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Norburn Lighting is proud to introduce “Tube”, a new indoor/outdoor LED sconce luminaire from WAC Lighting.

Precise engineering, superior optics and the latest LED technology are integrated in this highly efficient wall sconce. With its sleek cylindrical profile, Tube functions perfectly as an accent, wall wash or pathway luminaire.

Tube’s Dark Sky Friendly design requires ensures that there is  light pollution from spill around or up from the luminaire. The LEDs directional light source preserves star filled nights for astronomical observation. Dark Sky was previously a feature not available attainable with similar incandescent light sources designs that provide light in all directions, now achievable through a directional LED light source.

Constructed of aluminum with an etched glass lens, Tube is engineered with an integral driver and replaceable LED modules. Wet listed for outdoor applications, Tube uses a threaded cap and rubber gaskets to provide a watertight seal.

The 18-watt LED luminaire delivers 875 lumens and is available in a uniformed quality of light, standardized at 3000K to simulate halogen. Unlike fluorescent sources, WAC proprietary LED technology is designed to dim beautifully while providing consistent color rendering illumination at every light level.

Generating over 50 percent more brightness and efficiency than other products in the marketplace, the LED modules are specifically engineered for performance, based on stringent binning standards and cutting edge technological advances.

This 18 watt luminaire delivers 875 lumens, a CRI of 85 and a 3000K color temperature.

This sophisticated luminaire can also be dimmed to 10% with an electronic low voltage (ELV) dimmer.

Available in Black, Bronze, Brushed Aluminum, Graphite and White designer finishes.

Designer finishes include Brushed Aluminum, Black, Bronze, Graphite and White

Tube – LED Outdoor Luminaires

Precise engineering using the latest energy efficient LED technology with a built-in reflector for superior optics; An appealing cylindrical profile perfect for accent and wall wash lighting.

Wet location listed

Dark Sky friendly

Suitable for indoor and outdoor applications

Aluminum construction with etched glass

Dimming with electronic low voltage (ELV) dimmer

Integral transformer

Replaceable LED module

50,000 hour potential life

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Now is a great time to purchase LEDs and take advantage of instant rebates available through BC Hydro offers $5 off* LED bulbs and $13 off* LED fixtures.

*Select Power Smart qualified products only. Some conditions apply. See in-store for details.There has never been a better time to switch to LED Lighting!
Norburn is offering an instant rebate on certified LED replacement lamps.

The average home has approximately 30 light sockets and there’s an LED bulb for almost every one. With the versatility now offered by LEDs, it’s never been easier to find the right bulb for your need.

LED bulbs offer the highest efficiency with lowest operating cost of all lighting alternatives.

Here are some additional facts about LED’s:

LED bulbs fit most standard lighting fixtures and offer clear and flattering directional lighting

Some bulbs feature omni-directional lighting, where the light diffuses in all directions

Safe for children’s rooms as the bulbs are not hot, contain no mercury and don’t shatter

Great for hard to reach fixtures as you don’t have to change them as often as traditional bulbs

Norburn carries approved LED light bulbs to suit any room in the house.

Now is a great time to purchase LED’s and take advantage of instant rebates available through BC Hydro offers $5 off* LED bulbs and $13 off* LED fixtures.*Select Power Smart qualified products only. Some conditions apply. See in-store for details.


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Thank you to all our amazing clients, generous sponsors & dynamic speakers for making Transformations in Lighting 2013 a huge success. The response from attendee’s and sponsors was overwhelmingly positive.

Sponsors included WAC Lighting, Juno Lighting, Bain Ultra, Aquabrassm Lutron, Swarovski, Maxi Light, Riobel
The food and beverages from The Butler Did It were a huge hit also. And congratulations to all the winners of the door prizes. We have other events in the pipeline and we will keep you posted.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (or S.A.D. for short) is a very real health condition that millions people suffer from. The onset of S.A.D. typically occurs in the last few months of the year, when in the northern hemisphere days become shorter and nights longer.

A number of the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder are relatively similar to symptoms of mild or even major depression

Estimates are that one in ten Canadian are affected by seasonal affective disorder (or SAD). The good news is that it can be easily treated.

You can beat the winter blues and the effects of seasonal change, improve your mood and energy, regain focus.

Scientists have confirmed what mankind has known for many years. Light has the profound power to restore our bodies and heal our spirits. For over 56 years, Verilux – The Healthy Lighting Company – has led the industry in healthy lighting technology.  Light Therapy products use Natural Spectrum® Daylight to lift spirits, sharpen concentration, improve skin and sleep patterns and keep you feeling vital and energized. Check out Verilux Light Therapy: the drug-free solution for improved energy and well-being available at both Norburn locations!

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Solid State – LED – OLED – Lighting seminar April 26th Norburn Burnaby

Transformations in Lighting 2012 will provide a unique environment for designers, architects, electricians, landscape lighting specialist, home builders and specifiers to learn about the components and design of LED Lighting

Solid state lighting is a game changing technology. The rules for designing with light now have to be rewritten as this technology offers the designer new opportunities. LEDs can be applied in their thousands in luminaires or embedded in the architecture, and all could be controlled individually to obtain the perfect lighting design. These developments are  exciting but we need to understand how they will enhance people’s lives for the better. For this workshop, the aim is to explore new ways of interacting with light that suits our ideas for the future and exploits the possibilities of the LED.

Three guest speakers will  share insights on the state of the industry and the many problems end users are facing. Food and Refreshments will be provided. Door Prizes including an IPAD 3

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Now Available At Norburn – SSL Architectural Product Innovation AwardWAC LIGHTING’s LEDme Step Lights

Constructed with a cast aluminum body, WAC’s Step and Wall Lights can be dimmed with an ELV dimmer and feature a replaceable LED module. The LED luminaires minimize energy consumption and maintenance while extending their life to 50,000 hours.

Faceplates are available in White, Bronze and Brushed Nickel designer finishes to coordinate with a variety of decors.

The new LEDme® Step Light family, which won the PIA in the category of Specialty and Miscellaneous Lighting, is offered in versatile, horizontal and circular scoop designs for a clean, seamless installation without any visible hardware. These 120-voltage luminaires offer a wide beam angle for broad lighting distribution and deliver balanced, consistent lighting free of shadows and glare

The Step Light luminaires are IP66 rated and UL listed for wet locations and are backed by WAC Lighting’s five-year product warranty.

“We are proud that our LEDme® Step Lights have been recognized for their design and engineering innovation by SSL Architectural magazine,” stated WAC Lighting President Shelley Wald. “Designed with architectural aesthetics and performance in mind, our energy efficient Step Lights offer a sleek profile and enhanced functionality.”

About Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards (PIAs)

The Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards (PIA) recognize innovative LED and solid-state luminaires and fixtures on the market, while also spotlighting the industry leaders behind the components that make up these light sources. With judging and evaluation of products and systems from a distinguished panel of 24 designers and lighting specialists skilled in product evaluation, the SSL PIA program awards manufacturers based on attributes, qualities, functionality and/or performance beyond industry standards.

The WAC Lighting Story

WAC Lighting is a leading global manufacturer and innovative designer of lighting for Luxury Residential, Commercial, Hospitality, Institutional and Architectural applications, specializing in track, recessed, under cabinet, monorail and decorative lighting, with a new sustainable LED collection.

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Norburn Introduces the LED Tarragon Collection from Thomas Lighting Featuring Philips LED Technology.

With enhanced flexibility to create beautifully designed fixtures are a virtually invisible bulb or light source, Thomas Lighting has risen to the challenge to construct unique lighting solutions without compromising their renowned fresh traditional style. Ultimately, the Philips LumiLEDS LED technology in the Thomas Lighting portfolio marries function with fashion resulting in a piece of artwork that just happens to generate light. Timeless, classically inspired design with refreshing light that will allow you and your home to look good, while feeling good about your efficient lighting choice.

The LED modules used by Thomas are a uniquely developed solution by Philips combining 3 Philips LumiLEDs Luxeon Rebels in a synthetic and aluminum housing. This module, know as a “puck” enables optimal light output.

The Philips LumiLEDs puck feature consistent light color temperature of 2700K with a color rendering index (CRI) of 85 for optimal color and 350 lumens of light output with the greatest efficiency over a lifespan of 20 years, and feature dimmability with an electronic dimmer.

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Norburn is your LED Store, nobody in Vancouver or the Fraser Valley has a better selection of LED Lighting, from LED recessed, LED under cabinet and landscape LED lighting. Now Kendal unveils a collection of LED table lamps. Shed some cool light on contemporary style with one of the ultra-modern LED lamps from Kendal. These LED lamps are the perfect complement to your work space or bedside table. Versatile, multifunctional and user-friendly lamps are fully flexible and adjustable to meet your lighting needs. The low-power consumption and high light output of the LED light combine to deliver up to 50,000 hours of illumination. 

Model Number

Task Lamp – Desk or Table

  • Chrome & Brushed Aluminum finish with Decorative Glass Plate on base
  • Bulb: 8W Hi-Power LED (included)
  • Control: On / Off in-line Rocker switch on cord
  • Dimensions: Base Diameter – 5.5” / Top Shade – 13” x 1.5
Model Number

LED Task Lamp – Desk or Table
Aluminum finish

  • 8W Hi-Power LED
  • 3300 to 3800 K
  • Glide Touch Dimmer with Memory
  • Dimensions: Ht. – 20″ / L – 15” / Base Length – 6″
Model Number

LED Task Lamp – Desk or Table
Aluminum finish

  • 8W Hi-Power LED
  • 3300 to 3800 K
  • Touch Switch (on/off) with Blue LED
  • Dimensions: Ht.(To arm joint) – 9.5″ / Arm Length – 22″

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Norburn Lighting has been the destination store for Landscape Lighting in Vancouver and Burnaby for the past 40 years. No one has a better selection of Outdoor Garden Lighting than Norburn. Brands Like Hadco, Kichler, Hinkley and Philips the best names in out door lighting, low voltage landscape lighting experts on staff.

LED landscape lighting makes a bold statement; it captivates, inspires and creates security and comfort. It is also a sustainable and enduring solution that saves energy. At Norburn Lighting and Bath we simplify your life by providing the outdoor lighting solutions you need.

We are pleased to introduce you to the latest in our evolving and broad range of LED lighting products, from Hadco the BL5016 low voltage bullet light with EndurLED MR 16 LED lamp delivers just what is needed for a variety of landscape lighting applications. Combining the proven durability of the rugged BL5016 bullet style luminarie with best in its class Philips MR16 LED replacement lamp, the LED uses a scant 7watt of energy and is equivalent to a 35a watt halogen and provides years of unmatched performance and minimal maintenance. The BL5016 design compliments any landscape, with die cast marine grade construction it withstands the rigors of many environments. The fully rotatable shroud enables precise glare control. It is also features a double gasket to protect the socket against moisture damage. The clear tempered glass lens is angled at 10 degrees to promote natural cleaning. Its swivel arm provides a full 360 degrees of adjustment and includes integral locking vibration proof teeth, so you can set it and forget, no need to tighten later. The BL5016 is a dependable, worry free landscape lighting solution now with LED. The Philips EnduraLED MR 16 lamp was tested with the BL5016 to ensure that it would operate for many years under a variety of environmental conditions with crisp white light and uniform beam.

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The BL5016 low voltage bullet light with EndurLED MR 16 LED lamp delivers just what is needed for a variety of landscape lighting applicationssuch as, spot lighting, accent lighting, mirror lighting, grazing, moon lighting in large trees, up-lighting, sign lighting and down-lighting. The unparalleled energy savings of LED reduces your carbon foot print and saves you money.

The BL5016 EndurLED MR16 LED is available in warm and cool color temperatures and 3 finishes; Black, Bronze and Verde it has a 24 degree beam angle provides a clearly defined beam spread. The BL5016 EnduraLED is in stock now at Norburn Lighting and Bath. Save money while you help save the planet, you can feel confident buying from Norburn, the LED experts in Canada.

High Efficacy LED Accent

• Improved transformer compatibility

• Instant-on light

• Emits virtually no UV/IR light beam

• 20,000+ hours rated life

• CCT: 2700K, 4000K

• No UV and Cool Beam (no IR)

• Contains no mercury

• Delivers quality white light and a crisp, uniform beam

• 7W MR16 features active cooling technology to disperse heat

• 80% energy savings compared to a 35W 12VAC halogen lamp

• Broadest 12VAC halogen electronic transformer compatibility

• 24º beam angle for a clearly defined beam spread

• Environmentally friendly, without Mercury or any other hazardous substances

• RoHS complaint

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Compact Fluorescent Lamps Myths vs Reality

By now, pretty much everyone has heard about compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). Consuming roughly 30 percent of the power required for a similar incandescent bulb, CFLs are a no-brainer way to reduce home energy bills and slash greenhouse gas emissions. Unfortunately allot of incorrect, outdated information has given CFLs a bad rap.

Norburn Lighting has put together a quick guide to help dispel some of the misinformation that is swirling around CFLs.

The Myths

Myth 1: Fluorescent lights flicker.
Quality CFLs, with their electronic ballasts, do not flicker.

Myth 2: Fluorescent lights are slow to start.
While CFLs don’t start at full intensity like incandescent bulbs, nearly all CFLs turn on (without flicker) instantly and reach full illumination very quickly. CFL’s manufactured by reputable suppliers such as Standard™ Lighting come on instantly at close to full illumination. Only the flood light styles start at noticeably less than full illumination, but within 20 to 30 seconds they are at over 80% illumination. Interestingly, we’ve come to prefer softer initial illumination when using these type of bulbs. When we enter a room the slightly softer initial illumination is more welcoming, and the CFL is easily at full illumination by the time we begin any light-dependent tasks.

Myth 3: Fluorescent lights are always cold-feeling and remind us of office lighting.
Good quality CFLs are available from Norburn  that produce exactly the same warm white light (2,700 to 3,000 Kelvin) as the traditional Edison incandescent bulbs and with a C.R.I (colour rendering index) of 80+

Myth 4: Fluorescent lights won’t fit in my fixtures, candelabra, three way or recessed lights and cannot be dimmed. A CFL is often not an exact size substitute for an existing incandescent bulb, but a far greater range of sizes is available than is generally realized. At Norburn we stock a large variety of standard, globe, flood, candelabra, three-way and yes dimmable CFL’s.

Buy quality bulbs

You get what you pay for. CFLs are not all created equal, and the no-name bargain units sold at big box stores, dollar stores and furniture giants are cheap for a reason. The difference is usually in the quality of the ballast — the bulky part between the CFL’s light tube and the screw base. Junky ballasts can mean flicker, buzz, and a short service life.

Choose a quality brand like Standard™ Lighting CFL’s.

Opt for enough bulb

One of the biggest complaints made by new CFL users is that the light “looks dingy.” How could this be, given that CFLs produce the same amount of lumens (light energy) as their incandescent equivalents?

When under a lamp shade, less light travels down to your task; for instance when you are reading or knitting. More lumens go up from the shade. Suppose you’re accustomed to 100-watt incandescent bulb in that table lamp by the couch. A traditional bulb of this type produces about 1200 lumens. CFLs of 20 watts will do the same. But there’s a catch: the lamp fixture is designed for a traditional bulb. CFLs and incandescent lamps lumens radiate differently. So while they’re producing an equal number of lumens, the CFL may not be delivering the same amount of light to a given workspace.

In some cases, it might be a better idea to replace a 100-watt incandescent with a 23 watt CFL that’s roughly equivalent to a traditional 125-watt bulb (about 1600 lumens). You’ll take a 3-watt penalty, but that beats squinting at the newspaper.

Consider CFL-specific fixtures

Screws in CFLs are what we like to call a “transitional technology.” These bulbs contain their own ballasts, and are intended to screw into the same sort of light fixtures we’ve been using for over 120 years. As we’ve seen, this arrangement is something of a compromise.

Light fixtures designed for CFLs take into consideration their particular illuminating properties. They also have their own ballasts, which mean the bulbs can be much simpler. They plug into their fixtures with a two- or four-pronged base.

Pronged CFL bulbs won’t work in incandescent fixtures, but their simplicity will eventually make them much cheaper and easier to recycle than screw-in CFLs.

You might not have the luxury of replacing your ceiling-mounted fixtures, but keep an eye out for CFL-specific table and desk lamps. When it makes sense, retire incandescent fixtures and enjoy the improved efficiency of true CFL lighting.

Properly dispose of worn-out or broken CFLs

CFLs require a tiny amount of mercury to function. Mercury is poisonous, and since it tends to accumulate in the human body, there’s no acceptable level of exposure.

An intact CFL will never emit mercury. But CFLs can be broken through accident or improper disposal. That makes it important to dispose of spent or damaged CFLs in a responsible manner.

There’s no need to panic if you break a CFL. Most bulbs are damaged when they’re cold, and the mercury is likely to adhere to the bulb’s debris. To be safe, ventilate the area. Using rubber or latex cloves — the kitchen variety should be fine — carefully gather up the ballast and broken glass with disposable paper towels. Wipe the floor carefully with more paper towelling and then double bag everything in Ziploc bags. Dispose as hazardous waste.

As a point of interest, CFLs can actually reduce the amount of mercury released each year into the environment. While most of B.C.’s power comes from hydro, we often must buy extra power to meet winter loads and this power may come from coal. Coal-fired power plants release the elemental mercury that naturally exists in coal into the air when coal is burned to make electricity. Because of its superior efficiency, a CFL is actually responsible for putting less mercury into the wild than its incandescent equivalent.