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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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Hubbardton Forge is the oldest and largest commercial forge in the North America with a team of over 200 people creating hand-forged lighting of timeless beauty and artistry…an American wrought-iron renaissance.
Lighting fixtures, table and floor lamps, chandeliers, wall sconces, ceiling fixtures, pendants and more! All hand forged by “Modern American Blacksmiths”.

Visit Norburn and check out these beautiful hand forged pieces in person in our Hubbardton Forge Gallery. The best selection on Hubbardton Forge in Vancouver

Contact us at [email protected] for information or call us at 604 299 0666

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Join us on Saturday October 20th and take part in third Laneway House Tour. The first Laneway Tour in December 2010 opened five newly constructed laneway homes behind existing houses in historic neighbourhoods.  Norburn Lighting is a proud contributor to the project working with one of Vancouver’s premier builders, Urban Lanehomes.

Laneway housing can be a tool for owners of older homes to densify and improve their property while contributing to the preservation of their historic neighourhood.
Our hope is for laneway housing to be used as a tool to preserve heritage homes and prevent demolitions. Only laneway houses constructed behind existing houses have been opened on this tour.

Urban Lanehomes have built the what we consider the best Lanehome ever built in Vancouver and have been selected as a featured home for this prestigious event. Over 1,000 people are expected to visit.

For more information about Urban Lanehomes visit their website at





Register for tickets at

For more information about Laneway Housing in Vancouver, read the City of Vancouver’s Laneway Housing webpage at:


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Thank you to everyone who took the time to attend our Transformations in Lighting LED OLED seminar on April 26th. Close to 100 industry professionals attended the event sponsored by Juno Lighting, Standard Products, WAC Lighitng, Hadco Philips, Aquabrass, Riobel and Fleurco.

A great spread of food courtesy of “The Butler Did It”. Congratulations to the winners of the terrific door prizes. And a big thank you to the staff who organized, especially James and Steffanie.

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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

RSVP – mailto:[email protected]

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Noburn Lighting in Burnaby is proud to announce the completion of its new lighting experience theatre.

What’s the best way to light a picture over the mantel? What kind of recessed down lights would be best in the great room?

Are low-voltage halogen recessed lights over the dining room table worth it? Will halogen spotlights really make my crystal look as good as it did in the jewellery store?

Is LED, fluorescent, xenon, or LED under cabinet lighting right for me?

Get the answers to these and many more lighting questions in our lighting theatre where you can experiment with various fixtures in realistic room settings until you find what works best for you.

The Juno lighting theatre showroom is designed to showcase the very best in lighting systems. The theatre showcases unique lighting solutions, from accenting décor and creating a specific mood to enhancing safety and security. Our stunning presentations and knowledgeable staff can satisfy every lighting control need. Schedule a tour with a design professional today.

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1974…It was year of the Watergate scandal, The Sting was a box-office hit, and aspiring artists and entrepreneurs George Chandler and Reed Hampton fired up their first blacksmithing forge in a drafty old Vermont barn.

With anvils, swage blocks, trip hammers and other tools from a bygone era, the two set out to revive the nearly forgotten craft of hand-forging raw metal into functional art. Their innovative designs became recognized for their simplicity and integrity. From these humble beginnings, one of the most respected brands in the industry was born.
Today, Hubbardton Forge is the oldest and largest commercial forge in the country with a team of over 200 people creating hand-forged lighting of timeless beauty and artistry…an American wrought-iron renaissance.Artistry. Integrity. Enduring Value. These time honored principles are built into every Hubbardton Forge design. Each piece is hand-forged one at a time by a team of skilled artisans at their forge in Castleton, Vermont. For the best selection, service and prices on Hubbarton Forge visit Norburn Lighting in Burnaby or Langley.  New for 2012 -Check out the Corona Collection.

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A properly lit office is  important. Just like a comfy chair or a warm cup of coffee, office lighting can vastly improve the hours you spend at a desk.

1.  All good lighting designs should include the three basic layers: task lighting, ambient or general lighting, and accent lighting.
2.  To reduce glare and eyestrain, evenly distributed ambient lighting may be provided with overhead ceiling fixtures, pendant lights and/or track lighting systems.  Large centrally located fluorescent ceiling fixtures may provide sufficient general illumination, but invest in upgraded bulbs with color rendering as close to natural sunlight.
3.  The torchiere is an excellent source for ambient illumination because it directs light up to reflect off of the ceiling and fill a room with indirect light.
4. Portable desk lamps and floor lamps allow you to move the light close to a task area. Angled and adjustable desk lamps aid in close reading and computer work.  A swiveled armed desk lamp or wall swing lamp will help defray outside illumination, especially where varying degrees of illumination stream through windows.  Use fluorescent or LED (light emitting diode) lamps for task lighting.
5.  For accent light, halogen lamps offer the best color rendering and especially soft soothing illumination.
Find lighting solutions is not hard,don’t worry,  At Norburn like always, we’ve got you covered:

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“Imagine a sensory experience that harmoniously blends 5 therapies. The sounds take you away. You breathe in tiny droplets of essential oils, savoring the aromas while warmth, light, and color make your experience even more transformative.”

Vedana® invites you to rediscover your essential self in the comfort of your own home.

What could be better than having your own spa in your own home? The Vedana spa shower system from Bain Ultra makes it possible to enjoy five different therapies! Promoting sensations of mental and physical well-being, the Vedana offers terrific therapeutic benefits, with proven technologies like chromatherapy, sound and light therapy, aromatherapy, as well as BainUltra’s high performance Thermotherapy systems! Hydro-thermo massage expertise combined with the Vedana system make for an experience like no other. You can experiment with the therapies, until you find the perfect combinations to sooth, refresh, relax or invigorate at any time. Coordinate the spa shower with your own style by choosing one of four different colors: White, Biscuit, Mexican Sand or Sandbar.

Choose an experience to fit your needs and state of mind. Vedana combines the effects of five integrated therapies—thermotherapy®, light therapy®, chromatherapy, sound therapy®, and aromatherapy—so that you derive maximum benefits from these four stations on your journey:

Clear your mind
Center yourself
Open up to wonder
Experience gratitude

These experiences were created to guide you toward a change of mood, a journey of the senses. Each of the stations on your voyage can be enjoyed on its own or combined with the others to go deeper into the experience. Every day is unique, so we made Vedana flexible to adapt to your needs. Because it’s your journey.