Chandeliers and pendant lights both make a statement in any space. Because they’re very similar, they are often confused for one another. While they both hang down from the ceiling, there are a few key differences you need to know that can help you choose what’s best for your home. Chandelier A chandelier has a central body with multiple . . .
A Helpful Glossary of Common Ceiling Fan Terms If you’re shopping for ceiling fans and it’s starting to feel like the descriptions are written in code, don’t worry! We’re here to solve the mystery with a list of basic terms you’ll need to know when looking for the right ceiling fan. Ceiling Fan Types Ceiling fans are most often categorized by . . .
Ceiling fans are great at providing comfort year-round. A good ceiling fan will help you save on energy costs by circulating the air in your home. In the summer they create a draft, making the room feel cooler. In cold weather, you can switch the fan’s direction to circulate warm air from central heating around the room. Ceiling fans are so . . .
Light bulbs have been lighting up our world for over a hundred years, but do we really understand how they work? When you go to the store to buy a replacement bulb, the box labels are filled with numbers and industry terms that can leave you wondering how to know which bulb you actually need. Fortunately, understanding the difference between . . .
Recessed lights go by many names, such as downlights, pot lights, can lights, and puck lights. No matter the name, they all refer to light fixtures that are installed inside (recessed into) your ceiling. They shine light into the room without hanging down into the space like a chandelier or a flush mount fixture. There’s a lot to know about . . .
Installing a new ceiling fan is a cheap way to save on energy costs all year without compromising on comfort. In the summer, ceiling fans cool down the house by creating a breeze. In the winter, they help circulate the heated air to warm the whole room evenly. Putting in a ceiling fan is a win-win for your comfort levels and your budget - and . . .
Are you updating your light bulbs, but not sure how bright you need them? Or how many bulbs your room needs? You’re not alone in the confusion. It can be difficult reading the package in the hardware store and understanding what the bulb will do for your home. This post will briefly touch on how lumens work and then guide you on how to make . . .
Light is all around us, controls what we do and how our body runs. Yet, most people haven’t given much thought to the kinds of light that surround them. In this article, we’ll cover the basics of both as we explain how to use light to your advantage. Types of Light in Interior Design When we talk about interior design, there are a lot of different . . .
How LED Lights Might Be Unexpectedly Affecting Your Health LED light bulbs are touted as the latest and greatest thing in the lighting world, and for good reason! They’re brighter, more efficient, and more colorful than lightbulbs of the past. But are they safe? LED technology is still relatively new, so scientists and health . . .
Using the wrong light bulb can really make your space feel all wrong. If your room feels dark and dingy or, the opposite, harsh and cold, your light bulb may be the culprit. Before you buy another bulb, make sure you’re not making one of these common mistakes in your home! Light Bulb Mistake #1 Using the Wrong Wattage Watts refer . . .