Lights that cast shadows

In the House of Light and Shadow | Turalyon Questline

Written by Medievaldragon on August 6, 2016. Posted in Turalyon Questline, World of Warcraft : Legion, World of Warcraft News

Archmage Khadgar: The Tears of Elune are ready for you, (Name). I am uncertain what to do from here. Take the relic back to your order hall and try to use it on Light’s Heart. Maybe make them touch? Honestly your guess is as good as mine. Let’s hope this works!

Quest Objectives

Take the Tears of Elune to Light’s Heart in your Order Hall.


Xe’ra: Do not be alarmed, mortal. Your consciousness has been projected to my astral presence in the Great Dark Beyond. I’m Xe’ra, one of the first naaru to be forged here during the great ordering of the cosmos. You have come to the crucible of all creation in search of answers. Listen then, and find enlightment. In a time now long past, a great battle was fought that would determine the fate of all worlds. It was in that final battle that the all-powerful titan Pantheon fell to one of their own: Sargeras. After the fall, none were left to oppose the will of Sargeras. Unfettered, the dark titan and his Burning Legion would go on to annihilate countless worlds in their Burning Crusade. From the ashes of those ravaged worlds, survivors arose to stand against the demons. They became known as the Army of the Light. But now, the Golden Army teeters upon the precipice of oblivion as their campaign on Argus nears its terminus. Should they fall, the Legion will initiate a new Burning Crusade, and with it the cosmos will tremble. I am here now on a mission of desperation. I seek the child of Light and Shadow: the boy destined to end the age of demons. The one called Illidan Stormrage.

Uncover the Secrets of Light’s Heart: 1/1

Discovered: Great Dark Beyond

Vicktor Ebonfall: Well look who’s come back from the dead! Buddy, you’ve been unconscious for 3 days. I’m sure Khadgar will be relieved that his special pal is awake. Me on the other hand? Still a damned sea lion. What’re you lookin’ at? Ain’t ye ever seen a sea lion before?

(Not like this…)

Vicktor Ebonfall: Yes, I’m a druid and… well… I’m kind of stuck like this for a while. While patrolling the sea around the Broken Shore, an Infernal crashed into the water right on top of me. The blast instantly knocked me unconscious. When I woke I was here in the care of the nurses. They say after a few days I should have strength to shift back. In the meantime, I’m stuck in this contraption to keep me from drying out. Do me a favor. Don’t mention this to any of the other druids. They’ll never let me live it down!

Archmage Khadgar: You live! Your champions came to me after they failed to rouse you at your order hall. We brought you here and put you in the infirmary. What happened?


Archmage Khadgar: Dead? The titans are dead?

(Khadgar ponders the news for a minute.)

Archmage Khadgar: It explains so much, yet I cannot help but feel an overwhelming sense of sadness. We have been on our own all along. Our gods killed before we were born. As for the Army of the Light and Illidan, I am at a loss. I have never felt so powerless. Illidan is dead and the Golden Army fights an endless war in our name from across the cosmos. I need a moment, (Name). This is too much bad news for an old man to bear.

Xe’ra: The pain will subside, champion. You now carry my mark, and through it I am able to see and feel as you do. Return to me when you are able. We have much to do.

In the House of Light and Shadow


1. A Sign from the Sky

2. Falling Star

3. The Bringer of Light

4. Light’s Charge

5. Goddess Watch Over You

6. In the House of Light and Shadow

7. Awakenings

8. Meeting of the Silver Hand

9. The Highlord’s Command

10. To Faronaar

11. This is Retribution

12. Communication Orbs

13. Mother Ozram

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Benediction/Anathema Quest: Guide to The Balance of Light and Shadow

Beginning the Quest

Once you have obtained The Eye of Divinity, you can venture to the Eastern Plaguelands and speak with Eris Havenfire in the North West. She will offer you The Balance of Light and Shadow, a quest that requires you to save 50 peasants before 15 of them are killed.


Getting Yourself Ready for the Challenge

Due to the nature of the brutal 2-hour respawn timer if you fail The Balance of Light and Shadow, it is suggested to come fully prepared. This encounter requires you to juggle healing peasants, Abolish Disease to dispel the peasants and to kill the skeletons attempting to attack both you and the peasants. To extend your Mana pool out long enough to succeed you will need to make full use of Mana related buffs including:

  • Major Mana Potion and Dark Rune consumables;
  • Nightfin Soup and Elixir of the Sages to buff yourself for more Mana regeneration;
  • a few stacks of Oil of Immolation to kill skeleton packs;
  • some Stratholme Holy Water is also great to use on skeletons, if you happen to have any saved up from Stratholme runs.

If you have some friends willing to help, they can come along and buff you prior to the event, however they need to be careful not to come too close or participate in the quest line. Otherwise, a demon, known as The Cleaner, will spawn and kill all players in the area. They can stand near the entrance of the cave and watch but they must not help you in killing the skeletons. A good class to help with this is a Feral druid with Thorns and in Dire Bear Form who can tank and take aggro passively of some of the spawning skeletons. Other buffs allies can provide to you prior to the encounter:

  • Mages — Arcane Intellect;
  • Paladins — Blessing of Wisdom and Concentration Aura;
  • Druids — Mark of the Wild and Thorns;
  • … and of course yourself — Power Word: Fortitude, Divine Spirit, and Inner Fire.


The Challenge Itself

Now that you are fully prepared, you can begin the encounter. There are two primary dangers to the peasants, one is the packs of skeletons that spawn periodically and the other are disease debuffs. The spells you will want bound to counter both are:

  • Rank 8 Renew to heal up the injured peasants;
  • Abolish Disease to dispel diseased and plagued peasants — focusing on the glowing Purple ones as a priority;
  • Rank 8 Power Word: Shield to protect yourself from taking damage from Skeletons;
  • Rank 5 Flash Heal to heal up very injured peasants;
  • Rank 8 Flash Heal to heal up yourself if you get in danger;
  • Rank 6 Holy Nova to clean up the skeletons.

For the skeletons you have Thorns, Oil of Immolation, and maybe even some Stratholme Holy Water to kill them soon after spawning. You can finish them off with Holy Nova. If you are pulling aggro off the skeletons and taking damage, aim to start each wave with a Power Word: Shield on yourself.

To handle the Disease debuffs, you should cast Abolish Disease on the peasants as they become diseased. You will need to balance dispelling the purple glowing disease as a priority as it does the most damage. Peasants with the green glowing Disease can be left a bit longer without risk of imminent death. To heal up the peasants, you should use Renew and for any near death a quick Flash Heal to top them up, though if you have managed to dispel the diseases and keep renews on injured ones this should not be needed.

Note: If you are having trouble tracking which peasants are injured and which are not, ensure you have friendly nameplates enabled. This will make it easy to target the lowest health ones as a priority.

Providing you remain calm and focus your triage where it is needed, with a priority on dispelling the purple glowing diseases and killing skeletons as soon as possible, you should have a fairly smooth run and have brought your 50 peasants to the Light. It may take you an attempt or two to get the hang of managing so many moving parts at once.


Benediction / Anathema

Upon completion, Eris will reward you with Splinter of Nordrassil, which is the item used to make Benediction. The splinter of Nordrassil however requires both the The Eye of Divinity that you already have, along with the The Eye of Shadow before you can use it.

The Eye of Shadow can be farmed from the elite demons in the south of Winterspring, and can be obtained prior to both obtaining The Eye of Divinity or completing the The Balance of Light and Shadow and obtaining Splinter of Nordrassil. It is also BoE and can be traded from other players or purchased on the Auction House.

Finally once you have obtained both The Eye of Shadow to go with your The Eye of Divinity, you can use the Splinter of Nordrassil and create Benediction, congratulations! The staff Benediction also has the ability to swap back and forth with the Shadow DPS staff Anathema by right clicking on it, it does have a 30-minute cooldown though.


More Quest and Weapon Guides

After reading about this Priest-only quest and its weapon rewards, you might want to know more about such topics. We have you covered in these two guides.



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This Is Us

Light and Shadows Season 4 Episode 10 Editor’s Rating 2 stars ** Photo: Ron Batzdorff/NBC

Just as you were embracing the hope that comes with the start of a new year, This Is Us has returned to remind you that everything is awful. We knew Rebecca would be getting diagnosed with some type of dementia, so it’s not like we were waiting with bated breath for the results from her initial cognitive testing, but watching her get the bad news from the doctor, while flanked by Miguel and Randall, is still pretty devastating. And don’t even get me started on that single tear as Old Rebecca recalls the first time she and Jack said “I love you.” Do not even get me started. Why must all the terrible things happen to the Pearsons? IS THERE NO END TO THIS TRAGEDY?

Yes, much of “Light & Shadows” is about Rebecca’s preliminary diagnosis — and This Is Us is feeling those artsy transitions between Old Rebecca and the memories of her and Jack with lighting and Joni Mitchell’s “California” — but mostly it seems concerned with how that affects Randall and Miguel. But of course, Randall spent weeks trying to find the best neurologist to see his mother. This dude even calls Miguel to tell him he’s made an appointment with someone out in Los Angeles literally while the ball is dropping on New Year’s Eve. His family is counting down from ten, and Randall is jabbering away with Miguel. He’s wearing a New Year’s Eve party hat while doing it. You guys, sometimes Randall even out-Randalls himself.

Randall taking charge of Rebecca’s life is clearly bugging Miguel, and once Rebecca leaves for her test, he makes sure Randall knows how he’s feeling. Basically, Migs is like, I can take care of my wife. You don’t need to be so Randall about it. And Randall’s all like, How could you not have noticed anything was wrong with her? And also, remember how you married your dead best friend’s wife? He doesn’t say that last thing so much with his mouth as he does with his eyes, but there is tension in that waiting room is what I’m saying (there’s always tension when Pearsons are in waiting rooms; it is their natural state).

But we know Randall has been right all along. There’s something wrong with Rebecca. They are still in early stages, but things could deteriorate fast. (We know they do!) Miguel is an angel person, so he’s big enough to admit he was wrong. He also explains that of course he noticed things were off with Rebecca; he was just in denial about it because he can’t lose her. The guy starts to tear up there in the lobby in front of his wife’s son. He promises Randall he’ll take care of Rebecca. Be still all our hearts. Sometimes, I feel so bad for Miguel, who is completely misunderstood by the Pearsons. But also he knew what he was marrying into, so you can’t feel too bad about it. Anyway, Miguel may be the only one crying, but all three of them are leaving the hospital defeated and depressed. And it’s only going to get worse, so that’s fun and cool.

Speaking of being misunderstood: We need to talk about Kevin (Pearson). What in the holy hell is his story line in this episode? Kevin hires a matchmaker in hopes of achieving his goals of being married and starting a family by the time he’s 40. (Kate’s reaction is extremely on point.) This lasts all of three minutes. Then, the moment he swears off his matchmaker and allows the universe to take over, he meets a very cute brunette named Lizzie in a coffee shop. (Welcome to the madness, Sophia Bush!) The two hit it off, naturally, but Lizzie is in town only one more day, and then it’s back to Chicago for her. Cute, TIU. Kevin wants to make the most of it. Somehow, in the span of, I don’t know, two hours max, he gets access to the Hollywood Bowl and has John Legend, People’s Sexiest Man Alive, come to perform for just him and Lizzie because she had mentioned how John Legend is her favorite musician. My brain exploded, guys. Is John Legend just sitting around waiting for the ex-star of a now canceled sitcom to call him up and ask for a full-length concert in the middle of the day? Are Kevin Pearson and John Legend best friends? If so, could he not have used this Legend favor for something more important? Like Kate’s wedding? Wooing Sophie back on her doorstep? Easing the tension after family therapy? Literally anything else?

Even more confusing: The first date is going well, especially once Kevin starts saying swoony things about how his parents’ epic love story made him a hopeless romantic, but when he goes in for the post–John Legend concert kiss, Lizzie pulls away. You guys, in the Year of Our Lord 2020, the twist here is that Kevin Pearson is Lizzie’s “hall pass” with her husband — you know, the agreed-upon celebrity you could hook up with without it being considered cheating. (Fans of Friends may know it as the “Freebie List” and would also know to never, ever laminate it.) Lizzie didn’t expect Kevin to be so great or for this to go so far. In all fairness, who would expect their celebrity crush to hit on them and follow up a nice coffee chat with a private John Legend concert within hours of meeting? Who? So things get awkward, Kevin is a little offended, and Lizzie decides it’s best to leave. All Kev wants is a romance like his parents’ — is that so much to ask, universe? Maybe not: Just as he hands his phone over to a PA on set for his Shyamalan movie reshoots, it starts buzzing. Sophie’s calling.

The mystery of Kevin’s future baby mama will have to wait till another day (honestly, my money is on Sophie, but hear me out: Is Madison a contender? Her one random scene in this episode felt … weird). We have a big ol’ problem on our tiny, tearstained hands. Randall makes it back to Philly, checks in on all his girls, who are fast asleep, and then heads back down to the kitchen only to come face-to-face with a man holding a knife who has broken into the house. So yeah, my question at the top about all the tragedy? That still stands.

This Is the Rest

• In a TIU twist I did not see coming: It’s Rebecca’s mom who encourages her to go after Jack once he breaks up with her because he’s poor and not good enough and has decided to let Rebecca’s dad get into his head. I mean, she’s still the worst, but it’s an interesting footnote to the tale of Jack and Rebecca nonetheless.

• Wow, wow, wow. Very much here and staying for that epic Jack-and-Rebecca kiss at the auto-repair shop as they profess their love for the first time. A real visit to Swoon City right there.

• Really slamming some salt in the gaping wound that is our hearts with Jack’s “Rebecca Malone, I love you. Don’t you ever forget it,” huh, This Is Us?

• Rebecca’s story about rocking baby Randall as the sun came up and she listened to Joni Mitchell was very nice and very sad, which is a basic description of this show in general.

• Kate calls Toby out for trashing her in his group text with his CrossFit friends, but Toby is adamant that she has nothing to worry about with LadyKryptonite. He says things like “I would not look you in the eye and lie to you,” to which Kate replies, “When you tell me something, I believe you.” Both sentences will probably come back and haunt them.

• After Kate throws Toby a surprise “Margaritaville”-themed birthday party, she learns that LadyKryptonite (also, Kara) tried to kiss him, but he didn’t let it happen and switched gyms immediately. He didn’t tell her, because he had just sworn there had been nothing to worry about, and he was wrong. Kate also learns that Toby’s been pulling away because Baby Jack makes him sad. But then Baby Jack starts reaching for string lights because he can see light, and there is finally something to celebrate! Probably not for long, but we take the joy we can get, here.

• But why is she in his phone as LadyKryptonite?

Contemporary Lighting Fixtures, Modern Interior Decorating with Shadows

Contemporary lighting fixtures that cast interesting shadows are one of modern interior decorating trends. If you like to use modern lighting fixtures that are designed to create intricate shadows for unusual ans modern room decorating, it is important to plan your interior decorating ideas and think of the best location for the light source.

You can highlight a unique wall art piece with the strongest light or use contrasts of light and shadow, that a large chandelier, contemporary floor lamp or wall sconces create. You can add glowing light and soft shadows to table decor, creating charming dining room decorating ideas to beautiful your home.

Gorgeous lighting fixtures, designed for creating shadows, come in various types and colors, with different patterns and decorative details, which are important for unique and personal, comfortable and modern interior decorating. When illuminated, they produce beautiful shadows on walls, floor or ceiling, making interior decorating ideas look more expressive, rich and surprising.

Interior decorating with shadows

Light shadow on the wall, natural interior decorating ideas

Adam Frank has a line of oil lamps that create beautiful shadows on a wall. (Modern lighting ideas, charming shadows for room decorating)

5 contemporary lighting fixtures that create beautiful shadows

1. Chris Cain cut Tin Can Spinner with an oxycetaline flame so it will cast beautiful shadows in candle light. The designer lamp spins round and round with the heat from the candle, making shadows dance.

2. Andromeda Lamp was created by British designer Ross Lovegrove for Yamagiwa. This lighting design is based upon a simple principle of the reduction of physical mass through selective perforation across a defined form. Its LED clusters cast strange yet beautiful shadows on the surrounding surfaces, offering featuristic modern interior decorating ideas. Carefully placed mirrors maximize the effect, offering dramatic room decorating ideas.

3. A beautiful light by Sarah Parkes make beautiful shadows for impressive interior decorating and offer a unique lighting fixture for spectacular outdoor decor.

4. Gorgeous chandeliers and wall light fixtures make gorgeous shadow designs, when illuminated.

5. Teresa Leonor from Lisbon created lighting gems, TreeHugger tabl lamps, made of recycled glass jars. Unusual and elegant table lamps cast amazing shadows adding charm to room decorating ideas for eco friendly homes.

Modern lighting fixtures

Lighting is one of the key elements of interior decorating that helps make your house a home. The proper lighting ideas and fixture designs enable you to perform room decorating tasks easily, make you feel comfortable, and allow you to enjoy your home interiors at its full potential.

Unique and creative lighting ideas

Scarfty Lamps, creative contemporary lighting fixtures

Creative table lamps

Dresses for lights, modern lighting design

Designer table lamps

by Ena Russ

Light Play: Shadow-Casting Lighting Designs

Playful decor doesn’t need to stop at bright accessories or unique pieces of furniture; it can translate into your lighting too. More and more lighting designers are embracing this notion of “play” and are creating modern lamps that are not only functional but add a charming touch to the surrounding environment through light play.

Light play is the exploration of the beautiful and artful relationship of light and shadows. To create these playful shadow arrangements, designers are using materials in unique and creative ways to filter light instead of simply diffusing it. Here are some of my favorite modern lights that showcase beautiful light play.

Floral Pendant Light from David Trubridge Design

The Floral Pendant Light from David Trubridge Design is made from pieces of wood arranged in an open, floral pattern. When this pendant light is turned on, light is filtered through the structure casting playful patterns and shadows that are perfect for adding a whimsical touch to any room.

Fascination 1 Light Pendant Light from Varaluz

The Fascination 1 Light Pendant Light was inspired by the breathtaking view of an old Nevada mine at sunset whose walls had been constructed of wine bottles and mud. Made from hand-forged recycled steel, this pendant light features a round-shape formed from various sized circles. Within some of the circles are colored discs made from recycled glass bottles. When this pendant light is illuminated, light shines outwards from all angles to create a playful array of shadows and colors that are cast into the surrounding space.

Curl My Light AP Wall Sconce from Studio Italia Design

Besides creating artful shadow arrangements, light play can also give the illusion of movement. The Curl My Light AP Wall Sconce from Studio Italia Design is made by artisans who slice metal cylinders into pieces and then weld them back together in an intricate interwoven pattern. When lit, light shines through the shade to create a playful display of shadows that look like they are dancing.

Mille Bolle Pendant Light from SLAMP

Light play isn’t limited to just shadows. As seen here with the Mille Bolle Pendant Light from SLAMP, beautiful prismatic reflections are cast into the surrounding area. Made from circular cut-outs of iridescent polycarbonate arranged in an elaborate composition, this pendant light catches the light just right creating a kaleidoscopic effect that enhances any space with welcomed charm.

Tress Grande LED Floor Lamp from Foscarini

Light play can also be subtle and add an understated elegance to a room. The Tress Grande LED Floor Lamp stands tall and features a woven design. When in use, light is filtered through the structure casting soft light patterns in all directions.

Etch Pendant Light from Tom Dixon

The Etch Pendant Light uses a classic material in a new and creative way. Made by using an industrial process used to produce electronic products, the detailed design is first photo-etched onto metal sheets. Then all of the unexposed areas are dissolved with acid, creating intricate patterns cut into the metal. When lit, the shade gently filters the light casting elaborate shadows into the room.

For More Advice + Inspiration

Lighting a room seems easy enough: Plug in a lamp, flip a switch, and voilà! What was once dark is now bright. But certain missteps can cause a comfy space to feel, well, off. Here some common mistakes to avoid:

1. You don’t think in layers.
It seems easy enough to install a row of recessed lights in a room and call it a day, but this strategy will ultimately disappoint.

“Homeowners tend to light rooms like they’re hosting a convention — too much overhead light,” says Robert Gross, an architect at Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design. “This doesn’t add any warmth or character to a room.”

Overhead lighting is a go-to option in many spaces, but it’s often not enough. If you omit task lighting, like floor lamps and table lamps, reading on your couch or writing at your desk could strain your eyes. And if you only install can lights in your bedroom, you won’t get the cozy quality that bedside lamps can provide.

Plus, a variety of light sources make your common areas more flexible. Ambient (overhead) lighting will come in handy when you’re hosting large holiday parties, but you’ll crave the intimacy of a table lamp when it’s just you curled up with a magazine.

Want to get super fancy? Accent lights that highlight art, cabinet interiors, or walls (think sconces) can add a luxe design element to a room.

2. You dismiss dimmer switches.
Many of the designers we spoke to named this mistake as a major pet peeve. “Dimmers are the best kept secret of lighting design,” says interior designer Jeff Fiorito. “They allow you to control your lighting from day to night, for various events, and depending on your mood.” A quaint dinner party simply isn’t so quaint if your dining room is lit up like a stadium.

3. You forget about where shadows might fall.
Place a light in the wrong spot, and you could create more of a problem than a solution.

“In bathroom, try sconces on either side of the mirror, instead of a single light above.” says Erin Davis, of Mosaik Design & Remodeling. “Overhead lighting can cast shadows on your face.” If you must go with an overhead light, choose a longer, horizontal fixture (instead of one with one single bulb) to help fully illuminate your face.

Shadows can plague your kitchen workspace, too. “If kitchen can lights are positioned above the edge of the counter, when you stand at the counter to work, you cast a shadow exactly where you need the light,” says Christine Beehler of Beehler Kitchens. Solve this problem by installing under-cabinet lighting.

Notice the same overhead shadow problem in your office? Make sure your desk has a task lamp.

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4. You pick the wrong size fixture.
“This a common mistake I see homeowners make,” says Abbe Fenimore, the designer at Studio Ten 25. “A too-small chandelier over a large dining table or an oversized lamp on a table next to a sofa will make the area look disproportionate.”

Try these design tricks from Wayfair for picking the right-size chandelier: Add together the room’s height and width in feet. That number, in inches, should be the approximate diameter of your chandelier. In dining rooms, you should choose a chandelier that’s one foot smaller than the table’s narrowest width.

And don’t rely on eyeballing it when you get to the store. “Fixtures often look smaller in lighting showrooms, so bring measurements,” says Kerrie Kelly, home design expert at Zillow Digs.

5. You don’t position lamps at a helpful height.
“The bottom of a pendant light should be 30 to 36 inches above a kitchen island,” says interior designer Noelle Miceck. “The bottom of a chandelier should be 66 inches from the floor in a dining room, and when you’re sitting next to a table lamp, the bottom of the shade should be at shoulder height. If the lamp is too tall, you’ll be blinded by the bulb!”

6. You don’t consider your room’s paint color.
No matter how many lights you place in a room, it just won’t have that light airy feeling if the walls are too dark. This seems obvious, but even slightly different hues in the same color family can make a difference. “I painted my kitchen a grayish tan, and it caused the room to appear very dark,” says home rehabber Jaquetta Turner. “Repainting it with a ligther tan color will brighten it up.”

RELATED: 10 Paint Colors Designers Always Use “

7. You forget that lights consume energy.
OK, so you’re probably not totally oblivious to this fact, but taking stock of what bulbs you use is important. Longer-lasting CFL and LED bubs can cost more up front, but can save you money over time. Of course, they won’t be perfect in every space; for instance, they often don’t work with dimmers.

More Decorating Ideas:
• How to Choose a Sofa That Will Last Forever
• 5 Home Items You Should Splurge On
• 7 Rug Mistakes to Never Make

The Right Bulb to Use with Moroccan Lamps

The bulb you use in your Moroccan style lamp makes a big difference in achieving the right look. What’s the right look? Moroccan lamps are the perfect light fixtures when you want light that is warm and calming and feels like home. Whereas in industrial style fixtures, the bulb plays a prominent role in the fixture and is typically unconcealed, most Moroccan style fixtures conceal the bulb behind lattice, pinholes or colored glass.

But just because your Moroccan lamp will create a warm ambiance does not mean that you cannot simultaneously have light that is bright and functional. It is all in the bulb. The goal should be to use a bulb that gives you the brightness (lumens) you need but also bring out the warmth and gorgeous shadows that Moroccan lamp excel at providing.

  1. Bulb glass. The glass of the bulb globe will have a major impact on the look of your Moroccan lamp, particularly in the case of Moroccan lamps with the pin-holed metal. Bulbs with clear globes give off beams of light that are filtered through the pinholes and sharpen the look of the lamp and cast sharp shadows. On the other hand, frosted bulbs give off a glow (rather than a beam of light). This muted light makes your Moroccan light lose a lot of its sharpness and practically eliminate any shadow patterns because the light coming out of the pinholes becomes too defused to cast a sharp shadow. So, to make your Moroccan lamp look amazing and to get gorgeous shadows decorating your walls and ceilings, use a bulb with a clear (not frosted) glass.
  1. Color temperature. This next important element to get your Moroccan lamp looking as beautiful as it can is the color temperature or warmth of the light. Moroccan lamps are intended to warm and “cozify” a space, A harsh white light is just not compatible with the warmth and organic earthiness of your Moroccan style fixture. So use a bulb that is “soft white” or “warm white” (2700-3000 K) with your Moroccan lamp – not “daylight” or “bright white” bulbs. It will bathe your room with a warmth and softness that will be perfectly compatible with your Moroccan lamp.
  1. Brightness. A common misconception is that a warm bulb means a bulb that does not brightly illuminate a room. The warmth of the light (measured in Kelvin or K, for short) that a bulb provides is different from the brightness of the bulb (measured in lumens). You can use a bulb that brightly lights up a room without making it look like an interrogation room. As a general guide, a bulb that is listed as 450 lumens will be as bright as a 40 watt incandescent bulb, 800 lumens will be as bright as a 60 watt bulb and 1100 lumens will be as bright as 75 watt bulb. You can use an 1100 lumen (or higher) bright bulb with your Moroccan lamp, so long as the color temperature of the bulb is on the warm side. So you definitely don’t have to sacrifice brightness for warmth. If you use a warm bulb, even if it is bright, you will get the softness that makes Moroccan lamps so gorgeous.
  2. Bulb filaments. One of the most captivating aspect about Moroccan style lighting are the shadows they create. Bulbs with multiple filaments cast light from several angles. When the light hits the apertures in your Moroccan lamp at several angles, the shadows created are not as crisp. Most halogen bulbs have a singular light source and therefore, create absolutely beautiful shadows. But given the pervasiveness and environmental benefits of using LEDs, we recommend looking for LEDs that have as few filaments as possible.

Some bulbs we recommend:

Best Ceiling Lighting for Your Home


When shopping for a chandelier, consider:

  • The recommended height for hanging a chandelier above a dining room table is 30” for the lowest part of the chandelier.
  • The recommended diameter for a dining room chandelier is ½ the width of the table.
  • For other rooms, add the length and width of the room then convert that number into inches for the right size chandelier.

Flushmount Fixtures

Hang flat against the ceiling.

  • Ideal for low ceilings.
  • Some house fluorescent bulbs to provide light to a large space, while saving money and energy.

Semi-Flush Mount Lights

Falls between a flush mount fixture and a chandelier in style and hangs approximately 4” to 8” from the ceiling.

Fluorescent Lights

Available in styles to complement every room in your home, while providing more light for less money than traditional incandescent bulbs and fixtures.

Pendant Lights

Hangs from the ceiling like a chandelier but has a single light source.

  • Inverted Pendants directs light up and provides ambient light.
  • Downlights directs lights down and are typically used for task lighting or illuminating a workspace.

Island Lights

Similar to pendants and are used for kitchen islands. May have two or three light sources shining downward.

Recessed Lighting

Also called can or pot lighting.

  • Mounted in the ceiling
  • Provides inconspicuous ambient or task lighting

Track Lighting

Curvy works of art light fixtures designed to complement any décor. Used as task or accent lighting.

Every room in your home is different.

You likely have heard that sunlight gives us energy, but did you know that light bulbs work in a similar way? Bulbs that emit blue light waves produce serotonin, which makes us focused, awake, and alert. Bulbs that don’t emit blue light waves allow for our brain to produce melatonin, which makes us relaxed, drowsy, and ready for a good nights sleep.

  • Lower temperature bulbs produce warm-whites, similar to a fire, while medium temperature bulbs produce neutral-whites, and higher temperature bulbs produce cool-whites or mimic daylight.
  • It is also a common misconception that the brightness of a light bulb is measured in Watts. Watts actually measure energy usage, while Lumens measure brightness.

LED Lighting for Bedroom Use

In our bedrooms, most of us want the atmosphere to be relaxed, calm, and peaceful. Avoiding blue light waves in the bedroom will keep your circadian rhythm from confusing the light in your bedroom with the natural light outside. This allows your brain to produce the melatonin needed for a comfortable sleep. Are you a nighttime reader? If you have a bedside reading lamp or plan on buying one, soft blue or neutral tones are better for reading specific fixtures, since the cool-white color creates a high contrast with the page.
Suggested Total Brightness Level – 1,500 to 4,000 Lumens
Suggested Color Temperature: 2700-3000K

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LED Lighting for Home Office Use

When lighting a home office, we want to make sure that the lights are maximizing our ability to be productive in the space provided. Putting cool-white lights in the office that mimic daylight will increase serotonin production keeping you focused, alert, and energized. Make sure to choose a place that won’t create unwanted glares on your computer screen. You may also want to consider LED Desk Lamps which offer great task lighting and the ability to switch color temperature on demand.
Suggested Total Brightness Level – 3,000 to 6,000 Lumens
Suggested Color Temperature: 3000-5000K

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LED Lighting for Living Room Use

The living room is a popular place to seat guests, entertain, or just kick back and relax. Whether you are watching a movie, or chatting with friends, it is important to have a mix of light sources in the living room in order to adapt to whatever the occasion may be. Like in the bedroom, it is good to avoid bright, blue-light emitting lamps that create serotonin and give us energy. Adjustable spotlight lamps can be pointed at the walls to illuminate artwork, family photos, or simply to reduce glare on the TV. Positioning spotlight lamps at walls or ceilings is also a great way to eliminate unwanted shadows. New LED 3-Way lamps can be used in all three way table lamps you may have in your living room.
Suggested Total Brightness Level – 1,500 to 3,000 Lumens
Suggested Color Temperature: 2200-3000K

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LED Lighting for Dining Room Use

When eating a nice meal with the family or guests, we don’t want the lighting to be overly bright and obnoxious, and we certainly don’t want it to be so dim that we’re dozing off. Whether it’s an afternoon brunch or a late dinner, a dimmable overhead fixtures allow for that perfect brightness at any time of day. We recommend soft to neutral tones for the dining room that create the perfect ambiance. Also, consider LED bulbs for chandelier fixtures that are commonly used in a dining room, LED chandelier bulbs now offer beautiful color and light output.
Suggested Total Brightness Level – 3,000 to 6,000 Lumens
Suggested Color Temperature: 2200-3000K

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LED Lighting for Kitchen Use

The kitchen is in essence a workspace. Many of us start our mornings in the kitchen, so those blue-light emitting bulbs over the counters will help make us alert and awake while prepping breakfast. If you also have a table in your kitchen, a dimmable overhead fixture with a warmer color temperature can create a nice ambiance to balance out the brighter blue lights over the kitchen counters. Kitchens also can take advantage of recessed overhead lighting which can benefit from LED BR Bulbs or Recessed Retrofit Kits.
Suggested Total Brightness Level – 4,000 to 8,000 Lumens
Suggested Color Temperature: 2700-5000K

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LED Lighting for Bathroom Use

Before we go to school or work, most of us get ready by looking in the bathroom mirror. Ideally, we want the lighting to come from around the mirror rather than on the ceiling. Using bright lights will ensure we don’t miss a spot shaving or mess up our makeup. Since many of us start the day with a shower, putting a high output surface mount retrofit fixture in the shower fixture is a great way to start waking up before tackling the day ahead. Use larger globe style bulbs to illuminate common fixtures places above and or around the mirror.
Suggested Total Brightness Level – 4,000 to 8,000 Lumens
Suggested Color Temperature: 3000-5000K

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  • Install dimmer switches on as many lamps and light fixtures as you can. In the bathroom, you can create a soothing mood for bathing. A bedroom becomes more romantic. You’ll have control over the intensity of light around your home and save energy at the same time.
  • For dark corners, use metal can up-lights. They can be purchased in a variety of styles and only need to be plugged in, with the light directed at the dark area. These are small and work great in a potted floor plant or on the top of a chest or armoire. Be sure to camouflage the fixture and just enjoy the light.
  • Install under-cabinet light strips in the kitchen, desk area, or workroom. The light will shine directly on the work area and make any task easier. Switch them off when you leave the job.
  • Add a decorative lamp to a bookshelf. It will not only break up the long line of books but make it easier to find what you’re looking for.
  • Place a small decorative lamp in the kitchen or bathroom, tucked into a corner. (Be sure to keep it away from any water!) It can serve as a night light but also be decorative.
  • Be sure that every room in your home has a light connected to a dimming wall switch at the entrance. You’ll be able to turn it on when you walk into the room, then adjust the lighting as you find your way.
  • If your table space is limited, install a reading light on the wall near the bed or lounge chair. Reading will be a pleasure!
  • Remove boring ceiling fixtures and install can lights around the room. While you might need to bring in professional help for this one, it will be well worth it! You can direct the light to artwork, reading nooks, or workspaces.
  • Light your artwork with small fixtures attached to the top. There are many styles designed just for lighting art. Find them at a local home center, attach it to the frame of the art, and plug into the wall.
  • Install a dimming wall switch to control the light and fan on a ceiling fan. For even more convenience, purchase and program a remote control to turn the light or fan on and off.
  • Install a motion sensor on outdoor light fixtures to control the light when people walk too close to the house. Or, at a dark hallway or staircase, or in the garage or attic so that you never have to enter the space in the dark.
  • Add a light sensor to an outdoor light. You’ll have light whenever it’s dark outside, but the light will go off at daybreak.

In a Hudson Valley, New York, living room, the suspended sofa by Poul Kjærholm and the Antony sconce by Serge Mouille are both from the 1950s; beneath the framed work, Void by Antony Gormley, is a circa-1940 Penguin Donkey bookshelf by Ernest Race and an African sculpture.William Waldron

Add a Centerpiece

Whether you go for a romantic chandelier or a modern pendant, a striking light fixture can complete a living room. Use the piece to brighten the seating area and create a focal point. Install a dimmer switch to be able to switch up the atmosphere and set the mood.

Noting her Upper East Side townhouse’s good bones, Barneys New York fashion director Marina Larroudé enlisted friend and designer Giancarlo Valle of Studio Giancarlo Valle to help push her toward an aesthetic that’s both bold and approachable. “Marina and her family are from Brazil, and I wanted to have that cultural influence set the vibe of the space,” says Valle. “We looked at some of the Brazilian modernists and their designs and materials, which are very grounded, but then tried to blend that with a more Pop Art, colorful sensibility.” In the living room, Valle paired a marble coffee table by Mario Bellini with a classic-lined RH sofa, blush velvet Jindrich Halabala chairs, and artwork by Salvador Dalí and Richard Serra for an interesting look that’s not intimidating in the least.Photo: Brooke Holm

Create an Overall Glow

If your room is large or lacking in natural light, a single ceiling fixture may not be enough. Consider using multiple overhead sources, such as recessed lighting paired with a pendant.

A living room in the California desert features a Warren Platner settee, lounge chair, and ottoman, all upholstered in a fabric from Cowtan & Tout, and a wicker chair by Marc Newson; the panels over the fireplace, clad in a hand-painted Porter Teleo wallpaper, conceal a television. Between the glass doors is an Eric Schmitt console, surmounted by a Jim Dine lithograph. The rug is by Madeline Weinrib, and the walls are painted in a Benjamin Moore white.Nikolas Koenig

Brighten the Mantel

If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace in your living room, don’t leave it in the dark! Highlight the architectural feature by installing sconces or adding a pair of small lamps to your mantel display.

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Let Your Art Shine

Your art collection deserves to be displayed with pride. There are a number of options for lighting art, including picture lights, track lighting, wall washers, and ceiling-mounted accent lights. You can also install picture lights on bookcases to highlight framed pieces, objects, and collections.

A Veere Grenney Assoc. goatskin ottoman anchors the living room of an 1840s Manhattan townhouse renovated by the architecture firm Leroy Street Studio and decorated by Christine Markatos Design. Behind the sofa, which is covered in a Donghia fabric, hangs a Jesse Pasca abstract landscape; an R&Y Augousti stool is flanked by Paul McCobb armchairs clad in a Claremont fabric.William Waldron

Choose a Lamp with Reach

If you don’t have a ceiling fixture, consider floor lamp that curves over the space. The piece will add light from above without the need to call an electrician.

Illuminate a Corner

A lonely armchair instantly becomes a cozy reading nook when you add a floor lamp. Take advantage of an empty corner and create a calm spot that’s the perfect for curling up with a bestseller.

At a Northern California home designed by Suzanne Rheinstein, a landscape painting overlooks the library, which features a 19th-century wing chair from Lucca covered in a Lee Jofa corduroy; the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Stratton Blue.Francesco Lagnese


The art and science of lighting

Whether you want to create a warm glow for a romantic dinner, add a decorative touch to a coffee table or brighten up a child’s bedroom, lighting is one of the quickest and easiest ways to transform the look and feel of any room. Here are a few things to consider when choosing new lights for your home.

It’s all about balance

Style is important, but so is functionality. Aim to get the perfect balance of both by choosing lights that allow you to change up the ambience as and when you need to. For instance, during a cosy family dinner, you may want soft, warm lighting. But afterwards, when you need to do work or the kids want to play, you’ll need clean, bright lighting – all in the same space. Also, you’ll need to choose lighting that will work with the rest of your decor and reflect your unique taste.

How light affects mood

Lighting isn’t just about aesthetics. Did you know that we, as humans, have a powerful connection to light? So much so that it can actually influence our mood and wellbeing, helping us to feel alert and awake in the morning, and calm and ready for bed at night.

If you’re looking for new lights for your bedroom or chillout areas, you may want to explore more advanced lighting options designed to positively impact your internal body clock and keep your sleeping pattern in check.

Why lighting is everything in Sweden

Lighting has always been a big part of our culture in Sweden – particularly in the forests of Småland where the winters are dark (even in the daytime!) and the summers are full of light. We’ve had to adapt our lighting more than many other places in the world, and because of that, we like to think we have a profound understanding of the impact on light in the home.

We’ve used this knowledge to shape and inspire our eclectic range of lights, with something to suit every style and space. So, whether your tastes are modern, minimalist or more eclectic, take a look at our lighting range to breathe new life – and light – into your home.