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The kitchen is often the heart of a home. It’s not just where you come together to prepare and eat meals—it sometimes pulls double duty as a schoolwork station, or it can serve as a place to complete work projects or crafts. To accommodate all of these needs, your kitchen needs to have good, adaptable lighting. That means selecting the right lighting fixtures that both suit the space and provide the amount of light you need, where you need it. So, how do you choose the right kitchen light fixture(s)? Consider the kitchen When selecting a new lamp or lamps

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5 tips lighting small room space home decor interior design
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Bulky fixtures, scarce outlets, and a lack of ceiling and wall fixtures can hinder good lighting in any space, but they can make things especially tricky in a small room. Lighting is key to making a small space seem bigger than it is, as well as for creating a cozy and comfortable atmosphere. Shine some light into your cozy nooks, your vertically-challenged loft spaces, your tiny cubbyhole of a bed-, powder-, or living room with these tips: 1. Utilize low-profile wall and overhead fixtures In tight rooms, and especially those with low ceilings, limit your lamp selection to slim fixtures

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everything you need to know about track lighting
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Track lighting is an incredibly versatile, flexible option for lighting your home, but it’s also the type of thing many people would call “practical”—with the heavy implication that it is decidedly un-fun and not sexy. Some even claim it makes them feel like they’ve stepped back into the 80s (which could actually be considered a good thing, depending on who you are.) But thanks to its flexibility and simplicity, track lighting is experiencing something of a renaissance. So, what do you need to know about this lighting staple? A brief history of track lighting Track lighting was designed by Anthony

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brighten up home this winter oakfurnitureland
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The temperature is dropping, the days are getting shorter, and spending time outdoors is becoming less appealing. There’s no doubt about it—winter is here. We teamed up with Oak Furnitureland to share some of our most illuminating tips for how you can use lighting and home decor to brighten up your home this winter. Get our tips for: Featured Image Credit: Robert Smith, 2018.  Sarah LevisonSarah is a long-time employee of the Lightbulb Company, with a background in hospitality and a keen awareness of the important role lighting plays in our everyday lives. She has worn many hats at our

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10 creative home lighting ideas led strips
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Gone are the days of expensive and slow-to-warm-up cold white LED bulbs. The variety and selection of LEDs available today opens up a lot of creative options for illuminating your home. These highly efficient lamps now come in a wide range of colours, lumen levels, and shapes, including low-profile, flexible strips that are perfect for adding unique ambience to any space. LED strips are incredibly versatile and customizable, and they easily fit in all manner of places thanks to their adhesive backing or clips—as long as they are within reach of an electrical outlet and a surface they can attach

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how to light low ceilings
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Ceilings are considered ‘low’ when they are under 8 feet (2.4 metres) because of how little vertical space you have to play with before light fixtures start becoming a hazard to taller residents and guests. Whether they are in your attic, your basement, or your entire home, low ceilings can mean making compromises when it comes to your lighting design. Improperly lit low ceilings can easily result in inadvertent, unflattering pools of high-contrast lighting. Inconsistent or overly bright lighting can also make it harder to see what you are doing, especially in areas such as basements and attics—rooms that are

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Bright IdeasRoom by Room Guide to Lighting your Home

When it comes to lighting your home, every room has its own unique set of considerations, from fixture placement to bulb brightness and colour. Whether you’re simply looking for ways to improve your home lighting design or are creating a fresh lighting plan for a brand new home, our Room by Room Guide to Lighting your Home will help shed some light on common concerns, and help you craft a solution that works for you and your space. Sarah LevisonSarah is a long-time employee of the Lightbulb Company, with a background in hospitality and a keen awareness of the important

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how to dim leds
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You might be surprised to hear that LEDs and dimmable lighting are compatible, but it’s true—you can have energy efficient, adjustable low-level lighting with LEDs. LEDs simply work a little differently than incandescents, so they need some additional consideration to ensure they function properly. Let’s shine some light on how you can have the ambient lighting you want with LEDs. Dimming it Down Some LEDs will work with old dimmer switches, but they are more likely to encounter problems. This is because older switches are typically built using a type of dimming protocol called “mains dimming”, which was designed for

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design trend pendant lighting home
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Pendant lighting isn’t so much a lighting design trend as it is an enduring classic. The shifting popularity of various colours and materials may change the overall style, but thanks to its easy-to-update nature, pendant lighting remains a useful and versatile source of illumination in many homes. Let’s take a look closer look: Fixtures The overall silhouette of a pendant lamp remains largely unchanged despite other updates in style, so if it’s just the pendant you’re unhappy with, it’s easy to upgrade your current lamp with a new shade or cover. 2018 styles embrace an updated vintage look for pendant

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best practices lighting home office
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With working remotely on the rise, home offices are becoming more common. Whether you work from home and your home office is your primary workspace or you use your home office for gaming or to take care of household chores, it’s important to light these spaces properly. While you want to create an atmosphere you feel comfortable in that fits the flow of your home, lighting in your home office should do more than simply illuminate the space. When done properly, office lighting can help: Improve your home office lighting with these tips: Light in Layers To illuminate your home

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