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Meet the Legend Lighting Sales Staff

Meet Our Talented Team

Do you know the Legend Lighting sales staff? Our lighting experts are ready to help you solve all of your lighting challenges and answer all of your lighting questions! Call our showroom today to set up appointment with one of our BRILLIANT sales associates!












Cathy Shockey
In her role at Legend Lighting as Outside Sales Associate, Cathy Shockey considers herself a “lighting therapist”, working with custom homebuilders and interior designers to find the perfect solutions for their need. Cathy has been in the lighting industry for ten years after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the University of Texas and holds her Lighting Specialist certification from the American Lighting Association. Cathy enjoys seeing the whole lighting process come together from the lighting design to selections to installation. The most rewarding part of Cathy’s job is hearing from her clients that they love their lighting and about the compliments they receive from their friends and family. Cathy’s favorite lighting category is exterior lighting. She wants all of her homeowners and their guests to be “wowed’ every time they walk through the front door.











Resa Russell
Resa Russell is an Outside Sales Associate focusing on sales to custom homebuilders and the interior design trade. Resa has two years of experience in residential lighting and over two decades of experience in and around interior design, from decorating celebrities’ homes for the Christmas holidays to providing interior design for the humblest of spaces. With a background in floral design, Resa brings an artistic flair to her job. Resa loves making a personal connection with each of her clients and considers it an honor each time she has an opportunity to help a homeowner illuminate their space. Resa enjoys working with lighting that makes a statement and goes beyond just a fixture that lights a space.











Kathryn Karkella
Kathryn Karkella is an Inside Sales Associate with responsibility for builder accounts and retail sales. Kathryn has been in the residential lighting industry for eleven years after graduating from Stephen F. Austin University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and holds her Lighting Specialist certification from the American Lighting Association. Kathryn enjoys helping homeowners select the perfect light fixture for their home. Her favorite lighting category is kitchen island lighting since there are so many creative lighting options, which allow a homeowner’s personality to shine in the most important room of their home, the kitchen! 











Michelle Palma
Michelle Palma is a Custom Accounts Coordinator, providing sales support and customer service to custom homebuilders and interior designers. Michelle has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Austin and has been in the interior design industry for three years and in the lighting industry for one year. Michelle enjoys seeing a house become a home and the impact that lighting makes on the process. Her favorite lighting products are anything with clean lines and contemporary/modern style in addition to unique pieces and working with color.











Alissa Fischer
Alissa Fischer is an Inside Sales Associate with responsibility for retail sales and showroom merchandising. Alissa spent eight years in early childhood development prior to beginning her education in interior design. Alissa has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design (CIDA accredited) from the Art Institute of Austin and now has almost a year of experience in lighting. Alissa enjoys creating beautiful vignettes in the Legend Lighting showroom and making appointments with homeowners in their homes to provide lighting consultation. Alissa is drawn to lighting that is artistic in style and lighting fixtures that create an artistic focal point in a space. 











Sherry Thompson

As Legend Lighting’s “Showroom Ambassador”, Sherry Thompson provides a warm reception to all of our customers, both on the telephone and in our showroom. Sherry also helps retail customers with lighting selections and quotes in addition to assisting with displays and pricing. Sherry has over fifteen years of experience in the lighting industry and is our resident expert on light bulbs of all types. Sherry enjoys working with customers and coming up with the perfect solution to lighting problems and challenges. 

Holiday Happy Hour and CEU Presentation by Hubbardton Forge

Please join us for a Holiday Happy Hour featuring a

CEU presentation by Hubbardton Forge

Wednesday, December 10, 5:00PM – 8:00PM

CEU Presentation begins at 6:00PM

Be sure to bring your Christmas tree ornament made out of a light bulb for your chance to win table lamp from Hubbardton Forge!

IDCEC-accredited CEU presented by Hubbardton Forge

“The Art of Lighting: Historical Precedents for a Modern World”

Eventbrite - Holiday Happy Hour and CEU Presentation

Holiday Happy Hour and CEU at Legend Lighting

Lighting Checklist for Holiday Entertaining

The year has flown by and the holidays are almost upon us! It’s time to get your home ready for holiday entertaining. As you consider your holiday decor, be sure to think about your lighting! The right lighting creates a warm and hospitable welcome for your guests.

Photo courtesy of Kichler Lighting

Photo courtesy of Kichler Lighting

Outdoor lighting becomes even more important with the shorter days in the fall and winter. Make sure your guests have the proper lighting as they approach your home at your main entrance. The facade of your home should have general illumination to highlight your home’s exterior and light up any dark areas that guests may need to pass through. Landscape lighting in and around trees, shrubs and walkways creates a welcoming effect. If possible, add path lighting to guide your guests to your front door.

The light in your foyer is also an important one for setting a warm and inviting mood. As your guests enter from a dark exterior, it is best not to have the foyer light too bright and intense, but to use a dimmer to control the light intensity. This will reduce glare and discomfort and will help make the transition from the darkness outside  to the interior light of your home.

The color temperature of your lighting is also important to creating a warm and cozy feeling in your home. The most popular is the 2700 color temperature since it is the closest to outside lighting from the sun. Choosing light bulbs can be tricky, so let our lighting experts at Legend Lighting share our knowledge with  you and assist you in selecting the best light bulbs for your lighting needs.

There is still plenty of time to spiff up your lighting for the holidays! We can help you with the best lighting solutions to get your home ready for holiday guests and entertaining. Call us today at 512-251-0000 or come by our showroom at 15342 N. IH 35.

Join Us for an Exclusive CEU and Happy Hour Event for the Austin Design Community

Legend Lighting is pleased to invite you to “Lighting Controls as a Component of Interior Design”, an exclusive event for the Austin Design Community featuring a complimentary, AIA and IDCEC accredited Continuing Education Unit presented by Legrand.The Whisper Dimmer by adorne

The course will be presented at 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 21 at the Legend Lighting showroom by Trip Speight, Lighting Showroom Sales Manager for Legrand.  Space for the CEU portion of the evening is limited, so reserve your seat today!

The presentation will be immediately followed by a happy hour and open house from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.  Enjoy an evening of tapas and homemade sangria as you discover Legrand’s new adorne collection of lighting controls and cabinet lighting solutions.  Please feel free to join us for the happy hour even if you cannot make it to the CEU presentation.

To RSVP, please register below, or click here:  Eventbrite - Lighting Controls as a Component of Interior Design (Free CEU & Happy Hour)

And to get a sneak peak at the new adorne product line, check out these brief videos from Legrand, or visit our previous blog post.

Take a lighting tour of the 2012 HBA Parade of Homes

Legend Lighting was a proud participant in the 2012 HBA of Greater Austin Parade of Homes. Legend Lighting provided lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, LED lighting, cabinet lighting, outdoor lighting and more for four of the six builders participating in this year’s Parade: Enertech, JKD Builder, Dillon Custom Homes/Shai Homes, and Pillar Custom Homes.  To learn more about the unique lighting selections made for each of these exquisite properties, contact one of our lighting specialists or visit our showroom!

In Memoriam: Larry Lee, Sr.

Friday, September 14, 2012
In Memoriam: Larry Lee, Sr.
Dear Friends and Valued Customers,
It is with a very heavy heart that we write you to share some sad news. Yesterday morning one of our Legend Lighting family members, Larry Lee, Sr., passed away. Larry was known by many of you for his warm, friendly customer service that he provided as he called on custom homebuilders and assisted homeowners with lighting selections in our showroom.
As many of you know, Larry was with Legend Lighting from the inception of our new business, well before we ever opened our doors. Having previously owned and operated Texas Light Bulb, Larry brought of wealth of knowledge to our team and was a mentor and trusted advisor to our family. Larry represented both our business and our family with professionalism, loyalty, and respect. Our family is forever in gratitude to him for both the guidance he shared with us and the excellent customer service that he provided to many customers over the last three and half years.
Outside of work, Larry was a devoted father and grandfather, an avid golfer, and a proud Texas Longhorn fan. Larry’s sense of humor and kind heart touched us all, and it has been a privilege to know Larry both professionally and as a friend. Larry’s positive presence in our showroom is already sincerely missed.
Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced, but please check with Legend Lighting for more information as it is available.
The Neal Family
Legend Lighting Inc.
Legend Lighting
15342 North IH-35
Austin, TX 78728
(512) 251-0000

New Trends in Lighting Design: Aged Brass

While the past decade was dominated by variations of bronze and nickel finishes, one timeless finish had made its way back with a classy new hue.  A more modern brass finish has evolved from the polished brass of the 1970s and antique brass that was stylish in the 1980s and 1990s.  This new incarnation of brass typically has a brushed look to it much like the ever popular brushed nickel finish. Manufacturers have a variety of names for this trendy new finish, but they all give a sophisticated edge to a timeless material.  Bring on the brass!

Hinkley Lighting’s Lanza Three Light Bath Bar, pictured below, offers a clean, transitional design in the new brushed brass finish.

Hinkley Lanza 3 Light Bath Bar In Brushed Bronze

The Foxcroft Four Light Pendant from Savoy House is available in the Aged Brass finish in addition to Brushed Nickel.

The Foxcroft Four Light Pendant in Aged Brass from Savoy House

The Directoire Wall Sconce designed by Mary McDonald for Robert Abbey is shown below in Natural Brass with Black Painted Glass Panels.

The Directoire Wall Sconce from Robert Abbey

Special Hours in Observance of the Christmas Holiday

Legend Lighting will close at 2pm on Friday, December 23 and remain closed through Monday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday. We appreciate your understanding as we allow this time for our Legend Lighting family to be with their loved ones for Christmas. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, December 27.

On behalf of our entire family, we wish all of you glad tidings this Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year! We extend our sincerest gratitude to all of our team members, vendors, and especially our customers for a successful 2011, and we look forward to working together for an even stronger 2012!

Lunch & Learn: LED 101

Legend Lighting Presents

LED 101

Sponsored by WAC Lighting

Learn how LED lighting is  changing the way that we illuminate our homes. All aspects of LED lighting including inception,  performance, drivers, dimming, organic LED and the future of LED technology will be covered.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Two Sessions
Session One: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Session Two: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

This event is FREE!  Lunch provided!

Seating is limited!

Please reserve your space by selecting a FREE “ticket” for the event time that you prefer.

Legend Lighting is Pleased to Reveal New Website

Legend Lighting is pleased to reveal its new, full scale website, offering customers detailed information about the products and services we offer.  Keeping with our mission of helping homeowners and home builders to find the perfect solutions for their lighting needs, we hope this website will be resource to you for discovering the latest trends and technologies in the rapidly evolving lighting industry.  Please check back often, as our site will be updated and evolve as new products and information becomes available to us.  For further information about any of the lighting or ceiling fan products featured on our website, please contact a sales representative or visit our showroom!  We look forward to sharing our passion and knowledge for lighting with you!

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