Ira Phillips Acknowledged by enLIGHTenment Magazine!

So far 2014 has been proven to be a memorable one for Quoizel’s own Ira Phillips.  Recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Lighting One, Ira again is being recognized for his contribution to the lighting industry.

In March’s issue of enLIGHTenment, Ira is one of nine honorees chosen as most influential in the categories of Manufacturers, Retailer & Manufacturer’s Representatives on the residential side of business. Voted by your peers is quite an honor especially being recognized by the exceptional number of nominations spanning across the US and Canada.


Lamps Can Warm Up Your Home This Winter

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 seek comfort and warmth, and the one thing that you have control over is what’s happening inside your home.   A lack of light will make your home feel more like a cave than a retreat. Lighting plays an important role in being able to see, but it also affects our mood too. Finding the right lighting can be the solution to creating an inviting home for your family and guests. 


How Lighting Affects Alzheimer’s

As America ages, the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is becoming more prevalent. Research continues on both the cause and treatment of the condition, focusing on the best methods for increasing Alzheimer’s patient care and comfort.

In a recent article by Residential Lighting, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lighting Research Center has done extensive research showing that abnormal sleep patterns in Alzheimer’s patients are frequently caused by inadequate lighting levels which increase agitation, depression and intensified disease progression.


Flush or Semi-Flush?

When you are planning out your home’s lighting scheme, it is fairly common to use either flush or semi-flush lighting fixtures.  Unlike direct task and accent lighting, flush and semi-flush fixtures are ceiling-mounted to provide illumination to a larger more generalized space.  So what exactly is the difference between semi-flush and flush mounted lighting?

Flush Mounted Lighting
The electrical box as well as all the component wires are placed in a space above the room’s ceiling surface. A flush mounted light is directly connected to the inset power source. A wide variety of lighting fixtures can then be mounted flush with the ceiling, eliminating the space between the ceiling and the fixture.


Double Up Your Dining Room Chandeliers

Hanging a chandelier over your dining room table is a fantastic way to add elegance to the overall design of the room. But have you ever thought about installing two chandeliers instead of one? Check out the following situations in which two chandeliers might be just the trick to make your dining room shine.

  • Long Dining Tables – If you have a long dining room table, then a single chandelier is going to feel very strange hanging over the middle. You could install a larger fixture to accommodate the length, but this might prove to be an eyesore. Instead, use two chandeliers. This will help provide symmetry to a space that is asking for it, and it will better light the table.