Commercial Lighting Solutions

We talk a lot about lighting tips for your home, most of which can be applied to commercial lighting as well. Harold’s Lighting in Seattle and Bellevue has a Commercial Lighting Division that is available to help designers, architects, contractors, hotels, restaurants, department stores and everyday offices find lighting options that work for their needs.

Our Commercial Lighting Division can design and manufacture custom lighting fixtures for business across the country. We help companies illuminate their spaces with a unique and inviting atmosphere. Our designers work one-on-one with our clients to make sure all objectives are met.

Find out more about our Commercial Lighting Solutions on our website here, call us, or stop on by one of our locations in the Seattle area.

Lighting Tips for your Whole Home

pendant2Good lighting in a home is hard to notice because it was done right. Bad lighting, however, can almost always be spotted, especially if you’re trying to perform a task. Lighting can help you accomplish tasks, improve the overall ambiance of your home, and bring the whole “look” together. Each room’s lighting should be thought about when designing your home, and we’ve put together some tips to help you cover all the bases.

What are you lighting goals for each room? Each room in the home should have a general mood that you’re trying to convey, and using different types of lighting sources can help you achieve these goals. Direct and task lighting fixtures can help you focus light on areas where tasks are performed while other types of lighting can help you create ambient lighting to help soften and relax a space.

Safe Lighting. When planning the exterior lighting of your home, safety should be your priority. Walkways, sidewalks, stairs and decks should be properly lit so visitors can navigate easily. Any hazards (rocks, dips, etc) should be illuminated to minimize injuries. Exterior lighting can be inviting (see our post on that), when done correctly, but safety should be your #1 priority in this area.

Utilize recessed lighting. Recessed cans are great for high ceilings and modern decor. They provide an overall glow without distracting the eye. Recessed cans can be directional and can even be attached to a dimmer to give you the option to change the level of brightness in the space.

Be strategic in children’s rooms. Children’s rooms can be really fun to design lighting work for. Many people forget, however, that they should have a plan for night lighting. Night lights can help small children sleep better and be safer when late night trips to the bathroom spring up. A wall sconce with a dimmer near a changing table or rocking chair can help mothers move about the room without disrupting the baby’s sleep.

Choose your fixtures wisely. Choose chandeliers and pendants wisely. When picking them ask yourself, will this look good in this space in 5 years? Oftentimes chandeliers can date a space, especially if the decor around it changes over time. Keep it classic and simple to avoid having to replace it often.

Don’t be shy when planning out the lighting in your home, our expert lighting specialists at our Bellevue, WA and Seattle, WA lighting stores are ready to help you find the right pieces for any space.

Harold’s Custom Work

Harold's Custom Shades and Lighting and Repair work
Harold’s Custom Shades and Lighting and Repair work

Harold’s Lighting has been providing unique lighting options to our customers across the Northwest for many years now. Our lighting business was established in 1957 with our customers in mind. Handcrafting one-of-a-kind lighting options is our specialty and we continue to surprise ourselves daily with what is possible in the lighting world!

Our custom shade department is one of the largest in Washington state. Almost any fabric (or wallpaper for that matter) can be used to create a beautiful lamp shade at almost any size.  We’re also able to take what you have (wether it’s an inherited vase or thrift store find) and turn it into a beautiful custom light fixture. Check out our custom work page on our website to learn more, or stop on by our store in Seattle or Bellevue today to see us in action!