Lantern Masters

<p>Design Tips + Trends: Jackie Olesker, Owner of Lantern Masters</p> <p>LX: What should clients keep in mind when selecting lighting for interior vs. exterior?</p> <p>JO: Decorative lighting enhances the beauty and character of your home, and is likened to the finishing touch as &ldquo;jewelry&rdquo; for your home. An exterior example is lanterns flanking the front door of the house creating a sense of welcome and greeting to your guests. An interior example are chandeliers, sconces and pendants that create a sense of warmth and of intimate spaces drawing you to a focal point within a room. Using low wattage bulbs compliments the fixture rather than overwhelming it.</p> <p>Functional lighting, also known as task lighting, is needed for concentrated light. Effective outdoor lighting illuminates your pathway; leading people safely throughout the property. Effective interior lighting is needed for reading, hobbies, food preparation and other tasks that are focused on a specific area.</p> <p><br /> LX: When it comes to light fixtures is anything off limits?</p> <p>JO: For both interior and exterior use only fixtures that have been tested for safety and are up to code. They are Identified by a label, ie: UL label (Underwriters Laboratory), from an independent testing laboratory. Of course it is important to select a fixture that is appropriate, in size and fixture application, for the space it will be in.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>LX: When shopping for lighting what are the indications that a fixture is energy efficient?</p> <p>JO: Energy efficient lighting is a big part of the future of lighting.</p> <p>For residential lighting the energy efficient fixture that you select will be &ldquo;hardwired&rdquo; (the socket) for either led bulbs or compact fluorescent bulbs. You can retro‐fits existing &ldquo;hardwired&rdquo; incandescent lighting by using energy efficient led, and cfl light bulbs, that have incandescent socket bases. Energy‐efficient light bulbs come in many shapes, sizes, and functions to fit virtually any application, in any room, of your house.<br /> You can also increase lighting energy efficiency with controls that maximize the flexibility of your system while eliminating light usage, often automatically. Common controls include:<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Bi-level Switching: Control of a lighting system in groups of fixtures or lamps, for example bi-level switching allows you to turn-half of the lights in a room off when full illumination is not required.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Dimmers: Dimming is available for a room, or an outdoor space, for both fluorescent and incandescent systems. Lighting systems allow you to control the amount of light and save energy.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Occupancy Sensors: These sensors detect the motion of occupants, turning off lights in unoccupied areas and turning them back on when movement is detected.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Daylight Sensor (Photocells): A light-sensitive controls that turn the lights on and off automatically based on daylight, thus producing convenient energy savings.</p> <p>----</p> <p>Lantern Masters, Inc. is considered a foremost style-setter in the custom interior and exterior lighting industry. They are the first choice of many architects, interior designers and discriminating consumers.<br /> <br /> Lantern Masters started by Stuart Olesker, in 1978, had the prime thought in his mind to create beautiful lighting. Joined by his wife, Jackie and later by their daughter, Sharyn, this family business soon became a favorite with the architectural trade.<br /> <br /> Collaboration with architects, interior designers, and their clients lead to new designs for custom fixtures. Inspiration comes from many different periods of architectural history, replicating historical fixtures from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries are a specialty of Lantern Masters. Fabrication includes age-old forging techniques as well as 21st Century technology. Using superior craftsmanship, along with the finest materials, Lantern Masters strives to create unique light fixtures.<br /> <br /> Lighting is an important accessory whether it is part of a premier residence or on an upscale commercial project. Lantern Masters is actively involved in every project, working on the appropriate selection of fixtures and on proper scaling and illumination. Lantern Masters will come to local job sites, bringing portfolios and sample fixtures, to personally work with the client and project team. A &ldquo;job site&rdquo; meeting can also happen using email. Having produced over 1,000 uniquely designed fixtures, LM&rsquo;s computerized library can be sent worldwide, making this an easy way of communicating over the distances.</p> Architectural Lighting, California, for upper end residential and commercial projects. We represent ourselves through the architectural trade. , jobsite to determine the light fixtures that are architecturally correct for their project. , Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Lantern Masters, Inc. is a design/manufacturing company specializing in interior and exterior decorative lighting , Lighting, This may include new product design, specifying sizes and fixture applications, quotations and manufacturing of product., We do not carry any other manufacturer’s products. We will meet with a client at a local ,