Frequently Asked Questions

Lighting can be tricky when it comes to electrical requirements, design standards, and safety codes. Fortunately, there’s no such thing as a dumb question! Visit this page anytime for the latest lighting how-to’s, tips, and frequently asked questions about our lighting collections. Still have questions? Contact us.

FAQ: How Do I Install a Long Fixture in a Straight Line?

Installing long, straight lines of light often frustrate contractors and electricians because no matter how precise the measurements, posts can appear slightly off, and disrupt the slim design. Our clients have come to us with this and we're proud to say we've developed a solution in response to the ongoing issue. We've created new ceiling posts for our suspended lighting [...]

FAQ: What is the Maximum Length of the THIN System?

Many clients ask the limits of the THIN System for custom projects. For many cases, longer runs of THIN Suspensions, THIN Multiples and custom shapes are used to bring dramatic design in a minimal silhouette to a space's design. The THIN System is essentially limitless in that sections can be added to elongate fixtures at run any incremental length of [...]

FAQ: Choosing Modern Under-Cabinet Lighting

Every kitchen design is different, and with that comes custom cabinetry, dimensions, materials, and countertops to consider. When choosing your modern under-cabinet lighting, it’s important to look for three things: minimal design, customizable lighting features, and modularity. Following these steps will make sure you choose the right lighting for your modern kitchen space. 1. Minimal Design Under-cabinet lighting is used [...]

FAQ: How Do I Choose a Power Supply? Our Power Supply Guide

We regularly get questions regarding power supplies. We understand they tend to be the most complex part of lighting, which is why we continue to simplify this option. We recommend discussing power supplies with your electrician or our team prior to purchasing if you're unsure of compatibility with your space and fixture.   What is a power supply? Understanding what [...]

FAQ: What is the Difference Between CRI and CCT?

A fixture's CRI and CCT are both very important. But what do these measurements mean? We're here to lay out exactly why they're important, and what you should be aiming for with your lighting. CRI (Color Rendering Index) and R9 Value   What does it mean? CRI, or Color Rendering Index, determines how accurately the lighting renders eight pastel colors. [...]

FAQ: Do You Offer Showroom and Factory Tours?

One of the benefits of creating hand-machined and hand-assembled lighting is having a facility where we can show our process to our clients and other lighting enthusiasts. We encourage individuals and groups of all sizes to come visit Juniper to see our contemporary lighting in person and see how our lighting is made. Our showroom and factory tours are by [...]

FAQ: Which Lens Finish Should I Choose for Modern Bathroom Vanity Lights?

Choosing the correct lighting for a modern bathroom vanity is imperative, as it should provide functionality and the proper design aesthetic for your space. Between clear or frosted lenses for modern bathroom vanity lights, we recommend a frosted lens finish due to its ability to diffuse a wider and softer beam of light. This omits shadows that could make subjects look unflattering [...]

FAQ: Does the Rail Outdoor Lighting System Rotate?

Inspired by our THIN Modular Lighting System, the Rail is assembled with linear light segments that rotate up to 320° for direct and indirect lighting. Learn more about this rotatable outdoor light fixture.   The Rail Outdoor Fixture The Rail Outdoor Lighting System debuted in Winter 2018 as part of our latest lighting designs for all types of commercial, hospitality, and residential spaces. [...]

FAQ: When Should I Use A Cable Collar for my Suspended Light Fixture?

Before we introduced our Cable Collars for THIN Linear Suspensions and THIN Primaries Suspensions, suspended fixtures from our THIN Modular Lighting System connected straight from the ceiling to the fixtures' joints. We recommend adding a Cable Collar to gather aircraft cables for a center-mounted option. This minimal accessory adds a cohesive brass aesthetic to your modern lighting installation. Suspended THIN Primaries Rhombus with [...]

FAQ: What is Color-Rendering Index (CRI) and Why is it Important?

THIN Surface Mount Picture Light in Satin Brass When browsing light fixtures for residential, hospitality, or commercial spaces, considering excellent light quality is a must. You can determine this by choosing a fixture with a high Color-Rendering Index. We recommend between 90 to 100 for best results.   Color-Rendering Index Definition Color-Rendering Index, commonly called CRI, measures the accuracy of a color's [...]