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  • LEDs’ Influence on Lighting Fixture Design and Construction

    Decorative lighting fixtures are influenced by the “light bulbs” they use. In the past, different generations of incandescent lamps and/or CFLs have dictated materials, style, forms and scale. LEDs now provide new design options for traditional lighting fixtures. BlackJack Lighting Founder and Chief Design Officer Stephen Blackman discussed and showed examples of LEDs’ influence on […]
  • The Original Light for Counters, Islands

    Whenever you see a kitchen island or long counter in a home, typically you will find multiple pendants lighting the work space from above. From a decorating point of view, these look very nice. But from a lighting point of view, you can wind up with shadows and dark spots in an area where good […]
  • Introducing BlackJack Lighting

    BlackJack Lighting is a design- and technology-driven US-based lighting manufacturer headquartered in suburban Chicago. BlackJack Lighting was founded by award-winning lighting designer Stephen Blackman, Chief Design Officer. Architects, interior designers, lighting specifiers and sophisticated homeowners comprise the audience for BlackJack’s leading-edge decorative LED lighting. The Starburst LED chandelier is shown at left. BlackJack Lighting designs […]
  • Don’t Let LEDs Scare You

    LED light sources offer lighting manufacturers great opportunities to create new fixture types, new fixture construction and new fixture looks. Then why are LED light fixtures so much like non-LED fixtures? Is fear getting in the way of innovation? To date we have seen a lot of interesting lighting fixture development in the commercial and […]
  • Who Moved My A-Lamp?

    Does the government have a right to tell us which light bulbs to buy? U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says no. In her Tea Party response to President Obama’s State of the Union speech, the Minnesota congresswoman asserted that the federal government “now tells us which light bulbs to buy.” Her message: the government is inappropriately […]
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