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Security Efficient Installation Techniques for Outdoor Exterior Lanterns

Did you ever wonder whether you should select a outdoor exterior ceiling mounted lantern versus an outdoor exterior wall mounted lantern? If you’re security minded, and still wondering…here are some good reasons to select one or the other or both:

1) Outdoor exterior wall mounted lanterns will light up the faces of any nighttime visitors that come to the door, thus making identification easier.

2) If your style of home denotes installing a outdoor exterior ceiling mounted lantern or overhead fixture, then appropriating a recessed light or lights on the ceiling near the wall over the door will minimize any shadows on your visitor’s faces.

3) Outdoor exterior wall mounted  lanterns should always be installed on the same side as the doorknob and this is only if you are using one lantern per entry door. If the  outdoor exterior wall mounted lantern were to be installed on the hinged side of the door, your sight would be compromised and only a dark profile of the face would be apparent.

4) If the vestibule area you are lighting is a large area, you can always select an outdoor exterior wall mounted lantern on either side of the entryway, as well as, an outdoor exterior ceiling hung lantern (especially if the threshold has a tall, recessed ceiling).

When illuminating the outdoor area you wish to light, it is important to consider any visibility needs. Strong beams of light at night can intrude on your neighbor’s property. It is important to effectively light up any outdoor areas without taking excessive measures for the inherent darkness that evening brings.

Here are some good points to consider:

1} Man-made light shold only exist where it is needed
2} Man-made light should be minimal, at best
3} The area being lite up should be moderated to the area deemed appropriate
4}The illumination duration should be applied in a practical manner in the affected area

Luxury Lighting Design for Outdoor Exterior Lights

Outdoor Exterior Luxury Lighting Design

Luxury lighting for outdoor exterior lights. Some of you might think luxury lighting is a new trend. Is it just the luxury lighting design that you like or do you have an appreciation for fine metalwork, completely made by hand, and so unique, that you won’t see it on every ceiling or wall, in every showroom? Come to think of it…maybe you want a light design that is so special, that it will infuse your abode with that spirit of a given time….perhaps time has gone by. Outdoor exterior lights can go from being “run of the mill” to something unique and special.

Luxury Lighting Design for Outdoor Exterior Lights

Custom luxury lighting pendant created and designed by Customlightstyles

Finely wrought custom details and beautiful, hand-applied “living” finishes that develop rich patinas as time goes by…..these are the things that can add authenticity to your home. Details, such as the lost art of wax casting, to capture fine points in a design, can make all the difference, when seeking to add to the accuracy of a historical site.

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Custom hand-built outdoor lanterns can achieve simplicity in the lines of the design or can have ornate characteristics when either hand-formed or by custom hand castings. Outdoor exterior lanterns can achieve a feel of luxury by properly sizing the fixtures to suit the architecture and structure dimensions.

Luxury lighting design is all about how the final outdoor lantern looks when it is finally installed. High-end manufacturers who have an established presence, have honed their skill sets to include a number of speciality machinations to achieve those luxury lighting design details. Whether they are achieving certain points of design by hand or by a software-driven, state-of-the-art, speciality machined table, the final stroke is always engineered by the human mind.

Luxury lighting—it’s in the details…

 

 

 

 

Custom tri-light pendant with hand made embellishments for Santa Rosa, CA by customlightstyles

Custom 3-light interior pendant with custom shades for Santa Rosa, CA by customlightstyles

Each article posted by Customlightstyles is created and presented by Mary Lu Hunt – an industry leader in custom lighting design and a 3rd generation owner of her own manufactory. Our design team is comprised of seasoned artisans with an average of no less than 20 years in custom lighting manufacturing. We work as a team, side by side, with architects, interior designers, builders and savvy homeowners. Give Mary Lu a call at 707.547.9909 or contact her via email at nfo@customlightstyles.com

Smart Lighting Guide – Sizing your chandelier or pendant

Customlightstyles has created a smart lighting guide to sizing the perfect chandelier or pendant for your dining area. In this guide, we teach you about the correct size of the chandelier or pendant, how it should match your decor and how it becomes the focal point of the room.  Customlightstyles has created interior lighting for over a century and we’ve devised this smart lighting guide to properly size chandeliers, the correct height and width for the room and how to hang the chandelier or pendant over a table so that the room is balanced and dimensional. Finding the perfect chandelier and pendant for your dining area and creating a great space for bringing family and friends together has never been easier!

The design team of Customlightstyles have collaborated on putting together this smart lighting guide to create the perfect chandelier or pendant for any dining area. Celebratory get-togethers include family feasts, from anniversary parties to intimate gatherings. At the center of it all, there is the dining room, where we make these all of these occasions especially memorable.  The size of the dining room table is most important, but the correct height and width of the central chandelier or pendant are crucial. Whether it’s a small table that seats four or a large table with extensions to sit a loftier group – finding the correct chandelier or pendant to complete the vision and sizing it up accordingly, is very important.  Customlightstyles offers a smart lighting guide to sizing the perfect chandelier or pendant. From the correct dimensions to the perfect height above any table – Customlightstyles is here to assist you every step of the way! But first, a little bit of lighting fixture history……

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Smart Lighting Guide – Sizing your chandelier or pendant

The history of chandeliers and pendants

Customlightstyles has been fabricating pendants and chandeliers for well over a century.  A historical yet traditional tool of a metalsmith is a smithy or forge  – a compressed air furnace by use of a bellows to heat the inside of the forge, thus permitting the metals to be efficiently melted down for the purpose of soldering (holding the metals together with a melted metal) or to toughen the metal in the process of cooling it down so as to give the metal greater strength. Chandeliers originally hand wrought in the Middle Ages, were fabricated from iron and lit with candles.

Hanging pendants and chandeliers were lowered from the ceiling to light the candles and the effect was often, intimate yet illuminating. Produced by farriers, ironsmiths, metal workers – anyone who had that special touch with a forge and who could solder or melt any type of metal available – usually iron, steel or silver – strategically shaping the molten, ferrous material into any type of design, shape or embellishment.

 

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Smart Lighting Guide – Sizing your chandelier or pendant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customlightstyles smart lighting guide to sizing the perfect chandelier or pendant

1. Begin by measuring the length and width of the room. Then, add these two numbers together by calculating the footage into actual inches. The correct diameter of the chandelier or pendant will be revealed in inches. For example, a dining room with 12-foot ceilings, 18 feet wide and 20 feet long, can accommodate a chandelier 36-40 inches in diameter and 36-40 inches in height. Another tip. Cut out a piece of cardboard the exact size of the chandelier and hang it from the ceiling. You will instantly know if you must enlarge or shrink the chandelier or pendant by a few inches.
2. If you are contemplating installing two chandeliers or pendants over a table, is by calculating the diameter of both chandeliers or pendants by dividing the diameter of the table by the number of hanging chandeliers plus 1. For example, a table 60 inches wide would be best partnered with two chandeliers 20 inches in diameter, hung 20 inches apart over the center of the table.
3. The proper height of the chandelier or pendant is 30 inches from the bottom of the chandelier or pendant to the top of the table.Rich results on Google's SERP when searching for smart lighting

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Each article posted by Customlightstyles is created and presented by Mary Lu Hunt – an industry leader in custom lighting design and a 3rd generation owner of her own manufactory. Our design team is comprised of seasoned artisans with an average of no less than 20 years in custom lighting manufacturing. We work as a team, side by side, with architects, interior designers, builders and savvy homeowners. Give Mary Lu a call at 707.547.9909 or contact her via email at nfo@customlightstyles.com

Outdoor Landscape Lighting Solutions

Landscape Lights to light up your backyard!

Landscape lighting! Spring is here and most of us want to get outside and work in our gardens, barbecue and spruce up the outdoors after a long, cold winter.

What better way to make your front and backyard more inviting then by providing speciality lighting for your garden, deck and porch areas.

Lights make everything in your backyard look better!

Outdoor landscape installations are on the rise, creating stunning effects when installed in specific areas to highlight beautiful trees and plants, creating an area of beauty, safety and security as you move your living time from the inside to the outside. Outdoor lighting installed around your residence can light up porches, decks and patios, as well as, your home, making for a beautiful place to relax and spend time, while discouraging trespassers from venturing on to your property.

What types of  Outdoor Landscape Lights work best for specific areas of your backyard?

Outdoor Landscape Lighting SolutionsOutdoor well lights, organic pathway lights and outdoor recessed deck lights are just a subtle and unique way to dress your backyard living area while adding value to your home and property. Custom fabricated outdoor pathway lights cast delicate outdoor light across gravel pathways while highlighting plants and illuminating walkways. 

Outdoor well lights are wonderful for casting light on walls and structures.  Outdoor hanging downlights from trees are also another way to cascade outdoor light down tree trunks and across lawns and shrubbery. The options for creating the perfect outdoor lighting atmosphere is just a matter of using one’s imagination while utilizing the specific outdoor landscape lighting solutions available!