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Lighting It Up or decades, cabinets, appliances, fittings and fixtures have held their places as critical components in the overall design of a kitchen or bath, with lighting only given consideration at the end of the process. For today's super-functional and high-tech spaces, however, light- ing has shed its identity as an afterthought, landing front and center as a critical element in a room's overall design. While creative pendants and chandeliers are often the jewelry of the space, adding color and style to the design, lighting under cabinets, in drawers and toekicks and spotlighting overhead provides much-needed illumination for food prep, household tasks, entertaining and setting the mood. Add in LEDs, dimmers, remotes, bluetooth and germ killing, and lighting gets elevated to an even higher status, becoming an integral part of a connected, environmentally friendly and healthy home. This month, KBDN looks at some of the newest fixtures providing illumination for the kitchen and bath. 1. With a nod toward industrial design, Forge from Kichler provides a look that is both simple and sophisticated, according to the company, with lighting set against a black frame and polished nickel accents. Forge is available as a two- light pendant or as a four-, five- or seven-light chandelier. Circle No. 195 on Product Card 2. Inspired by the French industrialist movement of the 1940s, the Melrose collection, created by Martyn Lawrence Bullard for Corbett Lighting, is constructed of blown glass and vintage brass. The smaller, one-light pendant version with matching canopy and cloth-covered cord (shown) features thick, polished acrylic for the diffuser. Circle No. 196 on Product Card 3. Designed by Mark D. Sikes for Hudson Valley Lighting, Sphere No. 2 showcases a mix of metal and glass in a hanging fixture. A frosted white glass orb features a circle of metal at the base as well as a top half-globe of metal, finished in Aged Brass, Distressed Bronze or Polished Nickel. Three coordinat- ing chain links suspend the fixture from the ceiling. Circle No. 197 on Product Card 4. Nora Lighting's low profile Onyx LED downlight produces even illumination without an LED diode image and features deep-set optics for visual comfort, according to the firm. It is available in 4", 5" and 6" apertures with square or round trims. Onyx is available with a white finish in a soft edge baffle. Circle No. 198 on Product Card 5. Häfele's 3rd generation LOOX LED lighting works well for illuminating items such as kitchen drawers, cabinets and pantries. The LOOX 2037 Flexible Strip Light is available in warm and cool color temperatures, can be shortened in inch-sized increments and is entirely plug and play – making installation simple, the firm notes. Circle No. 199 on Product Card 6. Legrand's Smart Lighting from the radiant collection offers switches and outlets with advanced functionality. In partnership with Samsung, the lighting leverages Samsung's ARTIK cloud services to allow simple connection with existing smart home solutions like Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Nest, FitBit and more, as well as the Legrand Smart Lights app. Circle No. 200 on Product Card F 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 80 Kitchen & Bath Design News • February 2019 PRODUCT REVIEW

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