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

  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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