Harold’s Lighting Blog

Bathroom Lighting

Good lighting in your bathroom is very important. It can be a little tricky to get right, however.  The bathroom is the place where effective task lighting is very important as many detailed oriented and even sometimes dangerous activities are performed. Many people don’t give enough thought for lighting in the bathroom and this room … Continue reading Bathroom Lighting

Tips For Lighting Artwork

A good piece of art can bring life and interest to a room. Shedding light on this piece of art can get a little tricky. The temperature of the bulb or the proximity of the fixture can damage the artwork or alter the look of the colors. Whether you want to use in-frame lighting, track … Continue reading Tips For Lighting Artwork

New Light Fixtures – Not Just For Function

We talk a lot about how each type of light fixture can add more light here and there, but it’s important to remember how much the right fixture can add to the decor of a room.  A well matched light fixture in a room with complimenting decor can really round out the look and complete … Continue reading New Light Fixtures – Not Just For Function

Vintage Fresh Looks

Another big trend in lighting this year is “Vintage Fresh”.  This technique takes vintage light fixture silhouettes and puts a fresh twist on them. Vintage inspired rooms are extremely popular with interior designers, and can look very updated surprisingly.  A vintage fresh light fixture can work with modern, traditional, contemporary or any other style room. … Continue reading Vintage Fresh Looks

2014 Lighting Trends

It’s a new year, and with the new year brings new lighting trends. The lighting trends for 2014 have fresh options for any décor style. Whether your home has a traditional, contemporary, modern or transitional feel, you’ll be able to find lighting options that are on-trend and that complement the rest of your home. Here … Continue reading 2014 Lighting Trends

Bellevue Location Shade Manufacturing Tour

At Harold’s Lighting in Bellevue and Seattle we have our very own shade manufacturing department in our stores where we can build completely custom shades for our customers. Here is a video tour of our Bellevue location’s shade department: Our shade department is one of the largest in Washington state and has tons of shade … Continue reading Bellevue Location Shade Manufacturing Tour

Custom Large Shades

We’ve got large showroom with hundreds of lighting options to choose from, but did you know we do custom work too? Our custom lighting department can build and design just about anything for your home or office.  Here’s some photos from a recent large custom shade project we did for the new Mars Hill in … Continue reading Custom Large Shades

Lighting in Children’s Bedrooms

Planning out decor and lighting for a child’s room can be really fun.  There are many styles and options of light fixtures to choose from and a variety of different color schemes to work for any child’s preference. Lighting is one of the most overlooked design and function element in every room  but it is … Continue reading Lighting in Children’s Bedrooms

Incandescent Bulb Facts

Consumers seem to get lost in the confusion surrounding regulations regarding incandescent light bulbs.  Incandescents were the standard just a few short years ago, but with energy regulations and the growth of environmental impact awareness, they seem to be on their way out. According to the American Lighting Association, incandescent light bulbs must now meet … Continue reading Incandescent Bulb Facts

LED Light Bulb Facts

LED light bulbs seem like they’re new technology, but did you know LEDs were first discovered in the 1920’s? These great standard light bulb alternatives save a ton of energy, and have little impact on the environment. LED (light emitting diodes) light bulbs have gotten a lot of good press recently, and rightfully so. If … Continue reading LED Light Bulb Facts