The Stockholm Concert Hall, or Konserthuset, is home to the annual Nobel Prize ceremonies and was born from a labor of love. It was completed in 1926 thanks to the efforts of members and supporters of the Stockholm Concert Society as a home for the wonderful music they created. This architectural wonder is one of the world’s best examples of the neoclassical style. Its ten massive Corinthian columns and works from artists like Carl Milles, Isaac Grunewald and Edwald Dahlskog are the perfect backdrop for the most formal of special occasions. Continue reading
Decorative lighting has always been a great way to redecorate without embarking on a major project, and now that LED strip lighting has evolved, it may be the greatest thing to hit home decor since polished brass. These are just a few of the places that are perfect for the beautiful new ways to use LED strip lighting in and around the home.
Many homes have walk-in closets, but it’s generally only in the most expensive houses that builders and designers take the time to adequately light them. Take hours off your wife’s dressing routine by installing useful and attractive LED strip lighting in the shelves. They give spaces the look of a high-end boutique while making it much easier to see if those shoes really match that dress.
Birmingham Children’s Hospital recently opened its new state-of-the-art kidney wing, and the star of the show was the new Imagination Light Canvas, created with lighting equipment by Philips Electronics. The canvas was part of The King’s Fund’s “Enhancing the Healing Environment” program. This program was developed with the thinking that a better hospital environment would help patients to feel better throughout the healing process and even get better faster.
In the lighting world, there are few bulb configurations as popular and widely used as halogen PAR38 bulbs. These sturdy and versatile lamps have found their way into just about every location in our modern lives. We use them in businesses and homes, inside and out. We love our PAR38 light bulbs—but we hate to pay for all the electricity they use. Another problem with them is that after July, standard halogen PAR38 bulbs will no longer be available in the United States thanks to the next round of light bulb bans. Although they have been a long time coming, there are now several LED options available, some of which you would actually consider buying.