Design Through the Decades - Phoenix, Arizona - 2000s Lighting

December 6th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Design Through the Decades - part 50

Lighting in the 1990s wasn’t that exciting with its brass and glass.  By the 2000s, Phoenix homes got rid of see-through glass lighting and welcomed new styles.  The defining style of lighting in the 2000s was the bronze finish iron chandelier with uplighting.
2000s lighting Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

It seemed that every home built in the 2000s had this type of light.
2000s lighting Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

You could have 4 lights, 5 lights, or 6 lights.  From a 2003 Phoenix home.
2000s lighting Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Silver finish was also popular.  From a 2007 Phoenix home.
2000s lighting Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Light shades were also used on these iron chandeliers.
2000s lighting Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

In bathrooms, down lighting or up lighting in this style was very common in either brushed steel, nickel finish, satin steel, bronze finish, or copper finish.
2000s lighting Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Recessed lighting continued its popularity from the late 1990s well into the late 2000s.
2000s lighting Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Pendant lighting (last used in the 1950s) made a comeback in the 2000s.  Glass shades in a variety of colors brought personality to Phoenix kitchens.
2000s lighting Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Some pendant lights had metal shades, as seen in this 2007 Phoenix home.
2000s lighting Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Halogen light bulbs were used in most Phoenix homes in the late 1990s and the 2000s.  As conservation became more widespread, low energy compact fluorescent bulbs came into Phoenix homes.  In the 2010s, LED light bulbs will increase in popularity once prices come down.

Coming Up:  Phoenix swimming pools from the 1950s to the 2000s

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Brad // Jul 27, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    The pendant lighting, over-cabinet accent lighting, and under-cabinet task lighting evolved together out of co-necessity. Attractive as hardware, but with a limited dispersion pattern.

  • 2 Greeney // Feb 21, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    They all look attractive.

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