Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Shed a little light on the subject...

Perhaps you have been down the light bulb aisle recently.  One may wonder what to purchase, LED, Halogen, CFL or the long time favorite, our energy burning Incandescent.  LED is the way to go! Below are images of lighting from many places I have been.  A lot of it is LED lighting which is MERCURY FREE!!!
Tunnel vision, maybe not???

Texture over light?
Lighting changes the way we see things.  It enhances color, shape and texture.  Great design always includes a well thought out lighting plan.  

Instead of wallpaper we have light!

This light is from Ikea and worth every small penny paid for it!

Texture, Dorothy Durbin Interior Design
More pendants!

The Drum pendant arc lamp.www.dulleselectric.com

Reflections and enhancement


LED changes colors making a plain white cabinet a topic of discussion!

Wall washer can be adjusted to any beam spread.

Wall washing


What can I say, I love this picture.

Media room

LED lighting enhances the colors on the walls from below and above.

Sconce in the media room

The first time I saw this I thought it was stunning. LED lighting is run behind the baseboard of the room.  This photo was taken by me at Dulles Electric Supply.www.dulleselectric.com

Pendants free up space on each side of the bed.  Night stands are always crowded.

I was taught in design school NEVER to use this type of light on art because it is too hot.  This is LED lighting which in not very hot so, maybe my Professor would approve.


A chandelier made out of old ties

The very coolest of bars with very creative LED lighting

Lighting is amazing!

1 comment:

  1. I love that little ikea light, dorothy. this is the first time I've ever seen it and I'm so glad I did. great post on lighting...donna


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