Harold’s Lighting Blog

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Bulb Bright Ideas

There’s always something new to learn about light bulbs. There’s a whole aisle dedicated to light bulbs at the store, giving you more choices for you home’s lighting than what type of toilet paper to buy! We got to thinking, and have broken down a few things to keep in mind the next time you go shopping … Continue reading Bulb Bright Ideas

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Custom Gonzaga BBall Signed Lamp!

We had a customer recently bring in one of our favorite custom lamp projects! She brought in a Gonzaga basketball signed by the 2017 Gonzaga Men’s Basketball players, and wanted us to create a custom lamp base to display the piece of memorabilia. She’s planning on giving it to her grandson as a gift. That’s one … Continue reading Custom Gonzaga BBall Signed Lamp!

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Social Media Spotlight – Hubbardton Forge

We are proud to partner up with Hubbardton Forge, modern American blacksmiths. They continue to push the lighting world in the right direction with their handcrafted luxury pieces. Our customers have been more than satisfied with their products and we love seeing their beautiful fixtures in homes and businesses across the Northwest and the nation. Recently, … Continue reading Social Media Spotlight – Hubbardton Forge

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Lighting Basics Broken Down!

When you break down the most important rules and basics for lighting design, and stick to them, your home lighting job will become a lot easier. The overwhelming task of making sure your space is appropriate illuminated can be a breeze if you just follow the easy guide laid out below. Planning out the lighting … Continue reading Lighting Basics Broken Down!

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Want to switch to LEDs? Here’s How to Start…

You’ve made the choice to switch the bulbs in your home or office to LEDs. Congratulations and welcome to the world of saving money on electricity bills, and thanks for taking responsibility with helping save the environment! LEDs have come a long way in the past few years. Technology has produced LED bulbs in different colors … Continue reading Want to switch to LEDs? Here’s How to Start…

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Light bulb bases and filament types

There are a TON of different types of bases and filament types for light bulbs. Knowing the difference between the different types and filaments can be a little tricky. We found this awesome guide for breaking down what the different filament types and bases look like. This guide could be super helpful when you’re out … Continue reading Light bulb bases and filament types

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Do you know your symbols?

How well do you know your electrical symbols? Most homeowners aren’t very familiar with even the most basic electrical symbols that are commonly seen on blueprints and electrical product packaging. That’s okay – We don’t expect you to memorize these things! We’ve found a few electrical symbol cheat sheets that you may find helpful when planning … Continue reading Do you know your symbols?

Video of Typical Daily Lighting Showroom Activities

Just another Saturday in the shop!

Have you ever wondered what goes on at a lighting store on a typical Saturday? Check out this unedited video of our Seattle store on a Saturday just last month! Our store constantly is bringing in new lighting products, and rearranging our showroom to showcase our best lamps, sconces, pendants, shades and more. Watch Cheryl … Continue reading Just another Saturday in the shop!

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Harold’s Lighting History – A video!

Harold’s Lighting has been providing quality lighting services for the people of the Greater Seattle area for 60 years! Our dedication to customer satisfaction and customer service is what sets us apart from other lighting stores and lighting repair shops. Amidst the Great Depression, Harvey Hansen began selling and manufacturing lamp shades. He went up and … Continue reading Harold’s Lighting History – A video!

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General, Task and Accent Lighting

General, task and accent are the staple lighting types for lighting design. We talk a lot about them on our blog (like here, here and here), but that’s because they’re very important! General, task and accent lighting should be used in just about every room and everywhere in your home! Using different layers of these … Continue reading General, Task and Accent Lighting