Can’t wait for daylight savings time?

NLC_ClearanceSectionDaylight Savings Time has come early at the Newburyport Lighting Company. At our new closeout section in the rear of our waterfront retail showroom, you can get great savings on lighting fixtures from top manufacturers such as Hubbardton Forge, Holtkoetter, Hudson Valley, Country Traditions, Laura Ashley, and more.

Items in the closeout section are constantly being updated and replaced, so if you see something you like it may not be here for long. Stop by and see what’s part of our current mix.

Check out our new collection by Jamie Young

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With all the gloom of winter chipping away at our psyches, we couldn’t resist hanging a collection of newly acquired Jamie Young pendants. These gorgeous seeded glass fixtures provide their own version of daylight savings, capturing whatever source of external light exists and glowing from within courtesy of a standard 60-watt bulb.

We love the look of a clustered grouping, using a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.

Stop by our waterfront showroom to enjoy the view. You’ll find Jamie Young hanging in our window facing the Black Cow and the harbor.

Don’t think small when buying a dining room chandelier

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When buying a chandelier for the dining room, most consumers think too small. Ask a lighting professional and they’ll tell you that size really does matter when it comes to providing the function and the form that makes an overhead fixture a winner.

What is the right location for a chandelier?
Traditionally, chandeliers were placed in the center of the ceiling in the center of a room. That’s because it was usually the only or primary source of lighting for an entire area. However, now that many homes have recessed lighting, a chandelier can be placed anywhere to provide drama and focused lighting wherever you wish. For example, placing a chandelier or cluster or pendants over a dining table allows you to showcase a section of a room and draw attention downward to create an intimate and dramatic setting.

What’s the best height for hanging a chandelier over a table?
As a general rule of thumb, the base of the chandelier should measure 30 inches from the table surface.

How do you gauge the best size fixture for a dining room?
Most people make the mistake of going too small. Scale up the chandelier size and you’ll be amazed at the results. It fills the space a little better when it’s a touch larger. If it’s a pipsqueak-size chandelier, it loses impact. If you really like a small chandelier, consider hanging two next to each other to create more drama and scale than you’d get with one by itself.

How should you shop for a chandelier?
When people come to our waterfront showroom in search of a chandelier, they are often not armed with the details we need to help them choose the best size. We recommend that you take some snapshots of the room where the fixture will be located. Shot the photos from several angles so that we can see the furnishings and overall decor theme you use. It’s also helpful if you bring the room dimensions with you, or even a floor plan so that we will know what other lighting elements exist in adjacent areas. For example, do you have an open concept area or lots of walls and windows?

Our showroom has a rich selection of fixtures in every price point, but we also welcome special orders and will be happy to suggest alternatives from our vast resource list of manufacturers and vendors.

Happy 40th anniversary to Hubbardton Forge

HF232666-05-427The Newburyport Lighting Company congratulates Hubbardton Forge as it celebrates 40 years of designing and handcrafting lighting in 2014. In commemoration of the company’s history, Hubbardton Forge will introduce a Maker’s Mark at the Dallas International Lighting Market. The company will unveil the Maker’s Mark on a special gift at its 40th anniversary party on Friday, January 17. 

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The Hubbardton Forge Maker’s Mark will be found on select pieces beginning in 2014. Over the centuries craftsmen have affirmed their creative reputations by striking their mark on their work. The maker’s mark is a guarantee of authenticity and is the signature of the craftsmen’s work. Continue reading

Closed Friday February 17 for Dallas trade show

lighting_th_low_resWe’re heading south again for the International Lighting Market in Dallas — one of the industry’s largest and most influential gatherings — and so our Newburyport Lighting retail showroom will be closed on Friday, February 17, 2014.

Stay tuned for follow-up details about highlights from the show. You’ll soon see some of our favorite picks displayed in our showroom.

 

Holiday hours through end of year

IMG_CalendarClipPlease note the following dates and times for Newburyport Lighting’s holiday hours. Best wishes to all of our customers and friends as we wind down the final days of 2013.

Saturday, December 21 through Wednesday, December 25 - Closed.
Tuesday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve) - Closing at 3pm.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 (New Year’s Day) - Closed.

Decorative finials make great stocking stuffers

NewburyportLightingFinial_StarfishLooking for a unique holiday gift for friends who enjoy feathering their nests? Check out the assortment of unusual decorative lamp finials at Newburyport Lighting.

In lamp lingo, the finial is the screw which secures a lampshade to the metal harp (or frame) surrounding the light bulb. Ho-hum lamps finials are usually nothing more than a simple metal button or flange. They can be so dull that you don’t even know they’re there.

But when you want to add some personality, flair, or a seasonal change-up to your lamp, a decorative finial becomes an eye-catching, elegant, or whimsical flourish that’s sure to draw attention.

Because they’re so affordable — most run between $15 and $25 — decorative finials are fun to collect and switch whenever the mood strikes. Stop by Newburyport Lighting to see our finial display. There’s always an interesting selection on hand that’s sure to brighten any room in your home.

Put your ceiling fan to work to keep warmer this winter

NportLighting_FanimationBeckwithIn the world of home decor, ceiling fans get taken for granted. Even though they help keep their owners cool in the summer, when winter comes around they rarely get a second look.

Fact is, with the proper tweaks and TLC, ceiling fans can be an important player in your battle to reduce heating costs this winter by as much as ten percent. What kind of tweaks and TLC are we talking about? Continue reading

Newburyport Lighting congratulates Hubbardton Forge for its latest Pinnacle award

NewburyportLighting_HubForgeWinnersYou know you’ve picked a winner for your store when it is repeatedly recognized for excellence and creativity by the design industry. And that’s exactly why Hubbardton Forge lighting products enjoy such a large presence at the Newburyport Lighting Company. This past week, HF’s Cavaletti collection was honored as the recipient of the 2013 ASFD Pinnacle Award for Design Achievement in the lighting category. This marks the ninth time the company has won the Pinnacle award. (The Pinnacle Awards were created in April 1995 by the American Society of Furniture Designers to promote design quality and encourage the recognition of designers within the retail home furnishings industry.) Continue reading