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LBL Lighting Unveils 2015 New Products at Dallas International Lighting Market

Skokie, Ill. (PRWEB) January 14, 2015

LBL Lighting known for delivering designinfused contemporary lighting, will introduce its new-for-2015 products this month at the Dallas International Lighting Market, January 14-18, at the Dallas Market Center, 2100 North Stemmons Freeway; LBLs showroom is #3925-TM.

Our goal is to produce inspired designs with aesthetic longevity to elevate a residential or commercial space, said LBL Lighting Director of Product Design Dennis Beard. And, this year, our customers will see an overarching theme of contemporary, tailored takes on industrial looks.

The Xterna linear suspension by LBL Lighting is one example of the brand’s looks for 2015. Inspired by metal elevator gates of the early 20th century, Xterna has upward and downward firing LEDs embedded within its unique structure which are gradually revealed as it extends to a fully and easily customizable length from 7 to 76 even after installation. Available in either a White or Satin Nickel finish (shown).

A representation of this year’s line voltage pendants by LBL Lighting includes the Spindrift, where mid-century modern design influenced the asymmetry of hundreds of stamped-out holes in its metal shade. The Spindrift’s acrylic dome gently diffuses a powerful LED light source and features a decorative finial. Finished in three choices: A Rubberized Black exterior with a Gold Mist interior (shown), a Brushed Aluminum exterior with a Rubberized White White interior or a Rubberized White exterior with a Rubberized White interior. Spindrift’s dimensions are 7″ high and 23″ in diameter.

An example of new LBL Lighting wall sconces is the sophisticated and versatile Vantra, where modern technology meets architectural form. The Vantrawhich can also be mounted as a flush mountriffs on the concept of an elongated V.” The sleek aluminum body also serves as the heat sink for the twin LED light guide panels. These visually floating light panels offer a choice of outputs including 100 percent forward or an equal direct/indirect light distribution. Available in either a Satin Nickel (shown) or Rubberized White finish, Vantras dimensions are 14 high, 7.5 wide and 2.6 deep. It can be hung vertically or horizontally; ADA compliant.

About LBL Lighting

Headquartered just outside of Chicago in Skokie, Ill., LBL Lighting has been designing and manufacturing some of the most beautiful and creative lighting in the industry for more than 40 years. The companys diverse portfolio of high design-infused lighting products includes a wide range of chandeliers, suspension pieces, flush mounts, wall sconces, decorative glass pendants, architectural heads and outdoor wall fixtures. LBL Lightings products can be found in lighting retailers and through sales representatives across North America. To view products, visit

About Generation Brands

As the parent company to LBL Lighting, Generation Brands is one of Americas leading companies serving lighting retailers plus the electrical wholesale, home improvement and building industries. The company has an outstanding portfolio of residential and commercial lighting fixtures, ceiling fans and decorative products which provide value and growth to its customers and end-users. The companys success is derived from its ability to serve its customers and end-users with superior service, leading edge design and outstanding quality.

Everything One Needs To Know About LED Bulbs

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 29, 2014

The Federal Savings Bank, a Midwest based lender enjoys hearing its newly approved clients talk about how they are going to decorate their new homes. Many of these first-time homeowners may not realize that they have a big decision to make when choosing when a light bulb burns out. Sure, some can pop down to the corner store and pick up whatever bulb is on the shelf, but that option is unlikely to provide them the energy and cost savings they would appreciate. When the first light of their new home dies, this is the time for owners to decide which type of bulb is right for them.

Keep your money in your wallet

Many people have been using compact fluorescent light bulbs for years, which provide some energy savings compared to more traditional incandescent bulbs. But LEDs can provide even more energy savings and for a longer period of time. According to Consumer Reports, LEDs can last anywhere from 20,000 to 50,000 hours, which means owners can install an LED bulb and won’t need to replace it for more than decade.

Enjoy a brighter environment

Unlike incandescent bulbs, which can give off a yellow light, LEDs provide a more crisp, white light, according to LED Luxor. This type of lighting provides a clear, bright environment, which can be particularly beneficial for people who have poor eyesight or have detailed-oriented hobbies like model cars or painting. However, for people who want a more traditional feel to their room, there are LEDs on the market that give off fewer blue tones and are closer to incandescent bulbs’ color spectrum.

An added bonus of LED bulbs is they won’t flicker, which can be irritating or even dangerous to people with certain medical conditions. Instead, LEDs eventually dim and are considered dead after losing a certain percentage of light.

Knowledge is power

Buying an LED lamp for the first time can be a bit more complicated than homeowners expect. However, they need only a few facts before heading to the store, according to Shrink That Footprint.

Next, homeowners will see many shapes and sizes of LEDs. The shape they want to purchase will depend on where they want the light to go. For common lamps, homeowners want the common arbitrary shape, but in fancy chandeliers, they may want the candle-shaped option.

Brightness may be one of the most important factors to keep in mind when buying LEDs because the wattage marked on an LED bulb won’t be the same as on an incandescent or CFL. For instance, where homeowners would use a 60 watt standard bulb, they’ll probably want to buy a 10 W LED.

Last, homeowners should consider the color temperature or spectrum. If they want the LED’s light to be more like incandescent bulbs then they should purchase an LED with a warm white tone. For a blue light, they should buy a natural or cool white product.

First-time home buyers should contact The Federal Savings Bank, a veteran owned bank, to learn about current low mortgage rates.