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!





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.
The perfect vanity mirror! A small magnifier mirror, surrounded by LED light, is embedded in the full size 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.
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.
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.
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.

How to Choose The Right Light Fixtures for Your Bathroom

How to Choose The Right Light Fixtures for Your Bathroom

Morgan Sconces from Hinkley Lighting | LC Interiors


We recently wrote a post on how to choose the right lights for your kitchen, and this week we’re moving on to the bathroom. Bathrooms often get the short end of the décor stick and end up with more functional lighting than décor, but it doesn’t have to be this way! Whether you’re going for minimal and functional or modern and chic, we’ve got everything you need to know to choose the right lights for your space.

For showroom locations, check out our where to buy page! 
What type of lighting will you need?
Sovereign from Hudson Valley Lighting | Alyssa Resenheck Photography | Nicole Davis Interiors


Bathrooms (as with most rooms) benefit from layered lighting, so you’ll want to layer your main lights with task lighting and ambient lighting options.

Your main lighting will come from overhead fixtures and pot lights. This could be one main fixture in the room or individual fixtures above the tub, shower, etc., or pot lights running throughout.
Then you’ll want task lighting, in the case of the bathroom, this will primarily be your vanity lights.
Finally, accent lighting can be added in to accentuate certain features of the bathroom’s décor.
The amount of lighting you use will of course depend on the size of your space. A smaller bathroom may have just vanity lights and an overhead light, while a larger bathroom may have a variety of light sources.
Should your light fixtures match?
New Canaan from Hudson Valley Lighting | Ryann Ford Photography | Amity Worrel & Co. Designs


When it comes to choosing your various fixtures, your pieces don’t need to be the same, but they should be a similar style. You probably don’t want an elaborate chandelier paired with rustic farmhouse vanity sconces, for example. Choose lights that complement each other and match the over all style of your bathroom.

When choosing metals, they should match, or at least compliment, the other metals in your room such as faucet, drawer handles, etc. We love how both the metals and style of the above sconce match the shower head!
Vanity Lights
Let’s start with vanity lights. Typical vanity lights are your average linear light, which gets the job done but doesn’t necessarily do much for the décor.
There are definite exceptions here (we love the how the linear vanity lights from DALS enhance the space’s crisp minimal feel in the photo above), but don’t be afraid to consider a more unique option.
Overhead lights
Similar to the vanity lights, you can go for a standard flush mount (which is great for smaller spaces or for a clean minimal look), but you can also mix things up and make a statement with a beautiful pendant or chandelier.
Add instant luxe to your room with a chandelier fixture over your bathtub- it seriously doesn’t get any more glam than that!
If you are going the flush mount route, you can choose between a simple style, or go for a more intricate design.
DALS will be releasing their Smart Home pot lights in June, which will allow you to customize the lighting temperature and colour in your room as well as completely control the lights all from your smartphone or home assistant. They’re perfect to use in the bathroom- go between a bright cool light in the morning to help get you going for the day and then, with just a swipe on your smartphone, switch to warm, dim lighting as you wind down with an evening bath. It’s like built in candlelight!
Additional lighting
Of course, we can’t do a bathroom roundup without talking about the adorne wall plates. These little pops of style look so good along your vanity (as shown above in Short Present’s sweet bathroom!). Choose from a variety of plate colours and styles to match your décor and opt for outlets and plugs that enhance their function, such as the pop out outlet.
Looking for more help choosing your fixtures? Check out our post on How to Choose the Right Light Fixtures for Your Kitchen and follow us on Instagram for lots of styling tips and inspiration!
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.
These Simple Lighting Upgrades Will Instantly Boost Your Decor

These Simple Lighting Upgrades Will Instantly Boost Your Decor

Blop by Matteo Lighting
When it comes to redecorating, there are generally two routes: sometimes, you want to do a full decor overhaul, but other times you just want to make a few tweaks that will dramatically change the look of your room.
A fresh paint job or new furniture is great, but these options can be costly and time consuming, and we believe that one of the best ways to make quick budget friendly changes is to simply upgrade your lights and lighting accessories.
In today’s post, we’re sharing a few easy upgrades you can make that will have a seriously big impact.
For showroom locations, check out our where to buy page! 
Upgrade to a statement fixture.
Daisy by Mitzi
A statement light fixture can add an instant dose of style to your room and take a space from average to Pinterest worthy.
Consider the impact of an eye catching chandelier in place of a standard flush mount and you’ll see what we mean! Spruce up your living room, dining area, foyer and more by changing nothing but the light fixture.
Below are a few of our favourites and for more, check out our post here where we rounded up 52 of our favourite statement fixtures.
Left to right: Raef by Troy Lighting, Verdino by Eurofase, Enchant by Matteo Lighting
Upgrade your wall plates.
The Antique Bronze wall plate, styled by Amy Peters
Think wall plates have no place in decor? Think again! The stylish designer wall plates from Legrand’s adorne collection make a huge impact and are such a simple swap.
The plates are available in a wide variety of materials, colours, and designs, and can even be customized. We love using them in high impact areas such as your kitchen backsplash.
Wall plate upgrade, before and after
Upgrade your light bulbs.
Yup, even light bulbs can have a huge effect on your space! We are proud to rep the Smart Bulbs from DALS lighting which, among many other features, allow you to change the colour and lighting temperature from your bulbs all from your smartphone or home assistant!
How does this affect your decor? Lighting temperature has such a big impact on the look and feel of a space (and can even change the look of your paint colours). Think of the cozy hygge vibe a soft warm light can create vs. the fresh airy look you get from a cool bulb. With the Smart Bulbs, you get the best of both worlds because you can navigate between cool lighting (great for mornings and day time) and warm lighting (great for evenings and entertaining).
Switching to a Smart Bulb is as easy as screwing out your old bulb and screwing in a DALS bulb. To learn more about the bulbs and DALS’ other Smart Home products, check out our post here.
Upgrade your table lamps.
Mia lamp from Mitzi | design: Lana Michele
Switching a plain table lamp out for a cute one adds a super stylish pop to your space. We especially love the table lamps from Mitzi, which are as much a decor piece as they are a light source.
Left to right: Margot, Lena, Fiona, Piper
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
DALS Smart Home Line: Wifi Lighting Made Simple

DALS Smart Home Line: Wifi Lighting Made Simple

One of our favourite product lines from the last year is without a doubt the Smart Home products from DALS Lighting. We’ve written before about the Smart Bulbs, which allow you to control your lightbulbs via your app or home assistant (with no hub or complicated hook up required), but DALS has recently expanded their Smart Home collection and we are obsessed. The extended line is set to be available by June 2019!
As we mentioned, all of the following products can be controlled via an app on your phone or your home assistant (Amazon Alexa, Google Home, etc.). There’s no complicated set up required at all and getting started is as easy as screwing in your lightbulb/installing your product and downloading the app.
For showroom locations, check out our where to buy page! 
With the app you can…
  • Turn the lights on and off
  • Set them on a timer (we love using the Smart Bulb as a circadian alarm clock)
  • Change the light temperature (ie. change between warm to cool)
  • Change the colour of the light
  • Set the light to music (great for parties)
  • and more.
Smart Bulb
The original Smart Home product, the bulb can replace any normal bulb and comes in two variations: the first lets you change the colour temperature (cool to warm) and the second allows you to also change the colour of the light. These bulbs give you the effortless convenience of a smart home lighting system for just ~$30/bulb.
The bulbs are also available in BR30 style, which fit into pot lights and flood lights. This allows homeowners to easily swap their existing lights into smart fixtures.
Available now, BR30 available June 2019
Smart Tape Light
Designed for both outdoor and indoor use, run the tape light anywhere you’d like accent lighting.
This is great for under or above kitchen cabinets, along a deck or balcony, or anywhere where you need a subtle lighting solution.
Available June 2019

Smart Pot Lights
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Checking out the pot lights at Lightovation 2019
DALS new Smart Pot Lights are the perfect wifi lighting solution for both residential and commercial spaces. These along with the flush mounts give homeowners a whole new level of wifi lighting control.
See the Smart Home pot lights here and here.
Available April 2019
Smart Flush Mount
And lastly, DALS new Smart flush mounts give you the same great wifi capabilities in a decorative light.
Available in a white finish, it’s a sleek and stylish addition to any space.
Available June 2019
DALS’ Smart Home line maintains the original easy to use smart technology of the Smart Bulb and expands it to a range of lighting options that can be used indoors, outdoors, commercially, and residentially. The products have made smart technology easier than ever to incorporate into your space.
For questions on any of the products we rep, give us a call at 902.452.3899 or email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca
Valentine’s Giveaway: Win the Blair Light Fixture from Mitzi!

Valentine’s Giveaway: Win the Blair Light Fixture from Mitzi!

It’s been a minute since we’ve run a giveaway but we are back with one of our favourites yet!! Just in time for Valentine’s, we’ve teamed up with Robyn, principal designer and owner of Bricks and Birches, to bring you a v-day themed giveaway.
The prize
One lucky winner will receive this sweet pink light fixture from Mitzi! The Blair is one of Mitzi’s newest pieces in their Colour collection, and these pastel pieces were featured in Robyn’s 2019 lighting trends report! It offers the perfect pop of colour to brighten up a room without being over powering.
How to enter
All you have to do to enter is..
1. Follow @catalystelectrics and @bricksandbirches on Instagram
2. Tag 2 friends in separate comments on the Instagram giveaway post.
It’s that simple!
Content rules:
1. Contest runs from Tuesday, February 12 to Thursday, February 14 at 8pm
2. Winner will be announced Feb. 14 at 9pm.
3. Participants must be 18 years old or older and located in Atlantic Canada.
For questions on any of our products, give us a call at 902.452.3899 or email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca
9 Lighting Fixtures that Will Transform Your Room

9 Lighting Fixtures that Will Transform Your Room

Astoria by Hudson Valley Lighting | photo: Alma Arrieta
Sometimes, a light is just a light. You need it for function and don’t think much more about it.
But sometimes (most times, in our opinion!), a light is an opportunity to totally transform the look of your space! From statement chandeliers to cool modern accent lights, the right fixture can seriously enhance and define a space.
In this week’s post, we’re looking at nine light fixtures that will have a major impact on your room’s style.
Want to incorporate one of these fixtures into your space? Scroll to the bottom of the post for Where to Buy!
Sometimes, less is more, and never is that more the case than with Hinkley’s Somerset pendants, These are, in our opinion, light fixture perfection and they bring a level of understated style that will elevate any space they’re put in.
This beautiful fixture is guaranteed to warm up any space! The inviting statement piece looks just as amazing over your kitchen table as it does in a high end hotel lobby.
It fits any area, bringing warmth and style wherever it goes.
If you want to go glam, there’s no better line than Eurofase. The Rosalia is just one of their many stunning fixtures, and if you really want to make an impact, look no further than their gorgeous collections.
The Odyssey fixture from Troy Lighting has an almost other-worldy look that we cannot get enough of!
Available in a variety of sizes ranging from a single pendant to a nine light chandelier, it’s perfect for making a subtle impact or a true statement.
Sonneman’s Constellation collection features a stunning array of fixtures modelled after the major constellations. Choose between Aquarius Major (pictured above), Aquila Minor, Ursa Major, and more.
You don’t always need a big fixture to make a big impact! The pastel options from Mitzi are so on trend and are anything but an ordinary light.
We love the Kiki, pictured here, but they also carry a whole collection of stylish, pastel fixtures.
Just like the name suggests, the Bijoux collection from Corbett Lighting looks as much like fine jewelry as it does a light fixture! Pictured above, you can see it’s available in both a chandelier and a wall sconce. Both styles are available in various sizes.
The Smart Home products from DALS are one of our favourite products to have come out this year. Using just the app or your home assistant (like Amazon Alexa) you can control the lights, change their colour, change the light temperature, set them to music, and so much more. Currently available in light bulbs, tape light, and flush mounts, they are a super cool addition to any room in the home.
For more of our favourite fixtures, make sure you’re following us on Instagram!
And for questions about any of our products, give us a call at 902.266.3899, email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca.
Introducing the Becki Owens x Hudson Valley Lighting Collection

Introducing the Becki Owens x Hudson Valley Lighting Collection

Forget celebrities – it’s designers and decorators that really get us starstruck, and we couldn’t be more excited over the new collaboration between Hudson Valley Lighting and decor-superstar, Becki Owens.
If you’re reading this post, there’s a good chance your IG feed is full of beautiful homes and decor tips and photos and that you hold Becki’s designs in the same kind of reverence we do!
Becki created a cohesive collection of simple, elegant pieces that fit beautifully into any space, which she says was inspired by California, where she calls home.
“This collection is inspired by the California beach town where I live and work, my love of modern clean lines mixed with coastal, mid-century shapes, and bohemian influences. I wanted the collection to be modern yet timeless and versatile. Each piece makes a beautiful statement that elevates and brightens a space with a fresh, crisp modern feel.”
Let’s take a look at the collection. And don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of the post for Where to Buy.
The chic Ivy wall sconce looks great just about anywhere, and we think they’d fit perfectly as bathroom vanity lights, bedside lights, and living room accents. They’re available in Aged Brass, Old Bronze, and Polished Nickle.
The Ivy is also available in pendant form! Choose from three sizes and three finishes to get the look that’s perfect for your space.
 Like the sconce, the Ivy pendants are both stylish and classic, so they work just about everywhere.
Perfect for foyers, kitchen islands, and more, the Ren chandelier is an eye catching piece without being overwhelming.
Available in Polished Silver and Aged Old Bronze, it’s guaranteed to be a show stopper!
Rounding out the collection is the Richie chandelier. This beautiful rustic piece, available in two sizes and two finishes is the definition of modern farmhouse, so if you’re on board with this stylish trend, it’s the piece for you!
We especially love the braided chain, which sets this fixture apart from other similar styles on the market.
For questions about any of our lines and products, don’t hesitate to reach out! Give us a call at 902.452.3899 or email us at lierin@catalystsales.ca