Golf Fore Red

Harold’s Lighting recently sponsored a hole in the Golf Fore Red Tournament at Redmond Ridge Golf Course.  Golf Fore Red is a fundraising golf tournament that donates the proceeds to help fight against heart disease, the #1 killer in the United States for women.

From their website: “Since inception in 2007, Golf Fore Red has focused on raising awareness of heart disease as the No. 1 killer of women, while remembering victims and raising funds to support science and education for women’s heart health.”

Along with fundraising, the tournament brings awareness to the problems heart disease causes and educates participants about heart health.  The tournament also serves as a memorial for the loved ones participants and organizers have lost the battle with heart disease.

To learn more about the organization you can visit their website here.

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Harold’s Sponsors a Hole at Golf Fore Red Tournament at the Redmond Ridge Golf Course

Recessed Lighting Basics

Whether you are building a new home, remodeling, or just looking to add more light to a room, using recessed lighting can really be a great option.  Recessed lights can add function and style to many different room sizes and purposes.

Recessed lights can offer a clean, sleek look in a room. The lights do not interrupt the eye path as it scans across an area like other lighting sources can, and they can add a significant amount of light to any space.  Recessed lighting can make a room feel and look larger as well as gently highlight certain features or architectural focal points.

Here are a few tips on how and where to install recessed lighting:

  • Space out your recessed lighting cans from one another.  They should be evenly spaced and not too crowded.  A general rule most designers use is, 4 inch cans need to be placed at least 4 feet apart, while 6 inch ones should be at least 6 feet apart.
  • You can use recessed lights around the perimeter of a room to help push the walls our and make it feel larger.
  • Some recessed lights can be aimed or pointed in certain directions which can be nice to help spotlight a certain painting, fireplace, sculpture or area
  • Avoid placing your recessed lighting fixtures too close together or in a straight line as it can draw the eye in a negative way or look like a airport runway.

Consulting a professional before installing recessed lighting is a great way to make sure you use them correctly.  Your room or space can greatly be improved with these easy to install light fixtures.  Ask a representative from one of our Harold’s Lighting stores today for more information about recessed lights!

Under Cabinet Lighting

Installing under cabinet lighting to your kitchen can be a subtle, yet very functional, addition to improve your space.  This is especially true for small kitchens.  Most kitchens do not have adequate lighting for performing tasks, and under-cabinet lighting can help you illuminate common areas where work needs to be done without compromising on space or decor.

Under cabinet lights provide an evenly distributed light source that adds function and style to your kitchen or space.  They can be secured to the bottom of cabinets or bookshelves to either help perform a task or light up a decorative feature or space.  They are becoming very common in other areas besides the kitchen, like the bathroom and home office.

Most under cabinet lights are energy efficient and do not burn too warm, yet still give off the same amount of light and color that traditional bulbs would.  These lights are fairly easy to install and can be wired into your electrical system or plugged into an outlet.

Speak with one of Harold’s Lighting experts to learn more about under cabinet lighting and to see if it would be a good option for your home!

Kitchen Pendant Lighting

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Kitchen pendant lighting, if used correctly, can offer a great light source and finish of the look and feel of a room.  There are many different styles to choose from and they can be installed just about anywhere.  Kitchen pendant lights can be extremely practical and beautiful.

A pendant can help you illuminate a specific task area while updating your decor. Some pendants offer more direct light while others can illuminate an entire area. If you are wanting to avoid the circles of bright light that some pendants can cause, consider using a pendant light with a diffuser or use another type of light bulb.

When choosing the right kitchen pendant light for your home keep in mind that the larger the area you want the light to illuminate, the larger the pendant will need to be.  Smaller pendants are great for smaller areas, or they can be combined in a row or cluster to help illuminate a larger space.

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So Many Options for Kitchen Pendants at Harold’s Lighting

When installing kitchen pendant lighting make sure you space it out correctly.  Typically pendants should hang 12-20 inches below an 8 foot ceiling (for every foot higher, add 3 more inches to the pendant).  There should also be at least a 30-36 inch clearing from the work space below.

Pendants for the kitchen come in a variety of styles. Modern glass and chrome pendants provide a more clean and sleek mood while ornate chandeliers can be more traditional or cozy.

As you can see, kitchen pendant lighting is a great way to help add color, charm and function to your kitchen.  Ask one of our expert lighting staff members to help you find the perfect pendant for your kitchen.

About Sconces

Wall sconces (sometimes called wall lights) are very versatile and there is a wide variety of styles, sizes and shapes to choose from. They can be used in many different rooms and spaces and can be that last touch of decoration that you need.

The most common places for sconces to be used are in the hallway or entry way. Sconces are also typically placed above or to the sides of a bed or sofa.  There are many different types of sconces including: armed candle sconces, flush to the wall sconces, half moon sconces, and specialty sconces.

When used in the hallway, sconces should typically be placed at least 6 feet apart from one another.  This will allow for plenty of space for the light to spread while not looking cluttered.

If you’re looking to place sconces in a large room it is a good idea to use them only as a secondary light source.  These rooms should have a primary light source (such as recessed ceiling lights, a pendant or chandelier) and use the sconces as a way to provide another layer of light and highlight a feature in the room, such as a painting, piano or special architectural detail.

As you can see, there are many different ways you can use sconces to put the finishing details on a room’s overall look and feel.  Our expert lighting professionals at Harold’s Lighting in Seattle and Bellevue can help you find the right size, shape and textured sconce for your specific room or space.