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Novelty Lighting for Big and Little Kids

Posted by Gavin Martin on Tue, November 23, 2010

Novelty LightingNovelty lighting will always be the perfect fit for a child's room. Getting creative when decorating a child's room can be a lot of fun.  The options to decorate your child's bedroom have dramatically increased in recent years. In today's world parents are spending a lot of time and money on their kids and there are a lot more products in the marketplace to decorate kids rooms. The juvenile products market is exploding in kids decor, kids furniture, kids novelty lighting; etc.

Matching the lighting to the theme of the room is easy with ELK and Landmark novelty lighting. Lights of moons and stars will allow them to drift off to sleep peacefully. Dancing ballerina's, butterflies and hearts add a whimsical nature. You may even inspire an athlete with their favorite sports lighting. All your kids to dream big.


Elk Novelty LightingWe talked about kids, but lets not forget about the big kids in the house. Big brother or Dad. Sports fans, car fans, train fans; etc. Celebrate their dedication to their favorite sport by decorating their room with novelty sports lighting. Add that special touch to the family room or rec room where they watch their favorite sports team.

Do you know someone who has a passion for planes or spends their free time collecting trains? Surprise them with lighting to commemorate their passions. 

ElK Lighting and Landmark Lighting are the leaders in the decorative lighting industry for quality grade novelty lighting. ELK Lighting is the license for top brands such as Trump Home Lighting. Landmark is the cornerstone for game room and billiards lighting.

Tags: Novelty Lighting, ELK Lighting, Landmark Lighting, Gameroom Lighting

Drum Pendants Make The Perfect Centerpiece

Posted by Gavin Martin on Sat, October 02, 2010


Elk Lighting Drum PendantsDecorative and Functional

During the process of decorating your home or business, the right lighting selection can be both practical and     decorative.  There are several advantages to using Drum Pendants in any room:

1. Accenting with Light—place a Drum Pendant of varying brightness over any spot that could use a bit of visual      emphasis. Instead of diffusing the light sideways, light is  directly focused in a specific area.

2. Functional  Task Lighting - many places within a home or business need extra light for functional uses. Perhaps over a dining table, kitchen prep area or a  poorly lit desk. Drum Pendants focus light on small or large  areas depending on the size of the pendant.

3. Limited Space  - Drum Pendants are the perfect solution.  Floor lamps take up valuable floor space and table lamps take up useable space on desks or tables. Drum Pendants   allow focused light without taking up valuable space to work and entertain.

4. Decorating Option -  Drum Pendants are available in    varying sizes and shapes as well as textures and colors. 

ELK Lighting Modern OrganicsDrum Pendants have graced many homes, offices and      restaurants because they simply add a touch of class coupled with  usability and versatility. 

Consider  Drum Pendants as not only a functional lighting option but also an accessories to your room’s décor.  ELK and Landmark Lighting offer artistic designs, varying shapes and sizes.  You can view all our Drum Pendants online. The series show to the right is part of the Modern Organics collection from ELK Lighting.  

ELK Lighting Fabrique

The experts at Lighting Catalog are the online leaders in ELK Lighting and Landmark Lighting Drum pendant lighting. Call our experts to ensure we are not undersold. 110% Price Gaurantee.

Tags: Pendant Lighting, ELK Lighting, Landmark Lighting

Restoration Lighting Passes Test of Time

Posted by Gavin Martin on Sat, October 02, 2010


Restoration Lighting reflects the beauty of hand turned craftsmanship inspired by the early 20th Century lighting and antiques that have surpassed the test of time. These collections feature detailing appropriate for classic or traditional decors and blend vintage design elements with today's casual living. They offer a modern interpretation of period designs with a discriminating concern for preserving historic lighting and architectural lighting with historic charm and timeless design.  


  • A chandelier, flush mount or a semi flush fixture can be used as the main light in your foyer, living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and hallway. The bottom of the fixture should be at least 7 feet from the floor.
  • If there is a window in the foyer above the front door, center a chandelier there so it can be seen from outside.
  • Kitchen islands can be lit with multiple pendants. The bottom of the pendants should be 30 inches above the counter top, at eye level.
  • A dining room chandelier should be no wider than 12 inches less than the width of the table. The bottom of the chandelier should be at least 30 inches above the tabletop.
  • Sconces can be used for additional light in a foyer, living room, dining room, bedroom and hallway. They are hung about 60 inches from the floor, spaced 6 - 8 feet apart along the wall.
  • A bathroom should use a bathbar at least 20 inches wide over the mirror, plus a wall sconce or swingarm on each side of the mirror at least 28 inches apart and 60 inches above the floor.
  • If you have a double sink vanity, use a bathbar that is almost as wide as the mirror, or two fixtures (one over each sink). The bathbars should be mounted 78 inches from the floor, centered over the mirror.


  • Determining fixture width: Add length and width dimensions (in feet) of the room together. This number is the proper width (in inches) for the fixture to fit the room.
  • Determining fixture height: The bottom of the fixture should be at least 7 feet from the floor.


The calculation for the proper light wattage* for each room in the home:

Multiply the length times the width of the room (in feet). Then, multiply that number times 1.5.  * Wattage is based on incandescent (standard) bulbs.

The best source for Restoration Lighting is from the experts at ELK Lighting and Landmark Lighting for these craftsman and period style lighting. Lighting Catalog is the premier online retailer for these top two brands and Lighting Fixtures

Tags: Restoration Lighting, Design tips, ELK Lighting, Landmark Lighting

Gameroom Billiard Lighting Buyers Guide

Posted by Gavin Martin on Sun, June 27, 2010

Gameroom LightsOver the past few years, gameroom lighting has begun finding its way into other rooms besides just the gameroom or rec room. Gameroom/Island lights are remarkably versatile and can be used over a pool table, in a bar area, over a kitchen island or over a dining room table for optimal illumination and a touch of class.

The Tiffany lighting collection takes its cues from the game, sporting colorful, detailed illustrations and classic victorian themes. The Designer Classics collection runs the gamut from spirited, fun-loving billiard lights inspired by the game itself to an array of stunning, rich designs that make an eye catching statement. The Casual Traditions collection provides simplified elegance with beautiful variations of metal and glass. 

When mentioning the word gameroom, a pool table often comes to mind, and proper billiard lighting is important. Available in a variety of styles, sizes, and colors, gameroom lights adds air of ambiance to the room.


Choosing the right gameroom light for your home depends mostly on your decor. If you have a more rustic look consider using a more traditional light with stained tiffany glass. For a modern feel, choose a gameroom light that features a sleek shape and is finished in black or silver.


  • Various finishes available to match your style.
  • Interchangeable glass or metal shade choices.
  • Increase energy efficiency with compact fluorescen bulbs in existing line voltage sockets.


  • Hang billiard lights at least 32 inches above the bed of the pool table. The bottom of the fixture should be at eye level when standing. Always center the light lengthwise on the table.
  • The function of billiard light is to provide even lighting across the entire surface of your pool table, including the top of the rails to avoid shadows. The edge of the field of light produced by the billiard light should line up with the edge of the table.
  • Most pool players agree that fluorescent bulbs provide the most even lighting across the table.
  • Gameroom/Island lights can also light a kitchen island or dining room. The bottom of the fixture should be 30 inches above the table surface, at eye level. 

Landmark Lighting is the leading manufacturer of Billiard Lights and Gameroom Lights. We carry hundreds of fixtures for your pool table including Tiffany art glass containing pool table graphics designed into the glass. Lighting Catalog is the leading provider of Landmark Lighting online with all lighting fixtures in stock.

Tags: Landmark Lighting, Gameroom Lighting, Billiard Lighting

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