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Lighting Guide Index

The goal of our home lighting guides is to give you the information you need to make informed lighting decisions.

From tips and how-to's, to comprehensive buyer's guides, and lighting galleries, we try to take the guesswork out of buying lighting. Shopping for lighting requires many special considerations that frankly, most of us are unaware of. Our lighting guides are here to make you an informed customer & to provide you the tools you need.

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In Buyer's Guides: Lampshade Buyer's Guide

Posted on May 10, 2016 by Paul West | 6 comments
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Consider the Use

Reading lamps need a wider shade to provide plenty of light. 

Consider the Room - What is the color and style of your room? Will the lamp have a starring role or compliment its surroundings?

Consider the Bulb
Be sure you have 2-3 inch separation from bulb to shade, especially for higher wattage bulbs. Be sure the top opening is wide enough to vent the heat. Compact Fluorescent bulbs are great for most lamps because they burn cooler, but you may need larger harp since CFL's are taller than standard light bulbs.

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In Blog: Top 10 Lighting Trends for 2016 (#7 is truly revolutionary)

Posted on February 19, 2016 by Steve Brielmaier | 1 comment
Blog - Top 10 Lighting Trends for 2016  (#7 is truly revolutionary)

An Insider notebook from the 2016 Dallas Lightovation tradeshow.

The next time you go shopping for a new light fixture, you may be stunned by the innovation in technology and the bold styles you discover.  The lighting industry is experiencing explosive change as designers explore new materials and apply new technology to a perhaps mundane market.  Here are the most interesting and impactful trends that you will notice in the next few years:

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