Advice and Tips

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

  • All About Doorbells and Chimes

    Doorbells and Door Chimes Ding Dong! It's the sound that announces the arrival of guests, joyfully alerting you to the presence of friends and family. Or, maybe it's just the UPS guy. Either way, the doorbell is an indispensable part of...
  • 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...
  • How a CFL Light Bulb Works

    The Standard Light Bulb For over 100 years, the standard light bulb has been of one type—incandescent. A wonder of the modern world, Thomas Edison’s elegantly simple invention is reliable, inexpensive, and everywhere. Enter the CFL Bulb...
  • All About Bathroom Exhaust Fans

    The Bath Exhaust Fan - An Integral Part of Your Bathroom Bathroom exhaust fans are an essential part of bathroom design. Moisture can cause significant problems inside your home, and exhaust ceiling fans and exhaust wall fans are the best way to keep...
  • Schoolhouse Style Lighting

    Endearing Nostalgia Schoolhouse lighting has a subconscious, sentimental appeal for many of us. Childhood hours spent daydreaming at school on a rainy afternoon beneath the golden glow of a pendant light are evoked with this understated style. An...
  • A History of Tiffany Lighting

    The Roots of Tiffany Style Just as the Arts & Crafts lighting movement was a byproduct of the machine age, so too was the Tiffany style of lighting and decor that arose in America during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The results were...
  • Style Guide: Art Deco Lighting and Decor

    Fisher Building Lobby (1928), Detroit, Michigan The Roots of Art Deco Style This article is an exploration of the style of architecture and decor that came to be known as Art Deco. Born in the early part of 20th century, it has become one of the...
  • Questions With: Varaluz Lighting

    A Talk with Ron Henderson of Varaluz Lighting Varaluz Lighting is a new lighting design line that features recycled materials, sustainable materials and a fashion-forward contemporary look. Ron Henderson, President of Varaluz Lighting, is...
  • Style Guide: Tiffany Lighting and Decor

    What is Tiffany Lighting Style? The Tiffany style of lighting and decor arose during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This tradition of beautiful art glass shared a hand-crafted aesthetic with the concurrent Arts & Crafts movement. The...
  • Tips for Buying an Office Chair

    Choosing the Perfect Office Desk Chair With so many options, choosing the right office chair can seem overwhelming. Some office or desk chairs are designed for infrequent, brief utility while others are made for daily, heavy usage. And then there...

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