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Farmhouse Kitchen Design Trends

Kitchens are the most important part of the house, no matter what kind of style you chose for the décor. The Farmhouse Aesthetic Kitchen is the evergreen and welcoming design that is always better than any other style. The three different styles of Farmhouse kitchens are Chic Style, Modern Style, and Classic Style. The natural vibe and feel of the Classic Style make it the most popular of the three styles.

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Lighting Design of the Week: Kuzco Lighting Synergy Collection

Lighting Design of the Week: Kuzco Lighting Synergy Collection

Our #lighting Design of the Week goes to the Kuzco Lighting Synergy collection. This beautiful lighting collection comes in nine different sizes and three different finishes including Antique Brass, Black, and Antique Silver. This entire Kuzco Lighting collection is equipped with highly efficient LED’s that are 3000K. This collection was designed to look like piano keys falling through the air and it truly looks elegant! You can purchase this collection as a wall sconce, vanity sconce, chandelier, pendant light, linear pendant, and flush mount! The versatility of this collection is extraordinary.

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Design Home Cheats using Lighting Accessories

When you think of romantic lighting, crystal chandeliers, dimmed lights, and candles come to mind. You can go that way to adorn your home and create a romantic aura, but romantic lighting is more than just chandeliers, dimmed lights, and candles. Basically, romantic lighting should have the power to flatter both room and people. Here are some romantic lighting tips to assist you in creating the perfect romantic aura:

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New Lighting Guide: How to clean Crystal Chandeliers

If you’re looking to keep the crystal chandelier you just purchased shining year after year then understand there is a little bit of maintenance and cleaning that needs to be done in order for this to happen. We’re here to give you some great tips on how to clean your crystal chandeliers including the individual crystals as well as the fixture frame itself. Here are our top tips to cleaning crystal chandeliers:

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Light Your Home with Trendy Interior Design Styles using LEDs by the ALA

Light Your Home with Trendy Interior Design Styles using LEDs by the ALA

With the increased availability and fixture styles for LED lighting, which is deemed safer, sturdier, and more durable than CFL light bulbs by the Department of Energy, it is quickly becoming a go-to lighting source for all areas of the home. That also means LEDs are an efficient and effective light source for layering.

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What Happens When an LED Reaches the End of Its Rated Life?

What Happens When an LED Reaches the End of Its Rated Life?

LED lights are the latest and greatest innovation in lighting technology, and the truth is; they’re worth the hype. They do all of the things you want your lightbulb to do but better than you could hope.

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Time to make the switch from Fluorescents or Incandescent to LEDs?

Time to make the switch from Fluorescents or Incandescent to LEDs?

Though more expensive than traditional incandescent bulbs, by comparison, LEDs have myriad advantages, including extremely long-life spans and the ability to be incorporated into any fixture design. We’ll explore some tips given to us by our friends at the American Lighting Association below!

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Do they make light fixtures for ceiling fans?

Do they make light fixtures for ceiling fans?

As technology rapidly evolves in the lighting and home décor industry, the different options of Ceiling Fans offered by Manufacturers have increased tremendously! When purchasing a ceiling fan, some of the main concerns a designer attempts to address are usually airflow, but one thing people don’t really consider when purchasing a ceiling fan is that they can also be used for room lighting as well! A trendy design style these days is replacing a ceiling light fixture with a ceiling fan with lights. That way you can achieve multiple goals, whether that be for lighting or for airflow.

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7 Ceiling Light Designs that Will Enhance Your Living Space

7 Ceiling Light Designs that Will Enhance Your Living Space

They’re perfect for task lighting, able to be lined up over kitchen islands or dining room tables, and they can also function great as ambient lights, especially when paired with other pendant lights. They’re also great for high ceilings, as you can have them hang down at the perfect length for your intended look.

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AC Vs DC Motor Ceiling Fans

AC Vs DC Motor Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are a must have for any home. Their versatility is almost unprecedented in terms of items that you would typically find in a house or apartment. First of all, they take up almost zero space in a home. Vertical space is usually the most abundant, and this is all that ceiling fans require. Second, they can help cool, heat, displace smoke, and remove smells from any room.

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Do I Need to Buy an Additional Hanging Chain/Rod with My New Ceiling Fixture?

Do I Need to Buy an Additional Hanging Chain/Rod with My New Ceiling Fixture?

Lights are the heart and soul of any home. They provide the life, color, visual drama, feeling of safety, and literal ability to physically function inside of an apartment or house. They make it easier to cook, work, read, work on home projects, shave, brush your teeth, and get dressed in the morning. A home without lights is equivalent to a car without an engine. It just won’t work the way it was meant to!

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Commonly Asked Questions about Quoizel Lighting

Commonly Asked Questions about Quoizel Lighting

We're here to answer all of your questions about Quoizel Lighting! Check out our article for tips on installation, dimming, selection, pricing, and more!

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Remodeling Your Kitchen Lighting

Remodeling Your Kitchen Lighting

Ready for a redo? Many homeowners resolve to kick start a new year by making improvements to themselves as well as their home. When it comes to home renovations, the first place on which most people focus their attention is the kitchen. According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), popular trends in finish-outs and appliances are impacting kitchen lighting choices.

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Top 5 Renovation Ideas for Your Small Business Office

Top 5 Renovation Ideas for Your Small Business Office

Renovating an office space can be hard work. As many people share this space, differences in opinions and ideas mean that it is hard to reach a consensus. However, the physical work environment plays a vital role in how productive and happy employees are. It is why over the years, office spaces have undergone many changes ranging from cubicles to the present wave of having foosball tables in larger offices. Even small businesses now seek to improve physical spaces keeping employee well-being in mind. Thus, this article will highlight 5 renovation ideas for your small business office.

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Ceiling Fan Rotation For Summer

Ceiling Fan Rotation For Summer

Depending on the Ceiling Fan that you have purchased, you will have the option to change the direction of the blades spin. For DC motor Ceiling Fans there should be an option either on your fan remote control or fan wall control to be able to reverse the direction of the fan blades. If you own an AC motor ceiling fan, please turn off your ceiling fan and then check on the physical motor itself for a switch to change the blade direction. The real question that we’ll be getting into is does ceiling fan direction matter and what way a ceiling fan is supposed to spin! Keep reading to get all the answers you’re looking for!

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Tips For Cleaning Your Home’s Light Fixtures

Tips For Cleaning Your Home’s Light Fixtures

Light fixtures can be tricky to clean, especially if you're just now considering adding them to your regular cleaning regimen. Fortunately, there are a variety of useful tips that can help you quickly and effectively clean all of the light fixtures in your house. A selection of these has been outlined in the following paragraphs. Hopefully, this brief guide will make it as simple as possible for you to begin adding your lamps, overhead lights, and even ceiling fans to your regular cleaning routine.

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Lighting Design of the Week: Modern Forms Chaos Pendant and Chandelier Collection

Lighting Design of the Week: Modern Forms Chaos Pendant and Chandelier Collection

Our #lighting Design of the Week goes to the Modern Forms Chaos Pendant and Chandelier Collection! This beautiful lighting collection comes in three different sizes and three different finishes including Aged Brass, Black, and Brushed Aluminum. This entire Modern Forms collection is equipped with highly efficient LED’s that are 3000K. This collection was designed to look like piano keys falling through the air and it truly looks elegant!

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Best Lighting Store Options in Florida

Best Lighting Store Options in Florida

Whether it is for your residential space or commercial space, the range of options on offer at a top class Florida Lighting store will certainly leave you speechless, but you don’t need to get flustered. The lighting specialists at any of these big stores will always be around to help you in choosing the kind of light that you have in mind. By the time you leave the store, you will have purchased the best piece of lighting in the budget that you had in mind.

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5 Possible Reasons Your LED Light Fixture or Bulb is Flickering

5 Possible Reasons Your LED Light Fixture or Bulb is Flickering

LED lights are all the rage in today’s lighting industry, and why wouldn’t they be? They’re simply a better bulb. They have an extremely high level of energy efficiency and a long life-span. Both of these aspects of LEDs help to make them cost effective and environmentally friendly

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The Best Ways to Update the Lighting on Your Patio or Exterior Landscape

The Best Ways to Update the Lighting on Your Patio or Exterior Landscape

Summer is coming to an end, and with it comes the start of the fall season. That means we can finally begin to look forward to crisp, colorful leaves, cool breezes, cozy sweaters, warm fires, and holiday fun. After all, there’s nothing better than settling in on your porch or patio with warm clothes and a cup of hot cider, watching the beautiful foliage and smelling that special scent in the autumn air.

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Why Is My Light Bulb Giving Off Heat?

Why Is My Light Bulb Giving Off Heat?

Light bulbs are an essential household item. In fact, they can be the very thing that turns an apartment or house into a home. They’re simultaneously able to provide a feeling of safety, highlight all of your well-crafted interior design, and allow you to do all of the things you enjoy within the confines of your own personal space. Light bulbs create ambient lighting for the entire room, task lighting for reading or working, and accent lighting for added illumination and style.

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Ceiling Fan Room Size and Ceiling Height Recommendations

Ceiling Fan Room Size and Ceiling Height Recommendations

If you’re looking to purchase a Ceiling Fan for your home, you’ve probably been asked about multiple different dimensions. From ceiling heights to room sizes, every detail is important when selecting the proper ceiling fan. Selecting the proper ceiling fan includes purchasing a small or large ceiling fan, a damp rated or wet rated outdoor ceiling fan, a hugger ceiling fan or a ceiling fan with downrods, or a ceiling fan with LEDs or no LEDs. For help with these details we’ve created some visuals for you to checkout to hopefully make the ceiling fan selection process that much easier! Check it out below!

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National Ceiling Fan Day 2019 Manufacturer Spotlight: Minka Aire Ceiling Fans

National Ceiling Fan Day 2019 Manufacturer Spotlight: Minka Aire Ceiling Fans

Minka Aire Ceiling Fans are a division of the Minka Group, a lighting manufacturer and distributor based out of Corona, California. The Minka Group has been around since the 1940’s and they operate a multitude of brands other than Minka Aire, such as Minka-Lavery, George Kovacs, The Great Outdoors, Metropolitan Lighting Fixture Company, and Ambience. While Minka Aire is the Minka Groups premier division for Ceiling Fans, all other brands operate in the Outdoor Lighting, Lamp Portables, Chandeliers, Wall Sconces, and Bathroom Lighting. Minka Aire is an extremely reputable company who has built their reputation on manufacturing quality products at realistic price points. All their fans also include ever evolving smart home technology that allow you to connect your ceiling fan to Amazon’s Alexa or Googles Home assistant by easily using a mobile device!

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Best Ceiling Fans Buying and Tips Guide

Best Ceiling Fans Buying and Tips Guide

All ceiling fans are not created equal, especially when it comes to size, weather resistance and speed. Not only that but Ceiling Fans have many different styles to fit in the different spaces of your home, whether it be a farmhouse or industrial ceiling fan look, and even the traditional ceiling fan styles, there are a tremendous amount of variables to take into account when purchasing a ceiling fan option for your home. When determining which fan to buy for your room, in addition to appearance, consider these three things:

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10 LIGHTING SOLUTIONS FOR EVERY ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE

10 LIGHTING SOLUTIONS FOR EVERY ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE

Choosing the right kind of lighting for a room is as important as picking the right furniture. Not only is bright light good for the aesthetic value but also creating a healthy atmosphere for its inhabitants. Here are a few ideas that you can use to bring out the décor of your room and add brightness to it:

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3 Important Things to Consider While Choosing Lamps for Bedrooms

3 Important Things to Consider While Choosing Lamps for Bedrooms

Choosing lamps for your bedroom is not just a matter of taste, but also a practical concern. Even though the main purpose of a bedroom is to sleep, a lot of people wish to have more than one lamp in their bed room. A perfect balance between style and function makes any lamp a wonderful piece.

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Beautiful Things Lighting at the Big Bad BBQ Bash benefiting the Special Olympics Recap Blog

Beautiful Things Lighting at the Big Bad BBQ Bash benefiting the Special Olympics Recap Blog

This past weekend Beautiful Things Lighting and Accessories had the honor of sponsoring the 6th Annual Danto Builders Big Bad BBQ Bash benefitting the Special Olympics Florida at Esplanade Park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Before giving you our recap of the event, we first wanted to talk about what The Big Bad BBQ Bash is! The Big Bad BBQ Bash is a professional and social networking event that raises over $50,000 for 6500 different athletes.

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Fluorescent Lighting and Light Bulb Guide

Fluorescent Lighting and Light Bulb Guide

Facts about Fluorescent Lights, Compact Fluorescent Lamps, and bulbs!

Fluorescent lighting is one of the more common types of lighting. The unique light that emanates from fluorescent fixtures is created when gases and mercury chemically reacting to one another, which then causes an illumination of the phosphor powder which covers the inside of the fluorescent lighting fixture’s glass.

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Can I Convert Recessed Ceiling Fixtures into Pendant or Flush Ceiling Mounts?

Can I Convert Recessed Ceiling Fixtures into Pendant or Flush Ceiling Mounts?

Recessed Fixtures boast a ton of benefits. The first and foremost benefit is just how well they’re able to save space in your home. You can use a recessed ceiling fixture no matter how low your ceiling is, because you won’t be giving up any vertical space. Of course, to go along with their space conservation is their versatility. They can work well as the primary ambient light for a room or as a task light. Because they’re so useful, they’re utilized in most homes.

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What Are My Lighting Fixtures Made Of?

What Are My Lighting Fixtures Made Of?

One of the most essential parts of shopping for lighting fixtures is choosing the finishes. Finishes effect the look and feel of a lighting fixture, and they quite often dictate what category of lighting style they fall into. When selecting your lighting fixture finishes, you should know exactly what each material is made of, how durable it is, and how it fits into your overall interior design aesthetic.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Related to Ceiling Lights

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Related to Ceiling Lights

Check out this blog for more information on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to Ceiling Light Fixtures!

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The 3 Most Common Types of Lighting Fixtures

The 3 Most Common Types of Lighting Fixtures

There is a wide array of lighting fixtures available in the market to deliver the right amount of general, task, or accent light. Different types of common lighting fixtures include:

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What are the differences between Mini Pendants and Regular Pendants?

What are the differences between Mini Pendants and Regular Pendants?

Ceiling lights are a crucial component of any room. They’re the first thing you turn on with a flick of a switch when you walk through a doorway, and they’re the usual provider of ambient light. The reason that ceiling lights are so effective at providing ambient light is their position: up high. For that same reason, they also have the benefit of versatility: able to also provide task lighting and even accent lighting, depending on the type of the fixture.

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Sea Turtle Safe Interior and Exterior Lighting Guide

Sea Turtle Safe Interior and Exterior Lighting Guide

If you live in South Florida, you’ve surely developed a love and appreciation for sea turtles. There are a plethora of reasons that make them so amazing. First of all, they’ve existed since dinosaurs roamed the Earth, making them one of the oldest species around. Second of all, they can live even longer than human beings: up to 150 years. There is an extremely sad fact about sea turtles, though; almost all species of them are endangered. Illegal poaching, global warming, habitat destruction, accidental fishing, and pollution all cause a threat to their existence as a species.

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How LED's are Transforming Interior Design

How LED's are Transforming Interior Design

The shift toward LED light bulbs in interior design is happening quickly, as manufacturers and homeowners find more ways to use these new types of lighting inside common areas of homes. LEDs come in a wide variety of hues and colors that can transform an ordinary bathroom into something that will give you an artistic experience when you get ready for work in the morning.

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Tips for changing lighting in your most important rooms

Tips for changing lighting in your most important rooms

These days you might be starting to remodel your home as most of the lighting fixtures you own have aged greatly and either don’t work, or don’t work well. A key thing to know about lighting is that each room can be decorated differently. You may want to decorate your office with more task lighting so that you can read your notes, or you may want to buy a large decorative chandelier to stick out in your foyer or living room. We’ve compiled some key tips for each major room in your house that you can follow to help you in remodeling or decorating your home!

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Labor Day Savings Guide for Lighting and Home Decor

Labor Day Savings Guide for Lighting and Home Decor

Are you looking to remodel a home or decorate a new home? Well, did you know that right now is one of the best times of the year to save BIG on all different types of lighting! With Labor Day coming up, there are many popular manufacturers whom are running big sales on some of their best lighting designs. Check out our full guide to saving big on lighting during Labor Day listed

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How to Utilize Multiple Pendants When Designing Your Home

How to Utilize Multiple Pendants When Designing Your Home

Pendant lights come in multiple sizes, and there are multiple ways to set them up. So, there are plenty of options when it comes to utilizing this lighting fixture. Your individual sizes should depend on how many lights you plan to use and how much space you want them to cover. For a large dining room table, you’ll need more lights, brighter lights, larger lights, or some combination of the three.

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Who is Generation Lighting or Generation Brands?

Who is Generation Lighting or Generation Brands?

You may have been seeing the brand name Generation Lighting or Generation Brands pop up around the country as one of the rising lighting manufacturers. What you might not know about Generation Lighting is that this was a brand started by the partnership between the Visual Comfort Group and Generation Brands. Together they formed the brand Generation Lighting which encompasses all Feiss Lighting products, Monte Carlo Fan Collection products, as well as Sea Gull Lighting Home Solutions products.

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How to Select a Compatible Dimmer for My Home Lighting System

How to Select a Compatible Dimmer for My Home Lighting System

Dimmers can completely change the functionality of a room. They revolutionized lighting design by instantly creating a versatility that was nearly impossible beforehand. Suddenly, rather than relying on a variety of lights being on or off to decide your room’s brightness, you can quickly, easily, and incrementally adjust the amount of light.

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Living Room Lighting Design Tips

Living Room Lighting Design Tips

If your family is like most others, the space where you spend the most time, outside of your kitchen, is your living room. Due to this, it is important for this space to have the best lighting scheme it possibly can. Maybe you stumbled upon this guide because you know you can do better in your living room from a lighting perspective, or perhaps you are preparing

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Lighting Design Trends: Mixed Metal Accents to Light Every Room

Lighting Design Trends: Mixed Metal Accents to Light Every Room

The days of matching the same metal color for lighting, cabinet hardware and plumbing are over. Today, designers and homeowners are getting creative and letting their personal style shine with mixed metals. Although this may seem complicated, there is a simple recipe for successfully mixing metals: pick a dominant metal finish for the room and coordinate accent metals with that. Try for a 70/30 ratio, where the dominant metal choice is on 70 percent of the lighting, accessories, hardware and plumbing, and add one or two metallic colors to make up 30 percent of the accent choices. As with the rest

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Is there a difference between modern lighting design styles and contemporary lighting design styles?

Is there a difference between modern lighting design styles and contemporary lighting design styles?

Learning about lighting design is as simple as mastering the basic definitions of its most common styles. As with any industry based mostly on aesthetic, it all comes down to history, influence, and progression. Of course, at the beginning of lighting design, the first and only thing people were worried about was function. They wanted to have lights that would let them do what they needed to do, no matter the amount of natural light available.

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What is the Difference Between Farmhouse Lighting Design and Restoration Lighting Design?

What is the Difference Between Farmhouse Lighting Design and Restoration Lighting Design?

When we’re getting ready to decorate our homes, one of the first things to figure out is the lighting. Lighting is what makes a home comfortable. It creates a safe, warm environment for any time of day in any area of the home. Of course, it’s not just functionality that we’re looking for with our lighting fixtures.

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Lighting Design Tips for Beginners

Lighting Design Tips for Beginners

Creating the perfect lighting scheme for a space can be a tough task. After all, some interior decorators spend their entire careers dedicated to fully understanding this aspect of design! Even if you never become an expert lighting designer, there are plenty of tips that can help you grasp how you can best light the various rooms in your house. This guide features several hints that will help you as you go through this process.

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How Lighting Can Enhance Any Room

How Lighting Can Enhance Any Room

Although it is easy to take the light fixtures in your home for granted, especially if they came with your house, take a moment to consider what your day-to-day life would be like without interior lighting. It would be difficult to do anything once it got dark, of course, but it would also affect things like how easy it was to put on makeup, read books and magazines, or make dinner with your family.

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Restaurant Lighting Ideas and Tips!

Restaurant Lighting Ideas and Tips!

Are you looking for ideas, tips, and advice on how to light up your new Restaurant? Even if you're trying to redecorate your current restaurant, Beautiful Things Lighting has some amazing tips that you should take into consideration while choosing your lighting! Check out our featured blog on restaurant lighting:

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The Differences Between Rustic Lighting Styles and Restoration Lighting Styles

The Differences Between Rustic Lighting Styles and Restoration Lighting Styles

Lighting is one of the most crucial elements of any home. Obviously, it provides a necessary function: allowing you to safely move around your home and effectively do the activities you need to. But it’s also a major part of the interior design of your home. Where and how you use your lights is certainly part of this equation, and so are the styles of the fixtures themselves. .

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What is the Difference Between Traditional Lighting and Modern Lighting Design?

What is the Difference Between Traditional Lighting and Modern Lighting Design?

Choosing lighting fixtures for your home ultimately comes down to style and function. First and foremost, you need your lighting fixtures to light up your home. You need to be able to see what you’re doing and where you’re going. This is fairly easy, as you just need to make sure your lighting can reach all of the important areas in each and every room.

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The Different Types of Pin Base Lamps and Bi-Pin Light Bulbs Explained

The Different Types of Pin Base Lamps and Bi-Pin Light Bulbs Explained

Light bulbs are the backbone of our home’s lighting. They’re used to set the mood, help us complete a specific task, and generally make us feel comfortable in our homes. They’re behind every lamp shade, and they’re what requires changing when our lights stop working. As every light bulb has different uses: ambient lighting, task lighting, or accent lighting, each lightbulb requires a different structure to get its job done. Part of this structure is the base. There are two main types of light bulb bases. One is screw bases, the other is pin bases. The only real difference between these light bulbs is how they connect to the fixture. Screw bases speak for themselves; they screw right into the fixture. Pin-bases are visibly different, as they have one or two pins that jut out from the bottom of the base.

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Top Things to consider when Buying Lighting

Top Things to consider when Buying Lighting

If you are preparing to start a home renovation or redecorating project, there are dozens of things to consider. These choices range from major ones, like whether you only want to have work done in certain rooms or you want to overhaul your entire house, to relatively minor things, such as what finish you would like on your cabinet hardware.

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Using Office Lighting to Maximize Productivity

Using Office Lighting to Maximize Productivity

 If you’re interested in learning techniques to maximize office productivity through using office lighting then definitely check out the rest of this blog provided by the ALA, as we will dive deep into using office lighting! The proper office lighting is so important to making sure that a productive workday can be had. Whether you are trying to light up a home office, commercial office, or just want to add some personal touches to a public office space

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The Difference Between Authorized Internet Lighting Dealers and Unauthorized Internet Lighting Dealers

The Difference Between Authorized Internet Lighting Dealers and Unauthorized Internet Lighting Dealers

Lighting fixtures and ceiling fans are among the most important items in any home. You rely on them for all the basic comforts of the indoors. Without light in your home, you can’t cook, read, write, eat, or even walk around! Lights set the mood, create a feeling of safety, and allow you to do any task.

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Do I need to maintain my Outdoor Lighting Fixtures?

Do I need to maintain my Outdoor Lighting Fixtures?

Outdoor lighting fixtures are incredibly important when it comes to establishing your outdoor space. Without any lights at all, your outdoor space is hardly habitable most of the time, as nobody likes to sit in the darkness. Without the proper lighting, your outdoor space becomes an eerie place to be. With the proper outdoor lighting, though, the outdoors of your home can be just as safe and cozy as the indoors.

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Three Common Mistakes When Purchasing Ceiling Lighting Fixtures

Three Common Mistakes When Purchasing Ceiling Lighting Fixtures

Purchasing a lighting fixture is a big deal. It not only costs a significant amount of money; it’s also going to be a significant part of your home. Your home is generally where you spend most of your time, and your lighting fixtures play a large role in determining the look and feel of your home

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Open Floor Plan Lighting Tips from the American Lighting Association

Open Floor Plan Lighting Tips from the American Lighting Association

Many home designs incorporate an open floor plan, where cooking, dining, and entertaining are enjoyed in the same space. Even a small space can feel bigger and brighter when walls are opened, and the light is let in.  Planning the right lighting is a crucial part of designing beautiful, light-filled, open-concept spaces.

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Beautiful Things Lighting partner with Hammerton Studio Lighting
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Beautiful Things Lighting partner with Hammerton Studio Lighting

Beautiful Things Lighting is proud to announce our partnership with Hammerton Studio Lighting. We originally posted about our new partnership in January, and now our Hammerton Studio showroom display is finally complete! Hammerton Studio is a division of Hammerton Lighting that was started in 1995. Hammerton Lighting was started as an American brand

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Top 5 Lighting and Interior Design Trends of 2019

Top 5 Lighting and Interior Design Trends of 2019

As 2019 is flying by, it’s time to look at some of the top interior design trends that will guide the home decor industry in the year ahead. While many people are interested in color trends, furniture trends, and general style trends, it’s easy to forget that lighting design is an incredibly important aspect of interior decorating. Without the right light fixtures, the aesthetic of an entire room can feel off kilter. Here, you will discover the top five lighting design trends for 2019.

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Tips for Installing the Perfect Lights for your Kitchen

Tips for Installing the Perfect Lights for your Kitchen

Most would probably agree that the kitchen is more than a place for cooking and dining. Your kitchen is likely the place where you spend the most time with your family. So when it comes to kitchen lighting, it has to be perfect. In this blog, we have some good kitchen lighting advice for

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What's the best time of the year to buy lighting?
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What's the best time of the year to buy lighting?

No matter who you are, you’ve got to love getting a good deal. Saving money is always a good idea, whether you’re strapped for cash or have a little surplus after you pay the bills. And with lighting fixtures, when you save; you’re saving more than just a couple of bucks. It’s a relatively big purchase; so getting the right deals can make all the difference.

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A guide to Coastal Style designing: The in and outs of the newest lighting design trend

A guide to Coastal Style designing: The in and outs of the newest lighting design trend

Every day can be a beach day when your home's décor has a light and airy Coastal style. Sun-soaked colors and natural materials and the liberal use of white epitomize the new coastal aesthetic: it's far from the traditional, nautical styling of the past. Coastal Lighting is starting to become a very popular new design trend.

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How to maintain Hinkley Lighting fixtures?

How to maintain Hinkley Lighting fixtures?

Hinkley Lighting warrants its products against defects in material and workmanship for one year from date of installation. Hinkley Lighting will, at its discretion, repair or replace any properly installed Hinkley product which fails under normal operating conditions. Please refer to Hinkley Lighting limited one year warranty for additional details.

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5 common facts about Smart Home Ceiling Fans - Smart Ceiling Fans

5 common facts about Smart Home Ceiling Fans - Smart Ceiling Fans

If there’s a ceiling fixture that’s good for everything; it’s ceiling fans. In some way or another, they are able to provide all of the things you’re looking for in terms of home comfort. Of course, ceiling fans can cool you faster and more directly than an AC unit, and this is traditionally what we think of them for.

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Top 5 things to look for when choosing a lighting showroom
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Top 5 things to look for when choosing a lighting showroom

Lights are one of the most important aspects of your home’s interior design. A room decorated a certain way can look drastically different depending on the lighting, and there are almost unlimited possibilities when it comes to choosing yours. They determine where people’s eyes are drawn,

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What is the difference between Transitional Lighting vs Traditional Lighting Designs?
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What is the difference between Transitional Lighting vs Traditional Lighting Designs?

When it comes to interior design; everyone has their own personal preferences. Maybe you’re collaborating with your romantic partner, or maybe you have total creative control. Either way, individual taste is the most important aspect. After all, you’re the one who’s going to be living there.

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The different types of edison bulb bases
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The different types of edison bulb bases

Edison bulb bases are one of the most popular light bulb bases in the world today. These bases are commonly found on most incandescent, halogen, compact florescent, HID, and LED light bulbs. Basically, they’re found on all of the most common and effective lightbulbs on the market.

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Can I move my wall sconce to the outside of my home?
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Can I move my wall sconce to the outside of my home?

Wall sconces are a versatile and effective lighting fixture because of their size, function, and style. Just to cover the basics; wall sconces are wall lights that are flush mounted to the wall, and they can work wonders as accent lights or task lights.

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How to use Lamps to light up your different spaces!
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How to use Lamps to light up your different spaces!

Every room has individual lighting needs, and lamps can fit almost any of them. Here are the best types of lamps and their prime positions for the rooms in your home:

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Are ceiling fans with lights more expensive than ceiling fans without lights?
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Are ceiling fans with lights more expensive than ceiling fans without lights?

Every home would be incomplete without a ceiling fan. Whether or not you have an effective HVAC unit in your home, ceiling fans are a crucial part of your home comfort. There’s nothing like getting in from the summer heat and putting that ceiling fan on blast while you sit down to a glass of ice water.

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Ceiling Fan Terminology
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Ceiling Fan Terminology

We all know the importance of having ceiling fans in our home. Ceiling fans are easily one of the most cost effective, space saving, versatile, and functional fixtures that someone can own. Of course, they provide immediate, direct, cooling air whenever you want it, so you never have to feel overheated.

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More help with ceiling fan selection
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More help with ceiling fan selection

Ceiling fans are a must have for any home. They have a variety of functions, all of which are essential to the comfort of the people inside the home. Ceiling fans can cool a person, disperse hot air trapped at the ceiling to help heat up a room, and can also help to remove smoke and smells from a home.

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Important features to think about when shopping for lighting fixtures
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Important features to think about when shopping for lighting fixtures

So, you’ve decided that you do in fact want to go ahead start shopping for lighting fixtures. Maybe you’re looking to update your current interior design, or maybe you have moved into a new place altogether.

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More Help With Lighting Measurements
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More Help With Lighting Measurements

Purchasing new lighting fixtures and accessories can make your home feel like a brand-new space. The result can cause a feeling of rejuvenation. It’s hard to quantify just how impactful beautiful interior design can be, and it’s even harder to wait to start choosing the objects that make up the interior design of your home.

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Measurements to know when shopping for Lighting Fixtures
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Measurements to know when shopping for Lighting Fixtures

Shopping for lighting fixtures is an exciting, but somewhat daunting task.  The style and finish of the lighting fixture itself is making a statement, and the way in which you’re lighting up your home is just as important.

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Landscape Lighting Tips
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Landscape Lighting Tips

Landscape lighting is often one of confusing for people who are designing their homes, as it doesn’t come as naturally as indoor lighting. Still, landscape lighting is crucial for creating a safe

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The Best Uses of Pendant Lighting

The Best Uses of Pendant Lighting

Pendant lights are a delightfully diverse and stylish type of lighting fixture. They’re guaranteed to be noticed, but are sure not to overshadow the rest of the room. 

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How to Select Track Lighting
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How to Select Track Lighting

Track lighting is one of the newer advances in lighting technology. It’s a type of lighting fixture that allows multiple lights, usually each adjustable, to run along the same track, creating optimal functional lighting.

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Top Lighting Design Trends in 2019
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Top Lighting Design Trends in 2019

Lighting and general interior design, like all industries based on appearance, inspires yearly trends. Everyone wants to be on the cutting edge of look and function.

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Different cuts of crystals commonly used in lighting fixtures
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Different cuts of crystals commonly used in lighting fixtures

Crystals are gorgeous, classy, and a great way to decorate your home. There are so many different types of crystals, though, all of which have different production processes, prices, and materials. Here’s a quick guide explaining some of the most common cuts of crystals used in lighting fixtures:

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Kitchen Lighting: Combining Form and Funtion

Kitchen Lighting: Combining Form and Funtion

The kitchen is the most popular room in the home. Now with flowing open floor plans, the kitchen is also the centerpiece of your homes design and reflects your style. This guide will help you select and place lighting to achieve proper illumination and enhance your space. Start selecting cabinetry, fixtures, and materials early so you’ll have time to research all the options and figure out what’s right for you.

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Dimming and LEDs, What You Need to Know

Dimming and LEDs, What You Need to Know

There are many ways to control the light in your home, from a simple switch to a complete home automation system.

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The Showroom Advantage

The Showroom Advantage

The showroom is a great resource and when it comes to making important decisions about lighting, seeing is believing.

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Choosing the Right Lighting Source for You!

Choosing the Right Lighting Source for You!

A good lighting source will make your room really shine. Here’s what you need to know when choosing light sources.

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Portable Table and Floor Lamps

Portable Table and Floor Lamps

Table and floor lamps fall into the portable category, but rarely do they move around once placed in the home. These lamps provide fill lighting and a great deal of task lighting in the room. While the “portables” allow you to put light where you want, they also impact the style of the room they are in. Lamps are useful when putting the finishing touch on a room. They are also used for specific functions, like working at a desk.

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Wall Sconces vs. Vanity Sconces

Wall Sconces vs. Vanity Sconces

On the surface, wall sconces and vanity sconces might seem like the same thing. After all, they’re wall lighting products that are flush mounted to the wall. They even look the same. The fact is, though, they serve different specific purposes, and should generally be used in different parts of the house.

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Lighting Terminology Help, Your Definitive Guide to Lighting Lingo

Lighting Terminology Help, Your Definitive Guide to Lighting Lingo

Today, there are so many different kinds of lights on the market, it can be hard to keep track of them all. When you’re shopping for specific interior design needs, though, you need to be specific. You need to know exactly what kind of light fits your home’s aesthetic and function. Here are some explanations of some of the most popular lighting products on the market.

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Ceiling Fans 101

Ceiling Fans 101

Ceiling fans are an incredibly useful fixture for any home. They can cool us instantly, push out unwanted smoke or smells, or even help to heat our home when set in reverse motion. There are even ceiling fans with lights attached, so that you can have the benefits of a ceiling light and a ceiling fan all in one fixture.

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Flush Mount Vs Semi-Flush Mount Light Fixtures

Flush Mount Vs Semi-Flush Mount Light Fixtures

Flush mounted lights and semi-flush mounted lights are both fashionable and functional ways to provide ambient lighting for your home. They both save space and come in a huge variety of finishes, styles, and brands. You can find the perfect mounted light or semi-flush mounted light for any home or room.

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Bathroom Lighting: An Oft Overlooked Necessity

Bathroom Lighting: An Oft Overlooked Necessity

The bathroom has evolved into various distinctive spaces in the home, ranging from efficient and functional to a tranquil spa getaway, or a guest bathroom that is as inviting as any foyer. Each of these spaces has different lighting needs. Some bathrooms must combine elements of all three designs and with the right lighting you can have the space you want when you want it.

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Should I Use Track Lighting or Recessed Lighting?

Should I Use Track Lighting or Recessed Lighting?

Track lighting and recessed lighting are both excellent ways to provide task lighting in your home. They are similar in function, but vastly different in the way in which they achieve this function. 

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Types of Lighting, Layer Lighting for Function & Impact

Types of Lighting, Layer Lighting for Function & Impact

Understanding the function of various types of lighting fixtures available and the direct effect these fixtures may have on how you use your space as well as the feeling they give to the room. Planning an efficient layout and following recommended design guidelines can help ensure that you end up with a stylish room that’s functional, comfortable, and beautiful.

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What do UL Ratings Mean? Damp Rating vs Wet Rating vs Dry Rating

What do UL Ratings Mean? Damp Rating vs Wet Rating vs Dry Rating

Modern lighting products not only have the benefit of brighter, more energy efficient lights, but they also have the luxury of being able to be UL Wet Rated, UL Damp Rated, or UL Dry rated, depending on the customer’s intended use for the product. 

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