• LAMPS PLUS Professionals at the IBS

    Hello Everyone! I'm looking forward to offering my notes from the field on the Lamps Plus Light Post blog. I hope to be contributing on a regular basis in the weeks and months ahead. For my first posts, I'll be reporting from the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas. If you happen...
  • Interior Design in a Recession

    A recent New York Times article notes how the recession has impacted the interior design industry. From the article: "In a recent survey, the American Society of Interior Designers reported that 65 percent of its members said they were taking smaller projects than they once had, compared with...
  • Big Style in the Sooner State

    Builder Jeff Click, a member of our Lamps Plus Professionals program , sent us some great photos of a house he's just completed. The home is located in the SilverHawk development in Oklahoma City. Says Jeff, "You can check out a cool photo tour of some of your fixtures we've used...I...
  • IBS Update - This Year's Buzzword: LED LED LED LED

    The number one request at IBS this year was for LED bulbs and fixtures . This cost-conscious environment is making the energy-efficient LED even more appealing. Builders and remodelers are searching for the latest technology and the best light output. As manufacturers rush to meet this demand...
  • Lighting AKASHA

    The Illuminating Engineering Society is an organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of quality lighting. Its website is loaded with all kinds of great information for designers, architects and builders, including this case study about the lighting used in the 5-star AKASHA restaurant...
  • Lighting Design and Specification Services

    We've launched a brand new info page from the Lamps Plus Professionals' home/log-in about our professional trade Lighting Design and Specification Services . Our lighting specification team works on a range of construction projects, including multi–family homes, senior housing, retail...
  • Introducing New Blogger Jeff Emmerson

    I'd like to introduce a new Light Post blogger, Jeff Emmerson. Jeff is an eighteen-year veteran of Lamps Plus and a field consultant with our trade pricing program, Lamps Plus Professionals . We look forward to Jeff's insights into the challenging issues facing building, design and remodeling...
  • And Now for Some Good News

    As part of the Lamps Plus Professionals trade program, I survey media reports on real estate periodically to get a sense of any shifts in the currents. Recently there has been some very positive analysis indicating stability in the housing market. Take a look at this article from Builder Magazine...
  • Lighting Tips for Pros

    BuilderOnline.com has posted an account of lighting designer Randall Whitehead's presentation to professional builders at this year's KBIS show . One interesting quote: "What we want to see is soft, gentle lighting...Good lighting is subtle. It doesn’t scream at you." I'd...
  • The Secrets of Lighting Design and Specification Services, Part 1

    Timothy Haley is the head of our lighting design and specification services team. In the first of a two-part post, we ask him about the service and the concept of value engineering. Q: First off, how did you get your start in this business? I started my career working for a family-owned light distributor...
  • Recent LED Additions

    We are getting quite a few requests for LED lighting from our professional members these days and we adding new products at a steady pace. Since this is such a new field we are continually sourcing, testing, and trying out new products. Here is an overview of LED lighting we have added over the last...
  • More Secrets from the Specification Services, Part 2

    Here's part 2 of our talk with Tim Haley from our Lighting Design and Specification Services team. Q: Give us an example from a recent job of how you’ve helped on a development project. Typically I’m presented with a project where very little quality time has been expended reviewing...
  • 2013 Best Home Blog Nominees - Family Blogs

    We're thrilled to announce the 25 family blogs nominated in our 2013 Best Home Blog Awards . Cast your vote for your favorite interior design, DIY, family, and lifestyle blogs on Facebook and you'll be entered into our sweepstakes to win a $500 Lamps Plus online shopping spree! Here are the...
  • Turn Back the Clocks - It's Daylight Saving Time

    It's time to turn back the clocks! Daylight Saving Time happens tonight, so embrace that extra hour of sleep. Whether your home has classic kitchen wall clocks or stylish tabletop clocks , make sure each one gets turned back one hour before you fall asleep tonight. Image credit: Tom Crane for...
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