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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 Lighting Galleries: Sunset Drive Collection

Posted on July 14, 2014 by Steve Brielmaier | 0 comments
Lighting Galleries - Sunset Drive Collection
Geometric shapes and textures give an organic feel to the modern forms of Sunset Drive Collection from Murray Feiss. Glowing with contemporary glamour, these lights feature graceful and sleek lines, complemented by its beautiful materials. Cylindrical pearlescent glass shades with hand applied striated finish combined with steep arms are just some of the beautiful attributes of these pieces. The Corinthian bronze finish beautifully complements a natural color palette for a subtle yet powerful presence. A fabulous lighting accent, the Murray Feiss Sunset Drive series is a great wonderful addition to any part of your home.

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In Blog: Practice What You Pin: DIY Lampshade

Posted on October 20, 2016 by Cody Baertschi | 0 comments
Blog - Practice What You Pin: DIY Lampshade

Practice What You Pin. As part of this ideology, LampsUSA will be handcrafting DIY lampshades, DIY table lamps, and other DIY lamps.

LampsUSA is a company that is highly active in the Pinterest community. The whole staff loves seeing the innovative and creative lighting ideas/concepts conjured up all over the world. 

In a sort of arts and crafts alchemy, Pinterest users have brought to light great repurposing, hacking, and reshaping ideas that have transformed the way the LampsUSA creative team thinks about the company’s products.

The spirit of DIY lamps and DIY lampshades is especially cool.

It’s because of this creative spark that the team has decided to roll up its sleeves and do its best to practice what they pin.

Round One – DIY Lamp Shade Redecoration

LampsUSA offers a colorful array of discount lamp shades for sale. This is not about those shades.

The LampsUSA staff grabbed a handful of economy shades that were simple in both color and shape.

4x6x6 Brown / Parchment Chandelier Clip-On DIY Lampshade


The team used a sharpie and doodled a quick contour map (not to scale) to take advantage of the vintage map paper aesthetics already in place.


5x8x7 Black CLIP ON Empire Hard Back DIY Lampshade

New desk lamp with cloud accents

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The team used a crafter's knife to cut out cloud shapes, then used spray paint to paint shade from black to midnight blue. Using a can of spray on adhesive, the team applied some parchment paper to create translucent white clouds.


5x8x7 Empire Linen Edison Clip-On Lamp Shade 

Starting with some masking tape, the team created a fun pattern on the shade

Cody painted a lamp shade, turned into a #pinterestfail. #quoizel #lampshade #lightning

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For this project, the team created a make-shift paint booth and wore proper protection of course.

Paint issues came up due to lack of expertise, so the team changed gears on the fly and added in some acrylics to cover up the runny spray paint.

So-so results aesthetically speaking – best result was the fun in creating it.

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