Outdoor Lighting Has Many Merits

Safety and security are the two biggest benefits of outdoor lighting.  Consider safety first and foremost.  A well lit outdoor area lacks shadows on paths, steps, and other areas where people could trip or potentially hurt themselves.  No one (guest or thief) will want to come over if they have to navigate a light/dark obstacle course to get to your front door.

Consider lighting from the ground up or from the sides out.  Be careful with lighting from above.  Remember: the goal is to reduce the amount of shadows and darkness.  This won’t prevent clumsiness, but having less darkness equals more safety.


Lighting Affects People’s Moods!

Think about how our moods are often reflective of the weather: when the sun is beaming out of a clear, blue sky, people tend to feel positive and good moods abound. The opposite is also true, and when it’s cloudy and gloomy, people are depressed and apathetic.


Why You Should Buy From Local Decorative Lighting Distributors

Everybody wants an attractive home where they can live, work, and play.  Decorative lighting helps shine a light in your home, brightening its aesthetics and making it luminous.  With that said, should you buy from a local lighting distributor?

At Quoizel, we recommend purchasing your lighting from a local distributor for several reasons.  The first is that by buying from any local distributor or vendor (lighting or otherwise) you’re contributing to the growth of the local economy.

Secondly, many local distributors will offer you FREE in-home consultations, rather than charging you for the consultation with the potential of deducting the fee from the cost of lighting.


Creating the Best Bathroom Lighting

Creating lighting for a bathroom is different from that of any other room.  Your goal is to have light that shines out and up the walls, as opposed to down from the ceilings, and ultimately to minimize that shadows cast on your face, surrounding it instead with light.

Sadly, when it often comes to interior lighting, the bathroom is commonly given less attention than other areas in a home.  People tend to forget that bathrooms are a place to relax and recharge, and opt for a do-all single ceiling fixture.


Shedding Light on Outdoor Lanterns

From establishing ambiance and style for a home, to providing entrance lighting and security, outdoor lighting is always beneficial to any home.  The biggest issue with establishing outdoor lighting in a home is figuring out the appropriate height for your lantern.

The height that an outdoor lantern is mounted should be based on the height of its door.

For 1 Lantern:  on a single side of your doorway, the lantern should be about 1/3 the height of the door from top to bottom.  On average, the center of the lantern’s bulb should rest about 66″ above the threshold of the door.