Is it Corridor or Hallway?

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Webster says... Corridor ~ a long passage inside a building with doors on each side & Hallway ~ a long narrow passage inside a building with doors along it leading to rooms.   Whatever you want to call it, for safety reasons you want good lighting.  If your hallway is not well-lit, trips to the kitchen or bathroom in the middle of the night can end … [Read more...]

Does Lighting Affect your Appetite?

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With Summer only 82 days away, and many of Quoizel's employees participating in a 150-day weight loss challenge, we thought this topic might be of interest. Does lighting affect your appetite?  Recent studies have shown that creating a relaxed environment, such as dimming the lights, diners could reduce their caloric intake by 175 calories. They also found … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Design Trends

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It's the beginning of 2014, and so many design trends are being talked about this year.  We chose a few of our favorites to highlight. Popularity of open layouts continue to grow.  Open plans promote interaction among family and guests, as walls are not a barrier.  With that, the kitchen continues to serve as the home's "hub" while the rest of the home … [Read more...]

The Incandescent Bulb is Going the Way of the Dinosaur

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Thanks to recent regulation that resulted from a 7-year campaign, Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, traditional incandescent light bulbs will eventually fade away like the dinosaur.  The United States' government mandated certain efficiency standards for bulbs going forward.  As it happens, certain incandescent bulbs that we currently use do not … [Read more...]

Lamps Can Warm Up Your Home This Winter

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Across the country, winter has proven to be pretty brutal, and we still have a long way to go before Spring.  There have been dramatic changes in temperature from one day to the next, and if your part of the world hasn't seen record-breaking low temperatures, you've seen record-breaking rain fall.  As the temperatures continue to drop, we move indoors to … [Read more...]