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Best Lighting Store: C Lighting, Best of Atlanta 2011, Jezebel Magazine, Apr 2011 (http://www.modernluxury.com/jezebel/articles/best-of-atlanta-2011)
Expert Advice Mood Lighting - Why the right fixtures can make or break a room, Atlanta Magazine, Sep 2009 by Suzanne Oliver
Yaacov Golan, owner of Buckhead's C Lighting Gallery, knows how to light up a room.
From under the cabinets to over the island, here's his advice on illuminating your home:
First, consider function. "There is a tendency to use light as a decorative element and forget its function," Golan warns. Always consider a fixture's purpose in terms of general, task or accent lighting. Is it diffusing light from overhead? Is it beaming on a work area? Or is it simply playing up a focal point? Likewise, place recessed or track lighting according to function, not symmetry, says Golan. Resist the temptation to line up cans in rows.
"Lighting is not cheap to start with, but it will make a break a space," says Golan. He recommends devoting 10 percent of construction costs to lights alone. He also advocates buying quality bulbs. Speciality lighting stores can direct consumers to the right voltage and size, whether it's LED, halogen, xenon, or even fluorescent (which is ideal on top of cabinets). More efficient brands often last longer.
Finally, says Golan, it's scientifically proven that light has an impact on one's mood. "Good lighting will make you feel happier."
Layers of lighting key to beauty, expert says
Decide function before choosing fixtures for task or display, C Lighting owner advises.
Yaacov Golan, a lighting designer and owner of C Lighting in Buckhead, says he often hears customers complaining that they have many fixtures but little light. The problem is they’ve given little thought to what they need light for in their homes.
“What function does it fill,” Golan says of home lighting, “and what tools do I need to fill that function?”
Answer those questions, he thinks, and you’ll have a good idea of what sorts of fixtures you’ll need to properly light your home.
Then you’re ready to start thinking about layers of light, a design technique that Golan says is the key to beautiful and functional lighting.
Here are some tips he offers that you might consider if your house is dim and you’re thinking of brightening things up.
In his own words: “During the day, nature gives us light in all directions. Now how do we duplicate that indoors?”
The goal: Finding fixtures that diffuse light in all directions.
What works: Ceiling fixtures, lamps or cove lighting — hidden fixtures that bounce light off ceilings and walls.
What doesn’t work: Recessed fixtures.
In his own words: “If you have a space with all dark colors, no matter how much you light it, it will still feel dark.
The goal: To brighten up areas where you spend lots of time and do specific tasks — kitchen island, work desk, table in breakfast room.
What works: Lamps, down lights, directional lighting.
What doesn’t work: Fixtures that provide soft, diffused light.
In his own words: “Each layer should be controlled separately.”
The goal: To highlight paintings, sculpture and other architectural elements.
What works: Track lighting and rail systems.
What doesn’t work: Lamps providing soft light filled with shadows.
TIPS FROM YAACOV GOLAN
C Lighting benefits the visually impaired, Buckhead Reporter, Dec, 26, 2008
Party helps the visually impaired,
The bash, catered by Alon’s Bakery & Market, was Dec. 11 and benefited the Center for the Visually Impaired (www.cviga.org). C Lighting owner Yaacov Golan says he is “proud to continue the Israeli tradition of providing support to the visually impaired community, especially during Hanukkah, the season of light.”
More than 300 revelers attended, including CVI president Subie Green, board of trustees chairman Frank Virgin, Steven Buchwald, Karin Klein and former Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell.
This is our very own series of speaker events dedicated to topics relevant to designers, architects, landscape architects, as well as individuals with an interest in lighting design and application.
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C Lighting is very proud to partner with the Atlanta-based non-profit – Center for the Visually Impaired – Georgia 's largest comprehensive, fully accredited, private facility providing rehabilitation services for individuals of all ages who are blind or visually impaired. For more information, visit www.cviatlanta.org.
Midtown condo with amazing views perfect for urbanite, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Wed, Jun 25, 2008, - Rayandra Slonina's Midtown condo is meticulously designed to reflect her warm and open personality. ...Describe your most cherished item: "The chandelier that hangs in my bedroom. It was the first thing I bought for the home. I LOVE that chandelier. It has flowers and gold and it's such an unusual shape."
Lighting the Way, The Social Butterfly, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Thurs, Dec 6, 2007 - Yaacov Golan, owner of C Lighting in Buckhead, has one of the nicest holiday traditions. Each year Golan, a native of Israel, throws a party coinciding with Hanukkah. The event benefits the Center for the Visually Impaired, which provides services for people who are blind or visually impaired. He considers helping those with limited vision during the time of the Festival of Lights to be a mitzvah, or good deed. Full story...
C Lighting’s annual holiday party on November 29th to benefit Georgia’s Center for the Visually Impaired
November 14, 2007, Atlanta – C Lighting, the renowned independent lighting store located in the heart of Atlanta’s Buckhead retail district, is pleased to show its ongoing support of the Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI), Georgia’s largest comprehensive, fully accredited, private facility providing rehabilitation services for individuals of all ages who are blind or visually impaired.
On Thursday, November 29th from 6 – 10 p.m., C Lighting will host its annual holiday party where, in addition to enjoying Alon’s fine catering, guests will have the opportunity to purchase $50 raffle tickets for a chance to win a trip for two to Austria, land of Swarovski, including roundtrip airfare on Austrian Airlines, hotel accommodations in Vienna and Innsbruck, plus a visit to Swarovski’s Crystal World in Wattens, Austria. Only 500 tickets will be sold; all proceeds will be donated to the Center for the Visually Impaired. Cont..
In addition to hosting the holiday party, C Lighting has also provided all the lighting and installation for CVI’s new retail store, VisAbility, located at their headquarters in Midtown Atlanta at 739 W. Peachtree Street. For more information about CVI, visit their Website at www.cviga.org.
Add One/C Lighting lends supports to Center for the Visually Impaired
Nov. 14, 2007 “The tremendous support we have received from C Lighting over the past year could not have come at a better time,” said Subie Green, president of CVI. “We have been raising money for the past year to build VisAbility, our retail store where we sell products to assist people with vision loss. C Lighting’s generous gift of lighting for the store has made a significant difference in its overall appearance and their staff has become a great resource for very specific lighting needs. We are extremely grateful to Yaacov Golan and his entire team at C Lighting for bringing this unique Hanukkah tradition to Georgia and for embracing CVI.
Golan's Lighting Designs Fuse Art and Engineering
ATLANTA, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Even though it is an integral part of brilliant interior design, many home owners and builders are still in the dark about the importance of professional lighting design. Yaacov Golan, president and owner of C Lighting, a 12,000 square foot independent lighting store in Atlanta's Buckhead retail district, wants to help consumers and interior design professionals sort through the many options available on the market today by providing them with the tools they need to make the right lighting decisions to create the best environment. Full story...
Atlanta Magazine, December 2005, Best of Atlanta Edition