April Edition, 2011 | Wolfers

The Edge Apr 2011
Welcome to The Edge by Wolfers...
an informative and exciting newsletter for people who need to be in the know when it comes to lighting.
Hot Designs.
Style & Function

The effortless floating freedom and natural grace of the Monarch butterfly gave life to this ethereal collection from Authenticity Lighting. Its unique multi-angled iron frame combines with the slightly opaque seeded glass giving the appearance of gentle, airy movement, enlivening any room setting. Features: antique gold leaf finish with seeded glass panels and antique dripping candle sleeves.

Check out other hot new designs at wolfers.com

The Green Scheme. Smart lighting decisions

As lighting professionals, we have never needed to help the consumer buy the right “color” light. With incandescent and halogen, there is only one choice. Now, there are multiple LED color options, but only a few good solutions. America lives with residential lighting in the 2700K to 3000K (Kelvin) color temperature range. While 3500K is often called “warm white” there is no incandescent, halogen or xenon lamp currently available in this color temperature so stay within the typical 2700K to 3000K range.

The second element of color is CRI (Color Rendering Index). This is a zero-to-100 measurement of the way in which color is interpreted by the light. Zero represents a total lack of color and 100 is perfect incandescent color rendering. For color sensitive areas in the home, such as kitchen countertops or bathroom mirrors, a minimum CRI in the mid-80s should be used.

In less sensitive areas, such as toekick lighting, cove or tray ceiling illumination, a CRI in the 70s can be effective, but in no circumstance should CRI less than 70 be used in a residence. Objects take on a gray pallor with low CRI. This can be very uncomplimentary on human skin tones and foodstuffs. A higher CRI provides a more natural look.

For more information about smart LED lighting decisions, call us to set up an appointment with a Wolfers expert lighting consultant or explore the Green Zone at a Wolfers showroom today.

Source: American Lighting Association, 2011

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What's Happening At Wolfers.

Lightolier Track Lighting Sale Extended!

Save up to 50% off now! Our Lightolier Track Lighting Sale has been extended through April 30th. It is the perfect time to replace those big, outdated track lights with smaller, more contemporary Lightolier track heads. Visit one of our showrooms today.

Sale ends April 30th so don’t miss your chance to save big!
Click here to view our selection of products at up to 50% off.

Come see us at The RDC April 28-29th

Visit our booth #521 and stop by our seminar, Design with Green Lighting, presented by Wolfers Lighting expert design consultant, Susan Arnold.

Click here to register now.
Use promo code VIP131 to get a FREE exhibit hall pass.

Exhibit Hall Hours
Thursday, April 28th 10:00am – 5:30pm
Friday, April 29th 10:00am – 3:00pm

Exhibit Hall Learning Stage
Wolfers Design with Green Lighting Seminar
Thursday, April 28th 4pm

Seaport World Trade Center
200 Seaport Blvd., Boston