5 Effective Task Lighting Tips

There’s is no doubt that lighting sets the mood of our experiences. Here are a few tips to help you increase the functionality and  style by illuminating those high traffic areas in your home.

1. For entertaining at the bar hover an island or pendant light over the area and for a more intimate feel accent with a few recessed adjustable fixtures.

2. Give your glasswear an extra sparkle by using low-voltage fixtures with tungsten-halogen bulbs.

3. Hosting formal dinners or get togethers? Enhance the ambiance by adding an elegant focal point such as a chandelier.


Easy Steps to Preserve the Brilliance of Home Lighting

Want to keep the brilliance of your Quoizel home lighting fixture? Cleaning your new fixtures is not hard and can be maintained at a low cost.

  • Outdoor fixtures: You can use a soft cloth to wipe down your outdoor lighting whenever you choose and glass cleaner is appropriate for the glass portion. Twice a year you can use high quality car wax to preserve the finish.
  • Brass bases: The brass bases in our fixtures are designed to prevent tarnishing, so you only need to wipe them down with a soft cloth.
  • Crystal bases: You can keep the shine of crystal by wiping it down with a soft cloth. You can also use crystal-cleaning spray if you choose.
  • Wood bases: Use a soft cloth to wipe down the lamp as well as lemon oil to restore shine.
  • Metal bases: This includes aluminum, iron, and others. Use a soft cloth to wipe down the lamp. You can also use lemon oil for solid metal bases.
  • Glass & mica shades: Use a soft cloth to clean the shade and if necessary, damp a white cloth with a mixture of soapy water to wash the shade. You can also use a mild glass cleaner.


Dining Room Lighting Made Simple

Are you trying to plan the perfect dining room lighting? It is important that dining room lighting is just as functional as it is beautiful. You can use a combination of general, task, and accent lighting to create the best mood for the room. Dining room lighting can be used for a formal dinner, special event, or simply a place to do a hobby or homework. If you incorporate dimming controls, you can make it as bright or dim as needed.

Many homeowners use a chandelier as a focal point in their dining room. A nicely presented chandelier can highlight the beauty of your furniture and give the room a sophisticated look. You can dim the lights and create a candlelight glow for the room. If you choose a downlight chandelier, you will be able to use the piece for accent lighting as well as task lighting.