Advice

How Much Light do I Need? [In 4 Easy Steps]

One of the most common questions about lighting regards whether a light fixture will be bright enough for a space. Follow our guide below to calculate how much light your space needs so the light fixtures you choose are sure to be the right ones. Or for a quick summary of three important points to consider, check out our video from our series "Get Lit" below. 1. Calculate the square footage of your room The size of your room affects how much light your space requires. Multiply the length by the width of the room to determine the square footage....

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How To Properly Install a Wall Sconce

By: Carly Anne Crowne Virtually every home has wall space that could be adequately be filled with a sconce, a wall-mounted light fixture. Because a wall sconce is supported with an electrical box, it provides an unobtrusive way to add light to a specific area. Light sconces are extremely versatile. Any dark nook, hallway or corner could be a good choice for a light sconce. They work great in the bathroom or kitchen as task lighting. Often working in tandem, sconces are a great way to highlight a work of art or on opposite sides of a hallway. Occasionally, you...

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Dry, Damp, and Wet Location Lighting: Definition and Explanation

When installing a light fixture, it is important to ensure that the fixture is properly rated for use in its intended location. The Underwriters Laboratory (UL) guided by the National Electric Code (NEC) has defined three types of locations for lighting to ensure fixtures are built and installed to remain safe. The three types are dry, damp, and wet location. Fixtures that have been properly manufactured then will be "UL Listed" for these locations so long as they are built to meet the safety criteria set by the UL. Understanding the difference between the UL dry, damp, and wet location...

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How to Hang Globe Pendant Lighting

Your guide on how to hang globe pendant lighting in your home. Read our recommendations to help you decorate or renovate your kitchen, bedroom or bathroom with modern lighting.

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Choosing the Best Lighting for Your Space

One of the most common questions our customers ask is, “How bright is this light fixture?” And while it seems a simple question, there are several factors to consider to provide a good answer. These include the fixture design, light bulbs, the space, and fixture location, among others. Check out our step-by-step summary below which can help you choose the best lighting for your space. Step 1: Understand Your Space’s Lighting Needs Identify the room and location in the room where the lighting will be. Rooms like kitchens, dining rooms, and bathrooms often require more light than bedrooms, living rooms,...

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