Advice & Tips

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

  • How a Halogen Light Bulb Works

    We all know the story of the light bulb—lightning, a kite, a key. 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...
  • 5 Tips for Buying a Sofa

    Whether you're buying a sofa online or in a retail store, it's essential to know what to look for. A sofa is a large purchase, and choosing wisely means you'll be investing in a piece of furniture that will last you and your family for many...
  • 3 Must-Haves for Installing Low Voltage Landscape Lighting

    Low voltage landscape lighting is a great way to add value to your home and up its curb appeal while saving you money and minimizing energy use. All you need to get your system installed are the right lights, the proper transformer and cables. If you...
  • LED and Color Temperature Explained

    LED lighting is all the rage these days. It's energy efficient, long lasting and available in a wide variety of innovative shapes. But the thing that matters most to people when shopping for LED lights and bulbs is the actual color quality of the...
  • Picture Lights - A Bright Idea for Artwork

    Picture lights are the smart way to illuminate hanging artwork, framed photos, piano sheet music, and much more. With so many possible uses, we've assembled the tips below will help you determine which size, fixture type, and bulb type is right for...
  • Fountains - Buying Guide and Cleaning Tips

    (Please visit the site to view this video) Buy the Perfect Fountain with These Tips Whether used indoors or outside, a decorative water fountain is a great way to add a peaceful and relaxing accent to your home.They are quick to set up and easy...
  • Smart Home Wireless Remote Control Dimmers and Apps

    The Well Connected Smart Home Take lighting control to a whole new level with a convenient, energy-saving solution that installs in minutes. Remote controls and app-controlled wireless dimming systems are the new way to control your home lighting...
  • 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...

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