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Schoolhouse style lighting refers to a specific type of ceiling fixture that re-creates the look of lighting used in public buildings and schoolhouses in the early to mid-20th century. They most commonly refer to lighting with the distinctive "orb" glass.
Designers have been re-discovering these of late, as their styling blends well with both period and contemporary decorating. They look great in kitchen spaces or anywhere you need a clean, streamlined look.
Browse for other styles in our ceiling light collection.
The design of bathroom hardware has taken off over the last year. There are a number of playful, contemporary look collections available, such as the Oops-A-Daisy collection. If that's too mod for you, you can turn to a classic chrome metal design or choose a high-end traditional look. Then it's time to update the towels!
The Cree 6" led retrofit module pictured at right converts most standard 6" recessed IC or non-IC housings into an LED light. It's a quick and simple installation and a great way to retrofit older recessed lighting.
The module is a twist-and-lock base, and will convert most standard recessed housings.
For more designs, browse all recessed lighting including LED modules at Lamps Plus.
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The current look in contemporary is sleek, glamorous and sophisticated.
For all of that, the look is still accessible and able to blend with a wide range of accessories and furniture styles, it just has a little pop to it.
These designs from the Arteriors Home table lamp collection are a perfect expression of the trend. They're smart, seductive and fun.
This installation of 176 ceiling lights is currently on display in the lobby of a German Art School. Hung on a 11x14 meter curtain (about 1600 sq. feet), each light is positioned carefully to produce a precise, balanced composition. It's fantastisch!
Check out the great photos about 1/3 down this page.
Act like a gourmet chef by adding a pot rack chandelier. These specialty chandeliers add handy storage space, plus are a great option for keeping cooking pots close at hand. With their built-in lighting, they're also a great solution for smaller kitchens.
Haute couture fashion icon Oscar de la Renta has added a line of elegant table lamp designs to his fashion empire.
The sophisticated looks have a luxurious and urbane sensibility, and are the perfect accents for adding a little style sizzle to your home decorating.
Oscar de la Renta table lamps.
UPDATE 10-1-08: We apologize, but Oscar de la Renta lighting designs are no longer available at this time. We invite you to browse our designer lighting page to find other name brand designs.
Browsing through the site today I came upon this Bickett Tobin red mini blossom table lamp. The hand-sewn silk shade reminds me of the colorful lanterns used to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
The red color of the lanterns is believed to lucky. Who doesn't need more luck in the coming year?
Thomas Alva Edison was born today, February 11th, in 1847. The electrical systems that we have today are based on the same functionality that Edison patented and explored throughout his career so it is a special day for those of us in the lighting field. I wonder what he would make of our modern world with all of its gadgets and technical advances...