modern that we have identified over these past years 30 years. These trends also convey the desire to be very environmentally conscious and perhaps less materialistic through the use of less ornate and embellished furnishings, organic materials, and serpentine shapes.
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