July 2016: Vintage is Modern

Jul 14th 2016 Staff

The industrial lines and exposed filament-style bulbs of many of the latest fixture designs are meshing old ideas with new technology to create an up-to-date modern look.TRENDING: Copper is cool and complementary

Copper is enjoying a resurgence in home design details, especially lighting. This distinct, lesser-used metal provides a beautiful contrast to other materials and finishes. Use it in small doses for a punch of unexpected shine and warmth, or perhaps with a black ceiling (as shown at right).

EXPERT ADVICE: Want More Ideas? Ask a Lighting Professional.
What kinds of bulbs can be used in the recessed can lights in my kitchen? My electrician says I must only use Halogen bulbs (50 watts max), and others tell me I can use any bulbs, including LEDs. - Bonnie B.

There are LED bulbs that are designed to be replacements for halogen bulbs. It is fine to use the LED replacement bulbs, because they have very low wattage. As long as you are not exceeding the 50-watt limit of your fixtures, it is fine to install LEDs. To see the best LED replacement bulbs, you should take one of your existing bulbs to a lighting professional at your local Hortons Home Lighting showroom.

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