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A chain of events lead to the creation of this stunning chandelier. Terzani, a leading manufacturer of luxury Italian lighting, partnered with Barlas Baylar of Hudson Furniture to create Atlantis, a stunning new chandelier. Designed by Baylar and manufactured by Terzani, Atlantis incorporates four miles of delicate nickel chain, looped and draped from three organically shaped metal bands to form a series of shimmering metallic tiers.

Seemingly alive, Atlantis shimmering light creates a vibrant source of energy. Like water in the ocean, Atlantis’ chains appear liquid, cascading over its gloss nickel bands and falling down towards the abyss before turning back into itself. Elegant, eclectic and powerful, atlantis floods rooms with a light unlike any other piece.

"Spoondelier" by Cake LightingWith a name like “Cake” you know there must be something tasty in store. That’s the case with Cake Lighting Company’s $1,500.00 “Spoondelier!”

Vintage silver-plate flatware adorns the three-tier chandelier infusing a classic lighting design with an innovative twist. The “Spoondelier” lends itself to word-of-mouth and is sure to be a great conversation piece in the any home. Now we know where all of grandma’s fine silverware went!

Crestron-Mobile iPhone App ControllerCrestron, the company that created an industry by introducing the world’s first touchpanel, has now enabled you to use your iPhone as a remote for your home entertainment system, or to control all the lights in your home. The Crestron Control App for iPhone puts a professional-lookingCrestron touchpanel user interface right on the popular Apple® iPhone or iPod touch, enabling all kinds of customizable control capability.

The application which will soon be available for download from the Apple App Store communicates directly with the control system without any third-party software or external servers. On the road, iPhone communicates with the system over the 3G network or Edge cellular network. At home or away, both your iPhone and iPod touch can connect via Wi-Fi.

Crestron iPhone App Screenshot 1Control multiple locations, such as a primary residence, vacation home and office, from a single, intuitive graphical interface that provides real-time status of room temperature, lighting levels, shade position, control of local AV devices and digital media meta data including album, song and artist.

New locations are easily added by opening the “Connections” page on the iPhone, and customized buttons, graphics and dynamic text can be added by your installer. Updates or changes to the control program are automatically sent to the iPhone when the Crestron app is launched.

 

GREENTECH: Question: Home automation systems consume large amounts of energy right or wrong? Answer: Wrong! 

Crestron TouchpanelHome automation systems require relatively little power, and the energy-conservation benefits they offer are considerable. These systems make it simple to check if you’ve left the lights on and turn them off and often incorporate multizone climate-control systems to shut down heating or air condition in areas of the house that are not being used. 

Motor-driven shades can be programed automatically by astronomical clocks to open and close at key points in the day, automatically adjusting the timing of these routines to the length of day at any time of year, protecting furniture, fabrics and flooring from harsh sun rays and keeping the house cool when the sun wants to take overtake your home. The home automation system touch panel can also report on energy use, energy cost per hour, and carbon output of a lighting system. Explore the exciting innovations taking place in home automation at some of these links:

Crestron Electronics: www.crestron.com | Control4: www.control4.com | Lutron Electronics: www.lutron.com | Savant Systems: www.savantav.com

Schonbek expands the known universe of lighting with the new Da Vinci™ LED crystal chandelier. DaVinci ChandelierIn halogen mode, this massive, perfectly round chandelier is a glittering moon of pure Swarovski® crystal. Switch to LED mode, and it’s a ball of fiery color, shimmering and shifting indefinably. Colors ignite and fade with a dream-like quality. Da Vinci™ LED comes in a variety of enormous sizes. 

Da Vinci in DishwasherSchonbek designed the chandelier to come apart in sections that would fit into a standard dishwashing machine. The smallest Da Vinci™ can be cleaned in one cycle. Larger sizes will take several loads.