Advice & Tips

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

  • LED Lighting Explained - Shopping and Buying Tips

    Energy efficient. Long lifespan. There sure are a lot of exciting promises surrounding LED lights for home these days. And a lot of buzzwords, too. Heard about lumens and color temperature? In the following paragraphs we'll break the subject...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 5 Things to Know Before You Buy Landscape Lighting

    Getting Started Installing low voltage landscape lighting is a fairly easy DIY job. Here are 5 things to consider before you get started: 1) You’ll Need Three Things: a Transformer, Cable, and the Lights The transformer is the heart...
  • How To Install Designer Ceiling Medallions

    Designer Repositionable Medallions Design professionals have long used decorative ceiling medallions to accent chandeliers and other types of ceiling fixtures. The newest type are peel and stick, designer repositionable ceiling medallions . These...
  • 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 decor. Coordinating a new shade to an existing base is fairly easy. All you need to do is keep in mind are...
  • Swing Arm Lamps and Wall Lamps - Style and Function in One

    Adjustable and adaptable wall lights and swing arm lamps add both style and functionality to your decor. But with so many options to choose from, which is right for you? Easy to Install Plug-In Wall Lamps Want an easy way to try out the wall...
  • How to Size a Lamp Shade

    How to Measure a Shade When shopping for new and replacement 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...
  • 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...

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