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Artcraft – Organic


New to our showroom is the Organic Collection by Artcraft, available as a 4 light semi-flush and as an 8 light chandelier. The collection is reminiscent of a molecular architecture with dark metal framework, and dimpled clear glass to feature exposed bulbs. The metal arms are adjustable allowing for flexibility in style, and comes with a hangstraight and additional rods to accommodate sloped ceilings, and different ceiling heights. This collection is a great way to integrate a bit of personality into any space!



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Artcraft Lighting Sale


Artcraft has been in the lighting industry for over 60 years, and takes pride in the level of craftsmanship and attention to detail they put into every product. Artcraft incorporates fashionable trends into functional pieces that are made to last.

If you are looking for a fixture before this year ends, our Artcraft sale is perfect for you! Artcraft offers a variety of styles to suit different rooms and preferences.

Here are a few fixtures that are part of the Artcraft Sale:

norburn-lighting-artcraft-sale1. Rebar Studio    2. Valenzia     3. Gastown    4. Greenwich
5. Bel-Air   
6. Wexford   7. Sterling

For more selection of Artcraft products or for sale prices for the above fixtures, contact or visit our showroom. Our Lighting Specialist are happy to help you find the right fixture for any space in your home.

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Lighting for Over a Dining Table


Thanksgiving has passed, and soon there will be many more holiday gatherings, which means you might be spending more time in the dining room. But the dining room is not only for the holidays, other activities, such as completing assignments, managing finances, or even playing card game may also take part in this room.

With various activities taking part in the dining room, it is important to choose the right fixture over a dining table to create ambient lighting and add a decorative element to the space.

Here are some tips when choosing the right fixture for over a dining table:


The height of a ceiling is going to influence how high a fixture hangs above a dining table. To achieve the optimal lighting effect for an average height ceiling of 8 feet, a fixture should hang approximately 30 inches above a dining table.

If the ceiling is taller than 8 feet, an additional inch is added for every additional feet of height. Hence, if your ceiling is 9 feet, an inch would be added to the total space between the fixture and the table, making the space 31 inches. If the ceiling is 10 feet tall, the total space would be 32 inches, and so forth.



The most effective method of figuring out the right proportion for a fixture in relation to the room is to measure the length and width of the room (in feet). The length plus the width of the room (in feet) is equivalent to the fixture’s diameter (in inches).


Another method is to look at the smallest side (the width) of the table and account for 12 inches of allowance space. The appropriate diameter for a fixture is the difference between the table width less the 12 inches of allowance space.

The 12 inches accounts for the 6 inches of space from each end length of the table to the fixture.

This 12 inch rule also applies to round tables, in which the diameter of the fixture should be 12 inches smaller than the diameter of the table.




There are various methods to style lighting over a dining table. Here are a few options:

Use a single fixture over a dining table, such as a traditional chandelier or a linear fixture.



Use down lighting at the two ends of the fixture to balance the distribution of light.




Use more than one fixture, especially if you want to use smaller fixtures, or have a larger table to cover.




You can also use multiple pendants for a more adventurous way of styling lighting over a dining table.




Dimmable Option

Lastly, consider fixtures with a dimmable option. A dimmable feature provides flexibility in lighting output, and can set the appropriate mood for various occasions. 

When you are ready to spruce up your dining room, our showroom has a variety of lighting to choose from and ALA Certified Lighting consultants that can help you choose the perfect fixture for over your dining table.

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spring into summer


With up to 40% off all items in-store, including chandeliers, table lamps, floor lamps, wall sconces, landscape lighting, fans and more, you can spring into summer by freshening up the look of your home with new lighting. Don’t miss out, our Spring into Summer sale is only 3 days!


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Don’t Miss Our One Day Spin to Win Sale

Saturday October 24th – Hurry in and save up to 40% off on Lighting, Plumbing and Accessories Store Wide.


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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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Because the goodwill of those we serve is the foundation of our success, it’s a real pleasure at this holiday time  to say “thank you” as we wish you a full year of happiness and success.

From the Staff and Management at Norburn Lighting and Bath

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Join Norburn lighting at the 2011 Interior Design Show West at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The IDSwest experience involves more than seeing the latest and greatest designs; it is a complete design experience.  Partnering with various associations, government groups and celebrated design professionals from around the world, IDSwest showcases a diverse range of feature exhibits, from design competitions to original installations.

Norburn will be featuring the lastest in Solid State lighting, including the first  luxury decortive chandelier utilizing OLED (organic LED) panels as the exclusive light source. From WAC the 2011 ADEX Platinum award winning SoL Chandelier.

IDSWest 2011

IDSwest 2011 in the New Vancouver Convention Centre
September 29 to October 2, 2011

The New Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Place Vancouver, BC
Located at the foot of Burrard Street, North of Cordova

Public Dates and Hours:
Thursday, September 29 – Opening Night Event 6PM-10PM
Friday, September 30 – Trade Only, no General public 10AM-4PM
Friday, September 30 – Open to General public 4PM-9PM
Saturday, October 1 – General Public 10AM-6PM
Sunday, October 2 – General Public 10AM-5PM

Parking & Transit Information

Public Transportation via Skytrain, Seabus and City Buses area all convenient to the facility.  Learn more at

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Lots of media attention and ensuing hysteria has been generated on the reported ban of the incandescent light bulb in BC. Misinformed pundits and poorly researched reporting suggest that the much loved edison type A standard issue bulb is being banned, discontinued,confiscated and erradicated Don’t Believe the Hype! ,the incandescent bulb is not disappearing any time soon!

Although they are not being banned in British Columbia, unlike some places in the world (Europe), they will be replaced by incandescent lamps that will appear very much the same  but will be more energy efficient. The rest of the Canada, like the USA (except California), will not begin replacing their incandescent bulbs till 1st January 2012, so this means there maybe a brief period  when some lamps are difficult to source this year.

First on the list of lamps to be affected are the  100w and 75w A19 clear, white and frosted lamps, the 60w and 40w versions will be affected on January 1st 2013.

The aim is to make incandescent light bulbs more energy efficient by reducing the amount of power they consume but still giving the light output we expect. This is called the lumens per watt ratio or in other words light bulbs must produce the same amount of lumens (brightness) for less energy (wattage).

These new energy efficient versions are not available yet but soon will be. Below is a chart from the American Lighting Association (ALA), which Norburn is a member. It outlines a guide to what you will start to see on the shelves in the future.