Friday, February 25, 2011

TWLIGHTING.COM: T4/T5 Slim Fluorescent

TWLIGHTING.COM - T4 / T5 Micro Slim Fluorescent Fixtures

Quick and Easy Installation
• Install in less than 2 min. (Plug In/Hardwire)
Light Weight & Compact Design
• Less than 1" width, fits easily into tight spaces
High Performance & Low Maintenance Cost
• 10,000 Hrs Average Rated Bulb Included

• Under and above cabinets
• Back-Lit Signs
• Office Workstations
• Bar Counter and Shelves
• Show Cases & Retail Displays
• Crown Molding Lighting

Color Temp:
3000K Warm White
4100K Cool White
6400K Day Light

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Do LED melt snow?

So we know that the cool burning LED traffic lights do not melt snow such as the ones in Philedephia. On a snowy day, you may find a firefighter clearing the LED traffic lights.

Then why would anyone living in snowy America want to switch to LED landscape lighting? Isn't it pointless if there are 2 feet of snow and the LED path light is buried in snow?

LED light fixtures create light much more efficiently than incandescent which mean there is less heat generated. Although LED light fixtures will never generate the amount of heat that an incandescent or halogen will, the Kichler LED accent fixtures will still effectively melt snow. Kichler uses the housing to heat-sink the LED; even at -20°C (-4°F) the surface of the fixture will be approximately +15°C (+60°F).

To order Kichler Landscape Lighting products, visit Savio Lighting's Boston lighting showroom.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

GlobalShop Expo Las Vegas

Global Shop @ Sands Expo and Convention Center on March 28-30, 2011. GlobalShop is the world's largest annual tradeshow and conference dedicated to retail design and in-store marketing. Find real-world practical solutions to enhance the retail experience and connect with the changing shopper.

Visit us, TW Lighting, at Booth 3414. TW Lighting, division of Savio Lighting, is a leader in display lighting solutions.

TW Lighting has free passes available for attendees. Must register by March 27th for free GlobalShop expo passes.

For more information:
TW Lighting
30 Wexford St
Needham, MA 02494

Friday, February 18, 2011

Glimpse of 2011 New Lighting Products

WAC Lighting InvisiLED Pro LED Tape Light
WAC Lighting introduces a Revolution in Lighting INVISILED® Tape Lights feature the latest energy efficient LED technology in an extremely low profile that will make you wonder where the light is coming from. Flexible and available in a variety of colors, it can be installed in a wide range of applications. Whether you have a new construction or remodeling project, INVISILED® can update your design with a "green" solution.

  • 200 Lumens per foot
  • 50,000 hours of potential life
  • Dimmable with Electronic Low Voltage (ELV) dimmer
  • Field cuttable every 2" or at the end of every run
  • Run length up to 40 feet with 100W power supply, 25 feet with 60W power supply
NorthEast Lantern Bosc Collection
NorthEast Lantern's new Bosc Collection offers an exquisite pear shaped glass globe. Similar to NorthEast Lantern's Onion Collection, each lantern is carefully cut soldered, finished and wired by hand. Crafted with a detachable glass globe makes maintenance an ease.

Available Finishes: Raw Brass, Antique Brass, Dark Antique Brass, Dark Brass, Verdi Gris, Raw Copper, Antique Copper, Dark Antique Copper

Available Glass Globe Options: Clear Glass Globe, Clear Seedy Glass Globe, Clear Optic Glass Globe, Optic Seedy Glass Globe

ET2 Contemporary Lighting Vortex Collection
A strong elliptical structure formed from regular metal tubing creates the ET2 Lighting Vortex Collection finished in a choice of Oile Rubbed Bronze or a mirror-like Polished Chrome. Frosted glass shades gently diffuse the powerful light created from xenon lamps.

Light Type: Xenon

Bulb Type: G9
Bulb Max Wattage: 40
Rated Life: 2000 Hours
Bulb Rated Lumens: 500
Color Temperature: 2900°K
Bulb(s) Included: Yes

LBL Lighting Rock Candy Pendant Collection

LBL Lighting's new Rock Candy Pendant Collection exemplifies the brand's emphasis on glass as well as its passion for texture. Each mini-round and mini-cylinder low-voltage pendant and line voltage cylinder pendant is mouth-blown transparent glass rolled in clear crystal frit and flash heated for a compelling pebbled light fixture.

Rock Candy Pendant includes a 50 watt low-voltage GY6.35 base Xenon bi-pin lamp or 6 watt replaceable LED module and a six feet field-cuttable suspension cable.

Visit Savio Lighting's Boston lighting showroom or call 508-875-8818 for all the new lighting products for 2011.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Fanimation Antique Fan Museum

Fun Facts About The Fanimation Antique Fan Museum:

  • The AFCA museum contains more than 450 antique ceiling and desk fans with over 140 manufactures represented
  • The oldest electric desk fan in the museum dates from the early 1890's
  • The oldest non-electric fans (steam, belt & pulley or water powered) dates from the early 1880's
  • It is the only dedicated antique ceiling and desk fan museum open to the public in the world
  • The AFCA membership has about 475 members worldwide
  • The museum contains; some of the earliest battery powered fans, water powered fans, steam powered fans, belt and pulley driven fans, alcohol powered fans, wind up fans, electric hand held fans, ceiling fans, wall fans, desk fans, pedestal fans, rail car fans and fans that don't even look like fans.
  • The museum contains hundreds of hand held fans (the type you wave in your face) that feature advertising from manufactures, retailers, politicians and movie stars.
  • The Museum is hosted by Fanimation, Inc a premier ceiling and desk fan manufacturer
  • The museum was first organized in 1997 in Wichita Kansas and moved to Fanimation in May 2008
Visit Savio Lighting's Boston lighting showroom or online at for Fanimation Fans!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Glow in the Dark WAC Lighting Glass Pendants

Not too long ago, James's Pacific Northwest Glass Studio created a luminescent glass that charges up when exposed to light. This glass glows for up to six hours after the light is turned off. You can see some of this work thru WAC Lighting. These Quick Connect Pendants are hand crafted, mouth blown art glass.

On the left here is Mojo (G968-OR). When lit up, it has an intense orange glow with amber lip. When the Moji is glowing in the dark, it glows soft green with blue edge.

Another crafty glow in the dark pendant is Yu (G963-GJ). When lit, you can see the subtle optic twist. Within minutes of charging with the light on, you can turn off the QC Pendant and watch it glowing in a rich blue green appearance.

To order WAC Lighting Glow in the Dark Quick Connect Pendants, visit Savio Lighting's Boston lighting showroom or call 1-888-818-8618 for best pricing.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Chinese New Year 2011 - Year of the Rabbit

The Chinese New Year  is among the very few unique events that are celebrated around the world on quite an impressive magnitude. Just like in previous years, the 2011 Chinese New Year celebration (Feb 3, 2011) is an occasion that is expected to make quite an impact to a lot of people , both Chinese and non-Chinese alike.  The ways in which it is usually celebrated are interestingly colorful , exotic, symbolic and a lot of fun for everyone involved.

What’s worth noting about the 2011 Chinese New Year?

The Year of the Rabbit

The Chinese astrology is known for its twelve animal sign rotating cycle with each animal sign assigned to a year and representing a particular type of personality. One animal is designated for each year: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. In general, you will know which animal sign you belong depending on your birth year following the Chinese calendar and not the Gregorian calendar (starts on January). In particular, the exact hour, day and month of birth may vary your Chinese astrological animal sign. Those born during the year of a certain animal were believed to share some of the qualities and characteristics of that animal.

What is said about the Year of the Rabbit?

They say that the year of the cool and gentle rabbit has arrived. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are said to be eloquent, talented, and ambitious. They are upright, cool, and their tastes are excellent. They are admirable, trustworthy, and are usually financially lucky. With much gracefulness and peace-loving nature, the Rabbit brings a great deal of welcomed time of trouble-free days, comfortable living, and simply an easy life. Everyone is on their best demeanor while enjoying a lax time. No more stiff rules and regulations, and all things not so pleasant are put on hold. Thus, the 2011 Chinese New Year is a good time for those burnt by the Tiger’s claws to lick their wounds, lay back and enjoy the serenity.
Who wouldn’t want to be comfortable and peaceful? Come and enjoy the calmness that the Year of the Rabbit brings to all, regardless of the zodiac sign.

To decorate with the Chinese zodiac for the Year of the Rabbit, visit Savio Lighting's Boston lighting showroom or online at for bunny lamps. These rabbit lamps are hand made Oriental porcelain lamps.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Behind Tiffany Lamps

Nautilus Lamp - One of Tiffany's first lamps
Louis Comfort Tiffany was not just the creator of Tiffany Lamps, but he was a renowned interior designer. In 1881, Tiffany did the interior design of the Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT. When Tiffany made name for himself, he was commissioned to redo the White House.

Eventually, Louis Comfort Tiffany concentrated on the art of glass and established his own glassmaking firm, Tiffany Studios. Tiffany Studios produced many Tiffany stained glass windows such as the First Presbyterian Church building of 1905 in Pittsburgh, PA. Early Tiffany lamps were exhibited in the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.

Do you wonder if Louis Comfort Tiffany has any relations with Tiffany & Co? Indeed, Louis Comfort Tiffany is the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany, the founder of Tiffany & Co. In 1902, Louis Comfort Tiffany became the first Design Director for Tiffany and Co.

Owning an authentic Tiffany lamp may not be a piece of cake. However, there are many Tiffany-style lamps that are readily available. If you would like to see Tiffany's collection, visit the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, FL. This museum houses the most comprehensive collection of Tiffany's work. To purchase a Tiffany style lamp, visit Savio Lighting's Boston lighting showroom or online at