They're Not Just "Lights" - Call Them LED Fashions

 Starflex and Connetix by Sonneman

Starflex and Connetix by Sonneman

Janet Ramin -  Sleek, beautiful, modern are just some of the words that describe the LED lighting shown at the recent Architectural Digest Home Design Show. But equally important are the more technical descriptions: green, efficient, long-lasting. We discuss this lighting technology in our Sheffield School interior design course.

Light fixtures with LED lamps are appearing in many stores now and interior designers are finally recommending them to their clients. Philips, the big Dutch lighting company, has reported an increase of 38% in sales of LED bulbs over last year. 

Above is the flexible Starflex pendant from Sonneman. The arms hold LED lamps that can move up and down in various configurations. On the wall is a Connetix sconce, available in different sizes. Below is the Axes lighting, available in singles or multiple arms, in sconces, pendant or floor fixtures. 

 Axes sconces by Sonneman

Axes sconces by Sonneman

Brooklyn-based Bec Brittain offers their version of LED lighting fashion in this hanging pendant called Shy. Its multiple arms are lit with LED tubes and can be arranged in different ways that recall star constellations.

 Shy pendant by Bec Brittain

Shy pendant by Bec Brittain

Janet Ramin is a student advisor in interior design at Sheffield School, New York City. Interested in learning more about green design and lighting? Take a look at Sheffield School's Complete Course in Interior Design. At Sheffield, you will learn how to transform a space, create color schemes, and select furniture, lighting, and accessories.