About Thomas Lighting - Recessed Housing, Ceiling Lights, Wall Lights
Thomas Lighting is a company that has benefited from almost one-hundred years of experience. It began in 1919 and it still going strong today with all types of lighting. It is currently one of the largest lighting manufacturers in North America. The main focus of their designs is modern and contemporary styles in affordable fixtures. Collections include Rustic, Art-Deco, Pittman, Whimsical, and Limestone. Finishes include several variations in bronze, steel, satin nickel, chrome, and others.
Outdoor lighting is available in many styles, purposes, and sizes. Exterior lamp posts are perfect for gates, driveways, and along fences. These provide bright light for safety and security. Recessed lighting is useful along pathways, and near the pool. That light is muted, but still enough to eliminate tripping and fall hazards. Large central lighting such as pendants and chandeliers work well in large seating areas or for an outdoor kitchen. Low voltage and energy-efficient lighting helps to keep utility bills from rising as homeowners entertain family and friends well into the night.
Dark sky lighting for exterior fixtures is designed to decrease light pollution. Traditional lights send bright light towards the sky and block out the natural glow of the stars and the moon. With the increase in urban sprawl, pollution was getting overwhelming. It also disrupts the instincts and habitat of nocturnal animals. Thomas Lighting has developed exterior lighting that is suitable for coastal regions. These wall lamps comply with light restrictions for turtle nesting areas along the coast. Award winning designs, such as these, make the company stand out as a leader in the lighting industry.
Wall lighting has come a long way since the development of sconces and wall mounted lights. Bar lighting and cable lighting allow for multiple lights to be placed on the wall at specific intervals. Bars can consist of one thin light, several lights in a row, or tiers of bar lights that add brightness to a room, as well as style. Cables or monorails are installed and lights can be added with adapters at any point along the fixture. That works well in long narrow rooms, stairwells and hallways. The concept can also be applied to ceiling lighting as well.
Flush mount lights are those styles that are wired directly into the center of the ceiling. Traditionally these were mostly bowl or dome shapes with frosted glass that covered the light bulbs. Modern styles have given flush mounts a lot of personality. Innovative designs include spirals, metal weaves that shine, and bold colorful tiles that look more like paintings than light fixtures. They are beginning to rival the more popular hanging styles of lights, like pendants and chandeliers.
Kitchen cabinet lights and other types of task lighting are also becoming more energy-efficient. Puck lights, for example, are small circular lights that fit under cabinets or under shelves. They are intense lights, but operate with low voltage. Thinner cabinet lighting is also designed to give off plenty of light without using a lot of electricity. Shorter versions of mini track lighting are also used for under cabinets and vanity lighting.
If you have any questions on any of the Thomas lighting fixtures. Please contact us and one of our friendly ALA trained associates can help you with all your home lighting needs.