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Cool New Lights and Trends For 2014 (Reviews/Ratings)

January 30th, 2014 | 1 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

Every January, lighting manufacturers, vendors and buyers from all over the world descend on the Dallas Trade Mart to decide what will be important for the next year. I have been traveling to this building for over 25 years.

I was around when verde, polished brass, bound glass and Williamsburg chandeliers were in style. Then it was heavy, then colorful, big pieces then minimal pieces. If I live long enough, I will see every trend return (which they always seem to do).

Dallas isn't what it used to be. Back when I started, there were some great US and especially New England companies like Wilshire, Nulco and Sturdy Lantern. They are all gone now although we still have a few smaller manufacturers. Most of the lighting is now produced in China, so with fewer factories there is much replication.

However, there are still some exciting independent American companies and a few good imports as well. There will always be some great new products. Last year, it was Legrand. This year it was few different companies.

Let's look at Lighting Trends for 2014


I am not sure if this light is named as such or just my affectionate term. This type of light with a crazy pattern of bulbs you will see a great deal in the next few months from any number of manufacturers.




Circle Patterns

The new shape of lights is round (at least for the next 24 months). It can be traditional, contemporary and every other style.










Post Modern/Minimalist

You will probably not place this in a Victorian home, but this is a great light for lofts, eclectic and contemporary areas.







Other Really Cool Lights





Porcelain pendants





Belt buckles as design accents

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

Steve is passionate about helping consumers find the best appliances for their needs, and he is always happy to answer questions and provide advice. He is a valuable resource for consumers who are looking for information on appliance buying, repair, and maintenance.

Despite being the worst goalie in history, Steve is a fan of the Bruins and college hockey, loves to read, and is a Peloton biker. The love of his life is his daughter, Sophie.

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