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Background: Durham Pendant Light, Customized for Wall Mounting and foreground:Lancaster Lantern The push towards higher efficiency in lighting gives us some great options but certainly hasn’t simplified the choices. Dimming is not a good idea with every lamp type (ie Incandescent, Fluorescent, LED). Here is our take on the current state. If you are using [...]

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An excerpt from Brass Light Gallery’s September Newsletter… Q: I am renovating my Powder Room and my electrician asked me where to mount the electric boxes. I want the look of your Sunflower Candle Sconce placed on either side of the mirror. Any guidelines? A: I do recommend flanking a mirror with sconces rather than [...]

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An Excerpt from Brass Light Gallery’s August Newsletter… Q: I have an 8 foot ceiling in my foyer and I want the look of a small decorative chandelier. I’ve been told I must use a can light or a flush mount. What should I do? A: Unless your husband or wife is a pro basketball [...]

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What is Nickel Plating?

Plating is the method we use at Brass Light Gallery to create many of our finishes and provide a layer of corrosion resistance. Combining chemistry, electricity and a bit of black magic, electroplating attaches a layer of metal onto another piece of metal. For example, our Polished Nickel sconces, are solid brass with a layer [...]

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The short answer is yes, but with a few caveats. The CFL world is saturated with manufacturers who are rapidly releasing new products. First of all, not all self-ballasted lamps are rated for outdoor use, make sure that yours are. Second, take a look at the starting temperature. Most say either 0ºF or -20ºF.  You [...]

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