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How-To's & Tips - Choosing decorative lighting

Choosing decorative lighting

Best Lights are known for their energy-efficient products, as well sturdy durability built into their lighting fixtures designed to keep your lamps and lightbulbs working great throughout the years. Choosing products from Best Light is a cost-effective, practical option, especially if you’re looking to decorate several rooms in a house with lighting fixtures. Aside from being environmentally-friendly, their products are also visually appealing, retaining a sense of innovative artistry that is clear in their clean-cut designs. 

How-To's & Tips - Energy Saving Lighting Tips

Energy Saving Lighting Tips

The biggest question we get these days is “What can I do to save on my electric bill?” We’ve found that most people want to conserve, but not if it costs lots of money or if the light doesn’t meet their standards. Today’s energy efficient lighting options are economical and provide superior light. Here are some great ways you can reduce your energy consumption and save $ today.
How-To's & Tips - Lighting Function Basics

Lighting Function Basics

There are 3 types of lighting that combine to provide your home with a complete lighting plan: task lighting; accent lighting; and ambient or general lighting. A well lit room or space will have a pleasing and effective combination of each type.
How-To's & Tips - Caring for Tiffany glass

Caring for Tiffany glass

LampsUSA only sells GENUINE TIFFANY GLASS shades. But even true glass is sometimes mistaken for a plastic. Why? Because when you tap it it sounds like plastic. In reality it has this sound because of the construction technique. Art glass is poured out as a liquid into thin sheets allowed to cool then cut into different sizes and shapes. Then when the pieces of Art glass are totally encased in the copper bead, it tends to dull the sound.
How-To's & Tips - 8 Secrets to Managing Home Improvement Like a Boss!

8 Secrets to Managing Home Improvement Like a Boss!

May is National Home Improvement Month! And there is no better time than right now to start planning your next home improvement project.
How-To's & Tips - Lighting Tips Lamp Placement

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.
How-To's & Tips - Bathroom Lighting 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. . 

How-To's & Tips - Lighting: CFL

Lighting: CFL

CFLs perform best in open fixtures that allow airflow, such as table and floor lamps, wall sconces, pendants, and outdoor fixtures.

For recessed fixtures, it is better to use a reflector CFL than a spiral CFL since the design of the reflector evenly distributes the light down to your task area.

If a light fixture is connected to a dimmer or three-way socket fixture, you'll need to use a special ENERGY STAR qualified CFL designed to work in these applications. Make sure to look for CFLs that specify use with dimmers or three-way fixtures.X
How-To's & Tips - Dorm decorating tips

Dorm decorating tips

No matter where you are in your college career, your dorm or apartment is going to be your home away from home for most of the year. You want to make sure that the space is comfortable, and that it reflects your personality.
How-To's & Tips - The 4 Light Home Makeover

The 4 Light Home Makeover

Always start with the greatest impact area. As guests arrive they will notice your front entry lights, not just guests but everyone who even drives by your home. A well lit front entry makes an inviting and impressive statement and enables you to greet your guests with confidence. If you have single front entry fixture next to your door, consider replacing it with a matching wall lanterns to give your home a great warm look just by replacing your front entry fixtures you can get a "Big Bang for your Buck".

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