A Review of Visual Comfort Traditional Lighting

Steve Sheinkopf  |  July 25, 2012  |  3 Min. Read

Visual Comfort  |  Lighting

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Visual Comfort Traditional Lighting

The quality of lighting has declined considerably in the 27 years I have been at Yale. Many of the best names in lighting like Sturdy Lantern, Nulco and Wilshire were designed and maufactured in New England. Over the last 15 years, almost all the domestic manufacturing has been outsourced to China.

The upside is price as lights have not increased in prices as a group since then. The downside, however, is quality. Most lights are rather poorly manufactured with dubious components like sockets, hanging cables and glass. The true designer finishes have not been replicated, so lighting has become a sea of nickel finishes and whatever the current trend is.

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Against this backdrop, there are a few unique manufacturers. Visual Comfort would be classified as unique with very different and rich finishes, especially their chrome and brass finishes. Visual Comfort also has some really beautiful designs.

My Favorite 4 Sconces:

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  1. Crystal: Love this sconce. It is petite and stylish for a variety of decor.
  2. Cracked Mirror: No idea why I like this, other than it is different.
  3. Bronze: You really have to see the richness of the bronze to appreciate the simple design.
  4. Chrome: Simple, elegant design with a great finish.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve is the third-generation CEO of Yale and a lifelong Bostonian. He currently resides in Boston, one mile from where he was born. Despite being one of the worst goalies of all time, he is a huge hockey fan of college hockey and the Boston Bruins. The love of his life is his daughter Sophie.

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