Sea Gull Lighting. Compliant with Energy Star, the Acadia chandelier uses six GU24, 13-watt CFLs. The collection’s European rustic design combines comfort and sophistication, according to the maker, and the misted bronze finish is a mix of dark and russet browns that suggests warmth. The champagne seeded glass creates soft glows. 800.347.5483.

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Verve Living Systems. The Verve lighting control system combines radio frequency and energy-harvesting technologies. The system requires less installation material, such as copper wire, wall boxes, wire nuts, and conduit, because it runs on radio frequency, according to the maker. The energy-harvesting light switches are self-powering. The system’s dimming features help reduce energy costs, and presence sensors turn lights off if no one is in the room. 800.542.3789.