Breaking from Tradition: SB One Bank Reveals a Modern LookAugust 2019

When Sussex Bank and Community Bank of Bergen County merged to form SB One Bank in 2018, a major rebranding strategy was implemented, a key element of which was creating a new look for its banking centers.

Serving as a prototype design for future renovations, the first branch to open after the merger is located at a luxury condominium complex in Weehawken, New Jersey. A community celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony took place, opening the doors of SB One Weehawken to reveal a modern interior in stark contrast to standard banking design.

Traditionally, customers and bankers are often separated by walls, windows or counters, the new design concept evokes a sense of intimacy and privacy, particularly for customers dealing with higher level needs. The space also features a polished color palette and luxurious accents.

DMR Architects was slated as the designer for this project and chose Lumetta’s Drum L2 34” Pendants in MT White as the luminaires that would best support the bank’s vision of an Integrated Banking Experience.

“The design intent was to create spatially secluded areas where customers could feel comfortable and private. The Lumetta Pendant’s bold shape, size and depth assisted in defining these areas.” –Arlenis Cepeda, Project Architect

Recent research suggests that customers are beginning to prefer the in-person experience over the virtual and are returning to their local banks. With design like this, who can blame them?

Enterprise Lighting Sales is the preferred agency for this project.

Images: William Neumann Photography

Introducing: Echo surface mount luminairesJune 2019

A close encounter with the art of light

The addition of the Echo surface mounts completes the popular Echo collection, a line of luminaires that play on light + geometry + pattern, to deliver impressive lighting in any space.

Drawing from the geometric shapes of the sconces, the Echo surface mount is a more current alternative to the predictable surface/ceiling lights available in the market today.  The design is poised to attract lighting specifiers inclined to the contemporary.

The unique feature of the Echo surface mount lies in its incomparable ability to amplify shape and pattern at a standard height of 3.75”.  The combination of the shape, inner diffuser patterns within an outer diffuser, and the proximity of the light to the ceiling surface, makes for a really aesthetic combination.  Add the Echo Lumenate® proprietary color choices, and these surface mounts can achieve any imaginative look and feel, integrating with interior design themes.

Echo surface mount luminaires are available in 6 signature Echo colors, 3 patterns, and 3 proprietary sconce shapes.

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6 Settings Perfect for Drum LightingMay 2019

While it’s often considered desirable to be inventive with lighting, there is a lot of merit in keeping with the classics. Consider drum pendants. These luminaires offer a versatile style and timeless appeal that transcend settings, especially in the hands of imaginative designers.

Lumetta’s top-quality collection of drum pendants and surface mounts are available in a range of diameters, heights, and lamping options. Fitted with any Lumenate® selection, the only limit is one’s imagination. View Drum Collection

#1. Education: From elementary schools, colleges, universities, libraries, to training centers, drums can help provide inspiration and respite in areas of learning.

#2. Restaurants & Bars: Thinking of the best way to install those drums in a snazzy restaurant or a hip bar? These installations may just spark your own visual creativity.

#3. Healthcare: A visit to a healthcare facility or a stay at the hospital can be made less stressful with a beautifully lit surrounding. See for yourself how these centers did with these inspired drum installations.

#4. Retail: A good way to motivate shoppers to linger in retail settings is to invigorate them with welcoming and attractive lighting.

#5. Corporate: From the most high profile corporate locations to the more intimate workplace settings, drums in clusters, groups, or individual placements, are commonplace for their timeless visual appeal.

#6. Residential: In residential spaces where communicating a warm, cozy feeling is the intent, drums are often the best luminaire styles to establish familiarity with the right amount of individual charm.

Inspiration Lighting: 6 Wall Sconces that Make a Stylish StatementApril 2019

Increasingly, fresh, avant-garde designs that make lighting serve as wall art are regularly introduced to the market.

If your space needs more lighting inspiration, contemporary wall sconces often help to define a style.  Lumetta’s wall luminaires have always met the challenge of delivering the right balance of artful intention while ensuring that the piece can complement a specifier’s overall vision.

Here are 6 sconces* to help you make a stylish statement:

#1 Zen: A poised and well-balanced design that works in harmony with its surrounding.

#2 Square & Shadow: Square sconces break away from traditional shapes for a modern take. Shadow sconces play on double layers for subdued elegance and casting of softer light.

#3 Arcs & Form: Complement fluid, easygoing themes. Arcs incorporate handcrafted metal frames. Forms come in curved, cylindrical and other organic shapes.

#4 Echo: These ultramodern outcomes of combining geometry + pattern + light transform surfaces from flat to impressive.

#5 Silhouette: A contemporary line of impeccably designed, laser-cut LED sconces, these make a sophisticated statement with its form and vividly soft light projection.

#6 Studio: Handcrafted sconces that pair modern design with attractive patterns, creating highlight pieces.

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Many of our wall sconces have complementary pendants within the Collection.

These wall sconces are seen mostly indoors, in the most artful settings, but may be modified to fit outdoor needs. Ask our Customer Service team for any desired adjustments.