Harold’s Lighting Blog

Light Switch Plates

Most homeowners don’t put light switch plates in their design plans. While they aren’t the most important decision to consider while designing your lighting options in your home or office, it’s important to know that you’ve got options! Switch plates may be small, but we use them every day and they’re all over our homes. Installing … Continue reading Light Switch Plates


Basic Lamp Shade Shapes

Lamp shades come in all shapes and sizes. No one knows that more than Harold’s Lighting in Seattle. Our extensive lamp shade showroom houses thousands of different lamp shades in almost any imaginable size or shape. If we don’t have the right shade in stock for your lamp or light fixture, our experts can make … Continue reading Basic Lamp Shade Shapes


Common Interior Design Dimmensions

We love all things interior design! While we are experts in the lighting world, we also love watching and participating in helping our clients plan out the space in their new homes or in remodeling existing spaces. Even in the design world, there are some rules that should be followed, if not considered. Planning out … Continue reading Common Interior Design Dimmensions


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!


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

Lighting Basics

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!


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…

Light Bulb Bases

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

electrical symbol questions

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?