• Around the House Portland Podcast

    Tony Jump and store manager Mark Himebauch from our Portland, Oregon, Lamps Plus Clackamas-Portland store , made a Saturday radio appearance on the local KXL 750 Around the House show with Handyman Bob. The show covers home improvement tips, and this episode presents some general lighting tips and...
  • Aging-in-Place Remodeling

    Our LAMPS PLUS Professionals Team attended the 2007 Remodeling Show this past month in Las Vegas. They reported that there are still areas of growth within the remodeling sector. Aging-in-place remodels, which increase ease of accessibility and control for those with decreased dexterity, are becoming...
  • Light It Up on HGTV

    If you get HGTV, they are airing a special presentation show on lighting in home design called "Light It Up", hosted by designer Erinn Valencich. Last showing is this coming Sunday, January 20th, at 5pm ET/PT. You can Tivo it if you're watching the game! Light It Up HGTV Special
  • Solar Decathlon Home Design Winner

    David Pogue's Circuits column in the New York Times this week is about the Solar Decathlon competition . Sponsored by the Department of Energy, 20 college and university teams competed to design, build, and operate the most attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered house. The homes must be...
  • 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...
  • Sneak Look - Kathy Ireland on Dancing With the Stars

    The Insider has posted a video clip of Kathy Ireland and partner Tony Dovolani's private rehearsal for their "Dancing With The Stars" debut. The show begins Monday, September 21st on ABC. Click the link to view: Kathy Ireland Burns Up the Dance Floor and don't forget to vote early...
  • Dwell on Design in LA

    Dwell on Design is a three day festival of modern design featuring an exhibition, design conference, home tours and special events. If you're interested in modern design, this is the place to be! The event is happening at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Friday June 26th, 27th and 28th. Ticket...
  • Kathy Ireland on Dancing With the Stars

    Network ABC has announced the line-up for this season's Dancing With the Stars and supermodel, super-designer Kathy Ireland is among them. Other stars include Donny Osmond, singer Macy Gray, former Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin and actresses Melissa Joan Hart. Tune in for all the fun starting September...
  • Lights Out for Earth Hour This Saturday

    Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour to drawn attention to energy efficiency and the global sustainability movement. Last year, 50 million people switched off their lights, and global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge...
  • Bargain Lighting Deals at LAMPS PLUS OpenBox.com

    If you are looking for a great deal on lighting, check out our new OpenBox.com outlet. Everything here is a one-of-a-kind deal. On OpenBox we sell items that may have been returned to our warehouse, or items that have an open-box. Selection changes daily and all items are sold as-is on a first...
  • LED Bulbs in the News

    New York Times article from the floor of Lightfair International , the lighting industry's annual trade show. The word from the convention: LEDs. From the article; "Manufacturers displayed LEDs incorporated into large warehouse, garage and street-lighting fixtures, flexible light ribbons,...
  • Kathy Ireland Dances Off DWTS

    Well, it was fun while it lasted! Though she exited Dancing With The Stars Tuesday evening, Kathy said she "wouldn't change a minute of it." Read more about this week's DWTS results show at the LA Times blog Showtracker . Photo courtesy of ABC . Kathy Irleland lighting.
  • Changing Bulbs - LED vs. CFL Light Bulbs

    National Geographic magazine's cover story this month is a timely look at energy efficiency, Energy Conservation: It Starts At Home . One side-bar to the article talks about the LED bulbs vs. CFL bulbs issue - while LEDs are the bulbs of the future, they're expensive now in relation to CFL...
  • Opening Day

    Every year in spring we get a fresh start for the new year. Our scores are yet to be determined and we can hope for a better performance for the year. We no longer have to think about what did or didn't happen last season, we can simply plan for the performance ahead. Opening Day of Major League...
  • 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 50...
  • Wanna Buy a Lamp?

    Our big table lamp sale is going on now. You'll find 100s of lamps (and more) on sale through the 18th of October. I've got my eye on the Brushed Steel Finish Moderne Table Lamp ! Shop online or find a LAMPS PLUS store near you.
  • Energy Efficiency Data for Ceiling Fans

    Want to know just how energy efficient your new ceiling fan will be? That information will be easier to find thanks to new government guidelines for retailers. You'll notice an "Energy Information" box listed for all our ceiling fans. Airflow divided by electricity use gives us the airflow...
  • 176 Ceiling Lights Work Together

    This installation of 176 ceiling lights is currently on display in the lobby of a German Art School . Hung on a 11x14 meter curtain (about 1600 sq. feet), each light is positioned carefully to produce a precise, balanced composition. It's fantastisch! Check out the great photos...
  • Kathy Ireland in the House!

    We're excited to report that Kathy Ireland made a visit to our West LA store yesterday. She even took photos with our store's personnel. Kathy was highlighting items from her Kathy Ireland Home Collection following by an MSNBC news crew...
  • GloFab Fiber Optic Light Spheres

    GloFab is a Swedish company that's using fiber optics in a strikingly new way. This sphere caught our eye; it's made of a single strand of fiber optic cable that's been woven into an eye-catching design. Other applications have involved draping building storefronts, such as the Cartier flagship...
  • The News on Incandescent Bulbs

    Here's an interesting New York Times article about new research on incandescent bulbs . "For lighting researchers involved in trying to save the incandescent bulb, the goal is to come up with one that matches the energy savings of fluorescent bulbs while keeping the qualities that many consumers...
  • Ingo Maurer at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

    If you want to see experimental lighting and happen to be in New York this Fall, check out Provoking Magic, the Ingo Maurer exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt museum . The exhibit opened on September 18th and is up until January 27th. Mauer is known for work that defies the separation between design and...
  • 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...
  • Giclee Shades on the CBS Early Show

    Our custom-made giclee shades will be featured on the CBS Early Show tomorrow morning, January 6th. Bruce Littlefield , lifestyle authority and best-selling author, will be doing a segment on "great things to do with your family photos" and will be featuring our create-your-own giclee process...
  • What's New in Chandeliers

    Our staff design expert, Lynda Gould, was interviewed by Memphis Online about trends in chandelier design and decorating. What's hot? Mini pendants , swag chandeliers and contemporary chandeliers . And the bottom line: "I think chandeliers are still the grand dames -- they're still the...
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