Lighting features for the first time more copper, natural materials and modern crystal

The lighting introductions to the recent Lightovation at the Dallas Market Center continue to push the envelope in terms of design, thanks to LED. Brass and black were popular finishes, as were natural materials and shapes.

In addition, many companies now offer the ability to set a specific color temperature at the time of installation, rather than just providing a single standard temperature.

Schonbek Beyond’s first shows included Secret Garden and Marquis.

New brand launches included Schonbek Beyond, a new luxury LED lighting division from WAC Lighting brand Schonbek, which marks Schonbek’s first real push into LED. About 36 first-time products can be set to 3,000K, 3,500K, or 4,000K at the time of installation, said Dirk Wald, co-CEO of WAC Lighting. In addition, the Marquis, a linear easel track fixture, allows the homeowner to adjust the color temperature from 1800K to 5000K (warm to cold light) during use. Other items included the Secret Garden collection inspired by the foliage, with its round awning fixtures and crystal candelabra available in several finishes; and adjustable field atomic fixtures with leather detailing, as well as ADA-compliant stream mounts, single pendants and more.

Mat Sanders debuted his new line with Studio M, which included Chips and Chapeau.

The designer launches included one from Mat Sanders, who became the second designer in the new Studio M designer group (after Nina Magon). “I love classic lighting,” says Sanders, and he brought his classic modern aesthetics into the new collection, which he describes as “chic and playful.” The 1970s played a role in the inspiration, using traditional forms of transitional character to “reach as many people as possible”. Materials in the collection include perforated metal, ribbed glass, and leather accents.

Jeffrey Alan Marks appeared in outdoor lighting on his set with Progress Lighting.

Designer Jeffrey Alan Marks expands the outdoors category with his new Progress Lighting collection with a collection that mimics metallic ribbed surfaces. With many styles of lanterns and pendants, finishes include matte black, oil rubbed bronze, and galvanized silver.

Kitchen designer Mick De Giulio launched his minimalist collection with Tech Lighting, which included linear I-Beam fixtures, in 48- and 72-inch sizes, as well as the Stagger linear wall sconce, available in 25.1-, 37- and 45-inch lengths and in brass and black finishes. And brushed nickel.

Collier’s fixture is by Tech Lighting, the left-hand chandelier, and the Trevi chandelier is by Fine Art Lamps

Also in Tech Lighting, there was a staple called Collier, in long strands of faceted crystal. The integrated LED strands allow for tremendous flexibility in placement, and come in brushed nickel and brass finishes.

Crystal continues to be shown in more modern forms. Trevi fixtures from Fine Art Lamps use arched crystals in a shape reminiscent of the Trevi Fountain in Rome, and are available in three colors. At Fredrick Ramond, the Nala chandelier features circular, multi-faceted lenses around the frame in either a brass or black finish, while Cecily offers a bold look with faceted crystal bars and built-in copper LEDs. Quoizel’s crystal bathroom options included Glam Gibson in a beveled crystal shade.

Hudson Valley Lighting Palermo Glass Pendants and Fenton Lamp

Glass was also another common material, from transparent to cloudy. Dina’s Capital Lighting debuted in a diamond and Nyla engraved glass pendant, in a fluted glass look. Hudson Valley Lighting showcased Palermo’s large necklaces, in stacked clear glass accents and copper or black finishes. New bathroom options included the Quoizel Boyton, which had a clear flask-shaped glass lid with a brass finish.

Sonneman Galaxy Constellation Matrix

Sonneman’s introductions included the Constellation Galaxy Matrix, a set of grid-like fixtures that use double-sided LED hubs in circular, rectangular, or arrow shapes. The company also allows adjusting the color temperature at the time of installation; The combinations were previously only available in 3000 thousand.

Sonneman was also offering more brass, due to requests. The Staccato, for example, which features straight rails, is offered in brass as well as a satin black glossy aluminum finish.

Joanna and Kent pendants from Arteriors

Natural materials and inspiration abounded. For example, the White Plains fixture in Hudson Valley Lighting used a natural rattan shell, while the base of the Fenton table lamp mimics a stack of round stones, in blue and gray. Hammerton Studio’s Asscher fixtures feature adjustable pebble-like glazes and are available in dual-level, linear, and waterfall configurations. Joanna by Arteriors necklace makes a big statement at 34 inches and is woven from raffia with a high/low profile.

Talloa and Hala Capital Lighting

Capital Lighting had some natural introductions, including Tallulah, in white and brown, and three sizes, made of water hyacinth with mango wood accents; and halo, cylinder-shaped geometric brass with accents of natural bleached jute. At ELK Home, natural materials include rope, stick and wood. Shown in a light wood look with a white cage, the Cape May necklace was Coastal Breeze in a cylinder shape with caning and a white finish.

Leather accents are widespread in the market. Arteriors showcased glossy blue leather accents on a Kent glass pendant, while Hubbarton Forge’s Saratoga and Vaxcel’s Taylor used leather straps.

One category of lighting that gets a lot of attention is sconces. Designer Libby Langdon attributes the appearance of sconces to another element in the home: flat-screen televisions. “People were reluctant to punch holes in their walls,” she said. But now with flat-panel TVs, “they just don’t think about it anymore.”

Cape May necklace, ELK Home, and Hamy . black and brass bathroom vanity

People look to light different corners of the home, and sconces are perfect, not just for function but for adding a decorative element, said Sarah Chandler Miller, Channel Marketing Director, Progress Lighting. “We really see him in the bathroom.”

Miller added that pendants transcend the kitchen island, being used in bathrooms, bedrooms, and hallways, as well as being grouped to make a statement or add a fun element.

In terms of finishes, black and copper were popular choices on the market, either separately or together. Among the new black and copper bathroom options at ELK Home included Hamy, in wavy glass shades, and Villette, in clear glass shades.

Koesel’s Alan Katz said black and bronze are still dominant, although white appears on the coasts. He added that brass is back – but it’s polished brass.

Bulbrite has added longer filament bulbs, now in 7.5 and 15 inch versions. And in string lights, a smart version has debuted, so that the user can change colors. String lights are now plastic, not glass, for safety.

Legrand showed off the latest additions to its outlet line, including a Netatmo switch that doesn’t need wires but runs out of battery and can be placed anywhere, a socket with a USB port that can detect the type of device it’s connected to Perfect charging and an indicator light that turns 90 percent green %.

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