Advice & Tips

Find the information you need for your next lighting or decor project with articles from the Lamps Plus experts.

  • All You Need to Know About LED Lighting (in Pictures!)

    We've been hearing from our customers a lot lately regarding LED lighting. Is it really as efficient as people say? How does it look? What is it best used for? So we made this handy infographic: Of course there's even more to know about...
  • 5 Tips for Buying an Accent Chair

    An accent chair (also called an occasional chair or side chair) can provide extra seating and complete the design of a living room or bedroom in a stylish way. It's important to know what to look for whether you're shopping for accent chairs...
  • Mirror Buying Guide

    Decorative wall mirrors can serve as versatile styling accents for any room in your home. On a bare wall, they can serve as an understated and classic focal point while grouping smaller designs in different sizes together can create a gallery wall collage...
  • Quick Guide: Buying a Ceiling Fan

    Want to stir things up around the house this summer? Add a ceiling fan! Ceiling fans do more than just bring about breezes. Designed with the latest home decor trends in mind, these overhead fans move in fashionable circles. New Choices in...
  • How a Halogen Light Bulb Works

    We all know the story of the light bulb—lightning, a kite, a key. Over 100 years ago, Thomas Edison invented the incandescent light bulb. Simple, elegant and cheap, it quickly became the standard way to turn electricity into light. In the design...
  • 5 Tips for Buying a Sofa

    Whether you're buying a sofa online or in a retail store, it's essential to know what to look for. A sofa is a large purchase, and choosing wisely means you'll be investing in a piece of furniture that will last you and your family for many...
  • Track Lighting Buying Guide

    For a flexible, adaptable, customizable interior lighting solution, nothing beats track lighting. In this article, you'll discover the basics of track lighting, the different sorts of systems that are available, and what to keep in mind when purchasing...
  • 3 Must-Haves for Installing Low Voltage Landscape Lighting

    Low voltage landscape lighting is a great way to add value to your home and up its curb appeal while saving you money and minimizing energy use. All you need to get your system installed are the right lights, the proper transformer and cables. If you...
  • LED and Color Temperature Explained

    LED lighting is all the rage these days. It's energy efficient, long lasting and available in a wide variety of innovative shapes. But the thing that matters most to people when shopping for LED lights and bulbs is the actual color quality of the...
  • Picture Lights - A Bright Idea for Artwork

    Picture lights are the smart way to illuminate hanging artwork, framed photos, piano sheet music, and much more. With so many possible uses, we've assembled the tips below will help you determine which size, fixture type, and bulb type is right for...

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