Advice and Tips

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

  • All the Extras: Landscape Lighting Types

    Get the most out of your low voltage landscape system by adding specialty lights. From deck light designs to submersible pool lights, there are designs for every corner of the yard to help you achieve a layered look. Here are a few types to consider...
  • How to Install Your Low Voltage Lighting in 3 Easy Steps

    Landscape lighting is a great way to add value and curb appeal to your yard. Needing only a transformer, cables and lights, your low voltage lighting system can be very easy to install when following these three simple steps: Step 1 - Plan Start...
  • 5 Things to Know Before You Buy Landscape Lighting

    Installing low voltage landscape lighting is a fairly easy DIY job. Here are 5 things to consider before you get started: You’ll need three things: a transformer, cable, and the lights themselves. Remove the guesswork by choosing a complete...
  • Grow Lights for Indoor Plants - Getting Started

    Grow Plants Year Round Delicious tomatoes in the dead of winter? Award winning violets? Fresh garden herbs all year round? Grow lights for indoor plants make it possible to cultivate indoor plants such as these any time of year in any climate. By...
  • Get a Shade - The One Step Room Makeover

    Update Your Decor with a New Lamp Shade The right lamp shade can provide an instant new look to freshen up old furnishings or match a new paint décor. Coordinating a new shade to an existing base is fairly easy. All you need to do is keep in...
  • Swing Arm Lamps and Wall Lamps - Style and Function in One

    Swing Arm Style Meets Function Adjustable and adaptable, swing arm lamps and wall lights add both function and a dash of style to any decor. Functional swing arm lamps , like the one pictured above, feature an adjustable arm that pivots and swings...
  • How to Size a Lamp Shade

    How to Measure a Shade When shopping for new lamp shades on our site or in our stores, you'll see shades listed with different measurements. These measurements are always listed the same way; the distance in inches across the top, across the bottom...
  • Ceiling Fan Quality - Parts Make a Difference

    Ceiling fan quality is a major factor when looking to buy a new fan. To make sure you get the design which best suits your personal needs, here's our guide to the various ceiling fan parts and how they impact quality, performance and the look of the...
  • Lumens - the Key to Buying New Replacement Light Bulbs

    What are Lumens? There has been a lot in the news recently about new light bulbs such as LEDs. While it is true that LEDs are much more efficient than other bulbs, what gets overlooked is the way that new bulb technologies force us into new ways of...
  • 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...

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