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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

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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!


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

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Layout Guide for the Living Room

Are you planning on making some changes to the layout of your living room? Choosing the right layout for what you want to achieve can be pretty difficult. Knowing where to start is typically the problem most homeowners encounter. We’ve got a few tips for you, depending on what your overall goals are. Are you … Continue reading Layout Guide for the Living Room

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View a video tour of our Seattle lighting store!

Check out this quick video tour of our lighting store in Seattle, Washington. Our Wallingford lighting store has been serving the residents of Seattle with the highest quality lighting products and lighting repair services for over 60 years! The tour shows our full showroom as well as some changes we have coming for the Seattle … Continue reading View a video tour of our Seattle lighting store!


Recessed Downlighting Housing Info

Once you’ve figured out where you want your recessed downlights to be (if you need help with that, check out this post» ), now you’ve got to figure out what you need in order to install these fixtures. Most recessed lighting fixtures require you to purchase a few different pieces.  Depending on what type of recessed … Continue reading Recessed Downlighting Housing Info

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Ceiling Fan Fixtures

Most homeowners select their ceiling fan based on style and price. These factors are important, but other features should be considered before purchasing a fan for your home. Ceiling fans should be rated based on many things, including: motor, blades, airflow, efficiency and design. The quality of the ceiling fan is very important. This typically comes … Continue reading Ceiling Fan Fixtures


Recessed Lighting Tips

Planning the layout of recessed lighting seems to be a frustrating task for many homeowners. Knowing how many lights (cans, pot lights, downlights, etc) to put in and where to put them is important. We’ve broken down a few tips for planning recessed lighting in any space:  Plan, Plan, Plan! Start by taking measurements of … Continue reading Recessed Lighting Tips