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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...
  • Style Guide: Rustic Lodge Lighting and Decor

    The Origins of the Rustic Style The rustic lodge decorating style is closely related to nature. It originated with the construction of primitive mountain cabins in Old World Europe. The cabins were located in remote areas where it is difficult to transport...
  • Lighting and Decor for Apartments or Condos

    Tricks for Living Big If you live in a small apartment or condo you know how challenging home decorating can be. Problems range from trying to squeeze an oversized sofa into a micro-sized space and home decor accessories built for a McMansion that...
  • 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...

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