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Lampshade Buyer's Guide
Posted on May 06, 2015 by Steve Brielmaier | 2 comments
Buyer's Guides - Lampshade Buyer's Guide
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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Task Lamp Buyer's Guide
Posted on April 26, 2015 by Daniel Brielmaier | 0 comments
Buyer's Guides - Task Lamp Buyer's Guide

Having trouble sewing, reading, or typing because of inadequate and improper lighting? A task lamp should allow you to do these intricate and detailed work with the least eye strain and troubles. Such lamps have been specifically designed so that you are provided with proper illumination to efficiently perform task or hobbies that require extensive lighting.

Looking for the perfect task lamp does not have to be as hard as you might think it is. You only need to keep in mind a few factors and tips and you should be on your merry way of enjoying your new task lamp in your workplace.

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Accent Lamps Buyer's Guide
Posted on April 01, 2015 by Daniel Brielmaier | 0 comments
Buyer's Guides - Accent Lamps Buyer's Guide

Discover the secret your designer may not want you to know about: artwork looks 100% better with a little accent light focused on it. With the correct kind of lamp, what used to be an overlooked piece in your living area is transformed to become the central point. The subtle light that such lamps emit is perfect in highlighting key objects or focal areas in the room. 


Besides just providing a beam of focal light, accent lamps can also look pretty as decorative pieces. Most of them come with decorative details so they already serve as a piece of decor to add beauty to your space. You just have to pick the right one for you specific need and purpose and you should be good to go.

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Table Lamp Buyer's Guide
Posted on March 31, 2015 by Daniel Brielmaier | 0 comments
Buyer's Guides - Table Lamp Buyer's Guide
You probably appreciate the beauty of an exquisite table lamp in a friend's home, parade of homes, or art gallery. But you might not be certain what lamp will look great inside your home. Well, we have a few pointers to help you make a more informed choice.

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How to Buy a Wall Sconce
Posted on December 07, 2014 by Daniel Brielmaier | 0 comments
Buyer's Guides - How to Buy a Wall Sconce
Wall Sconces offer a unique lighting quality that overhead and portable lighting can not offer. Sconces have a distinct aesthetic quality that instantly changes the atmosphere of any living space. Wall sconces come in a wide variety of styles for an array of lighting and décor needs. As such, you might need some help regarding how to buy a wall sconce. There are different kinds of materials wall sconces can be made from, brass, wood, and iron, are some of the more popular, although other materials are use too. Depending on several factors, you need to select the right sconce that will blend perfectly with the space you intend to decorate or illuminate.

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Full Spectrum Buyer's Guide
Posted on July 25, 2014 by Daniel Brielmaier | 0 comments
Buyer's Guides - Full Spectrum Buyer's Guide

Full Spectrum lamps harness the full range of UV light that the sun provides. Full spectrum lamps cast a clean and true light, and effectively emulates the sun. This is especially useful for those who benefit from this type of light. Artists, readers, craftspeople, or those who are unable to spend much time in natural sunlight benefit from balanced, full spectrum lamps

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Floor Lamps Buyer's Guide
Posted on July 25, 2014 by Daniel Brielmaier | 0 comments
Buyer's Guides - Floor Lamps Buyer's Guide

If you need adequate ambient light for a larger room and don't want to hire an electrician, floor lamps are your best bet. These convenient lighting fixtures can be placed near chairs, couches, and tables to serve as a task light. They can also be moved from one area or another, wherever additional illumination is needed. Plus, giving it a whole new look is as quick as changing its shade. 

The problem is that there are thousands of floor lamps in various styles, colors, and materials imaginable. This might be a good thing, considering that you will have more options for your finicky standards but such wide range can also be a cause for a massive headache, as you will have a hard time choosing that one perfect floor lamp that will work best for your needs as well as for your room’s existing décor.

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Desk Lamp Buyer's Guide
Posted on July 25, 2014 by Daniel Brielmaier | 0 comments
Buyer's Guides - Desk Lamp Buyer's Guide

The right desk lamp can be a helpful tool for your office, library, or study room. These lamps do more than just provide lighting, they can also create an environment best suited for working without straining and stressing the eyes. A good desk lamp should possess the perfect balance of function and form, and holds the necessary features that are best suited for your tasks.

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Pendant Lighting Buyer's Guide
Posted on July 25, 2014 by Daniel Brielmaier | 0 comments
Buyer's Guides - Pendant Lighting Buyer's Guide
Pendants have become increasingly popular when current kitchen trends moved to an open floor plan, placing the kitchen into the public area and increasing its usage as a gathering space. Pendants help break up the open space and provided comfortable lighting with a dramatic visual impact. They are designed as great decorative lighting, which says a lot about your personal style. Decorative lighting is meant to be seen and add huge visual style to a room. Because of this, pendants come in a large array of colors, designs, and sizes.

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Full Spectrum Lamp Buyer's Guide
Posted on July 25, 2014 by Daniel Brielmaier | 0 comments
Buyer's Guides - Full Spectrum Lamp Buyer's Guide
Nothing compares to natural light – that is, the light that comes from the sun. Right? Maybe not. It is a good thing that there is a man-made light that effectively mimics this, allowing you to enjoy it even when the sun does not decide to shine on a given day. This is light that comes from a full spectrum lamp.

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Ceiling Fan Buyer's Guide
Posted on July 25, 2014 by Daniel Brielmaier | 0 comments
Buyer's Guides - Ceiling Fan Buyer's Guide

Choosing the right ceiling fan is more than just picking the right style and color. There are some key points that you want to keep in mind so that you make sure you get the right fan- so you not only cool your room correctly and efficiently, but you get years of use and enjoyment from your fan. Use our ceiling fan guide to help pick the perfect fan for your home.

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