Harold’s Lighting Blog


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


Lighting is Everything in Business

We’ve said it before, proper lighting is essential for every space. Well planned lighting connects people to the experience of the space. Think back to a really memorable experience (concert, romantic dinner, party, etc.), can you remember how you felt? What was the lighting situation? Do you think it had an effect on your mood? You … Continue reading Lighting is Everything in Business


Choosing the right color LED

Incandescents are known for giving off a pleasant, warm (yellowish) light. LEDs, however, come in a variety of different colors. Getting to know your different LED lighting options for your home or office is important for setting the right mood. LEDs come in a wide range of color options. From purple to red, and a … Continue reading Choosing the right color LED


Types of Lampshades

Lampshades come in a variety of shapes and sizes. We found this cool infographic that breaks down the most popular shapes and also shows you how they’re measured: If you need help selecting the right shade for your light fixture, come in or call us today. We have a huge selection of lamp shades in … Continue reading Types of Lampshades


What is a lumen?

Most people think that a watt is what measures the brightness of a bulb. This actually isn’t the case. Watts measure how much energy the bulb consumes. A lumen is what is actually used to measure the brightness of a bulb. The more lumens a bulb has, the brighter it will be. Typically this coincides with … Continue reading What is a lumen?


Lighting Size and Placement Cheat Sheet

Typically, the hardest part of light fixture shopping is figuring out what size fixture you need. First you need to figure out where it’s going to go, then determine the size needed. We found this awesome infographic that can help you figure out what size light fixture you’ll need in each room as well as … Continue reading Lighting Size and Placement Cheat Sheet


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from the Harold’s Lighting family! We are proud to have been serving the Seattle area and beyond with the best lighting products and services for almost 60 years! If you have questions about lighting products, or need help restoring your favorite light fixture, stop by our lighting store in Seattle (Wallingford) or our … Continue reading Happy New Year!


Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from everyone in the Harold’s Lighting family! May your holiday season be filled with light and love!

Hubbardton Forge – Custom Handcrafted Works

We’re proud to be able to provide our customer with the best lighting products on the market. That’s why we partner up with the best lighting fixture manufacturers. Hubbardton Forge has been one of our premier lighting partners for many years. They produce some of the most beautiful light fixtures on the market. They continue to … Continue reading Hubbardton Forge – Custom Handcrafted Works

chandelier restoration

Fixture Restoration

Do you have a lighting fixture that needs a little love? We specialize in light fixture restoration! Our lighting repair shop in Seattle and Bellevue can help put that sparkle back on your chandelier, pendant, lamp or any other lighting product! We posted on Facebook about this amazing chandelier transformation a few months ago, and … Continue reading Fixture Restoration