Hurricane Irene

We would like to let everyone know that we are keeping all who were affected by Hurricane Irene in our thoughts. The hurricane moved up the coast causing high winds and rain.  Our South Carolina facility was fortunately spared.  Our New York office fared well even though Irene’s impact was much stronger on Long Island as many are still without power.

With all the damage we are seeing on television, we wanted to bring you something much more beautiful and tranquil.  This is a time-lapsed video taken on a beach in South Carolina soon after Irene passed.


Looking for a chandelier? Head to a showroom!

Buying a chandelier from a showroom has its perks, and with the right lighting fixture you can transform your living space.  

If you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for, purchasing a chandelier can be a difficult process, but the staff at lighting showrooms usually have more product knowledge. Showrooms allow a wider range of options and one-on-one buying advice.  Here are a few tips for buying a chandelier: 

1) Measure: Know the length, width and height of your space.  If you already have a chandelier hanging in that space, measure that one too.  Use that measurement as a scale for buying your new one.


Eco-Friendly Ways to Brighten Your Kitchen

If you’re like many homeowners who planned on remodeling this year but had to postpone due to rising gas and food prices, don’t despair. There are still a number of economical ways that you can update the look of various areas of your home without breaking the bank. Your kitchen is one of the easiest places to do so and can truly be revitalized with just a few simple lighting changes. “Just merely changing out the decorative lighting fixtures over the breakfast nook or center island can have a big visual impact, creating a fresher, more up-to-date look – and it is considerably less expensive than replacing the cabinets or countertops,” according to the American Lighting Association. Maybe that original out-dated lighting fixture in your kitchen that came with the house decades ago just doesn’t match with the newer appliances you’ve updated the room with in the years since purchasing. That’s a great example of an item that can be simply updated to make a world of difference in the room’s aesthetics.


Quoizel Outdoor Testing Program

Quoizel created an Outdoor Product Testing area six years ago to monitor the weathering changes on the various types of materials in their different finishes of Quoizel Outdoor Products.

A 20’ x 20’ chain linked cage with six large panels was installed on the west side of the Quoizel facility. Quoizel’s engineering department designed the large panels to rotate at different angles to capture the direct sunlight rays at different times of the day; each panel capable of holding as many as two dozen fixtures.


Recognizing Varying Shapes and Forms of Lighting

The toughest part of lighting design is usually selecting what area you want to light. This means that once you’ve narrowed this down, you’ve completed the hardest portion of the lighting process. The step that comes next after you’ve made that decision is figuring out how exactly you’re going to light the space. This is when you get to choose the types of fixtures that you want to use. Here is a highlight of a few of the main types of fixtures available and how and where each type is used.