Lighting has more of an effect on food than you might realise. Not only do certain types of light lead to faster or slower degradation of food products, but they can also make food look much more appealing. Many food retailers, grocery stores and delicatessens are beginning to pick up on this and change their lights over so that they can offer fresher-looking and longer lasting food. Read the rest of this entry »
Are you a homeowner or long-term renter who wants to make the most out of your backyard? Or perhaps you are planning on a backyard soiree and want to create a magical scene in your outdoor space for your guests. Maybe you’re just an artistic person who loves the effect of light in dark spaces. Whatever your reason, there are many creative ways to make your backyard a whimsical wonderland through the thoughtful use of lighting. Read the rest of this entry »
We may not notice how often we use electricity in our homes, but light is one form of electricity that we are using all the time. Whether you use light on a needs basis, or to highlight and feature artwork and architecture in your home, it is important to try to be as energy efficient as possible. In recent years, as larger homes have been built and more creative light fittings have emerged, the amount of energy use for household lighting in Australia has increased dramatically. Household lighting now consumes 8 to 15 per cent of the average electricity budget. Read the rest of this entry »
We all know the feeling of getting lost in a good book. When you started, the sun was high in the sky and before you knew it, the light has faded and suddenly you’re straining to see. Are you causing irreparable damage to your eyesight, as your mother would have had you believe? Read the rest of this entry »
An architect will tell you that it doesn’t matter how structurally beautiful a home or building is if the lighting is all wrong. Not many people realise the importance of getting the lighting right to create the right ambience and to highlight the fixtures in your home. If you would like to add ambience and value to your house through feature lighting, here are a few ways to achieve that feat. Read the rest of this entry »
We’ve all heard the phrase “mood lighting” before, but how do you achieve it, and what mood are you trying to create, anyway? There are many different ways to create ambience in your home by just being creative with lighting. Ambient lighting will give your home a relaxed, glowing atmosphere, with a flat interior and not much shadow. The aesthetic feel that ambient lighting can provide is just what you need when you come home after a long day at work. Read the rest of this entry »
There are plenty of DIY projects to do around the house. Building furniture, fixing squeaky doors, painting a room, or even converting your garage into a man. When it comes to electrical work that goes beyond just changing a light bulb though, you should leave it to a licensed electrician. While you may not need to be licensed to purchase all the tools from the hardware store, you certainly need to be licensed for a wide range of electrical work, and that includes changing a light fitting. Read the rest of this entry »
On Thursday the 24th March, ANL Lighting enthusiastically held a collective fund-raiser between staff and customers to raise money for the Good Friday Appeal – a foundation that we are very proud to participate in annually.
The Good Friday Appeal is one of the largest community appeals in Australia and it’s success lies within the service of many individuals and organisations who offer their generosity and support towards The Royal Children’s Hospital.
During the lead up to the date, our phone Sales Representatives collected generous donations from their clients. On behalf of the whole team at ANL Lighting we would like to thank our customers for their continued support and donations.
In-house contributions from staff at ANL Lighting were achieved via engaging activities and auctions – where staff had opportunity to bid for Director’s car parks, longer lunch breaks, gift hampers, Easter chocolates and more! The clear crowd favourite sell-off of the day however was the opportunity to submerge the Boss’s and fellow employees into 1000L of water via a dunk tank! Plenty of laughs were had, (staff were particularly enthused to dunk the company Director’s and their Managers into the cold water!) What a fun way to raise money!
The final tally of the funds raised was $16,000! An amazing endeavor by all. Once again we would like to thank every individual who participated and generously donated to the 2016 Good Friday Appeal.
** The ultimate total of the 2016 Good Friday Appeal was a staggering $17,445,624.38!
Must form follow function; can’t they both work together in seamless unity to create an object that is as useful as it is desirable? We live in a world littered with choices, at almost all avenues we’re never forced into a decision due to lack of options. With that in mind the same choices are made contently in a world that applauds innovation. Creating something new can reap extensive benefits, much like speed dating a consumer or guest has developed an impression of you based on your space and appearance within seconds, your business or home is no different. Give them something to truly admire and put the theory into practice with our most versatile aesthetic lighting range. Vibe’s Aluminium Profile Lights are for those who want to make a statement, where your decisions expand beyond colour temperature and into limitless creative avenues. Want the lighting to create a follow-able path throughout the venue? Done. Want your lights to form a seamless pattern between the roof and walls? Not a problem. With seventeen available styles each designed for a specific purpose and capable of working together without fault the possibilities are near endless. Create an impression be it in your workplace or home by combining functionality with form in perfect harmony.