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4 Awesome Gift Ideas for Dad this Father’s Day

4 Awesome Gift Ideas for Dad this Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just a few days away, and we’re sure none of you out there left their shopping to the last minute (…right?), but in case you’re last minute shoppers (like us), we’ve put together a few last minute gift ideas that are sure to secure you in Favourite Child status.

To find any of the products we mention in a showroom near you, simply search the brand name on our
Where to Buy page.


DALS Smart Bulbs

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Whether your Dad is a tech-whizz or needs your help with even the simplest smartphone tasks, the Smart Bulbs from DALS Lighting are sure to be a hit. The bulbs simply screw in like any regular bulb and are controlled with either your smartphone or smart home assistant, no hub required! Turn lights on and off, dim them, change colour, set them to a timer (we like using them as a circadian alarm clock!), and so much more, all with a tap of the app.

Learn more about the DALS Smart Bulbs here.

 

 


NUVO Speakers

Help Dad create his dream backyard with an outdoor speaker from Nuvo. Available in a variety of options, these speakers deliver crystal clear sound and are easy to install.

See the full selection of speakers here.


Dimplex Outdoor Heater

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Continuing on with the backyard theme, the outdoor heaters from Dimplex are the perfect outdoor addition (especially with Atlantic Canada’s temperamental weather!). They go from cold to fully heated in 8 seconds with the tap of a remote and will really extend Dad’s outdoor season.

See the Dimplex outdoor heaters here.


Radiant Wireless Charger


legrand radiant nova scotiaLet your dad charge his phone in style with one of the wireless chargers from Legrand’s radiant collection. These sleek chargers offer a clutter-free charging station that are perfect along kitchen backsplashes, office spaces, bedsides, and more.

 

See the radiant wireless chargers here.

 

 

To find a showroom near you that carries these, and any of the products we rep, head over to our Where to Buy page.

And for questions on any of our products, give us a call at 902.452.3899 or email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca

 

How to Choose the Right Outdoor Lighting for Your Home

How to Choose the Right Outdoor Lighting for Your Home

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Mendocino pendants by Troy Lighting

From functional step lighting to decorative string lights and pendants, outdoor lighting comes in all shapes and styles, and navigating the options can be tricky. In this week’s blog post, we’re taking out the guesswork and walking you through the best outdoor lighting options for your home.

To find any of the fixtures we rep in a showroom near you, head to our Where to Buy page!

STEP AND PATH LIGHTS

Illuminate your walkways with step lights, wall sconces, and path lights. We love Hinkley Lighting’s selection of decorative post lamps and their landscape line, and for step lights, you can’t beat the sleek styles from DALS Lighting and CSL.

Where to use them: patio or porch steps, along your front and back walkways, in your garden/landscaping.

ACCENT LIGHTING

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Outdoor Tape Lighting from GM Lighting

Tape lighting is our go-to for accent lighting- it’s so easy to use and has so many great applications. If you’re not familiar with them, they’re pretty much exactly as the name suggests- a flexible strip of thin LED lights or “diodes” with a tape backing, which can be adhered to different surfaces including aluminum mounting channels to provide linear lighting in thousands of different ways.

We love the tape light options from GM Lighting and DALS Lighting.

Where to use them: railings, stairs, pergolas, patios, and so much more.

DECORATIVE

Accessorize your outdoor space with decorative pendants, flush mounts, and sconces. Often, decorative lighting is reserved for the indoors only, but there are so many beautiful outdoor pieces available, it’s a crime not to take advantage of them!

We love matching sconces and a pendant for the front door or a gorgeous chandelier over an outdoor dining space. The options are endless!

Check out the outdoor lighting options from Troy Lighting, Hinkley Lighting, Sonneman, DALS, and Eglo.

Where to use them: front door, back door, pool area, porch.

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For more outdoor lighting inspiration, check out our 6 Must-Have Outdoor Light Fixtures for 2019.

You can find showrooms carrying any of these fixtures on our Where to Buy page! And for more of our favourites, check out our Outdoor Instagram highlight!

For questions on these or any of the products we rep, give us a call at 902.452.3899 or email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca

 

6 Must-Have Outdoor Light Fixtures for 2019

6 Must-Have Outdoor Light Fixtures for 2019

Allegheny by Troy Lighting | SF Girl by the Bay

Spring is officially here, and that means we’re in outdoor decor mode! More specifically, we’re in outdoor lighting decor mode, and this week we’re bringing you some of our top picks for the season.

When most people think of their outdoor decorating lighting often gets overlooked, and we think that is a true crime! These days, there are so many gorgeous outdoor lighting options that can add so much style to your home’s exterior. Any outdoor area in your home, from your front porch to your walkway to your outdoor eating area, can benefit from a stylish light fixture.

Of the lines we rep, the following carry outdoor (residential) lighting lines:

Troy Lighting
Hinkley Lighting
DALS Lighting
Sonneman
Eglo
Z Lite
CSL Lighting

Their styles range from sleek and functional to trendy and decorative, and there’s something for every need and preference.

For this list, we focused on style and picked out just a few of our favourite pieces.

If you’re looking for a showroom near you that carries one of these lines, just head over to our Where to Buy page and you’ll see all of the locations in your area!

GENEVA – TROY LIGHTING

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We love the classic antique-y look of Troy Lighting’s Geneva sconce. It’s available in a variety of sizes, so you can go for a subtle accent or an elegant focal point.

See the Geneva sconce here.

PLANTATION – HINKLEY LIGHTING

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It doesn’t get much cuter than a pineapple lantern! The Plantation pendant from Hinkley Lighting gives us major Southern vibes, and it’s easy to see why it made the list!

Available in two finishes, these lanterns are the perfect touch to a back patio or outdoor seating area.

See the Plantation lantern here.

 

 

 


ALLEGHENY – TROY LIGHTING

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The Allegheny sconces from Troy Lighting are the perfect blend of rustic and modern industrial and are a subtle yet stylish touch to your home’s exterior. It’s also available as a pendant, and each style is available in two sizes.

See the Allegheny here.

PRISM – SONNEMAN

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If you’re looking for something sleek, modern, and minimal, we recommend the selection from Sonneman’s Inside-Out collection. With clean lines and modern design, these fixtures will give your space a refined, high-end look. All of the fixtures in this collection are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, so you can tie in your entryway with your exterior style.

The fixture pictured here is the Prism. See the full collection here.

 

BOUNDARY – TROY LIGHTING

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The Boundary’s geometric shape and simple detailing allows it to fit with just about an exterior style. This versatile fixture is available in three different sizes and also comes as a pendant.

See the Boundary here.

ARCADIA – HINKLEY LIGHTING
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Hinkley always nails the modern-meets-vintage style and never is that clearer than with the Arcadia lantern.

Can’t you just picture these hanging over an outdoor dining area or running the length of a porch? Swoon!

The fixture is also available in a variety of wall sconces and a mounted pier.

See the Arcadia here.

 

You can find showrooms carrying any of these fixtures on our Where to Buy page! And for more of our favourites, check out our Outdoor Instagram highlight!

For questions on these, or any of the products we rep, give us a call at 902.452.3899 or email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca

Win $150 to The Canteen + An Amazon Alexa and 2 DALS’ Smart Bulbs!

Win $150 to The Canteen + An Amazon Alexa and 2 DALS’ Smart Bulbs!

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Hey guys! We’re back with our third and final giveaway in celebration of our website launch! If you haven’t had a chance yet to check out the new site, make sure you take a look around! We’ve added a ton of new features including a Where to Buy page, which lets you easily search for the lighting lines we carry.

For this giveaway, we’ve teamed up with our favourite restaurant, The Canteen!!

Giveaway prize

One lucky winner will receive
1. $150 gift card to The Canteen
2. An Amazon Alexa + 2 Smart Bulbs from DALS’ Lighting

How to enter

All you have to do to enter is..
  1. Follow @catalystelectrics and @thecanteenns on Instagram
  2. Tag as many friends as you’d like (in separate comments) on the Instagram giveaway post- the more comments, the more entries you’ll get!

It’s that simple!

Content rules:

1. Contest runs from Wednesday, May 1 to Sunday, May 5 at 9pm
2. Winner will be announced on May 6 at 10 am.
3. Participants must be 18 years old or older and located in Atlantic Canada.

Thank you to everyone who has participated in our website launch giveaway series and good luck!!

For questions on any of our products, give us a call at 902.452.3899 or email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca

4 Perfect Lights for Kids’ Rooms

4 Perfect Lights for Kids’ Rooms

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Mia lamp by Mitzi | Kathryn Baugher of Up to Date Interiors

With all of the cute decor and accessories available, kids’ rooms have to be one of the most fun rooms in the home to decorate! Choosing the right lighting means not only picking something that matches your decor but also lighting that works for your kids!

In today’s post, we’re sharing a few of our favourite pendants, lamps, and night lights to help make your kids’ space their own little oasis.

 

adorne’s Portable nightlight

legrand lighting adorned nova scotia halifaxWe started off with our top pick, the portable nightlight/flashlight from Legrand’s adorne collection! This cute night light, set in one of adorne’s designer wall plates, pops out to double as a flashlight. Stylish for you, comforting for them.

Find an adorne showroom near you on our Where to Buy page.

 

 

Colourful wallplates


Cute and colourful wallplates are a fun way to accessories and the adorne collections extensive options are the way to go! Their plates are available in a wide range of colours from your basic white to pale blue, plum, honey, and beyond. You can even customize your wallplates to perfectly match your colour scheme or wallpaper! You can explore the collection here.

Pastel fixtures

Add a splash of fun and colour to the room with one of Mitzi’s pastel light fixtures! They are available in a variety of colours and styles and add a super cute and unexpected touch!

Find a Mitzi showroom near you on our Where to Buy Page.

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Decorative lamps
As much as we love the style of an overhead light, you don’t get the coziest lighting from a bright pendant. Instead, we recommend using layered lighting throughout the room. A bedside table lamp and a corner lamp offer the perfect set up. We love the Lena lamp from Mitzi- it has a fun, playful, almost celestial style that we love for a kids’ room!

 

 

 

You can find showroom locations for all of the products we rep by searching for the brand on our Where to Buy page. And for questions about any of the lines we rep, give us a call at 902.452.3899 or email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca

Win $200 Worth of Adorne Products + 2 Bottles of Selkie Wine

Win $200 Worth of Adorne Products + 2 Bottles of Selkie Wine

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The website launch celebrations continue this week with a second giveaway! We’re in the middle of a series of giveaways we’re running with some of our favourite local businesses to celebrate the launch of our new website, and this week we’ve teamed up with our favourite wine company, Selkie Wine!

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Photo: Bowers Construction

Giveaway prize

One lucky winner will receive
1. $200 worth of adorne products (that’s these stylish wall plates here), and
2. 2 bottles of Selkie wine.

How to enter

All you have to do to enter is..
  1. Follow @catalystelectrics and @selkiewine on Instagram
  2. Tag as many friends as you’d like (in separate comments) on the Instagram giveaway post- the more comments, the more entries you’ll get!

It’s that simple!

Content rules:

1. Contest runs from Wednesday, April 10 to Sunday, April 14 at 9pm
2. Winner will be announced on April 15 at 10 am.

3. Participants must be 18 years old or older and located in Atlantic Canada.

We’ve got one more giveaway coming up to celebrate our site launch, so make sure you’re following us on Instagram and Facebook so you don’t miss it!

For questions on any of our products, give us a call at 902.452.3899 or email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca

Win a $200 in Adorne Products + a $100 Gift Card to Sweet Pea Boutique

Win a $200 in Adorne Products + a $100 Gift Card to Sweet Pea Boutique

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On Monday we announced the launch of our brand new website, and we are so excited that we decided we needed to celebrate with some seriously amazing giveaways! Over the next few week’s we’ll be running a series of fun giveaways with some awesome local businesses and we’re kicking things off with one of our favourite local stores, Sweet Pea Boutique.

Sweet Pea also just launched a new website (it’s beyond gorgeous), so we’ve got double the reason to celebrate with a giveaway.

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Giveaway prize
  1. One lucky winner will receive
    $200 worth of adorne products (that’s these stylish wall plates here), and
  2. A $100 gift card to Sweet Pea Boutique (valid online and in store).

How to enter

All you have to do to enter is..
  1. Follow @catalystelectrics and @sweetpeahalifax on Instagram
  2. Tag as many friends as you’d like (in separate comments) on the Instagram giveaway post- the more comments, the more entries you’ll get!

It’s that simple!

Content rules:

1. Contest runs from Wednesday, April 3 to Sunday, April 7 at 9pm
2. Winner will be announced on April 8 at 10 am.

3. Participants must be 18 years old or older and located in Atlantic Canada.

We’ve got two more giveaways coming up to celebrate our site launch, so make sure you’re following us on Instagram and Facebook so you don’t miss them!

For questions on any of our products, give us a call at 902.452.3899 or email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca

Announcing Our New Website!! (+ Upcoming Giveaways!)

Announcing Our New Website!! (+ Upcoming Giveaways!)

photo: Christina Goldsmith for Mitzi

After months of hard work, we are so excited to announce the launch of our new website!! The website has tons of exciting new features, but what we are most excited about is the new Where to Buy section of the site, which will make it easier than ever for you to shop the products that we rep.

We share tons of lighting inspo on our IG @catalystelectrics

We realized in the past that we didn’t clearly explain our role via our blog or our social media, and many people thought that we sell our products directly. However, we are actually the reps for the products that we promote, and they are sold at showrooms around Atlantic Canada. This led to some confusion regarding where to buy our products, and our new webpage is the answer to this.

Now, whenever you see a product that you’re interested in on our of our social channels or blog posts, all you need to do is head to the Where to Buy page, search for the brand, and you’ll see all of the locations that carry the product!

Just like our last site, you’ll find our blog and line card, and we’ve added new info for our manufacturers, distributors, architects, and homeowners. You can also find info about some of our high profile projects, team, and more!

 

 

 

Giveaways

To celebrate our new website launch, we’ve got a line up of some amazing giveaways planned! Starting next Wednesday we’ve got a series of amazing giveaways with local businesses, and you will not want to miss them! We can’t share too many details yet, but we can tell you that wine and delicious food will be involved.

Finally, we just want to take a moment to thank you all for supporting our online presence in the last year! We’ve had so much fun engaging with our local community and are so excited to continue connecting via our new site. If you don’t already, you can follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date on all of our latest posts and giveaways.

For questions about any of our products, give us a call at 902.266.3899, email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca.

Introducing the LED Mirrors from Eurofase

Introducing the LED Mirrors from Eurofase

There are mirrors, and then there are the LED mirrors from Eurofase. We got the chance to check out the line at this year’s Lightovation in Dallas and we are completely smitten!
 
Available in a range of sizes and styles, the LED mirrors can be used everywhere from your living room (the Smart TV mirror is amazing!!!) to your vanity to public spaces. They are the perfect blend of style and function and elevate any space they’re in.
 
The LED light can be switched on and off and you can change the lighting colour/temperature with just the push of a button.
 
Let’s take a look at some of our favourites.
 
SMALL MAGNIFIER LED MIRROR
The perfect vanity mirror! A small magnifier mirror, surrounded by LED light, is embedded in the full size mirror.
 
MINI HOLLYWOOD MIRROR
This cute vanity mirror gives you the perfect lighting for doing your makeup and looks super stylish sitting on your vanity! It’s also available in a full length version.
 
 
LED STRAP EDGELIT ROUND MIRROR
We love the on trend style of this round mirror paired with the leather strap. It looks great in both bathrooms and bedrooms and has three different light temperatures, so you can get the perfect glow.
 
 
LARGE BACKLIT LED MIRROR
To fill a large space, Eurofase has a range of large mirrors like the Large Backlit LED mirror. There are a number of larger mirrors like this available in different shapes like oval and circle.
 
ROUND EDGE-LIT MIRROR
We love the gold trim on this mirror! It adds an extra level of style and can be matched to your decor. There is also a square and rectangular stand up version of this mirror available.
 
These fixtures look great as a vanity mirror and add an extra touch of luxury.
 

For questions about the Eurofase LED mirrors, or any of our products, give us a call at 902.266.3899, email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca.