How-To's & Tips

How-To's & Tips

We are continually adding new and informative tools and tips to help you achieve your home lighting and decor goals. From installation guides to placement and style choices, you can jump-start your confidence now. Even if you don't consider yourself a DIY type of person, you may be surprised at just how easy it can be to make it happen.

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Why Upgrade Your Lighting?
Posted on June 19, 2015 by Ed L | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - Why Upgrade Your Lighting?
Why should you upgrade your lighting? The answer is simple; because it pays you back BIG when it is time to sell.  Why not let the next buyer of your home pay for your lighting?  Plus you get the added benefit of enjoying a finer living experience. What's there not to love?

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Expert Living Room Ideas and Solutions
Posted on June 18, 2015 by Stephen Twining | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - Expert Living Room Ideas and Solutions
Making your living room or family room the most comfortable, relaxing place in your home is everyone’s goal. Should be easy, right? However, we all know that creating a spot to relax takes a lot of work! Living rooms get more use than any other room in the house and need to be able to flex to accommodate multiple needs without requiring a great deal of effort. With this in mind, here are some great idea generators and solutions that will assist with making your living room the center of comfort, laughter, relaxation and making memories!

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25 Lighting Tips for Seniors
Posted on June 08, 2015 by Steve Brielmaier | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - 25 Lighting Tips for Seniors
Aging eyes are only half as effective as a younger pair.  Older eyes have trouble seeing distances, distinguishing colors and looking at small fonts and other details. The glare that younger people do not mind is a major setback for older people because of their sensitivity to it. All these complications come along with age. Proper lighting becomes the most important tool to help seniors maintain their active lifestyle.  Inadequate lighting makes it harder to do daily tasks and can be really unsafe.   With a few adjustments, seniors can see better, live safer and happier lives.  First let’s look at what is happening to our eyes as we age.

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Energy Saving Lighting Tips
Posted on June 05, 2015 by Ed L | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - Energy Saving Lighting Tips
The biggest question we get these days is “What can I do to save on my electric bill?” We’ve found that most people want to conserve, but not if it costs lots of money or if the light doesn’t meet their standards. Today’s energy efficient lighting options are economical and provide superior light. Here are some great ways you can reduce your energy consumption and save $ today.

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Pendant Lighting Basics
Posted on May 28, 2015 by Ed L | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - Pendant Lighting Basics
Pendant lights are usually 9 inches or more in diameter. Some might call them chandeliers, but pendants are usually more contained and less "sprawling" than a chandelier. If you are looking for a smaller pendant, check out our mini-pendants. Pendant lights are commonly available in single or multiple pieces that ensure a distinctive appeal and alluring effect. The intensity of light required to illuminate any area can be decided by the choice of bulb used in the lighting fixture. Pendant fixtures are used with dim and natural lights to give the best possible effect to any room.

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Sconce Lighting Basics
Posted on May 27, 2015 by Ed L | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - Sconce Lighting Basics
The term “sconce” implies an ornamental bracket fixed to the wall with an electric light or candle. Don't think of a french pastry, Wall sconces have been used to light hallways and for general lighting purposes since its inception. Wall sconces can be used to suit the personal taste and décor of any room such as: hallways, bedrooms, stairways, dining rooms, living rooms and bathrooms. Wall sconces are also used in commercial spaces such as: museums, art galleries, trade show exhibits, offices, restaurants, taverns, hotel rooms etc.

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Tips for Lamps
Posted on May 26, 2015 by Ed L | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - Tips for Lamps
Table lamps, for instance, are popular additions to any living room. They can be used to adorn a simple chair side end table, as well as bring focal emphasis to any room that lacks one. Table lamps also provide a direct source of lighting where it is needed, particularly when you need the extra brightness for reading or sewing. Bedside lamps are also good additions to bedrooms, when you need only one specific area of the room lighted. 

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Effective Kitchen Lighting
Posted on May 26, 2015 by Ed L | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - Effective Kitchen Lighting
Pendant lights are some of the most common lighting fixtures used in the kitchen. They are efficient task lights, providing direct sources of light on a work area. Our pendant lights come from only the leading companies in the lighting industry, built to last with ruthless performance as well as an eye for artistic appeal. Recessed lighting as well, when placed under kitchen cabinets, is also typical of kitchen lighting fixtures.

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Lighting Function Basics
Posted on May 26, 2015 by Ed L | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - Lighting Function Basics
There are 3 types of lighting that combine to provide your home with a complete lighting plan: task lighting; accent lighting; and ambient or general lighting. A well lit room or space will have a pleasing and effective combination of each type.

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How to Install a Chandelier
Posted on May 23, 2015 by Ed L | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - How to Install a Chandelier

Install your light right, the first time with these tips:

  1. For this project we will need a Screwdriver and Wire Cutters.
  2. Go to the Breaker Box and turn off the power and lights. Make Sure light is off by checking the light switch.
See all the instructions here>

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