Tucked into a quiet hillside in the small town of Fairview, North Carolina, lies a beautiful contemporary home full of warm, earth tones and a cozy mountain feel. Sandie, an editor and designer, lives here with her musician husband and Whitney, a sweet, grey-faced golden retriever. Sandie spends many hours in her home office creating the Fairview Town Crier, a local paper, and working for other local organizations including the Fairview Business Association. The lighting in her office was adequate but put off too much heat in the small, 12 x 12 room.
“I had these modern halogen track lights that I hated,” Sandie says. “They looked okay, but they were so hot and glaring.” Sandie has two black glass desks, and the lights created too much reflection for a comfortable workspace. When considering a new fixture for the center of the room, Sandie knew that an LED light would not only create far less heat, but would save on energy costs in the long run. She selected the 16″ Ivanhoe™ Sterling Deep Cone Porcelain LED Pendant in a White finish. Her new light is hung with a standard white cord, and features 1250 lumens with a dome lens.The installation was performed by Bronson who shows, step-by-step, how he installed Sandie’s new LED fixture. Eight feet of standard white cording is included with Barn Light Electric fixtures. Bronson helped Sandie measure out how much they would need then cut the excess cord.
Next Bronson wired the fixture into the existing junction box, slid the canopy into place, and screwed it snugly against the ceiling. And voila! The last step involved installing a special dimmer specifically designed for LED lighting so that Sandie has the flexibility to create the perfect amount of light in the room.