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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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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Tips on Gift-Giving
Posted on April 17, 2015 by Ed Lecciones | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - Tips on Gift-Giving
Gifts do not have to be expensive to be appreciated or appropriate. Gifts that show your time and effort are just as special as expensive ones. Mom was right, it's the thought that counts.

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Decorative Lighting Tips
Posted on March 30, 2015 by Daniel Brielmaier | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - Decorative Lighting Tips
Lighting is important not only just to see but to be seen. Decorative lighting adds warmth and charm to any space whether inside or out and is so much more than just light. The lamps and fixtures chosen can be statements of taste and elegance in addition to form and function. Decorative lighting can add character and brightness to even the most plain of settings.

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Where to begin?
Posted on March 08, 2015 by Daniel Brielmaier | 0 comments
How-To's & Tips - Where to begin?
Light fixtures are a perfect way to change the overall feel of any room setting. Builders and contractors often view lighting as an afterthought rather than a critical style element. The right lighting fixture can transform a room into something new, unique and exciting. LAMPSUSA offers a huge selection of the finest lighting products. LAMPSUSA carries the latest lighting styles from America's leading manufacturers including Quoizel, Uttermost, E.L.K., Kichler, Dale Tiffany, Designers Fountain, Quorum, Monte Carlo, Murray Feiss, Dolan Designs, Lite Source and more.

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