Norwell Lighting from Massachusetts is one of the foremost torchbearers of the Colonial lighting trend in America. The firm has been producing its distinctive fixtures for over half a century, gathering wide acclaim from design aficionados as well as customers. Together with its famous Colonial themed light fixtures, Norwell Lighting has also been producing contemporary designs with equal verve. The outfit is famous for using its long-lasting products, made with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. The fixtures are produced with meticulous attention to detail.
Colonial lighting takes its cues from the lamps and metalwork seen in 18th century New England. Typically, the houses on the coast would reuse onion lights from whaling ships for their excellent visibility. Onion lights are named for the shape produced by blowing glass into a spherical shape. The onion lights have a circular ring and a heavy cylindrical metal base, for suspending from hooks and resting the light on a table without toppling it over respectively. Stable lights were also in vogue in the era, because of the wide-spread use of horse and stage coaches to get around towns. These stable lights with their ornate metal work are also widely used by lighting manufacturers as a throwback to the old Colonial years.
Norwell Lighting offers wall mounted lights and post mounts for outdoor use. These outdoor fixtures are made with sturdy materials like brass and polished aluminum that resist corrosion from moisture. Onion Lights, Vidalia, Mariner and Olde Colony are the Colonial Lighting designs. Olde Colony range of fixtures is also available in polished copper, which is rarely seen these days. Budapest range of wall fixtures shows strong European design influences with the use of aluminum and wide lamp shades. The post mounted lights can be mounted on concrete columns, wooden poles and metal posts to light up garden pathways. The ranges available include American Heritage, Lexington, Seafarer and Onion Lights.
Chandeliers are used both for their decorative effect as well as the high light output. Norwell Lighting fixtures makes compact chandeliers for use in homes and medium sized rooms. The fixtures are available in 4-light, 6-light and 9-light options. Two ranges are available- Maya and Roule. Maya chandelier is available in Aged Brass, Brushed Nickel and Polished Nickel. The arms of the chandelier are set straight and the curves in the design are minimal. The shades are made of clouded glass for a diffused and warm spread of light. Roule is available in single-level and multi-level options. Buyers can choose from Brushed Nickel and Polished Nickel shades.
Norwell Lighting has an exclusive range of pendants on offer for home buyers. These pendants are suitable for lighting up niches or for use in sets to light up a dining area. While pendants are smaller than chandeliers, they also offer unique opportunities to jazz up the interior décor. The Metalique pendant has a unique metal shade finished in Burnished Bronze. The fixture is a good match with earth-themed interior décor. It can hold four lamps. Maya is a more conventional looking pendant light, available in Aged Brass, Polished Nickel and Brushed Nickel finishes. The fixture holds four lamps and has a white glass shade.
Ceiling mounted lights are used in low- ceilinged rooms like bedrooms and vestibules as well as in semi- enclosed spaces like porches. There are two main variants of ceiling mounts, flush and semi-flush. The lighting element is mounted directly to the base of the fixture in flush fixtures. In semi-flush fixtures, the light is separated from the base by a stalk or latticework. Ceiling mounted lights are most suitable for down lighting. Buyers can choose from ranges like Bradford, Clayton, Legacy, Schoolhouse and Taylor.
Wall and bath scones are essential in home lighting. Wall sconces reduce the monotony of a wide stretch of wall. Bathroom sconces have a more functional aspect as they are primarily used to provide task lighting in washrooms. Norwell Lighting offers single light, two-light, three-light and four light sconces. All the familiar model ranges such as Legacy and Birmingham are represented here. The designs of the sconces (www.wisegeek.com/how-do-i-choose-the-best-exterior-sconces.htm) show contemporary influences.