Saturday, September 29, 2012

New in Store: Artcraft Chandeliers

I am so excited about these new chandeliers we just put up from Artcraft. I particularly love the Kingston pendant from designers Steven and Chris and the Milk Glass chandelier is just stunning in person, the picture and the catalog do not do this piece justice. Come in and check out our new displays, this is just a few there are many more to see. To check out more from Artcraft browse their catalog here.

Milk Glass



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Hyde Park


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fans: what more you need to know

I did a post on the basics of Fans before, right here, today while on a job someone brought up DC fan motors. I didn't know too much about them, I know Emerson made the ECO fan that used a DC motor but I didn't know much more than that, so I looked into it. I want to share what  I found out.
First DC refers to Direct Current, the motor in most fans uses AC or Alternating Current. Without getting very technical, a DC fan motor is far more energy efficient. The fans below use a DC motor that can run off your average household AC current. There are sophisticated built in electronics in a DC motor that make it possible to run on  the standard AC current.  
Unlike AC motors that use electricity to create a magnetic field, DC motors have their own built-in permanent magnetics, so they use 3 to 5 times less electricity. 
Midway ECO

Not every fan manufacturer has a DC fan available, Emerson who has one of, if not the best, motor available on the market makes the Midway Eco fan, shown above. Craftmade also makes a few fans with DC motors, the DC Epic, Hataway, Cortana and the Union all have DC motors.
DC Epic