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

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 an LED Light Bulb Works

    We Start with the Standard Light Bulb 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, and remains in use to this day. Enter 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...
  • 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 ornate...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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