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Lumens.com Recognizes Surge in LED Lighting Options for Home Design

Lumens.com has revealed that energy-efficient lighting and ceiling fans are at the forefront of this spring's home design trends, as revealed at January's International Lighting Market in Dallas, TX. Technologies among this season's contemporary lighting products continued to push toward energy efficiency, finding new ways to use LEDs (light emitting diodes) in lighting products, while the use of energy-saving motors dominated among many ceiling fan manufacturers.
With some of the top manufacturers for residential and commercial lighting fixtures representing their collections and new introductions, "green" products emerged as a key element of home design trends for spring and throughout 2011. The use of LED lamping proved to be most popular for lighting manufacturers developing energy-efficient fixtures, while ceiling fan manufacturers moved toward using DC motors to design more efficient fan products. Most modern lighting and fan manufacturers moved toward green products that promote energy efficiency.
Advancing technologies have helped LED lighting move from direct task lighting to pendants and bath lighting, allowing them to be used throughout a home or commercial space. Contemporary lighting manufacturer Bruck Lighting Systems introduced an LED pendant light that moved the transformer into the light's canopy, rather than under the shade, creating a smooth diffusion of light from the shade itself. Quoizel also introduced a bath light with an LED backlight that created an accent lighting effect against the wall behind it. In addition, LED lighting continues to be used in accent lighting, such as path and under-cabinet lighting. LED options are more plentiful than ever, with manufacturers designing a range of products that allow consumers to bring energy-efficient lighting into every room of their home.

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