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Legend Lighting Adds New Lighting Lines

Look What’s New at Legend Lighting!

Legend Lighting is excited to announce the addition of several new lighting lines over the last few months!  When we visit the International Lighting Market each January and June we search high and low for lighting that we think will fit with Austin’s unique style and attitude. We are very happy to begin new partnerships with Fine Art Lamps, Nuevo Living, Light and Living, Van Teal and Surya. Items from all of these manufacturers are now on display in the Legend Lighting showroom.

Fine Art Lamps

Since 1940 Fine Art Lamps has been handcrafting original lighting designs that are made in America and specified worldwide. They create designs from beautifully handcrafted metal, hand-blown glass and other unique materials with exquisite hand applied finishes. There is no match for their high quality and unique designs.  Their name reflects their commitment to lighting design as an art.

The following lighting fixtures from Fine Art Lamps are on display in the Legend Lighting showroom.

Fine Art Lamps Crystal

Fine Art Lamps Contemporary

Nuevo Living

Nuevo Living has become one of the premier manufacturers of high quality modern furniture, lighting and decor. Starting in the early 2000’s, they now offer stylish products that are at home in both residential and commercial spaces. Their clean, contemporary designs, high quality along with excellent price points drew us to this line.

Nuevo Living

Light and Living

Light and Living got their start thirty-five years ago in the Netherlands and have provided beautiful lighting and home accessories to European retailers for years until expanding into the North American market in January of 2013. On-trend designs and excellent price points are the hallmark of this line.

Light and Living

Van Teal

The Van Teal family has been creating imaginative designs, innovative shade treatments and colorful acrylics that are equally works of art and functional lighting fixtures. Specializing in residential lighting and accessories in addition to hospitality lighting, if you want something truly unique, take a look at Van Teal.

Van Teal


Initially attracted to Surya because of their wide selection of lamps, we were also quickly taken by the rest of their product line, including rugs, poufs, throws and pillows. Surya is a huge line with something for everyone, in every style and budget.

Surya Lamps

Surya for blog

We look forward to our partnership with all of these fine companies and can’t wait to show these great products to our homeowners, designers and builders! Come by our showroom at 15342 N. IH 35 to take a look and see all of our new displays!

New to Legend Lighting-SURYA

Surya Logo

Legend Lighting is excited to announce the addition of Surya to our product offering. Surya is a leading manufacturer of high quality rugs and coordinating accessories. As a lighting showroom, their beautiful selection of lamps and mirrors first caught our attention, since these are product categories that we already have in place. However, after being introduced to their extensive selection of rugs, poufs, pillows, throws, accent furniture, art and decorative accents, we decided that a lighting showroom is a perfect place for all that Surya has to offer! When you learn more about Surya and their beautiful, colorful, affordable rugs and home accessories we think you will agree!
The Surya story is quite fascinating. Surya was founded in a small village in India by Surya Tiwari in 1976. The Federated Group, which is now Macy’s, visited India to acquire new products for their retail stores in the United States. They wanted local handmade products and invited interested local manufacturers to apply. The buyers agreed to take a look at Surya Tiwari’s products and he was able to convince them that his products were right for their market. A success story was born. Today Surya services over 5,000 retail, design and e-commerce accounts with over 20,000 products. They exhibit in Atlanta, Dallas, High Point, Las Vegas, New York, Tupelo and New Delhi.
Surya’s rug collection includes over 5,000 designs in a wide range of styles, sizes, textures and colors, from simple solids and bold geometrics to florals and highly detailed classic designs. Both hand crafted and machine made rugs are available, which offers a price point to meet a variety of styles and budgets. Over 75% of the rugs are available in custom sizes and the quote can be easily obtained. Samples are available for all rugs, allowing the customer to view the color, pattern and texture prior to making a purchase. The top 400 designs are guaranteed to be in stock and will ship within 48 hours. A wide selection of indoor/outdoor rugs are available, in addition to “Made in America” styles and rugs designed for kids. The beautiful images below will give you just a taste of what Surya has to offer!

Hollywood Regency

Frontier Flat Weave
Natural Fibers

Surya has partnered with leading designers such as Candace Olson, Beth Lacefield and Lotta Jansdotter, as seen in the images below.

Candace Olson
Beth Lacefield
Lotta Jansdotter

Surya also offers MORE THAN 350 POUFS in a variety of styles, sizes and materials, including both solids and prints, all of which complement trending upholstery and paint colors, as well as the rugs, pillows and other accessories.

Surya Poufs

MORE THAN 150 LAMPS are offered by Surya in a full spectrum of rich tones and finishes, all of which coordinate with the rugs, pillows and the home accessories. Acrylic, ceramic, glass, metal, shell, wood, iron, bamboo, crystal and steel bases are complemented by shade materials of burlap, poly/cotton, silk, linen and seagrass.

Surya lighting

Also available are more than 1,000 coordinating pillows, over 150 throws, more than 100 mirror designs, and over 900 pieces of in-stock art in addition to a collection of decorative accents. Additionally, over 100 benches, ottomans, footstools and chairs are available from Surya.
And check out Surya on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, You Tube, and Instagram for design ideas!
One last and very special thing to know about Surya is that they are a company that gives back. About 10% of their profits are spent on social causes, including education, nutrition and health care in both India and the United States. Surya rugs are made in rural India by voluntarily employed individuals of legal employment age who earn fair, predictable wages and work in a clean and safe environment. One of their core values is to treat all employees with equality, dignity and respect and particularly to empower women. Watch the fascinating video The Hands and Hearts of Surya to see for yourself. Surya also works hard to incorporate eco-friendly and sustainable materials such as natural and renewable products such as jute, hemp and bamboo silk. They also use upcycled materials such as plastic bottle, sari silk and newspaper in their products. To learn more, click here to watch the video Surya: Making a Difference.
We look forward to sharing all that Surya has to offer with our Legend Lighting customers!  Call us at 512-251-0000 or come by our showroom at 15342 N. IH 35 to learn more!

Introducing New Light Switches, Dimmers and Outlets: The adorne Collection from Legrand

If you are tired of the same old, boring switches, dimmers, outlets and wall plates, you will love the new adorne collection from Legrand. New to the marketplace and new to Legend Lighting, Legrand’s innovative products add great style to these typically utilitarian devices. Elegant, with clean lines, the adorne collection offers combinations to fit every style and taste.

The Adorne Collection from Legrand

Switches and Dimmers

The heart of the product line is the unique collection of beautifully designed switches and dimmers. Each switch and dimmer in the adorne collection features a clean design with a helpful locator light to easily find it in the dark. Turn your lights on and off with a touch (like on your smart phone), click or a wave of your hand.

White Mirror with White Whisper Switch from the adorne collection

White Mirror plate with white Whisper switch from the adorne collection



Legrand has taken the ordinary electrical outlet and made it extraordinary! Featuring outlets that hide in the wall until needed, convenient in-wall smart device connections, pop-out outlets and even accent nightlights, outlets have never been more stylish and convenient.

Outlets and switches from the adorne collection

Outlets and switches from the adorne collection


Pop-Out Outlet from the adorne Collection

Pop-Out outlet from the adorne collection


Wall Plates

adorne’s wall plates are available in 32 beautiful choices including cast metals, woods, leather, and vibrant colors. Their custom option makes it very easy to customize the wall plates to work in any decor. The possibilities are endless.

legrand adorne wall plates

Legrand adorne wall plates


Under Cabinet Lighting System

With an array of modular components that can swap out easily, the adorne under cabinet lighting system offers new high-tech, highly convenient choices. In addition to lighting and outlets, Bluetooth speakers and smart phone docks are incorporated into the design.

The adorne under-cabinet lighting system

The adorne under cabinet lighting and outlet system

Legrand is generating a lot of excitement with these innovative new products. The adorne collection has been featured in many industry and design publications, including House Beautiful (shown below) in addition to being featured in Times Square (also shown below).  Legend Lighting is pleased to announce that adorn products are now in stock at our showroom, and our interactive adorne display should arrive this month.  We can’t wait to introduce this fantastic new product to Austin! Take a look at this video to learn more, and visit our showroom soon to see the product on display.

House Beautiful, April, 2013

House Beautiful, April, 2013


legrand adorne featured in Times Square

Legrand adorne featured in Times Square

Revolutionary New Ceiling Fan Design Arrives This Fall to Legend Lighting

The new Ariel ceiling fan model from Savoy House in partnership with SleepFans will be on display and available for purchase this September 2013 at Legend Lighting. Aside from its stunning aesthetic design qualities, this revolutionary ceiling fan is 20% quieter, moves 20% more air, and uses 20% less electricity than traditional ceiling fans thanks to its design characteristics that borrow from aviation technology.

The Ariel fan will be available in a bronze and nickel finish with real, carved wood blades in a two-blade, three-blade and five-blade design. To learn more about the technology behind the design, watch this interview in the video below with David Furnace of the SleepFans company.

And for those of you who think the name SleepFans sounds familiar, Legend Lighting was proudly the very first lighting showroom in the world to display and sell the original SleepFans Quiesco model.  These pedestal fans were previously featured in our blog, and are now available in a wall mounted and table top design.  For a refresher about the original SleepFans design, check out this video.

While the Ariel ceiling fan model being launched by Savoy House doesn’t feature the “red noise” benefits of the SleepFans pedestal, wall mount and tabletop models, other nifty attributes are rooted in the original SleepFans design. The most obvious is the curvature and shape of the blades themselves, which very much resemble and indeed are based on the design of an aircraft propeller.fan8 fan3Quiesco Fans

2013 Dallas International Lighting Market Report

We returned from the 2013 International Lighting Market in Dallas last weekend full of excitement and inspiration about the lighting industry! The new lighting designs and styles were impressive, and we were wowed by the incredible new products that we saw on display. We are currently choosing our favorites to bring into the Legend Lighting showroom so we can bring you new design inspiration for your next lighting project!

While some of these lighting fixtures are available as a special order right away,  many will be arriving over the next few months, so for now, we will give you a little taste of what we saw…

Zanadoo chandelier by Arteriors Home

Brass is definitely staging a comeback. We started seeing it in 2012, and we will see even more of it this year. Burnished brass, antique brass, modern bronze, retro brass and antique gold are just a few of the finish names, but all of them offer the timeless, warm tones that blend nicely with both the oil-rubbed bronze and satin nickel hues that have been prominent these last few years. The Zanadoo 12 light iron chandelier from Arteriors Home, shown here in antique brass, is a great example. This show-stopping fixture was featured on the front cover of the October 2012 issue of Real Simple magazine.

The Hamlet sconce by Hinkley Lighting

Incorporating natural materials into lighting fixtures continues to be a popular trend. Natural elements can relax a modern space and help create an open, calming ambiance, adding texture and interest to a room. Regardless of style, whether it’s traditional, transitional or contemporary, almost every manufacturer offers fixtures made of wood or wood accents. Natural rope accents were also seen, as shown here in Hinkley’s Hamlet sconce, with chain wrapped rope alternating with strands of amber crystals.

The Middleton chandelier in bronze gold by Currey & Company

Lighting fixtures in geometric shapes or with geometric shaped accents are also very trendy. Spheres continue to be popular, along with ovals, squares, triangles, rectangles and hexagons.  Modern, Retro and Glam styles are all the rage, and geometric shapes are right at home in these decors. The Middleton chandelier from Currey & Company with interlocking rectangles is shown here in bronze gold.

Structure by Savoy House

Another trend that continues to evolve is Modern Industrial decor. Made popular with the emergence of loft living and the conversion of commercial warehouse spaces to residential use, this look gives an edgy nod to the past. Rough wood, wire cages, burnished metals and fixtures with Edison bulbs are integrated into light fixtures to give them a modern twist. Shown here is Structure from Savoy House, a four light chandelier in aged steel with metal mesh shades.

Albert wall sconce by Robert Abbey

Additionally, the Albert wall sconce, shown here in patina nickel, from Robert Abbey, and the Everly pendant from Kichler, shown in olde bronze, are both are shown with Edison bulbs. These reproduction antique light bulbs have become very popular for restoration looks. We have these fun, trendy light bulbs available at Legend Lighting.

The Everly pendant by Kichler

Stay tuned for more exciting news about new lighting trends and designs! And visit our showroom soon to see some of these new introductions on display, or make an appointment with one of our knowledgeable lighting designers to learn more.

Illuminate the Possibilities with Legend Lighting!

WAC: Straight Edge – LED Light Strip Product Review

WAC: Straight Edge

Images provided by WAC.

WAC is known for introducing innovative products that offer new solutions to many common lighting issues. Measuring less than an inch wide and a half inch deep, the Straight Edge LED Light Strip is the answer for under cabinets, coves, display cabinets and other areas where space may be a factor.

Offering two color temperatures, five lengths and several mounting options, there are many options to customize any job.

The Straight Edge has an average of 48 lumens per watt, making it an energy efficient light source for task lighting. One of the most interesting mounting accessories available is the adjustable mounting clip, which allows the fixture to pivot and direct light exactly where it is needed.

For a job that needs continuous light with some flexibility in mounting, the Straight Edge may be the product for you. The Straight Edge is on display in the Legend Lighting showroom. Come in soon and take a look!

Happy New Year!

Happy New YearLegend Lighting would like to wish all of our valued customers a very Happy New Year! We are looking forward to a great year in 2013!

The lighting industry is changing rapidly with new products and technologies being introduced to the marketplace at an extraordinary pace. We want to be your resource in Austin, Texas for lighting fixtures, chandeliers, ceiling fans, cabinet lighting, landscape lighting, and much more! Whether helping you find the perfect style, size and finish for your decorative lighting, or educating you on the latest in LED technology, our designers can help!

This year we plan to offer several educational and DIY classes, so be on the lookout for those in our newsletter and posted to our website.  Also, our website will soon be updated with new photography, a new Legend Lighting Gallery with a portfolio of our projects, and a Design Inspiration gallery with photos from our manufacturers.

On our homepage we also have links to Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz and our blog. Follow us on Facebook and check out our boards and idea books on Pinterest and Houzz!

We’ve recently returned from the International Lighting Market in Dallas where we previewed the hottest new styles and trends in residential lighting, and we’ll be bringing these new lighting designs to our showroom in the coming months. Come visit our showroom soon. Illuminate the Possibilities with Legend Lighting!

Lighting Design Trends: Retro Contemporary

Retro inspirations mixed with the clean lines of contemporary styling is definitely trending in 2012. This design style is ideal for the Austin buyer who is looking for funky chic or vintage but still trends toward modern design.

The Winton, pictured here from Hinkley Lighting,  is a retro-inspired design updated for today’s contemporary decors.  The heavy, rectangular tube construction has forged details and a unique fitted glass panel design. It is open at the top for relamping, lensed on the bottom and is available in chrome and brushed nickel.

The Winton from Hinkley Lighting

Jonathan Adler’s Havana Triple Pendant is full of retro chic style. Three cocktail shaker style metal shades in a white powder coated finish are offset by polished nickel accents.

Havana Triple Pendant by Jonathan Adler for Robert Abbey

The Sea Side ceiling fan from Savoy House is a sleek retro style design in satin nickel.

Savoy House Sea Side Fan

Visit our showroom for more Retro Contemporary style ideas!

Lighting Design Trends: Glass Imitates Nature

Glass blown pendants have taken a new twist, literally. Rather than the colorful, bright designs that trended through the last decade, we’re now seeing a lot of clear glass blown into extreme shapes intended to mimic designs that occur in nature.  These pendants by WAC Lighting are hand blown works of art inspired by ice, lava and the toxic yet beautiful puffer fish.

Resembling the frozen movement of melting icicles, the Italian Ice pendant sparkles like rays of sunlight on an ice sculpture.  The organic flow of color and variable texture from Lava creates an interesting and exciting look.  Fugu, the Japanese word for Pufferfish is a delicacy to enjoy, but lethal if not skillfully prepared. With hand pulled glass and embedded flecks of 24K gold, this unique pendant captures the likeness of this toxic sea creature.

Italian Ice by WAC Lighting

Lava by WAC Lighting

Fugu from WAC Lighting

New Trends in Lighting Design: Natural Materials

One of the hottest trends going in decorative lighting design (besides LED) are fixtures made with non-traditional materials including rope, beads, cable, glass and especially natural wood. With increased focus on sustainability, eco-friendly materials have become more popular than ever. This past June at the American Lighting Association Lighting Market in Dallas, most all of the manufacturers had incorporated many of these elements into their new fixture designs.

The Lenio Collection from Eurofase is at home in both traditional and contemporary settings.

The Lenio Collection by Eurofase

The Zen Collection from Fredrick Ramond features cable hung, eco-friendly bamboo and utilizes an LED light source.

The Zen Collection by Fredrick Ramond

The Natural Rope Collection from Landmark Lighting transforms natural rope from a functional material to a unique decorative element, adding color, texture and material that contrasts nicely with the Aged Bronze finished metalwork.

The Natural Rope Collection by Landmark Lighting

The Quincy Collection from Jeremiah Lighting features wooden beads and burlap shades.

The Quincy Collection by Jeremiah Lighting

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