Advice and Tips

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

  • 10 Recessed Lighting Tips

    Learning About Recessed Lighting Ready to install some recessed lights? These quick tips can help you avoid common blunders and unnecessary ceiling damage when installing new recessed lighting or updating an older system. 10 Tips to Get You Started...
  • Lighting for Readers

    Books and Lighting Where do you like to read? Is it on a cushy armchair in your den? Propped up in bed on a mound of pillows? Or lounging on your favorite sofa? Wherever you like to curl up with a favorite book, all that reading can exhaust the eyes...
  • 5 Lighting Items That Pay For Themselves

    Lighting That Helps You Get What You Pay For! Here's a quick list of lighting items that, in time, will pay for themselves and help you save money. From 1 to 5, they are... 1. CFLs and LEDs Nothing tops these types of bulbs when it comes...
  • 5 Features to Look for in a Ceiling Fan

    Ceiling Fan Buying Tips Buying a fan doesn’t have to be complicated. We spoke with LAMPS PLUS ceiling fan buyer Dee Dee Glazer to learn the secrets of choosing a fan that’s right for you. There are several important considerations to...
  • Fountains - Buying Guide and Cleaning Tips

    (Please visit the site to view this video) Buy the Perfect Fountain with These Tips Whether used indoors or outside, a decorative water fountain is a great way to add a peaceful and relaxing accent to your home.They are quick to set up and easy...
  • LED Lighting Explained - Shopping and Buying Tips

    Energy efficient. Long lifespan. There sure are a lot of exciting promises surrounding LED lighting these days. And a lot of buzzwords, too. Heard about lumens and color temperature? In the following paragraphs we'll break the subject down...
  • Under Cabinet Lighting Tips and Ideas

    Bright and Easy to Install Under-cabinet lighting will brighten any kitchen or work space, illuminating counter tops and offering great functionality and style. There are many designs for you to choose from, depending on your needs and cabinet or...
  • How a Halogen Light Bulb Works

    Roots of the Halogen Light Bulb - Incandescents 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, a glass bulb encloses...
  • Pantone Color of the Year

    Each year, Pantone, the global authority on color trends, announces its choice for color of the year. Colors are carefully chosen to express the spirit of the times, and are intended to be the definitive color signature for the year. The announcement...
  • Smart Home Wireless Remote Control Dimmers and Apps

    The Well Connected Smart Home Take lighting control to a whole new level with a convenient, energy-saving solution that installs in minutes. Remote controls and app-controlled wireless dimming systems are the new way to control your home lighting...

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