Famous Lighting Quotes
“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”
- William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
Darkness cannot take out darkness: ONLY LIGHT CAN DO THAT Hate cannot take out hate: ONLY LOVE CAN DO THAT
- Martin Luther King Jr.
"I played around with the flowers and the lighting, so that was a good way to educate myself."
- Robert Mapplethorpe
"A room is like a stage. If you see it without lighting, it can be the coldest place in the world."
- Paul Lynde
"A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories."
- Honore de Balzac
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They said brass was dead. Over and over this was the cry in the lighting world. People felt shame over their shiny brass fixtures and went running to more exotic (read; non-brass) finishes like satin nickel, rubbed bronze, brushed pewter, oil-rubbed bronze, satin this, or Tuscan that, & on and on.
I have some good news for those of you who never gave up on the allure of brass. IT'S BACK with a vengeance. Maybe not exactly as you remember it, but it's definitely back. This is a great example of rediscovering a classic, and giving it a modern signature. Today's brass is aged & weathered, like it's been through something. That makes sense, because it HAS been through something... namely years of neglect from lighting showrooms coast to coast. Who's laughing now?
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Ambient light is the most pleasing, in that it’s soft, even, and easy on the eyes. Ambient light helps fill a space with a warmth, and an at home feel you’ll want to set the tone for any romantic evening.
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