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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7 Home Improvement Projects You Can Finish in a Day!
Posted on May 21, 2015 by Stephen Twining | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - 7 Home Improvement Projects You Can Finish in a Day!
Seven easy home improvement projects that can be finished in a day. From your front door through every room in the house, you'll find a project that will enhance your home, improve your life and give you a sense of accomplishment. All you need is one day to make your home a happier place!

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Decorating with Lighting
Posted on May 14, 2015 by Daniel Brielmaier | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - Decorating with Lighting
Welcome to the wonderful world of lighting. See what you can do with a couple of lighting fixtures that take your home and make it to the stage. There are several kinds of lighting fixtures that can add charm and elegance to a simple residence, especially if you know how to make use of simple downward and upward lighting concepts.

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Lighting Tips Lamp Placement
Posted on May 13, 2015 by Ed Lecciones | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - Lighting Tips Lamp Placement
  1. For reading, place lamp alongside your shoulder, with the bottom of the shade even with your head. Extra tall lamps should be moved back 2 feet if possible.
  2. Use several lamps in a room to avoid shadows and dark areas. (One standard lamp will illuminate 40-50 square feet.)
  3. Desk lamps should focus light on the work surface and be adjustable. The light should be about 15 inches from your desktop.

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Kitchen Lighting Basics
Posted on May 08, 2015 by Daniel Brielmaier | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - Kitchen Lighting Basics
Kitchen lights need to be bright, straightforward, and “down-to-business”. Depending on the layout of your kitchen, finding the right lights can help increase efficiency and attractiveness of your work area. LampsUSA has a variety of effective kitchen lighting products that will help you maximize the use of kitchen islands, granite counter-tops, and under-the-cabinet spaces.

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Comply with California Title 20
Posted on May 07, 2015 by Daniel Brielmaier | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - Comply with California Title 20
Part of a far-reaching state mandate issued by the California Energy Commission governing appliance efficiency regulations, Title 20 has put into place official requirements for lighting retailers in the state, and manufacturers across North America that do business with California customers.

The lighting-related goals behind Title 20 — passed in December 2008 — are to reduce average statewide electrical energy consumption by not less than 50 percent from the 2007 levels for indoor residential lighting, and not less than 25 percent from the 2007 levels for indoor commercial and outdoor lighting by 2018.

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Why Lighting Matters - Lighting Tips
Posted on May 06, 2015 by Ed Lecciones | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - Why Lighting Matters - Lighting Tips
Sure, we could tell you that Lighting is essential because without it, we are all sitting around in the dark. And we acknowledge that even poorly designed lighting lets you see. But lighting is really a "quality-of-life" issue. Do you want to feel proud of your home and do you appreciate how a well conceived space can make you feel better about today? At its core, effective lighting CAN make your life dramatically more enjoyable. Lighting impacts your mood. Poorly conceived lighting will create an instant negative vibe. And great lighting can lift you up without you even knowing why.

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Bathroom Lighting Tips
Posted on May 05, 2015 by Ed Lecciones | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - Bathroom Lighting Tips

Great Bathroom lighting is achieved from several layers of light.  Vanity lights should be complimented with recessed, natural and if you have room, a semi flush light. . 

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Find the Perfect Lamp Shade Shape
Posted on May 05, 2015 by Steve Brielmaier | 1 comment
How-To's & Tips - Find the Perfect Lamp Shade Shape
The SHAPE of the shade will help determine its style and your enjoyment.  Shade shapes each have their origin and purpose.  Shades are divided into 4 main groups:  Drums, Empire, Bell, and Coolie.  When you go beyond the 4 basic groups, you will see some adventurous lampshade shapes such as square, cut-corner, gallery, oval and scalloped.

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How to Discover Your Lighting Style
Posted on April 29, 2015 by Daniel Brielmaier | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - How to Discover Your Lighting Style
Determining your favorite Lighting Style can be challenging. At LampsUSA, we don't believe in "pigeon-holing" people into a limiting, narrow definition of style. Today's eclectic influences mean most of us draw from several styles when decorating your home. While you might not immediately know the difference between Baroque and Neoclassical Mediterranean, most of us know instantly what we like. So to make shopping easier for you, we have tried to group our styles by look, rather than sticking blindly to a more "historically accurate" categorization of light styles.

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