Advice and Tips

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

  • 5 Lighting Items That Pay For Themselves

    Lighting That Helps You Get What You Pay For! Here's a quick list of lighting items that, in time, will pay for themselves and help you save money. From 1 to 5, they are... 1. Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) Nothing tops CFLs when it comes to energy efficiency, light output quality, versatility...
  • How a CFL Light Bulb Works

    The Standard Light Bulb For over 100 years, the standard light bulb has been of one type—incandescent. A wonder of the modern world, Thomas Edison’s elegantly simple invention is reliable, inexpensive, and everywhere. Enter the CFL Bulb But technology marches on, and certain drawbacks...
  • Using a Dimmer with Fluorescent Lights

    Dimming Fluorescent and CFL Lights It is possible to dim both fluorescent and CFL bulb systems, but each requires a different approach and special hardware. Jeff Emmerson of our LAMPS PLUS Professionals trade pricing program says that, "It is much less expensive and more convenient to dim fluorescent...
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