Ep#008 Your lighting supplier making your days brighter.

Today I speak with Julia Fraser, owner of Watts Current “brick and mortar” lighting store located in Mississauga, Ontario Canada. Julia and I talk about some of the pitfalls Interior Designers can run into when specifying lighting. Working with a knowledgable lighting supplier is liking having a “free employee” they are an extension of your design team, everyone can save time, the Designer, the Client, and the Electrician.

Take-Aways

-Make sure you establish and share your lighting budget, and be honest and realistic about your timelines, this will give the necessary requirements that your supplier needs to be made aware of to provide you with the best lighting solutions for your projects.

-Electricians are not allowed to install light fixtures that are not CSA or ETL approved, very important if you order lighting online

-Warranties, by working with a trusted supplier they will be able to rectify any issues on your behalf.

Mentioned in this episode:

Quote from Mark Twain “If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything” 

https://www.csagroup.org/testing-certification/marks-labels/csa-marks-labels-north-america/

https://www.intertek.com/marks/etl

Podcasts Julia Recommends

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcasts/front-burner

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcasts/current-affairs-information/sks

https://canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes

Want to get in touch with Julia and her store Watts Current 

https://www.instagram.com/wattscurrentinc

https://www.facebook.com/wattscurrentinc

https://wattscurrent.com/

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Crystal is the principal of Crystal Collinson Interiors, a full-service design firm specializing in the Design and Decorating of Model Homes, Sales Presentation Centre’s, Condominium amenity spaces and small commercial projects. Crystal & her builderdesigner team work with many of the GTA’s largest home builders.

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