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Solar Solutions from Catalyst Sales

Solar Solutions from Catalyst Sales

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Catalyst has partnered with the top brands in the solar industry. We offer single source solutions for the electrical distributor and electrical contractor.

Services Include:

  • Custom Proposals and Designs
  • Full Bill of Material Generation
  • System Quotations
  • Rebate Calculations
  • Payback Calculations – Cash vs Financing
  • Single Line Diagram
  • Solar Production Report
  • Site Assessment
  • Lamacoid Label Package

What’s next?

Send us your customer’s address and a power bill. We will send you a custom proposal.

Sophisticated Design

Our system produces the most advanced and accurate designs in the world.

Top Quality Partners

We’ve aligned with the top residential partners for product and software.

Hassle Free Rebates and Financing

Our packaged solution handles back end financing and rebate information.

Straightforward Payback Calculations

Each proposal shows calculations for both cash and financed purchases.

Our 7 Favourite Light Fixtures from Lightovation 2019

Our 7 Favourite Light Fixtures from Lightovation 2019

 
If you’re following us on Instagram, you’ll have noticed that we were in Dallas this week for Lightovation 2019! We got the opportunity to check out some amazing new releases from our lighting lines (and if you missed them, you can check out some highlights in our IG stories!).
 
There were so many gorgeous fixtures on display that it was hard to choose, but there were a few that seriously stood out. If you’re looking for new light fixtures or lighting inso, check out our top picks.
 
For showroom locations, check out our where to buy page! 
 
SCARLETT – MITZI
Truly what lighting fixture dreams are made of. The Scarlett from Mitzi is just beyond stylish and fits in perfectly with Robyn’s predictions for 2019 Lighting Trends.
 
This stunner is available in black, blue, pink, and white, and it sure to be flying off the shelves when it’s released to the market in April.
 
 
 
UTOPIA – CORBETT LIGHTING
This season, Corbett teamed up with renowned designer-to-the-stars, Martin Lawrence Bullard, to create the most amazing collection. Choosing one favourite really isn’t possible, and you need to view the whole collection to really appreciate what it has to offer.
 
His high-end (read: pricier than most of the fixtures we rep) collection will be available in April.
 
 
SKYE – HINKLEY LIGHTING x LISA MCDENNON
Illuminate your room with some mid-modern century flair with the Skype fixture from Hinkley Lighting x Lisa McDennon’s new collection.
 
We’re in love with all of the fixtures she’s created, but this one (and its matching single pendant) really caught our eye.
 
 
 
 
 
 
VERDINO – EUROFASE
Eurofase’s Verdino fixtures wasn’t a new release at Lightovation, but it is the one that got the most responses on our IG stories and it’s truly one of our all time favourites, so we thought it deserved a spot on the list.
 
This fixture is more than just a light- it’s art! And trust us, it’s even more breathtaking in person. Available in 9 & 6 light chandeliers and single pendants, there’s a Verdino for every space.
 
 
PARTICLES – MATTEO LIGHTING
Matteo’s showroom was brimming with fresh, minimal, and modern fixtures, but this cute and simple wall sconce seemed to stand out front the crowd. We can picture this in so many rooms around the home, and if you’re looking for something a little bigger, check out the Particles chandeliers.
 
 
LED MIRRORS – EUROFASE
Not a light fixture, but also not, not a light fixture! We fell in love with the new line of LED mirrors from Eurofase, in particular, this trendy Strap mirror.
 
Eurofase’s LED mirror selection includes everything from mini vanity mirrors to floor length stand up mirrors to bathroom mirrors, all done in a variety of aesthetic styles.
 
 
 
For more gorgeous new releases from Lightovation, checkout our IG story highlights, and for questions about any of our products, give us a call at 902.266.3899, email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca.
How to Choose the Right Light Fixtures for Your Kitchen

How to Choose the Right Light Fixtures for Your Kitchen

Milo by Mitzi | Brit Arnesen of Brit Dot Design
 
Hey guys! We’re down in Dallas this week for Lightovation 2019! We’ve had the chance to check out some amazing new products and fixtures for our lines and can’t wait to share them with you. We’ve been posting some of our favourites in our Instagram stories, so you can check those out now, and we’ve got a blog post coming soon!
 
This week, we’re taking a look at kitchen light fixtures and how you can choose the right ones for your space. Choosing a light fixture seems like a no-brainer…until you actually have to do it! Then you realize there is so much to take into consideration, like the size of the light, where to place them, how low to hang your pendants, etc. etc.
 
We’re here to help guide you through the process, so keep reading to learn how to choose the perfect light fixture for your kitchen.
 
To shop any of the products we mention in this post, scroll to the bottom for Where to Buy.
 
Consider your room’s overall style
Somerset pendants by Hinkley Lighting
 
Although they’re often an after thought in the decorating process, your fixtures have a huge impact on the look of your room. Consider the overall style of your space and then decide what kind of impact you want your fixture to have. If you have a busy, colourful decor theme, you may want a clean, simple pendant to keep things from feeling overwhelming.
 
Or maybe you’ve gone for a clean minimal space and you want an eye catching fixture to act as a focal point for the room. Want to add a modern twist to an otherwise cozy and rustic kitchen? Consider an industrial style to give you the perfect modern farmhouse feel.
 
Remember that your light isn’t an afterthought but rather an integral part of your design!
 
Layer your light
In all rooms, but kitchens especially, one big light in the middle of the room just isn’t enough. Instead, consider how you can layer your light to match the atmosphere and functionality you want in your space. There are three types of lights you’ll want to include: decorative, accent, and task.
 
Let’s start with the decorative. These are your larger pieces that really add to the decor and are typically hung over the kitchen island and/or table. These are the fun pieces to pick out! Scroll through our blog to get inspiration on fixtures for your space!
 
Next, you’ll want to add in some accent lighting. These are things like pot lights, track lighting, and even lamps around your kitchen that add a dimension to the lighting. DALS Lighting carries an amazing selection of pot lights and linear lights. They’re also coming out with colour and temperature changing pot lights that work just like their Smart Bulbs! We’re really excited for them and will be sharing more soon.
 
Finally, task lighting is the practical lighting that you’ll need, such as under cabinet and pantry lighting.
 
How to hang your lights
 
Once you have your decorative lights, you’ll need to figure out how to hang them. Again, this sounds simple in theory but can be challenging when it comes to it. For everything you need to know to perfectly hang your lights, check out our guest post from Halifax-based decorator, Nancy Dibblee.
 
Don’t forget about the details!
adorne plate in brushed brass | Photo: Dave and Ping
 
And by details, we mean beautiful wall plates. Take your kitchen backsplash from average to insta-worthy with the line of gorgeous designer wall plates from Legrand’s adorne collection. In addition to their stylish plates, you can also get cool features like USB outlets and pop-out outlets.
 
For more info on any of our products or questions on choosing the right fixtures for your space, give us a call at 902.266.3899, email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca.
7 Modern Farmhouse Light Fixtures that Will Transform Your Space

7 Modern Farmhouse Light Fixtures that Will Transform Your Space

Haven Design and Construction | Matthew Niemann Photography
 
One of the most popular decor trends in recent years is the modern farmhouse style, which takes a warm, rustic twist on industrial chic. Much like the name suggests, it stylishly fuses the warmth and homeyness of a farmhouse style and adds in cool, modern touches to keep it from being stuffy or old fashioned.
 
A big part of nailing this style involves getting the right lighting fixtures. Light fixtures often serve as a focal point in the modern farmhouse room, and features to look for are simple styles, mixed metals, class, exposed bulbs, and wrought iron accents.
 
To help you pick the perfect fixtures, we’ve rounded up some of our favourites for you to choose from.
 
WEBSTER – HUDSON VALLEY LIGHTING
Design: Lea Johnson | TEM Photography, Tiffany Sass
 
The Webster fixture is modelled after a bell, and offers a fresh and modern look on this timeless structure. Mixing textured black iron with metals, it is practically the definition of modern farmhouse.
 
 
SUTTON – TROY LIGHTING
If you’re looking to add a touch of glam to your modern farmhouse style, the Sutton is the perfect fit. This chandelier from Troy Lighting manages to combine a rustic country feel with a high end finish to give you the perfect statement fixture.
 
SPHERICON – MATTEO LIGHTING
The chain link and unique shape of the Sphericon pendants make them an eye catching addition to a modern farmhouse space. Available in aged gold brass and chrome, and clear or opal glass, you can choose the option that perfectly suits your taste.
 
 
MARQUIS – MATTEO LIGHTING
Another sleek yet rustic chandelier, the Marquis gets its industrial look from its exposed bulbs and black finish, while keeping a rustic feel from its circular shape. We particularly love these piece over a dining room table.


MARLOW – HUDSON VALLEY LIGHTING
Mike Chajecki | Sarah St. Amand Interior Design
 
The Marlow fixtures from Hudson Valley Lighting are definitely more industrial than modern farmhouse, but they pair perfectly with this otherwise rustic-style kitchen to add a fresh and current feel.
 
 
DENTON – HINKLEY LIGHTING
Combining industrial finishes with rustic wood accents, it doesn’t get anymore modern farmhouse than Hinkley Lighting’s Denton fixture.
 
The collection offers a variety of styles, from wall sconces to chandeliers, so you can incorporate this look anywhere in your space.


STINSON – HINKLEY LIGHTING
Hinkley offers a great selection of modern farmhouse fixtures, but one of our favourites is the Stinson chandelier. The candle bulbs and iron cage give it a lantern look, that is somehow traditional and modern at the same time.
 
Looking for more decor tips? We share weekly interior lighting inspiration on our blog! Get started with these popular posts:
 
 
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
Our 8 Favourite Light Fixtures from 2018

Our 8 Favourite Light Fixtures from 2018

Happy New Year everyone!! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday and a great start to 2019.
 
This was a big year for us, for many reasons, two of those being that we started our blog and Instagram at the beginning of the year. We’ve had so much fun building both, and we want to thank you all for following along!! As we move into the new year, we thought we’d take a look back at the fixtures (and accessories) we’ve shared on our blog and IG and highlight 8 of our favourites from 2018.

For showroom locations, check out our where to buy page!

 

 
HIDEAWAY – TROY LIGHTING
We highlighted this fixture in our 40 Gorgeous Minimal Light Fixtures and 10 Swoon-Worthy Troy Lighting Fixtures posts, and it makes regular appearances on our Instagram feed. It’s such a beautiful addition to any room!
 
 
KAI – MITZI
You really can’t go wrong with a Mitzi fixture. We showcase their fixtures allll the time on our IG, simply because they are just so stylish (and affordable!). While it’s hard to choose, the Kai is one of our favourites. It’s so cute, available in two different styles and three different finishes, and looks great pretty much anywhere.
 
 
FULTON – HINKLEY LIGHTING
We’ve shared photos of the Fulton fixture in pretty much every room of the home because it’s just such a stylish piece that works everywhere!
 
 
ADORNE WALL PLATES
 
Probably our most popular and asked about products of the year, the wall plates from adorne are total decor game changers. Wall plates are generally thought of as a functional necessity, but the adorne collection from Legrand aimed to change this by making them equal parts function and decor piece.
 
 
RAEF – TROY LIGHTING
This beauty is a serious statement piece, and it adds so much to the look of a space. Its bold design makes it perfectly suited to spacious areas like living rooms, foyers, etc.
 
 
RADIANT WIRELESS CHARGER
Definitely one of the coolest products we repped this year, the Wireless Charger from the radiant collection is the sleekest way to charge your phone.
 
 
DALS SMART BULBS
We’ve written blog posts, shared IG pics, and ran giveaways about these bulbs because we love them so much! Use them as a circadian alarm clock, change the lighting temperature, set them on a timer, and so much more.
 
 
VERDINO – EUROFASE
The Verdino fixture is simply stunning. It adds so much luxe and glamour to a space, and we’d happily hang it in every room in our homes.
 
 
It wasn’t easy to narrow the list down to eight! For more of our favourites, make sure you’re following us on Instagram and Facebook!
 
For questions about any of our lighting lines, give us a call at 902.266.3899, email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca.
Enter Our Holiday Giveaway (valued at almost $1200!!)

Enter Our Holiday Giveaway (valued at almost $1200!!)

The holiday giving continues this week with our biggest giveaway ever!!
 
As proud East Coasters, we love collaborating with the amazing small businesses in our region. That’s why we are so excited to be a part of this week’s local giveaway.
 
Hosted by Amy Peters, this giveaway brings together some seriously amazing prizes. For our contribution to the contest, we’re giving away $250 worth of adorne products- that’s those gorgeous wall plates you see us promoting on Instagram and Facebook!
 
(psst! Check out our where to buy page to find adorne plates in Atlantic Canada!).
 
We absolutely love these plates because they are a stylish and unexpected addition to your decor. Amy has them throughout her place and they add so much to her already beautifully styled home.
 
What else does the giveaway include?
In addition to our $250 credit for adorne products, one lucky winner will also receive,
 
+ a 1 hour family lifestyle session from Dave and Pring, valued at $450
+ a $100 shop credit to Weft End
+ a $100 store credit to Living Lighting #12
+ a $100 shop credit to Power Designs Halifax
+ a small tapered vase in Titanic pattern from Nova Scotia Crystal, valued at $169
 
How to enter
1. Follow all 7 accounts on Instagram (tagged in the post) 2. Like the photo 3. Tag a friend or two who might be interested in winning this amazing prize pack valued at $1169.
Please make sure to tag ONE person per comment so we can easily add up your entries.
** For BONUS entries, take a screenshot of this image and share it on your stories. Make sure you tag all 7 accounts so we can all see it.


Giveaway details:
1. The giveaway will run from Dec. 13 to Monday, Dec. 18 at 8pm.
2. This giveaway is open to residents in Atlantic Canada.
3. Winner must be willing to travel to Nova Scotia for the 1 hour family lifestyle session with Dave and Pring to take place between Jan to March. Non transferrable.
Win an Amazon Alexa + Wifi Smart Bulbs (worth $120!)

Win an Amazon Alexa + Wifi Smart Bulbs (worth $120!)

Happy Holidays everyone!!
 
It’s the season of giving and receiving, and at Catalyst we take that very seriously! We’re going to be running a giveaway every week leading up to the holidays, and we’re starting off with this awesome holiday smart lighting package!
 
Last week, we did a post on tips for getting the perfect holiday lighting, and we included one of our favourite items- the Smart Bulbs from DALS Lighting.
You may have heard us talk about them before both (we’re pretty obsessed!) on the blog and our Instagram. These bulbs screw in like any normal light bulb and can be controlled with your smartphone and home assistants (like Amazon Alexa and Google Home). This means you get a wifi lighting system with zero installation hassle.
 
The bulbs can change from cool to warm light, change colours (hello, red and green for Christmas!), change colour to the beat of music (great for parties), work as a circadian alarm clock, and so much more. And because they can be controlled from your phone, you can control them even when you aren’t home, making them a great addition to your home security.
What’s included
For our first holiday giveaway, we’re giving away
+ an Amazon Alexa
+ two DALS Smart Bulbs
 
(Note: while an Amazon Alexa is a really great companion to the Smart Bulbs, they also work completely fine without it!).
 
How to enter
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 Wednesday, December 5 to Sunday, December 9 at 9pm
2. Winner will be announced Monday, December 10 at 10am.
3. Participants must be 18 years old or older located in Atlantic Canada.
 
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
5 Ways to Get the Perfect Holiday Lighting

5 Ways to Get the Perfect Holiday Lighting

Holiday season is here and we could not be more excited about it! We’ve been loving all of the gorgeous holiday decor photos we’ve been seeing on Instagram, and it’s definitely got us feeling festive.
 
As we’ve written about before, lighting plays such a huge part in setting the right tone and feel of a space, and this is never more apparent than during the holiday season! To help you nail the right look, we’ve put together 5 ways to get the perfect holiday lighting.
 
(pictured above: The Fleming chandelier and Layla floor lamp in Creekwood Hill‘s home)
 
DALS SMART BULBS
Whether you are looking for a warm cozy glow or some fun red and green lighting, the Smart Bulbs from DALS lighting has got you covered! These bulbs, which retail for only ~$30, can replace any of your standard light bulbs in your home and work with your smartphone or home assistant. You can change both the lighting temperature (go from a cool light during the day to a warm light in the evening) and the lighting colour (red, green, and everything in between!) effortlessly.
 
 
For our showroom locations, check out our where to buy page! 
 
MITZI TABLE LAMPS
Wall and ceiling light fixtures take a bit more effort to change, but you can instantly and easily upgrade your decor with a new table or floor lamp! We love how Lea of Creekwood Hill styled her Mia Mitzi lamp on her festive bar cart.
 
DALS TAPE LIGHTING
Just like the Smart Bulbs, DALS Tape Lighting can change both lighting temperature and colour using your smartphone or home assistant. Tape lighting is also super easy to install, and it’s one of the easiest ways to get your holiday lights up both inside and out! The tape lights are great for year round outdoor lighting (we use them as ambient lighting on our back decks), so you can install them now and enjoy them all year long.
 
ADORNE WALL PLATES
Holiday decor is all about glitz and sparkle, and an easy way to add a dose of this that you can enjoy now (and all year!) is with Legrand’s designer wall plates from their adorne collection. Imagine one of their brushed brass wall plates next to your tree or some cedar bows? Major holiday heart eyes!!
 
We love how Erin Kelly decorated her adorne plate (above) for the holidays!


Crystal chandeliers
Now, if you really want to go for it, a crystal chandelier is never more gorgeous than at the holidays. If you’ve been considering doing a light fixture upgrade, the holidays are the perfect time to show off a new light because you’re likely entertaining and decorating more than usual!
 
The Gemma chandelier from Hinkley Lighting (pictured above) is gorgeous over a dining room table.
 
Have questions about any of our products or where to find them? We’re here to help! Give us a call at 902.266.3899, email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca, or reach out on Instagram!
10 Swoon-Worthy Fixtures from Troy Lighting

10 Swoon-Worthy Fixtures from Troy Lighting

We’ll get straight to it: we have a full on love affair with Troy Lighting. Their eclectic collections of artisan made lighting fixtures are absolutely gorgeous, and if you’re looking for something that will really make a statement in your room, this is the line to check out.
 
Troy Lighting takes a classic approach to decors top trends, so you get a fixture that is somehow both timeless and of the moment. We’ve chosen 10 of our favourite pieces to highlight in today’s post, but this is just the tip of the iceberg.
 
 
SAWYER
We love this modern take on a traditional style chandelier. It adds the perfect depth and weight to this otherwise bright and contemporary design from House Seven Design.
 
 
HIDEAWAY
We featured the beautiful Hideaway fixture in our minimal light fixture roundup, and it continues to be one of our favourites. It gives the perfect subtle detailing to this clean, minimalist space by Kristina Lynne Tracey (photos by Jazmine Photography).
 
 
ALLEGHENY
Add the perfect pop of cool to your exterior decor with the stylish Alleghney wall mount. It’s perfection here on the California-cool porch, styled by SF Girl By Bay.
 
 
ODYSSEY
The smoked glass trend made it into our 2019 Lighting Trend Forecast, and it’s never looked better than in the Odyssey chandelier. It looks stunning in any room, and we love it as a dining light in Sophia Chang’s home.
 

 



STIX

The Stix fixture from Troy manages to combine rustic with chic, making this fixture work anywhere from a log cabin to a penthouse.
 


BASTILLE
The Bastille chandelier is available both in this rectangular as well as a circular shape. It’s a gorgeous solid piece that is show stopping in an open space.
 
 
RAEF
Of all of Troy’s fixtures, this is probably the one we’re asked about the most- and it is very easy to see why!
 
 
DISTRICT
The District pendant is available in three gorgeous glass shades. They look stunning on there own (as pictured here in Kresswell Interiors’ design), and even better all together. (photo: Tracey Jazmine Photography).
 
 
ALCHEMY
We don’t know which we love more- the Alchemy pendant or the matching wall sconce. Luckily, you don’t have to choose between the two! They look great together.
 
 
SILHOUETTE
We always love a good geometric fixture, and the Silhouette nails the look with its balance of detail and simplicity.
 
 
For any questions about the Troy collection or any of our other lines, give us a call at 902.266.3899 or email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca