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Mar 20, 2013


Save Big on Portable Lighting, Task Lights, and Adjustable Reading Lamps at Capitol Lighting

Capitol Promotes Trends of Peace

Keep Grandpa in the Know with these Great Trends

A Day of Remembrance and Respect at Capitol Lighting
Fun Fact:  National Grandparents Day was founded by West Virginian housewife, Marian McQuade, as a means to improve the lives of lonely elderly in nursing homes and foster an appreciation for grandparental wisdom and heritage.  President Jimmy Carter, in 1978, proclaimed that National Grandparents Day would be celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day.

For the first time, Grandparents Day coincides with Patriot Day.  Patriot Day or “Nine-Eleven” has been observed in memory of the 2,977 killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks. On this day, the President directs that the American flag be flown at half-staff and calls for a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 A.M. (Eastern Daylight Time), the time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

As life goes on we are forced to balance the devastating and the divine.

Give honor to those whose lives have been lost; Give adoration to those who live on.  Illuminate your memories with picture perfect precision and decorate your home with excellence.

Lighting innovations from Trend Lighting are simply elegant and outstanding.  Enjoy promotional values on Trend’s unique illuminations, as well as, many more of the latest portable home lighting and accessories offered at Capitol Lighting.

New Portable Lamps Easily Adjust to Changing Times

Lighting the Way to Aging Gracefully

Affordable Luxury Never Gets Old

Fun Fact:  Aging baby boomers need twice as much light to see as well as they did when they were 20 years old.

Older adults are also more sensitive to glare, so their lighting must be plentiful and properly shielded. And, with the latest high-intensity low-voltage, adjustable reading lamps, older adults may compensate for age-related vision impairments.

Top 5 Reasons to Provide Quality of Light at any age:

1.  Renewed reading for pleasure without eyestrain.

2.  Improved ability to concentrate on hobbies such as sewing, needle pointing, or some other intricate craft.

3.  Better health care and personal hygiene with clearer vision to read labels and attend to grooming tasks.

4.  Lower maintenance and operating costs with energy-efficient long-lasting lamps and state-of the-art lighting controls.

5.  Aided security to navigate your home safely.

Providing the aging population with lighting accommodations, such as an adjustable reading lamp, will go a long way to enhancing their quality of life and longevity.  Individual needs vary, but there are some key elements that provide universal benefits.

    • Switching on portable lighting or task lights will help reduce the contrast that occurs between the bright screen and the surrounding darkness of the room where televisions or computer screens are being used.

  • Finely tuned dimmer controls do an amazing job of adjusting light to specific comfort levels. For older eyes, lighting professionals recommend using CFLs and LEDs with warm tones.  Check the bulb package for a color temperature of 2700-3000K (Kelvin’s).  Also, if listed, look for a CRI (color rendering index) of 80 or more.

  • To control glare, choose a portable lighting fixture with a shade or shield such that the brighter part of the light source is not directly visible.

  • Consider adjustable reading lamps, task lights, floor lamps and torchiers that provide uplight as well as downward illumination for versatility.  Choose lamps and task lights with adjustable levers for superb task lighting.

Celebrate the vision of the aging population; Visit a Capitol Lighting showroom and take advantage of promotional pricing on the latest home lighting and accessories.

Capitol Lighting is paying tribute to Grandparents Day and Patriot Day with unbeatable prices on the finest from Trend Lighting, including these outstanding designs:

– Streamlined, sophisticated torchiere lamps from the “Aramis,” “ Triumph,” “Luna,”  and “Discus” collections.

– Adjustable table and floor lamps from the “None” collection.

– Outstanding floor lamp designs in the “Chelsea” and “Bordeaux” collections.

– Innovative and attractive Energy Smart wall sconces and fixtures.