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Win an Amazon Alexa + Wifi Lighting System (a $665 value!)

Win an Amazon Alexa + Wifi Lighting System (a $665 value!)

We have a very exciting post this week: we’re running a giveaway over on our Instagram and you could win an amazing home Wifi lighting package worth $665!!
 
(Scroll to the bottom for entry rules and a video of the Wifi Lighting System in action!)
 
This package will give you total control over the lighting in your home, and it’s really fun to use. With Legrand’s Wifi lighting system, you can control the lights in your house using just your smartphone or Alexa (i.e. you can turn your lights on and off without every leaving the couch- winning!!).
 
We’re included 5 Wifi compatible switches and dimmers from Legrand’s adorne collection, so you’ll not only have Wifi enabled lighting, but cool and stylish wall plates to go with it.
What’s so great about Wifi lighting? It’s a great addition to your home security, saves on energy, adds to the function and ambiance of your home, and is an all around cool feature (let us repeat: not needing to get up to change your lights!!).
Even better? Setting it up couldn’t be easier!
For more info about the Legrand’s Wifi Lighting System and their adorne wall plates, you can check out our posts here and here.
What’s included:
+ An Amazon Alexa
+ An easy to Install Wifi Lighting System from Legrand
+ 5 adorne wall plates with switches and dimmers
 
(Note: while an Amazon Alexa is a really great companion to the Wifi Lighting System, the system works completely fine without it!).
 
How to enter:
The point of the Alexa and Wifi system is to simplify things for you, so we wanted to keep the entry rules equally easy! All you have to do to enter is..
1. Follow @catalystelectrics on Instagram
2. Tag 2 friends in separate comments on the giveaway post
 
It’s that simple!
 
Content rules:
1. Contest runs from Thursday, October 11 to Tuesday, October 16 at 9pm
2. Winner will be announced Wednesday, October 17 at 10am.
3. Participants must be 18 years old or older located in Atlantic Canada.
 
See why this mom loves the Wifi Lighting system for her and her family:
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We have a whole series of giveaways lined up to run before the holidays, so make sure you’re following our Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date on all the details and prizes!
 
For questions on any of our products, give us a call at 902.452.3899 or email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca
40 Gorgeous Minimal Light Fixtures

40 Gorgeous Minimal Light Fixtures

Design: Kristina Lynne | Photo: Tracey Jazmine Photography
 
A couple of weeks ago, we did a piece on must have statement light fixtures. These pieces are made to be a design focal point and really add some pizazz and style to a space.
 
This week, we’re going the opposite direction and sharing some of our favourite minimal lighting fixtures. Minimal décor has become hugely popular in the last few years, and we are here for it!!
 
The following pendants, sconces, and table lamps are cool, modern, and minimal, and will seriously enhance the look and feel of your space, while remaining subtle.
 
If minimal is your style, keep scrolling!
 
MATTEO
Top (left to right): Kasa | Lineare | Cherry Blossom | Snare
Bottom (left to right): Encase | The Bougie | Kasa | Hexalantern
 
MITZI
Asime Pendant | photo: Anne Sage
Top (left to right): Estee | Fiona | Ava | Lola
Bottom (left to right): Via | Asime | Syke | Piper
 
HINKLEY
Top (left to right): Atlantis | Margeaux | Bette | Atlantis
Bottom (left to right): Fletcher | Bowery | Bowery | Academy
 
DALS
Top left to right: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Bottom left to right: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
 
LEGRAND
Don’t forget about your wall plates! The products from Legrand’s radiant and adorne collections are the perfect addition to your minimal aesthetic. The screwless plates keep the look sleek while the beautiful finishes allow them to blend seamlessly into your style.
adorne Brushed Brass plate
 
Have questions about our lines or need help choosing a fixture? Give us a call at 902.452.3899 or email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca.
Introducing Eglo

Introducing Eglo

 
As you may have seen on our Instagram, we were in Montreal last week visiting one of our newest lighting lines, Eglo. We got the chance to tour their showroom and learn all about the production of their products, and every one of us left loving the line even more than we did before.
 
There is a lot we can say about the company and their products, but two things really jump out:
 
1. Their fixtures are GORGEOUS and so stylish, and
2. Their prices are amazing and so affordable.
 
If you are looking for lights that are going to really add to the style and décor of your home/project/build/wherever, while staying on budget, look no further.
 
Below are just a few of our favourite fixtures.
 
Table lamps
Left to right: Monalee, Rondo, Pedregal, Ormond
 
When we highlight our different lighting lines, table lamps aren’t generally mentioned, or if they are, it’s at the end of the post. I’m starting with this category for Eglo just because they have SO many cute lamps that I absolutely loved. A number of the lamps also have built in USB outlets, making them the perfect desk lamp.
 
Pendants
Left to right: Gaetano, Bayman, Taroca, Cossano
 
From simple and classic designs to show stopping statement pieces, Eglo carries pendants for all of your wants and needs. If you are looking for a large fixture for an area such as a foyer or lobby entrance, Eglo’s options are perfect because they offer really beautiful styles without the prices tag that normally comes along with such fixtures.
 
Vanity
Left to right: Wymer, Alea, Pianella, Palmera
 
From subtle to glitzy, Eglo has a wide range of vanity lighting. Their simpler styles feature clean lines and a fresh look, while their crystal flush mounts take things to the next level.
 
Sconces
Left to right: Cardito, Pinto, Wymer, Doreen
 
Stylish, functional, and affordable. What more can you ask for in a wall sconce? Eglo carries a variety of options, including the popular picture light, which will highlight and accessorize your favourite art work.
 
Outdoor
Left to right: Entrimo, Blyth, Oncala, City
 
Their simply styled outdoor collection features flush mounts, sconces, path lighting, and more.
 
Don’t forget to check out our other lighting lines as well, and make sure you’re following us on Instagram for more lighting inspiration!
 
For questions about Eglo or any of our other lines, give us a call at 902.452.3899 or email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca
Make a Statement: 52 Amazing Lighting Fixtures

Make a Statement: 52 Amazing Lighting Fixtures

 
Our team just got back from a great weekend in Montreal where we met with one of our newest lighting lines, Eglo. We are so excited about this line for a number of reasons, and we’ll be talking more about them next week. In the mean time, we’ll be sharing lots of pictures from the trip and the showroom on Instagram, so make sure to check those out!
 
Lately we’ve been posting about our specific lighting lines, so today we wanted to bring it all together and showcase some of our favourite pieces from across the lines.
 
If you want to make a statement in your home, we think light fixtures are the way to do it, and we have got a TON of stunning options for you to choose from, regardless of your budget. We’ve listed the lighting lines below in approximate order of their pricing, so you can choose the perfect piece to suit your space and wallet.
 
One more thing before we jump into the good stuff: the lighting temperature you choose is just as important at setting the vibe for your room as the fixture itself. Picture, for example, a beautiful living room with a stylish chandelier, that is using cold, harsh light bulbs. Totally ruins the whole look!
 
To find the right lighting temperature for your room, check out our guide here, and if you’re confused about which specific light bulb to get, check out our lightbulb conversion chart here.
 
MATTEO
Bottom (left to right): Candid, Lightsaber, Goldenguild, The Bougie
 
MITZI
Left to right: Astrid, Daisy, Amee, Ani
 
HINKLEY
Top (left to right): Astrid, Impulse, Vida, Moxie
Bottom (left to right): Zuma, Delfina, Denton, Anya
 
EUROFASE
Top (left to right): Encore, Verdino, Viviana, Atwater
Bottom (left to right): Trento, Monica, Capri, Savannah
 
TROY
Top (left to right): Sierra, Viola, Bordeaux, Bistro
Bottom (left to right): Cubist, Epic, Meritage, Sienna
 
SONNEMAN
Bottom (left to right): grapes, zylinder, ursa major, liquid
 
Have questions about our lines or need help choosing a fixture? Give us a call at 902.452.3899 or email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca
How to Hang Your Pendant Lights

How to Hang Your Pendant Lights

 
We are super excited today because we have a guest post from Halifax-based interior stylist Nancy Dibblee of Fine Interiors! She’s hear to tackle a question we get all the time: how high should you hang your pendants.
 
Keep reading for her expert advice!
 
(psst. Looking for pendants? We’ve got you covered! Check out the selections from Mitzi, Hudson Valley Lighting, Troy, Matteo, Hinkley, Sonneman, DALS, Eglo, and Z-Lite!

Lighting can be tough!  A common question I often get asked is how high do you hang a chandelier over your dining room table? Or how far apart should your island pendants be? These questions can be tricky to figure out on your own. 
 
The right lighting can elevate the function and style of a room and take it from drab to fab in an instant. All the more reason to make sure you hang that chandelier or pendant in the right spot and at the right height to maximise the impact.   
 
My rule of thumb is as follows, when hanging a light over your dining room table in a room with 8’ ceilings I always recommend hanging your light 30-34” from table top to the bottom of the light.  
 
The same rule holds true for your kitchen island pendants. The distance from your kitchen countertop to the bottom of your kitchen pendant should be the same 30-34”,  Keeping in mind that in both cases for ceilings higher than 8’, remember to add 3” per foot to the height of your light.  
 
I also like to recommend installing dimmer switches, like these from the adorne collection and the radiant collection. Once installed, they allow you to enjoy both bright and ambient light from your pendants – perfect for dining tables where you might prefer brighter light for mealtimes and relaxing ambient light for your after-dinner conversations with friends.   
4-gang wall plate with sofTap dimmer switch by adorne | photo: Belle Amour
 
But with everything, personal preference can always come into play. Lighting, no matter what the setting, should make the room, furnishings and the people look their very best. And the fact is, you can’t really get it wrong; if you like how it looks and the lighting works well, you’ve done it right! 
 
About Nancy: Fine Interiors was born out of passion, energy, and a love of inspiring people to create beautiful spaces to live. From large-scale remodels to a simple quick makeover, Fine Interiors is available to help you select a wide range of challenges including, selection of architectural details and finishes, collaborating with architects and builders, decorating a functional beautiful space with furniture, fabrics, and accessories. 
 
You can find Nancy online on her website and Instagram!
 
And for any info on our lighting lines, give us a call at 902.452.3899 or email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca
Introducing Z-Lite Lighting

Introducing Z-Lite Lighting

This week, we’re introducing you to Canadian lighting company, Z-Lite Lighting, which provides light fixtures ranging from simple to glitzy at a surprisingly affordable price. While Z-Lite does offer some gorgeous contemporary styles, their fixtures tend to be more classic than modern and are the perfect pieces to help create a timeless look.
 
Their styles may be more classic, but their technology is modern, and their collection includes a wide range of LED fixtures.

Keep reading to check out a few of our favourite fixtures.
 
Chandeliers
Get a gorgeous statement fixture for your home at a price that won’t break the bank with Z-Lite’s chandelier selection. Styles range from clean and contemporary to sparkly and glam. Make sure you check out their cute mini chandelier selection too!
Left to right: Soleia, Loek, Euclid, Bohin
 
 
Floor lamps
Z-Lite’s floor lamp selection is relatively small compared to their other product lines, but they pack in a great variety of styles. We especially love the cute retro style lamps!
Left to right: Serenity, Celeste, Crimson, Portable
 
 
Pendants
There’s a pendant style for everyone here! Choose from their wide array of options available in every style, shape, and size.
Left to right: Cavallo, Burren, Sora, Aludra
 
 
Table lamps
The right table lamp is just as much of a décor piece as it is a source of light. Put the finishing touch on your room with one of Z-Lite’s chic options.
Left to right: Celeste, Portable, Ofuse, Ramsay
 
 
Outdoor ceiling fixtures
Amp up your home’s exterior décor with one of Z-Lite’s outdoor fixtures. They offer a ton of cute lantern style pendants that we are seriously into!
Left to right: Wakefield, Luttrel, Annex, Lestat
 
 
Vanity
We love the vanity options from Z-Lite! Whether you want a subtle touch or a bold fixture, the selection does not disappoint!
Left to right: Gaspar, Aludra, Ethos, Rubicon
 
 
For more of Z-Lite’s extensive collection, including wall sconces, outdoor posts, and mini pendants, head over to their website.
 
And for more lighting inspiration, check out our other product line posts:
 
For more info on any of our lines, give us a call at 902.452.3899 or email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca
Introducing Hinkley Lighting

Introducing Hinkley Lighting


Interior decorators, home builders, and décor lovers, gather around: we’ve got the stylish lighting line that dreams are made of.
 
Opened in 1922, Hinkley Lighting began as a small outdoor lantern company. Over 90 years later, the family owned company has evolved into a global brand, offering the best in both indoor and outdoor lighting. Their huge selection captures every style from coastal to transitional to Americana, and they have a lighting solution for every area of your home. It’s like your one stop shop for all of your lighting needs.
 
Keep reading for some of our favourite looks from Hinkley.
 
Sconces
Choose from hundreds of sconces in every imaginable style and finish. Because Hinkley has such a large collection, they have lots of search options to make it easy to navigate their selection.
Left to right: Clancy, Waverly, Delfina, Nula
 
 
Pendants
From the most basic hanging bulb to decked out chandeliers, Hinkley has a pendant for every want and need. As with all of their fixtures, they have options available in both incandescent and LED.
Left to right: Amelia, Aros, Bette, Astrid
 
 
Flush mounts
While flush mounts are often more about function than style, there is nothing basic about Hinkley’s selection! Choose between flush and semi-flush mounts.
Left to right: Porter, Congress, Gemma, Colbin
 
 
Dark Sky fixtures
Hinkley carries a number of eco-friendly, Dark Sky outdoor fixtures. Rather than evenly diffusing the light, the fixtures aim the light downwards, which has a number of important benefits. The light from regular fixtures casts a light in the sky that can confuse wildlife and mess with our sleep. It’s also a big waste of energy because it sends light in directions that aren’t actually used. Dark Sky lights cuts out the omni-directional lighting, so you just get light where you need it, which protects the wildlife and your sleep and reduces energy costs.
 
For more eco-friendly lighting solutions, check out Hinkley’s LED and Title 24 fixtures.
Left to right: Cascade, New Castle, Atlantis, Rook
 
 
Lanterns
From traditional, old fashioned style sconces to modern and sleek tube lights, there is a lantern fixture for every taste and style. Many of the lanterns are eco-friendly fixtures (LED, Title 24, or Dark Sky).
Left to right: Arcadia, Calistoga, Atwater, Atwell
 
 
Landscape
Hinkley’s extensive Landscape collection offers the perfect solutions to illuminate your home. Discover their array of path lights, inground lights, step lights, lamps and accessories, power sources, and so much more.
 
 
For more from Hinkley, check out their website here. They also have tons of Lighting 101 and Lighting Tips!
 
And for any questions about the line, or any of our other lines, reach out at any time! You can give us a call at 902.452.3899 or email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca
Introducing Eurofase Lighting

Introducing Eurofase Lighting

This week, we’re excited to introduce you to the beautiful fixtures and products from Eurofase. Eurofase is defined not only by the quality of its products but also the variety of innovative options.
 
With a selection that includes pendants, wall sconces, chandeliers, recessed lighting, mirrors, track lighting and more, Eurofase as something for everyone.
 
LED Mirrors
We’re going to start with mirrors because it’s the product we are most excited about from the company. Eurofase Lighting offers a selection of stylish LED backlit mirrors that are ideal for both personal and commercial use. Perfect in both residential and public washrooms as well as bedrooms, changing rooms, tailors and more, they offer the best possible lighting and look amazing in every space.
Left to right: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
 
 
Track
Track lighting is often thought of as more functional than stylish, but with Eurofase’s selection, you can have both. They offer a wide variety of options, so you can get the lighting, and look, that you want.
Left to right: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
 
 
Wall & Inground Recessed
Illuminate your steps, walkway, pool deck, and more with Eurofase’s sleek wall and inground recessed lighting. The right recessed lighting isn’t just about making an area safe and useable at night, it also has a big affect on the style and ambiance.
Left to right: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
 
 
Outdoor
If you’re looking for outdoor lighting, you’re almost guaranteed to find something you love with Eurofase. They have a huge selection of options ranging from the recessed lighting we mentioned above to wall mounts, spotlights, bollards, and more, and they all have a cool industrial vibe that we are loving.
Left to right: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
 
Customization
Eurofase also allows you to customize your lights, so you can get the perfect products for your space. They work with you to make sure you get exactly what you’re looking for.
 
 
For more from Eurofase, including their decorative fixtures and project inspiration, visit their site.
 
And for more of our amazing lighting lines, make sure you check out our posts on Mitzi, Hudson Valley Lighting, Matteo, DALS, the adorne collection, and the radiant collection.
 
For questions about Eurofase or any of our other lines, give us a call at 902.452.3899 or email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca

Introducing Matteo Lighting

This week, we’re spotlighting one of our favourite residential lines, Matteo Lighting. Their stylish fixtures range from minimal to modern to glitzy, and we love that they offer such an amazing range of lights at an affordable price.
 
While these fixtures are primarily used in residential homes, they also look amazing in public and commercial spaces. They add a major touch of style to offices, lounges, cafes, shops, and so much more.
 
Keep reading for our run through on their lighting products as well as our favourite pieces.
 
Ceiling Lights
 
 
Matteo offers a wide selection of ceiling lights, ranging from stylish and contemporary chandeliers and pendants to minimal and functional flush mounts. With an extensive variety of styles and a selection of finishes, you’ll have no trouble finding the right light to match your space.
 
Wall sconces
Left to right: Particles, Kasa, Droid, Squircle
 
Add the perfect lighting accent to your space with a wall sconce from Matteo. They range from subtle to extravagant, so you have plenty of options to choose from!
 
 
LED Lights
 
Matteo offers a whole range of LED light fixtures including pendants, flush mounts, wall sconces, and more. You’ll get an eye-catching fixture while consuming less energy. Win, win.
 
Canopies
Matteo lets you customize your ceiling lights with their canopy systems, which allow you to combine selected low voltage pendants together on one canopy that is easily interchangeable. Dimmable and non-dimmable options are both available.
 
 
Customs
Something that’s really exciting about Matteo is that they can make modifications to their exiting lights or make an entirely custom piece. This means you can get the perfect unique piece for your place. They offer complete design, engineering and prototyping services and offer conceptual sketches, presentation drawings, and complete shop drawings on request.
 
 
You can check out Matteo Lighting’s full selection here, and in case you missed them, don’t forget to check out our spotlights on some of our other favourite lines including DALS, Mitzi, adorne, and radiant.
 
For more info on any of our lines, give us a call at 902.452.3899 or email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca