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smart fans by modern forms

Technology is rapidly changing, and with the growing popularity of Siri, Alexa, and Cortana comes highly innovative products that reshape how we live our day to day life.
During Market, Modern Forms unveiled their new line of Smart Fans, equipped with their signature aesthetically evoking designs, and superior quality.

What Makes a fan SMART?

The fans designed by Modern Forms are made to correspond with existing smart home devices such as Google Assistant, Amazon Echo, and Nest & Ecobee. You are able to schedule usage, and control the speed and illumination of the fans from your smartphone device, or by voice command. In addition, Modern Forms has developed an app that makes controlling your smart fan so much easier. With the Modern Forms app, you can control your smart fan features whether you are in the room, or miles away.

nautilus smart fan by modern forms

Image Source: Modern Forms “Nautilus”

Design Features?

The Fans are made with durable Aluminum hardware, ABS blades, and integrated LED luminaires, assuring the longevity of the product. The fans also have a lumen output range from 1110lm to 2041lm depending on the chosen fan style. In addition, the fans are made with a DC motor, known to have minimal sound with high energy savings.
The smart fans are also wet-rated, allowing them to be installed in both indoor and outdoor settings, such as patios, or gazebos for a cohesive look throughout the home. For larger spaces that require multiple fans, the smart fans by Modern Forms can work in a singular circuit without losing synchronization.

Morpheus II by Modern Forms

Image Source: Modern Forms “Morpheus II”

Benefits of a Smart fan?

One of the major benefits of using a fan is the potential savings it can provide a household. Though the amount of savings also depends on other factors such as the adjustment of the thermostat and usage, you can still potentially save 30-40% using a fan year-round as they help recirculate warm and cool air within a space.
With Smart Fans, they not only provide convenience, but can also contribute to the potential savings by being able to control when the fan is turned on and off through a smartphone device, reducing unnecessary usage.

In addition, the smart fans are also designed with DC Motors. DC motors are described as being more energy efficient, as they use less power to move air around the room.
Aside from the potential savings a smart fan also give you a sense of full control over your lighting. Regardless of whether you are at home, at work, or on vacation, being able to control your lighting system through the convenience of your smartphone device can become advantageous when you have forgotten to turn off the fan before heading out the door, or when you want to ensure your home does not look vacant, deterring intruders from breaking in.

Vortex by Modern Forms

Image Source: Modern Forms “Vortex”

Each year more and more innovative designs are being introduced that incorporate modern technology. It comes to no surprise that the whole home automation will soon become the norm. How do you feel about technology enriched homes or the new Modern Forms Smart Fans? We would love to know!

For more information on the Modern Forms Smart Fans, contact or visit our showroom, our Specialist are always happy to help.


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hiring showroom sales

Norburn Lighting & Bath Centre is a leading retailer of lighting and plumbing products in BC. We are a family-owned company known for having a friendly and customer service oriented culture. Our employees experience the excitement and satisfaction that comes from working for a successful company where every employee makes a difference.

The sales environment in our spectacular lighting and plumbing Burnaby showroom is low pressure and our sales representatives are encouraged to spend time with customers and to develop a close relationship with contractors and builders.Working Saturdays with an alternate day off is required.

The general duties include:

• assist homeowners, interior designers and builders with their lighting or plumbing needs

• provide excellent product information

• present options from a wide range of high-end products

• prepare quotes for contractors and homeowners

• expedite and follow up on orders

• respond to phone inquiries

• assist with showroom presentation

If you possess some sales experience, we are interested in talking to you about joining our team in Burnaby.

We value:

• outstanding interpersonal skills

• a strong sales presence

• creativity and interest in design

• attention to detail

• some computer skills

Our employees enjoy excellent health, dental and pension benefits in addition to a competitive base salary plus incentive compensation.

We are confident that if you choose to work at Norburn Lighting & Bath Centre, you will be taking your first step towards a challenging, profitable, and satisfying career.

Job Type:


Required education:

High school or equivalent

Required experience:

Sales: 1 year

If you are interest in this position, submit your resume to: hr(at)

Deadline: February 15, 2018

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Paravo Pendant

We all strive for hygge, especially in the lull of winter, when the window of daylight and temperature drops, and the comfort of the warm indoors seems the most appealing. Hygge (pronounced hyoo-gah), is a Danish term that loosely describes a state of coziness and comfort, which are believed to enlighten mood and enhance overall well-being. But hygge should not be mistaken for a seasonal occurrence, hygge can be experienced year round. This sense of comfort is achieved by how we choose to dress, the people we surround ourselves with, and the environment that we inhabit. It is a combination of varying aspects of our lives that constitutes a state of comfort. In our homes, we attain a level of comfort by creating a clutter-free space, using simple accents, or
adding tactile materials such as blankets, textured pillows, and rugs that lend depth to the aesthetic of a room, while being practical.

Evidently, the right lighting can also contribute to how we experience comfort in a space. Lighting that creates a glare or provides an insufficient amount of light for tasks can cause discomfort, while lighting that is thoughtfully chosen can enhance our experience within a space and boost our overall mood. The proper placement of lighting, colour temperature, and consideration of varying fabric or glass shades can impact our level of comfort when the light source is in use. Aesthetically, a simplistic framework, and the finish of a light source can also contribute to a sense of hygge.


Here are a few fixtures that remind us of hygge:

Kellen pendant

The Kellen by Feiss is comprised of steel rods finished in Plaster White that curve to form the structural framework. The simplistic design and rounded edges softens the look for a more inviting and comforting space.

Danika Pendant

The Danika by Kichler Lighting has a mid-century modern flare, pairing white with wood accents, evoking an effortless and relaxed ambiance.

Artemis Pendant by Kuzco
The Artemis by Kuzco is made of Hand-Applied Polymer that softens the diffusion of light, mimicking the soft glow of light achieved by candle lighting.

Abruzzo by Eurofase

The Abruzzo by Eurofase is designed with retractable wood rings that band around a singular bulb. This chandelier provides warmth from the natural wood finish and adds interest with its retractable design.

Hygge is a state of mind that anyone can experience, regardless of ones style preference, and can be achieved by a combination of variables in our lives. For more inspiration, visit or contact our
showroom, our Specialist are always happy to help!

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no tax sale

We’re bringing back our NO TAX sale event on January 25 to January 27, 2018.

Transform your home and save on absolutely everything at our Burnaby showroom, from chandeliers, pendants, sconces, portable lamps, ceiling fans, energy efficient lighting options, and plumbing items. 

Our No Tax Sale runs for 3 days only, so don’t miss out! 


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The holiday festivities are just around the corner but there is still plenty of time to complete your list. Check out the gift ideas below for some inspiration that are sure to light up someones holiday this year:


Tiffany Lamps from Quoizel are a holiday gift staple; they highlight the beauty of artisan work, and they are made with an abundance of Tiffany glass that provide a mosaic of colour. These particular Tiffany Lamps are shaped in adorable woodland creatures, perfect as a night light emitting a soft glow of light, or as a decorative element in any room for a touch of whimsy. We have a variety to choose from, more can be found in our showroom! (Featured are the flower frog, happy fish, piggy in a blanket, elephant, and ladybug).tiffany lamps


The Outdoor Lanterns from Kichler has been featured in past blogs, and make for a great gift for those that love to entertain, or simply love music. These Lanterns are great for indoor and outdoor use, dimmable, and can last up to 8 hours before it needs to be recharged. The volume can be controlled at up to 30 feet away, which provides optimal control of song choice.bluetooth portable lanterns


Table mirrors make perfect gifts for those that love cosmetics, makeup, and hair! This particular table mirror from Gatco has two-sided mirrors with magnifying options, ensuring there are no details missed. The sleek design is perfect over any contemporary dresser or vanity. vanity mirror


For someone who loves to stay warm during the colder seasons, the SOLO 24 from Amba is the perfect gift. This particular towel warmer is lightweight and can easily be moved to any room. There is no installation required, and only needs to be plugged in for use. It also has a sleek aesthetic that makes it a perfect fit into any contemporary bathroom, laundry room, or pool room. towel warmer


The Caséta kit from Lutron is an ideal gift for someone looking to enhance their home experience, or for the tech enthusiast. This particular set includes an in-wall light dimmer, wall plate, pico remote, and 2 tabletop pedestals, allowing a smooth transition from basic switches to wifi-ready switches. Transitioning to WiFi-Ready switches enhances the level of light control in any room, and reduces energy waste.
caseta kit

For more information on any of the items mentioned above, or for more gift ideas, contact or visit our showroom. Our Specialist are always happy to help!

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HappyLight by Verilux

With a change of season comes a change to the amount of daylight we are exposed to each day. The shorten sunlight exposure impacts our daily life and overall mood, which is why artificial sunlight is used in order to gain benefits that would normally be acquired from natural sunlight.


HappyLight is a portable light source that mimics light emitted by the sun. It delivers 10 000 lux light, which is the recommended intensity of light that helps improve overall mood.
This portable light source is designed with Flicker Elimination Technology which results to no buzzing and flickering, and is also ETL Listed which means it is safe for use. This portable lamp is designed for multiple surfaces such as walls, or on top of tables.


This product is best suited for individuals that are affected by reduced sunlight, those that experience winter blues, insomnia, and jet lag. In addition, the HappyLight is also beneficial for those that work in offices, or individuals that work in the evenings as they are exposed to less sunlight. It is also beneficial for individuals that are not able to be outdoors on a regular basis.


HappyLight can be used at any time of day that is the most convenient for the user. During day time, the exposure to bright light helps in the production of serotonin which influences an individuals mood and happiness. During the evening, bright light regulates melatonin which aids in sleep.


Simply find a comfortable area to set the HappyLight. For effective results it is recommended to not directly stare into the light, but rather angle the light facing the eyes. In addition, it is recommended to make gradual increases to each session, starting with 10 minutes, and increasing to 30 minutes to 1 hour each day. The gradual increase of light therapy will help an individual identify the most convenient and effective daily exposure that meets their personal needs.


HappyLight provides the benefits that would naturally be acquired from direct sunlight when there’s just not enough time to get outdoors, or if there are uncontrolled factors, such as weather, that limits the available sunlight. In addition to offering the same benefits as sunlight, the HappyLight does not emit harmful UV-rays. When used consistently, the HappyLight can improve energy, focus, sleeping patterns, and overall mood.

For more information on HappyLights contact or visit our showroom, our Lighting Specialist are always happy to help!

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This Saturday, November 4, 2017 we are hosting another Spin to Win event. Spin the wheel and save up to 40% on regular priced items. (this excludes items that are on an every-day-low, or are already discounted).

This is a one day event so don’t miss out, stop by and test your luck!

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Feeling that IDS withdrawal?

We got you covered. Last week, Norburn Lighting and Bath Centre took part in the annual Interior Design Show that ran from September 28 to October 1, 2017. We featured items from Cerno, Varaluz, Hubbarton Forge, Legrand, Satco, Schonbek, Fine Art, Wac, Modern Forms, and Aquabrass.

Here are some moments we captured during the event:

Before the show began, our team worked together to set up our displays.


Custom painted graffiti Norburn signs were created by our very own Julia Tyrrell. 


 Our Outdoor display featured items from Wac and Modern Forms.


Adding sparkle to our booth were the Gwynn pendant by Schonbek and the Allison Paladino pendant by Fine Art.


Our Legrand display featured a custom plate to match the graffiti tub at the center of our booth.


The Legrand wall also featured pops of bright coloured plates that pulled together the vibrant colours from the tub. At each end of the table, beautiful Hubbardton Forge table lamps were displayed, the base of the lamps are works of art on their own!


The Cumulus pendant, a new introduction from Vermont Modern, was featured in our Hubbardton Forge display which is designed with 18 plates of silver steel for a textured look. Adjacent to the Hubbardton Forge display was the Acid Pendant by Modern Forms. The Acid pendant is made with chrome-plated metal shades that are sculpted in various forms and arranged at different heights.


The Calx pendant was one of the featured pieces from our Cerno display. The Calx is designed with multiple triangular panels in a walnut finish, the interior of the shade is lined with brushed brass adding a pop of metallic.


Everything about the Socket-to-Me by Varaluz exhibits a bold statement. The cascading arms create a spiral structure made of alternating exposed bulbs and hand-forged recycled steel arms for a perfect industrial edge.


The pièce de résistance was the custom graffiti tub by Aquabrass located at the center of our booth. The tub is made from stone resin and designed with striking pops of colour. Large vintage bulbs, new from Satco, were suspended above the tub for added visual depth.


Let us know what you thought of the displays. We can’t wait for the next event!

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“Lighting is an amazing combination of art, craftsmanship, and technology.”

Get to know the faces behind the Cerno Lighting Group.

Click to see featured items from Cerno available in our Burnaby showroom :

Contact or visit our showroom for more information on Cerno Lighting. Our Lighting Specialist are always happy to help!

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MONTREAL BLACKUnconventional, audacious, and exhilarating are just a few words to describe the city in which Aquabrass calls home. Aquabrass has been immersed in the bath and kitchen industry for over 30 years, offering hand-crafted and state-of-the-art finishes to suit various taste. The company prides itself for their environmental ethics; conscientious of the carbon footprint at every stage of production. The company evaluates the levels of waste treatment to lacquering, ensuring they meet North American Environmental Standards. In addition, the various finishes are carefully handcrafted and tested in their plating facility.

To celebrate Montreal’s 375th anniversary, and to pay homage to where their headquarter resides, Aquabrass has introduced a new custom finish named Montreal Black. This matte black finish can be applied to any custom Aquabrass product.

The matte black finish offers a bold and elegant statement, while providing superior performance. Montreal Black is designed with enhanced resistance and durability which results to no peeling, less fingerprints, and less water spots.


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Image Source: Aquabrass, Montreal Black Matte Finish


Montreal Black_EN

Image Source: Aquabrass, Montreal Black Matte Finish

Contact or visit our showroom to learn more about the new Montreal Black finish by Aquabrass. Our Specialist are always happy to help!