There are a ton of lighting brands out there all vying for their chance in the spot-light, but only a handful are truly worth their price.
How can you discern which lighting brands are the right brands to go with? It all seems a little subjective, doesn’t it? It depends in part on how you want to use the lighting. Are you purchasing a lamp or chandelier based on the way it looks as opposed to the light it shines? Are you environmentally conscious and looking for a light fixture that will ease energy consumption but still look fashionable in your home? Maybe you’re simply looking for a purely functional lamp, you don’t care if it’s what others might call ugly. As long as the fixture helps you to clearly see the words on the page of the book you’re reading, you’re happy.
Below are three lighting brands that meet all of these prerequisites, well, except for being ugly. You know, you can have a task lamp that is as beautiful as it is functional. After all, don’t we want our homes to be aesthetically pleasing?
Astro got its start in 1997 when lighting designers James Bassant and John Fearon sought to reinvent British lighting. The guiding light for Astro Lighting is to create an “elegantly clear visual language” that should be “honest, accessible, engaging and durable.” If you can’t rely on the light sources in your home, then they’re not doing their job as a light fixture. If the fixture isn’t producing the amount of light it should or complementing the design aesthetic of the home, it’s not living up to its potential.
The designers at Astro Lighting have created contemporary lighting pieces with strong angular and curvilinear lines using industrial materials including metal and glass. Did I mention the lightbulbs are all LED certified? Not only is Astro Lighting design timeless, the design company helps customers save on energy too.
Everyone likes to have a little fun, should that be any different when it comes to the interior design of your home? The Bocci Lighting Company has created an entire industry dedicated to crafting contemporary, practical and fun lighting designs that’ll inspire users and keep design enthusiasts chomping at the bit.
Unlike other companies, Bocci manufactures all of their designs in their Vancouver factory. With a glass blowing studio housed in the same building as the company’s main offices along with the design studio and warehouse, the creation of the light fixture, from inception to construction all happens in one place, keeping the flow and exchanging of ideas organic and fluid. When a company takes this much pride in their product creation, you know it’s a company you can trust. Not sure bright orbs and colorful lights are your design cup of tea? Take this quiz to help you figure out what your design aesthetic is, or to at least get a better idea.
Though it’s another contemporary lighting brand, you’ll notice that Hinkley Lighting has a Craftsman-like design edge. Since the American company was originally founded in 1922, it’s no wonder that their designs reflect an evolved play on the Craftsman tradition, back when buildings using organic, geometric forms and materials was a design practice held in the greatest esteem.
Organic design has made a comeback in the 21st century, and Hinkley Lighting is at the forefront. Hinkley has made it their mission to create contemporary period pieces (period lighting fixtures with a modern spin) that fit the artistic and design integrity of their users. Using lumens-rated lightbulbs, Hinkley helps you save on energy costs and protect the environment; it’s a win-win!
You can have elegant, fun or functional lighting to make your home beautiful and pad your wallet at the same time, and these lighting brands will help you do it!