Wood Pendant

03 / 05 / 2012
Filed under // Product, Custom

Custom wood pendant. Read more to see the process.

Showroom Display AYRE and BlendedBlue

02 / 13 / 2012
Filed under // News

Here is a recent picture sent in by Blended Blue of a custom display board we created for thier showroom in Minneapolis!

If your in the Minneapolis area you definitely want to stop in and check them out. They specialize in fabrics, furniture, wallcoverings, and of course lighting!

We have collaborated on some great custom pendants marrying thier fabrics with our lighting. The possibilities are endless!

Thanks for the great image Blended Blue.

Blended Blue
275 Market Street
Suite 364
Minneapolis, MN 55405

p 612 455 6132

Metropolis Magazine AD sneek peek!

01 / 25 / 2012
Filed under // AD's

Look for our latest AD in the February issue of Metropolis Magazine.

The Metro 1 ADA sconce; crisp, clean and beautifully reinterpreted for today.


Edison would've loved new light bulb law

01 / 03 / 2012
Filed under // News

"For the record, Thomas Edison was a patriot, he was a futurist, and he was green. Edison's concern after the turn of the last century was with pollution and nonrenewable resources, not with freezing technological change at the level of 1879." -via cnn.com



(CNN) -- As I research my family history, preparing a book about my grandmother Madeleine Edison Sloane, "Edison's Daughter," I occasionally come across holiday pictures of Glenmont. This was my great-grandfather Thomas Edison's home in West Orange, New Jersey, and in the pictures it's decorated for the Christmas and New Years' Holidays. Thanks to his invention, the home bursts with light in those pictures; the radiance is almost palpable.

All the bulbs were incandescent, of course. There wasn't any other kind, and candles would have been way too dangerous. Light and safety, and low cost, were all great features of Edison's light bulbs.

But come January 1, when a light-bulb law setting new efficiency standards is set to take effect, it's out with those old incandescents and in with the new. My great grandfather's 100-watt incandescent will be replaced with new energy-efficient versions, including CFLs, LEDs, and -- yes -- new and improved incandescent bulbs. When better lighting is fully implemented throughout our country, we'll be saving $13 billion a year in electricity costs and we'll eliminate the need for 30 large power plants, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental advocacy group.

David Sloane
David Sloane

And my great-grandfather wouldn't have it any other way.

For the record, Thomas Edison was a patriot, he was a futurist, and he was green. Edison's concern after the turn of the last century was with pollution and nonrenewable resources, not with freezing technological change at the level of 1879.

He wanted the Swiss to harness water power in 1911; he wanted Ford and Firestone to recognize that oil was nonrenewable but the sun was infinite and free; he wanted to use goldenrod—a roadside weed—to serve as a cheap and independent source to replace imported foreign rubber. He wanted everything that today's eco-opposition want to undercut with ill-considered political posturing.

Edison would have spurned the recent sleight of hand by Congress that leaves the new lighting standard -- under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007-- on the books but takes away its funding for nine months. How can inventor-entrepreneurs like Edison make a profit if every time they try to make a technological advance some nut in Congress pulls the rug out from under the them and their breakthroughs? And if investors are going to put their bets on more efficient technology, they have to know that a congressional holiday on common sense will not come along to undercut demand for their product.

Thomas Edison would have been the first to support technological advances, that's the real, obvious message of his 1,000-plus patents. Let's invent the future. He would have embraced new tough standards as a way to move our antiquated energy policies forward, helping people save money when they most need it, and reducing carbon pollution that puts our future at risk.

So where would Edison be tonight? He'd be in the lab inventing a better light bulb. Engineers sharing Edison's legacy are working on these better bulbs now—and with the advances in chemistry and materials since Edison's time—they're creating better lights and lower costs with more efficiency and far less pollution.

Let's also not forget that most old incandescent bulbs manufactured today are imports from China. You remember them: The same folks who sent Louisiana and Mississippi polluted sheet-rock to rebuild their hurricane-ravaged houses and are using the profits to buy up American debt.

Domestic sources of light would have been Edison's first priority. Upon his winter visit to the Edison winter home in Florida, Seminole Lodge, he would have heralded news of unemployed former NASA scientists being scooped up by Florida's Lighting Science Group to advance initiatives in LED technology. More jobs would have been another good result of technology in Edison's point of view.

The future of the light bulb is bright. You can take that as straight goods from Edison's own great-grandchildren. Drop by my house and enjoy the two lighted deer on my porch roof. They sparkle with light. They are cheap to run. The lights are LEDs. And I love them. To my eye, they are just as bright as the ones in the Edison family's Glenmont home at Christmas, maybe brighter.

When Edison died in 1931, the world found that it could not turn off the electricity to honor him for even a minute because it had grown so dependent on electricity in Edison's lifetime—they had to settle for just dimming the lights.

As you turn off your lights December 31, remember that when you switch on the lights in 2012 they will be brighter and cheaper than ever, and safer. And they will also help America reclaim its place as a leader in technology, invention, and entrepreneurialism. That's Edisonian.

Let's do our best in 2012 to help his technological children succeed in doing just that.

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The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of David Edward Edison Sloane.

Some blog coverage

09 / 08 / 2011
Filed under // News

Here is a recent blog post on 3rings listing their "Top Ten: LED Wall Light Fixtures". 

We are happy to be included in thier list! We have lots of new idea's in the works and cant wait to share them with you!



Our LED Boutique Series is available in both single and double sconce footprints.


Ayre + Custom Lighting

08 / 22 / 2011
Filed under // AD's, Custom

A sneak peek of the new Ayre Lighting Metropolis Magazine AD for September 2011.  This is a 48" Diameter drum pendant we recently finished for a client, 14 in total.  Chloe helps convey its scale.

Get in touch to talk about your custom job.  We can provide a solution for your space whether its a single pendant or a large quantity order. This is where we shine!

email: info@ayrelight.com

The bulb debate...

08 / 12 / 2011
Filed under // News

An interesting article on the future of the incandescent light bulb.

Mr. Leslie touches on an important factor when choosing a light fixture and/or bulb which is something that we at AYRE Lighting have focused on when developing our bathroom wall sconces.

“Consumers generally bring habit, rather than intelligence, to their light-bulb purchases,” Mr. Leslie said. “It’s really problematic.”
Now, bulb buyers think primarily about the amount of light they need from a bulb, he explained, with the quality of the light and its suitability for the colors in a room as secondary considerations, if that. Still fewer people consider the different ways that bulbs distribute light. If you choose to wade into the waters of energy-efficient bulbs, however, these factors quickly come into play.

via http://www.nytimes.com/


Read the full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/11/garden/almost-time-to-change-the-light-bulb.html?_r=2&pagewanted=1&emc=eta1

Quality, Color, and Output of light is a very important factor to consider when choosing a light fixture. Lucky for you, AYRE has put a lot of effort into giving you a fixture that will provide the best lighting for grooming in the bathroom. We have designed our fixtures around the light source rather than just making a pretty fixture like the rest of the market.

Check out pages 8-9 of our catalog for additional information. If you don't have a catalog, or just want to view it online, here is the link.


New product for Ayre Lighting

06 / 09 / 2011
Filed under // News

The boots are strapped, ducks are in a row, we're throwing things at the wall, thinking outside the box, and our designer glasses are on tight (well not in this picture). 

New product is in development for Ayre Lighting!

The Kyoto Sconce

05 / 18 / 2011
Filed under // AD's

Here is a sneak peak of the new AD for the June issue of Metropolis Magazine.  The Kyoto Sconce has been quite popular lately so we thought we would get it out there for the Metropolis readers to see.

Kyoto comes in 2 sizes, multiple finishes, Shantung White Fabric or White Opal Acrylic, Fluorescent, Incandescent, and LED lamping options.

If you have a custom request, we can accomodate with options like matte acrylics, custom silk screen diffusers, metal finishes (plated, organic, and powdercoats), even custom dimensional requirements! 

We can do it all. Just give us a call to discuss your project!

Check out the standard fixtures here: