Delande Lighting Closing Its Doors

Delande Supply Company is closing their Lighting Showroom in Salem in order to concentrate on their Wholesale Division in Peabody. Everything in stock has been marked down, so shop early for the best selection of light fixtures!

We want to take a moment to thank all of our loyal customers, vendors, and supporters throughout the years. We are truly honored to have helped residents and businesses find the perfect light fixture to enhance your space. Be sure to shop all of our fixtures while you still can!

Thank you all for everything!

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How To Make Your Office Desk Pop With Light

The workplace is where most of us spend the most time as it is our means of providing for ourselves. Since you spend a good amount of time there why not personalize your workspace with the help of lights? Below are some creative ways to make your desk area pop with the use of different lights and light fixtures.

Battery Operated Lights

String lights and other versions of battery operated lights have become a huge hit with the holidays, especially with Christmas lighting. The great thing about these types of lights is that they don’t have to be used solely or just the holidays. You can drape your battery operated lights over your cubicle walls for a nice welcoming glow. Be sure to stick with subtle tones with the light colors as you do not want to distract your coworkers.

If you can’t use the lights to drape on walls, you can use them to spice up other desk accessories to make them pop. If you have a plant on your desk, you can cover the vase in the string lights for a gorgeous glaze accenting your plant.

Lamps

Not only can lamps help your work area pop with light but they have a functional purpose as well. These are great light sources for reading and writing on your desk. When choosing a table lamp, be sure to pick one that does not interfere with your work area but still looks good to have on your desk. If you are worried about the bulkiness of table lamps, you can opt for desk lamps as they have thin adjustable bodies, small bases, and supply enough light to get your work done.

In-Drawer Lighting

Sometimes it can be hard to look for things that are in your desk drawers. The angle of where the item is could be hidden as light can’t get inside or if the items are all the way in the back it is hard to see. In addition, we tend to be in a rush so we want to be able to look for our desired items quickly rather than struggling to look for something. By placing a few strips of adhesive 4-inch LED tape lights to the inside of your cabinets, you will be able to find any item due to the instant illumination when you open your drawer.

Computer and Desk Lighting

If you are looking to light up your workspace while showing you are keeping up with modern trends, try adding strips of lighting to your area. Place USB powered tape light behind your monitor or on the edge of your desk for an illuminated outline. This will not only light up your desk area, it will show off a modern and futuristic vibe that will be sure to make you stand out from the crowd.

 

 

Top 5 Best Rated Light Products To Kick Off 2018

2018 is finally here and with our New Years resolutions of “New Year, New Me” you should consider improving your lighting this new year. From energy efficient LED lights to antique replicas, here are the top five rated light products to have and use for a bright 2018!

LED Wall Pack – PLT10831

The PLT E1112 LED wall pack is a great option to light a parking garage or side of a building. This pack comes with an optional shade to cut down on light pollution with an optional shade to help cut down light pollution. The light distribution in this pack helps direct the light forward while the light emitted from these fixtures increase nighttime visibility.

F32T8 Tube Light: Philips – 281550

The Philips 281550 T8 bulbs are better than your average fluorescent T8 tube light. The difference with these tube lights is that they have 50 percent less mercury that does not sacrifice the Lumen output and lamp life. Another advantage of these bulbs is that they have a 4100 Kelvin color temperature that conducts a cool white in appearance which helps improve productivity. A great addition to add to your office lighting this new year.

LED Ready Strip Fixture: PLT – 20015

If you are looking to upgrade to LED lighting in your garage or warehouse then the PLT 20015 LED ready strip fixture will be your go-to choice. The fixture is designed for any four 4-foot direct wire LED tube lights positioned in two rows of two. With flexible mounting options, this makes for easy installation for both commercial and residential uses.

LED Tube Light: LEDT – 10024CS

Direct wire LED tube lights are quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to convert your old lighting fixtures to LED efficiency. These lights emit 1750 Lumens of cool white, 4100 Kelvin light with just 12.5 Watts. Simply saying that these lights will produce quality light without using too much energy. So if you are looking to switch to LED, you should consider these bulbs.

ST58 Edison Bulb: PLT – 40003

If you are one that enjoys retro-looking pieces and loves going with the classics, then the PLT Edison light bulb is your classic lighting answer. This antique bulb is designed to resemble the first light bulb invented. It goes great for custom made lamps and is a great option if you are trying to add a vintage feel to your space. Make a statement while supplying quality lighting with the PLT Edison Bulb.

 

Design Considerations for Holiday Lighting Decorating

When it comes to the holiday season, holiday lights and beautifully lit houses and neighborhoods comes to mind. When it comes to decorating the outside of your home there are different lighting designs to go with as some people opt for a more complex design. That way all of their ideas get out there and show the world their holiday spirit, and while all of this is nice your holiday light design can also be simple.  As a simple approach is best in accenting key features of your house and yard for maximum curb holiday appeal. Here are some design considerations for your holiday decorating this season.

4 Lighting Design Considerations For The Holidays

Architectural Highlights

The best approach to lighting the front exterior of your home is to start at the center and work your way out to the sides. This way you can showcase distinctive features in your home’s design such as gables, arches, chimneys, or other features. If you are a fan of simplicity, then creating an outline along the gutter line or across the peak of the roof is a great way to showcase your homes this holiday season. Not only are you showcasing your home but you can make your front door the focal point where you can add more decorations.

Landscape Features

If your home has a large yard it is good to showcase this part of the landscape during the holidays. Be sure to create focal points with your shrubs and trees by adding lights to them, especially if these features help guide the eye to the main entrance of the house. If you have walkways, garden beds or an outdoor sculpture, these are other great places to add holiday lights to really make your property pop with holiday spirit.

Color Considerations 

When it comes to holiday lighting, simple white lights are go-to when it comes to showcasing the outside of your home. They are bright and don’t take away from the homes overall look. However, color is coming back in style and you can showcase different areas of your home with colored lighting. With an array of colors at your disposal, you can create amazing combinations that bring holiday cheer to those passing by.

Decorative Enhancements

When it comes to decorating for the holidays, the great thing to keep in mind is that you are not limited to just lighting. There are many different types of figurines and statuettes you can incorporate into your hard. You can populate an area of your yard with Yuletide-themed characters or create a light tunnel over your driveway to illuminate the cars underneath.

Save On Lights This Holiday Season!

The holiday season and spirit are both about coming together, caring and giving to one another. To truly show appreciation to friends, family and loved ones. Delande Lighting appreciates our loyal customers and we want to show our appreciation as well as helping out the community!

Bring in any new unwrapped toy for our toy drive and receive 20% off any full priced items. You can also receive 10% off any discounted items by bringing in a new unwrapped toy as well! We simply enjoy the holiday season and love to give back, come join us and give back to others this winter!

This is a great way to decorate your home and get the perfect light fixtures for your home to get into the holiday spirit!

Why You Can’t Use Certain LED Bulbs in Enclosed Fixtures

LED lights are a great upgrade from your regular fluorescent light bulbs but they have one disadvantage. Heat is the mortal enemy of LED light bulbs. They may look similar to other light bulbs on the outside, but the chip inside and LED is similar to computer chips. Meaning that LED bulbs should not be placed in areas with a lot of heat or they will overheat and shorten the lifespan of the LED. This is why some bulbs will label whether or not you can use them in enclosed light fixtures.

What is an Enclosed Light Fixture

An enclosed lighting fixture is where the light bulb is encased in a way that does not allow for proper ventilation. Some examples of lighting fixtures include porch lights where the bottom is glass or plastic instead of it being open, as well as a lensed recessed light fixture. If you use an ED ulb in an enclosed fixture when it isn’t designed for that may cause the bulb to overheat, potentially causing damage to not only the bulb but the fixture.  Before purchasing, make sure the bulbs you are looking at can be placed in an enclosed fixture so you can enjoy the full value of the light.

 

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Upgrading To LED Lights

LED lighting is a more energy efficient and longer lasting light bulb option than any other lighting technology. The only downside is that when you make the switch to LED there are some issues that could arise.  Here are five common mistakes to avoid when upgrading to LED bulbs.

Light Distribution is Different

Depending on your application, the difference in light distribution with LED bulbs can be a blessing or a curse. LEDs are very directional due to the arrangement of the diodes, so you’ll need to pay attention to the beam angle and distribution type. For example, if you are replacing an A-shape incandescent bulb in a lamp with an LED, you may lose some downward light.  Since LEDs are designed to emit light to where you most need it, your best option is to look for omnidirectional bulbs. In addition, take into account of where you want the light to go and purchases or angle your fixtures accordingly.

Lights Are Too Bright or Too Dark

When looking to upgrade your bulbs to LED, you need to compare the Lumens of your current bulb with he replacement. Most people will compare wattage to get a feel for how bright their new lights will be, but Lumens will give you a better understanding of how bright the light will be. The only exception where the wattage equivalent rating will help more is the fact that LED lights are directional while HID are omnidirectional.

Light Is Too Blue or Too Yellow

The color appearance of the light emitted from a fixture or bulb is measured in Kelvin and if you want to match the color light of the lighting you’re upgrading, take note of the LED’s Kelvin color temperature. While most fluorescent tubes will have the color temperature stamped on the side of the tube, incandescent and halogen bulbs do not. Incandescent bulbs are around 2400-2700K and halogen bulbs are around 3000-3200K. So purchasing LED bulbs within these ranges is a safe bet.

Using LEDs With An Incompatible Dimmer

Not all dimmers will work with LED lights as they are not all created equal.  You will know if you have an incompatible dimmer if you noticed flickering, buzzing, humming, or flashing after installing your LED bulb. If you plan to use dimmable LED lights then you need a compatible LED dimmer switch.

Lights Make Colors Look Dull

Lights have a color rendering index, or CRI, that indicates how accurately it displays colors compared to the sun. Most halogen and fluorescent bulbs have a CRI of 100. LEDs can’t quite match that number but there are some bulbs that have a CRI rating in the 90s which is still considered excellent. After switching to LED you may notice colors appear to be a little lackluster. The difference should not be too significant that the average person would notice right away.